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Category Archives: Vinyl

[stream] Ra Ra Riot // All I Fear

Everything I heard from Ra Ra Riot’s most recent effort – Beta Love – caused me to cancel my pre-order of the album. I didn’t like the synth-centric direction in which the band seemed to be heading on it; it’s not that I mind synths, but more that I didn’t like Ra Ra Riot’s use of… Continue Reading

[stream] Sivu // Better Man Than He

At the outset of last week, I’d never heard of the artist Sivu, and then by week’s end, I’d spent a sawbuck on his impending 7″ single on the mere fact that it is being put out on No Recordings. I don’t think I’d even listened to the song before I placed the order. (This… Continue Reading

[review] Christopher Owens // Lysandre

Any critical discussion of Christopher Owens’ music seems to be required to delve deeply into his well-worn backstory – his time in a cult, his sexual and chemical experimentations, etc. However, with the release of Lysandre, Owens’ first post-Girls album, on Fat Possum next Tuesday, the need to re-mine Owens’ background in a review should… Continue Reading