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AF 2017 IN REVIEW: 12 of the Year’s Most Compelling Debuts

When you’re new to the music industry, it can be really tough to crack the top ten of a critic’s year-end list. Oftentimes, the artists with the most accolades are established entities releasing their third, fourth, or tenth album,...

TRACK OF THE WEEK: Japanese Breakfast “Machinist”

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] When I interviewed Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast for Brooklyn Magazine last summer, her dream-pop...

TRACK REVIEW: Ryley Walker “Sweet Satisfaction”

Fingerpicking patterns and Chicagoan Ryley Walker’s slightly mumbled, yet melodic and crouched angelic voice make for his latest premiere, “Sweet Satisfaction.” By way of Dead Oceans, listen to the some of the most amazing guitar work fleshed into a little...

LIVE REVIEW: HAIM @ The Wiltern, L.A.

After appearing at almost every music festival that summer had to offer this year, HAIM returned to Los Angeles for two nights of homecoming shows that were destined to be nothing short of a kick ass homage to the...

VIDEO REVIEW: Bear in Heaven “Time Between”

After only a few seconds of watching Bear in Heaven’s new video for their song “Time Between,” I was immediately reminded of an old Smashing Pumpkins song called “We Only Come Out at Night.” Much like that track has always...

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BAND OF THE MONTH: Dub Thompson

There’s a moment in record-store-nerd-meets-girl classic High Fidelity when John Cusack’s character, Rob Gordon, catches a couple of skatepunks stealing records from his shop. The punks give back the shoplifted goods when their decks are held ransom, and Cusack’s...