The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Revelation

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Prolific cult classic neo-psyc band The Brian Jonestown Massacre (BJM) released their 14th album to date earlier in the year, titled Revelation. I’ve been letting it soak in since first listening to it in May, and it has only improved with time. The band, known for it’s mix between addled dazzling psychedelic drones that could only be described as if the … Read More

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Mr. Scruff – Friendly Bacteria

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It’s been a 5 year wait for a new major release from quirky Mancunian nu-jazz artist Mr. Scruff‘s new album Friendly Bacteria. His previous albums have successfully used a very unique jazz vibe  based on sampling and manipulating old jazz songs into catchy and progressive tunes. This album marks more of a mature and serious tone not explored before with … Read More

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Django Django – Porpoise Song

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Django Django’s cover of The Monkees 1968 song, recorded for their Late Night Tales mix compilation and released as a 7″ single for Record Store Day 2014. Their LNT Mix is well worth a listen, with a diverse mix of influential artists, including Philip Glass, Canned Heat, Bob James and even Outkast.

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F**ked up – Hidden World

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Canadian hardcore punk band Fucked Up seem to have forgotten to leave behind their sound in the 70s/80s (Canadians seem to be good at creating reminiscent music), and their début album is a belter. At 72 minutes and 33 seconds Hidden World is an epic when it comes to hardcore punk, with tracks that span on average over 5 minutes each, ... Read More
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Sound City: Real to Reel

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Real to Reel is a soundtrack album to the documentary film Sound City, created by Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters (and formerly Nirvana) fame about the shabby-but-legendary recording studio of the same name. Sound City spawned some classic rock albums in it's time, championed for its acoustical recording on drums and it's analogue soundboard. Along with a host of artists which either recorded ... Read More
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The Emperor Machine

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Are you still missing the days you spent navigating through outer space? Well you’re in luck, The Emperor Machine has a catalogue of music which emanates that cool retro space disco vibe you’ve been looking for. I’ve been following what I can of The Emperor Machine for a few years now—brainchild of Andy Meecham, (one half of house duo Chicken Lips)—and released … Read More

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The Black Keys – Turn Blue

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Today the title track from The Black Key’s upcoming album Turn Blue was released, which followed their single Fever a few weeks back, of which I was somewhat unsure with initially with respect to the rest of the album. However, this new and somewhat sinister track gives us a firm picture of the feel to the album to come, it … Read More

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Baltic Fleet – Frosklia

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What happens when you mash a bit of Krautrock with a healthy dollop of Mogwai, a helping of Mike Oldfield and maybe even a dash of The Chemical Brothers; well… this track…

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