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Radian Versus Howe Gelb

Radian Versus Howe Gelb

Giant Sand’s already well-travelled Howe Gelb joins Austria’s electronically-inclined Radian for a collaborative trip from the desert to the digital world.

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Jack Name – Weird Moons

A bewildering array of influences and some erratic production make the second Jack Name album an experience you’ll probably remember.

Lazarus Clamp - The Bird Is Not The Metaphor

Lazarus Clamp – The Bird Is Not The Metaphor

Twenty or so years into Lazarus Clamp’s on/off career appears a long-awaited sixth album with an eclectic complement of deeply compelling and richly-drawn songs.

Ellis Island Sound - Divisions

Ellis Island Sound – Divisions

Following on from 2014’s hiatus-breaking long-player, David Sheppard and Pete Astor return rapidly under their Ellis Island Sound guise, with an astonishingly lovely low-key mini-album.

Spectres - Dying

Spectres – Dying

After a nurturing slow-build run of EPs, singles and compilation appearances, this debut long-player from Bristol’s Spectres documents the foursome’s ascent into more ambitious and mature realms whilst remaining true to noise-rock roots.

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Interviews

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Interview with Pompeii

Members of the Austin, Texas post-rock quartet drop details about upcoming album LOOM, touring, and their decade as a band.

Features

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Ten Best Shoegaze-Related Events of 2014

A flash rundown of the top moments of 2014’s Shoegaze craze including the bands My Bloody Valentine, Ride, Slowdive, and Swervedriver.

Little Boots - Business Pleasure EP

Short Takes on 2 EPs and 1 Album

Reviews of electro-pop EPs from Little Boots and Madison and global-soul/blues album from Tomás Doncker (with lyrics by him and poet Yusef Komunyakka).

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Dangerous Muse – “Fame Kills” video

Mike Furey unleashes a killer dance-pop song with a video comprised of eye-catching images and ideas.

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