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Sentimental Seven: Shudder to Think - Pony Express Record

The American indie underground of the ’90 is a decade I’ve managed to completely co-opt through the magic of a Soulseek account, membership to several private torrent trackers, and a Across these crawls I’ve discovered some righteous albums and some gnarly bands. Did you know the ’90s ...


Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool

6/7 Radiohead release albums whenever they want, but there was a time when they didn't, a time when we as music consumers naively believed that in order for a record to succeed, the humble 'Head needed PR, a slew of singles, a label, etc. That was proven wrong in 2007 when, after breaking from major ...


A Place to Bury Strangers @ The Bishop 9/30

If you had a tough time in high school, you probably listened to at least one band composed of sad pallid bastards with loud guitars and dance-y bass. This wayward blogger spent an entire six months listening exclusively to the Joy Division discography before New Order pulled him out of his Dark Night ...


Colleen Green @ The Bishop 8/30

The 90s happened something like a ten years ago but there’s still kids who like to wear flannel, reference The Simpsons and pride themselves on their lack of ambition. You can thank those kids for giving Mac DeMarco his career and making Burger Records “a thing.” You can also thank them for Colleen ...


Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress

Released 3/31/15 Grade: 5/7 Montreal post-rockers Godspeed You! Black Emperor have returned with their sixth studio LP and their first album of new material since reuniting back in 2010. Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress doesn't mark a huge departure from the band’s acclaimed sound, but it doesn’t ...


Death Grips - The Powers That B

Released 3/31 via Harvest Records Grade: 6/7 Last June, Sacramento noise-rap trio Death Grips released Niggas on the Moon, the first disc of their then-unreleased and presumably final double album, The Powers That B. They assured fans that disc 2, the cryptically titled Jenny Death, would follow shortly. ...


Drekka Interview

Drekka Interview with Bryan Brussee If you like music and live in Bloomington, you’ve probably run into Michael Anderson– he frequents local shows and works as a clerk at TD’s CDs and LPs. He also makes ambient recordings under the name Drekka, and was recently kind enough to sit down with me ...


Mac Demarco-Salad Days

Released: 4/1/14 6/7 stars Whether you call it “jizz jazz” or just good old-fashioned slacker-core indie rock, Mac DeMarco definitely has a distinctive sound, all lethargic vocal deliveries and greasy guitars. It’s the kind of music that’s made for hanging out in your hammock to while the ...


Sun Kil Moon-Benji

Released: 2/11/2013 7/7 stars   There’s a part in Sun Kil Moon’s Benji, the latest album to come from indie folk singer-songwriter and ex-Red House Painters frontman Mark Kozelek, that’ll make you laugh out loud. It happens between quiet saxophone and flamenco guitar and nestled inside ...

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