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MONO - REQUIEM FOR HELL

Release: October 14, 2016 via Temporary Residence Rating: 4/7 On their ninth studio album Tokyo’s Mono plays out the immutability of formula. Carrying the 17-year torch of loud post-rock first animated by Isis and their ilk and since reiterated ad infinitum, Requiem for Hell doesn’t leave the house, ...

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MONOLITH - THE MIND’S HORIZON: DESOLATION WITHIN

Released: 2/7/2015 5/7 stars If in the last few years you attended any metal concert in Northwest Indiana, there’s one name you most probably heard, uttered with unmistakable reverence: Monolith. Born in 2008 as an instrumental metal experiment, the band wasted no time rallying fervor within and ...

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Protomartyr @ The Blockhouse 1/22

A blitz of roiling and inscrutable coolness is crashing upon Blockhouse this Friday night. They’re called Protomartyr, and they’re raucous in all the right ways. Fresh off a European excursion, the Detroit post-punk ascendants will be performing in Bloomington on the third stop of their 2016 U.S. ...

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DEAFHEAVEN - NEW BERMUDA

Release: October 2 via ANTI- Rating: 5/7 “they fondly thinking to allay Thir appetite with gust, instead of Fruit Chewd bitter Ashes, which th' offended taste With spattering noise rejected” - John Milton, Paradise Lost In 2011 Deafheaven played an awkward set at Sound and Fury. Most of the tens ...

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I ASKED MY GIRLFRIEND TO REVIEW PRURIENT'S FROZEN NIAGARA FALLS

Release: May 12 via Profound Lore Rating: 5/7 THIS FEELS MORE LIKE A PLACE THAN A SONG Music can be hard enough to describe as it is. It seems the best one can do in reviewing a thing so subjective is to choose the most precise words to match an aesthetic in sensation. Artists, album concepts, cover ...

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Bosse-De-Nage - All Fours

Release: April 14 via Profound Lore Rating: 6/7 Human, like Rome, lives and dies in decadence, overstimulation. This existential condition has been the wisdom stitched to the euphony of San Francisco’s Bosse-de-Nage over the last nine years, and it looms yet with the band’s latest album. Born ...

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GHOST BATH - MOONLOVER

Release: March 17 via Northern Silence Rating: 4/7 stars In light of its offerings, 2015 has been (Sannhet's Revisionist (The Flenser), Leviathan's Scar Sighted (Profound Lore)) and will be (Bosse-de-Nage's All Fours (4/14 via Profound Lore), Deafheaven's vague third LP) an immense, tears-of-joy-flooded ...

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Sophia Grace, Leviathan

Once there were two girls named Sophia Grace and Rosie who covered "Super Bass" on Ellen and whatever-- Released on January 7, eleven-year-old Sophia Grace's "Best Friends" has been immediately exalted as a second "Lifestyle," the new fruit of the lotus-eaters, on account of its tingling virulence ...

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A Handsome Image-Review of Deptford Goth's Songs

  Release: November 3 via 37 Adventures Rating: 5/7 stars Normally, I would use this space to heap language on the temper and sins of Deptford Goth’s second LP, Songs, lingering on its inoffensiveness, its romantic-yet-not-mawkish, sugar-and-salt loveliness, its congruence with All-American ...

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