"Having survived life in slick major label band Shadowland in the late ’80s, the Rademakers discovered Dinosaur Jr and did a sonic about-face, releasing a string of singles and albums from 1992 - 1996 on labels like Bongload (home of Beck’s "Loser") and Creation imprint Ball."

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33 1/3 — which will celebrate its 10th anniversary in September with its 100th title (Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous” by Susan Fast) — offered everything Barker thought was missing from music in the digital era: affirmation of the belief that an album is not a collection of music tracks but a painstakingly sequenced narrative that rewards careful, repeated listening. It was also a category of objects that could be owned, curated and displayed.”…Read more HERE


Hear it here first! “Shadow Sides” is out 9/9 via Secretly Canadian, Park the Van Records & Management and BURGER RECORDS! http://www.tinymixtapes.com/chocolate-grinder/premiere-david-vandervelde-shadow-sides


“Catcalls,” from Alex Napping’s excellent This Is Not a Bedroom LP, is about booty calls, though it’s also fun to imagine the lyrics being about actual cats, specifically the feral ones that have screaming matches on my Brooklyn street super-late at night.”

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As I walked back up the stairs just in time to catch Monomyth’s first song, the once segregated room of showgoers and skateboarders quickly began merging into one giant room of heavy hearts and big smiles.”

Read on about the show over on Noisey!


To maximize the swirling memories of Sebadoh’s heyday, the group is co-headlining a handful of dates in October with fellow alt-era icon Thurston Moore. If you are looking to get into an argument with a stranger about 120 Minutes orNo Alternative, consider attending these shows.”

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"Decimation Blues demonstrates the sprawling approach that defines Castanets. Booming bass and Rhodes piano open the album with “It’s Good to Touch You in the Sunlight,” employing a gentle ramble that is quickly disrupted by the twitching “Be My Eyes,” where Raposa’s vocals are filtered through disorienting effects.”

Keep reading on Aquarium Drunkard. 


If there’s a Sebadoh album for a neophyte to begin with, this is likely it. It doesn’t have the highs of Bubble & Scrape, nor the epochal status of Sebadoh III, but Bakesale is the record you’ll find yourself captivated by most immediately, listening to from start to finish.”

Read on at Stereogum.