Blank Realm – Grassed Inn

With Blank Realm’s self-reinventing Go Easy (released in 2012 or 2013 depending on your part of the globe) the Brisbane quartet so majestically channelled the euphoria and paranoia of intense city living that a sequel has been top of many new release wish lists for 2014.  Inevitably, with such highly-set expectations there is a risk that the … [Read more...]

Blank Realm – Go Easy

Although Brisbane’s Blank Realm have been releasing music since around 2007, Go Easy is the Australian quartet’s first widely available album.  After years of limited vinyl, CDR and cassette affairs for the likes of Not Not Fun, Music Your Mind Will Love You and Bedroom Suck Records, the foursome has finally found a label to push them into the … [Read more...]

Underappreciated Album of the Month: UAM #4 (Royal Trux – Twin Infinitives, 1990)

Underappreciated, yeah, but certainly not under-discussed. Released in 1990 by the Chicago-based Drag City label, Twin Infinitives, a double-album product of then-couple Neil Michael Hagerty and Jennifer Herrema, attests to a mess aesthetic that seems custom-built to provoke argument. The duo's untitled debut, best described as a garbled version of … [Read more...]