The question on Matthew Moyer’s mind, when checking out the trimmed-down version of Cult of Youth, was this: will they still be able to pull off the rich hues and near-psychedelic textures of this album? The answer: a resounding YES!
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Always (Polyvinyl). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Small Black EP (Jagjaguwar). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Psychic Chasms (Lefse Records). Review by Matthew Moyer.
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