Vincent’s Playlist (BYM Records). Review by Scott Adams.
Fade (Matador). Review by Eric J. Iannelli.
Split 12” (PotLuck/Tangible Formats). Review by Eric J. Iannelli.
Kudos (Fire Records). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Sand & Lines (One Percent Press). Review by Matthew Moyer.
What happens when a lost classic gets found? In the hands of Black Tambourine, the musical world becomes a better place, turns out. Matthew Moyer corrals the members of the once-forgotten noisepop band to get the whole sordid take on their expanded Black Tambourine reissue.
It’s easy to be jealous, but it’s probably better to follow Damon and Naomi’s example of growing up and growing awesome in a musical genre overcrowded with manchildren, the ins and outs of which can be glimpsed on the 1001 Nights DVD.
Popular Songs (Matador Records). Review by Laura Pontillo.
The Guilty Office (Hidden Agenda). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Motion To Rejoin (Matador). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Matthew Moyer gets all dreeeeeeeamy with Portland’s upstart dreampop army, pacific UV. They’ve just released an album that rivals Sigur Ros for lushness - what’s next?
as an ex-anorexic’s six sicks exit… (self-released). Review by Matthew Moyer.
longplay 2 (Warm). Review by Matthew Moyer.
God Save the Clientele (Merge). Review by Aaron Shaul.
December [Reissue] (Words On Music). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Central Hug/Friendarmy/Fractaldunes (Discos Mariscos). Review by Rob Levy.
010 (Eenie Meenie Records). Review by Rob Levy.
Jeff Noise bids an oddly-familiar adieu to Dean Wareham’s band of much-loved indie stalwarts. Even your cynical editor got a lil’ misty over this one.
Mash Concrete Metal Mushroom (Shrimper). Review by Matthew Moyer.
White Houses (Greyday Productions). Review by Rob Levy.
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