Reviews

Album Review of ‘Force Majeure’ by Brandee Younger and Dezron Douglas

January 14, 2021 | By
Album Review of ‘Force Majeure’ by Brandee Younger and Dezron Douglas

  Douglass and Younger come through with a record as spiritual as it is sparse. Force Majeure by Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger Amidst the wave of home-recorded albums this year, comes a uniquely intimate affair which sees bassist Dezron Douglas and harpist Brandee Younger string together highlights from a series of livestreams to create […]

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WXCI Local Music Spotlight: Afghan Haze’s ‘Nihilistic Stoner Hymns’

January 5, 2021 | By
WXCI Local Music Spotlight: Afghan Haze’s ‘Nihilistic Stoner Hymns’

  CT stoner rockers Afghan Haze release their debut record, Nihilistic Stoner Hymns Nihilistic Stoner Hymns by Afghan Haze I’ll start by stressing that this album is not for the faint of heart. If you are currently finding yourself in need of a period of rest and relaxation after the trying time that was most […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Rina Sawayama’s SAWAYAMA

April 20, 2020 | By
ALBUM REVIEW: Rina Sawayama’s SAWAYAMA

  The British-Japanese Pop Artist Returns for a Triumphant Debut Record   SAWAYAMA is the debut studio album via Dirty Hit, of singer/songwriter/model/etc. Rina Sawayama. Born in Japan and raised in England in the mid 90s, much of her earlier life was spent between London and Tokyo. In the early 2000s, Rina attended Cambridge University […]

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Albums For The Apocalypse #7: Spiritualized’s ‘Ladies and Gentleman We Are Floating In Space’

March 30, 2020 | By
Albums For The Apocalypse #7: Spiritualized’s ‘Ladies and Gentleman We Are Floating In Space’

Imagine you’re sitting in your house reading this article. Imagine you’re in that house with your family, and that there are millions of people sitting in their own homes with their own families doing something very similar. Imagine you and all those millions, billions, trillions of people are situated on a massive rock; though the […]

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Albums for The Apocalypse #6: Minutemen’s “Double Nickels on the Dime”

March 29, 2020 | By
Albums for The Apocalypse #6: Minutemen’s “Double Nickels on the Dime”

Long ago, now some 40 years ago, several bands emerged from the budding punk rock scene that would change the landscape of music forever. Among the greats, Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, The Misfits, one band stood out above the rest. A band that chose to go against the usual three chord riff and repetitive choruses […]

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