Category Archives: Bandcamp

Psychedelic Psummer Rundown + Extra Blues, Prog & Metal

Mastodon – Once More ‘Round The Sun (Reprise) After the first week, Mastodon entered the Billboard Album Chart at #6. That’s a pretty great placing for a metal album, even though some think it somehow means metal is in decline … Continue reading

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Doom Goes Boom in June

I would normally associate doom metal with later in the year, like November, when everything is dying. But with summer festivals and early summer release schedules, the time to doom out really gets going in June. Last year, of course, … Continue reading

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Days of the Doomed Fest IV

What better way to celebrate the summer solstice by ducking in from the 15.25 hours of daylight in a Wisconsin metal bar and doom out to up to a dozen bands (22 if you also went Friday).  I was unable … Continue reading

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Wo Fat – The Conjuring (Small Stone, 2014)

Since the enthusiastic reception at last year’s Roadburn festival in Tilburg, Netherlands and Desertfest, London, and their recent high profile slot at the Freak Valley festival in Netphen, Germany, one might assume Wo Fat is a European band. It’s understandable, as … Continue reading

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Take a Roll in The Golden Grass

Today is the release day of the debut by Brooklyn psych prog rockers The Golden Grass. Tuesday is normally new release day, but European releases sometimes like to shoot their loads before the weekend. While digital distribution has not made … Continue reading

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2014 Albums So Far

April showers of hellfire did indeed bring May flowers of evil. There has been a ton of great new music this spring to document end times, more than I can cover in one place beyond the list. The Woodentops (80s … Continue reading

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Winter Album Rundown

The first few months of the year are usually fairly slow for new releases, as people recover from year-end music binges and catch up on what was missed, or just relax and enjoy favorites from the past. I often dig … Continue reading

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Autumn Album Rundown – Part 2

Just two weeks from now year-end lists will start coming out, particularly from the handful of print publications that would have to have finalized their lists before I even wrote this. You won’t see most of these recent releases in … Continue reading

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Autumn Album Rundown – Part 1

More of a late summer edition, but it didn’t seem right evoking summer after the autumn equinox. While the release schedule in the summer slows down somewhat, I fall into a false sense of complacency when really there is a … Continue reading

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Summer Album Rundown

A lot has happened in this year’s second quarter. An avalanche of good albums were released and I was suddenly buried in great music. With a demanding deadline at my job, I was barely able to keep up, let alone … Continue reading

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