Category Archives: Bandcamp

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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The Greatest Post-Punk Bands You Never Heard

Interest in post-punk seems to ebb and flow in roughly decade-long cycles since its initial heyday of 1978-84. A fair number of bands emerged in 2001-04 that were influenced by the likes of Joy Division, The Chameleons and Comsat Angels, … Continue reading

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Double Trouble: Double Albums Are Still A Thing!

There was once a time when double albums were kind of a big deal. Even established artists had to often fight with their labels to release double albums, because it meant more packaging, more expensive studio time, and ultimately less … Continue reading

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This Week’s Album Rundown

I’m actually covering releases from November 20th through the first week of December. After Thanksgiving, it’s that listophilia time of the year where I hunker down and sort through favorites to nail down my own final order for the year-end … Continue reading

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This Week’s Album Rundown

There are a ton of new interesting releases this week, at least thirteen worth noting. At a time of year that’s normally focused on greatest hits and boxed set compilations for the holidaze, some major releases have come out that … Continue reading

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New Album of the Week: Wo Fat – The Black Code

With Wo Fat’s magnificent Noche del Chupacabra last year, I predicted the band were poised to make a giant step in breaking through with some kind of crazy new hybrid of stoner swamp voodoo jazz funk. On re-listening to their … Continue reading

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New Album of the Week: Venomous Maximus – Beg Upon The Light

Venomous Maximus knew what they were doing when they planned to release their debut album the day before Halloween. Their style of occult metal is perfect for the best holiday of the year. Named after a tattoo traditionally given only … Continue reading

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