Category Archives: Reviews

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Guided By Voices & Speedy Ortiz @ Toad’s Place, New Haven

photography by Greg Scranton Remember family barbecues? Remember that one just after you turned 21 and your weird uncle tried to drink you under the table? That essentially has been…

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How to Dress Well: “What Is This Heart?”

Over the course of three albums, Tom Krell—the man behind How to Dress Well—has created a distinct brand of indie R&B, standing at the forefront of an evolving, sometimes hard-to-define…

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G-Eazy: These Things Happen

As a white hip-hop fan, I find myself often times hating white rappers for no reason. Chris Webby, Mackelmore, and even the infamous Vanilla Ice are all on my bad…

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Linkin Park: The Hunting Party

When asked to describe The Hunting Party, Mike Shinoda simply said “a rock record.” That should be music to Linkin Park fans’ ears after spending the last decade trying to…

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The Antlers: Familiars

The Antlers deal in melancholy. Their records are intense and sad, drawing out songs to big, tragic conclusions. But although they have kind of cornered themselves into a grief-filled niche…

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Turn To Crime: Can’t Love

Can’t Love, the debut from Turn To Crime (ex-Awesome Color member Derek Stanton), primes the listener with a simple, spacey synth whose pitch eventually spirals downward like a machine being turned…

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Zeds Dead: Somewhere Else

There was a time when a producer would come out with a new album and you basically knew what you were going to get. If it was a Fatboy Slim,…

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Beverly: Careers

What would Daria Morgendorfer listen to if she ever found herself in a good mood? These days it would probably be Beverly, the “moon baby” of Drew Citron and Frankie…

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Old Crow Medicine Show: Remedy

It’s not exactly fair to call Old Crow Medicine Show office ‘underdog favorites,’ anymore. While its doubtful they’ll register on the 18-25 demographic’s radar, as the newest members of the…

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Hawthorne Heights: The Silence In Black And White Acoustic

Acoustic EPs and reissues have gained mainstream popularity over the last few years; though Eric Clapton’s Unplugged obviously predates the trend, modern bands seem to favor it for some reason….