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By Andy Halo On Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Slowdive: Self-Titled

Slowdive Slowdive (Dead Records) If you’ve been following Slowdive since their inception in 1989, you’ll know that they had a rough ride when their sophomore album, Souvlaki (which included several collaborations More...

By Andy Halo On Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Perfume Genius: No Shape

Perfume Genius No Shape (Matador Records) Perfume Genius, the alias of Mike Hadreas, has crossed coasts and musical genres since the early 00s. Combining breathy indie rock with stately, epic folk, and often influenced More...

By Andy Halo On Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Passafire: Longshot

Passafire Longshot (Easy Star Records) At the risk of sounding like the biggest hipster to ever hipster about anything, I was thrilled to hear that Passafire had a new one, because (here we go) I went to SCAD with More...

By Andy Halo On Monday, June 12th, 2017

Alphaville: Strange Attractor

Alphaville Strange Attractor (Universal Music LLC) The last time we heard from 80’s synth pop icons Alphaville, it was 2010 and they had just released Catching Rays On Giant, which capitalized heavily on the More...

By Andy Halo On Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Sonic Death: Space Goth

Sonic Death Space Goth (Svet i Teni/HOME CULT) You have to love a band that introduces themselves on their Bandcamp page as “two horrible motherfuckers with problems.” Sonic Death is a sludgy, psychedelic indie More...

By Andy Halo On Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Goldfrapp: Silver Eye

Goldfrapp Silver Eye (Mute) Every time Goldfrapp comes out with a new album, it’s a little bit different from the last. Constantly evolving, the Mute Records synthpop duo has run the gamut from the glam of Black More...

By Andy Halo On Monday, May 29th, 2017

Little Dragon: Season High

Little Dragon Season High (Loma Vista Recordings) I’d heard Little Dragon here and there on various Spotify playlists and was always curious about them. When I first got this album and was listening to it at More...

By Andy Halo On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Future Islands: The Far Field

Future Islands The Far Field (4AD) To me, the most striking thing about Future Islands is their vocalist Samuel Herring, whose passionate style invokes 80’s new wavers The Fixx or perhaps a slightly less cinematic More...