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One Weird, Long Band Name: A Peek at Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever’s New EP ‘The French Press’

I’m somewhat smitten by the upbeat pop sounds of one of Sub Pop‘s new signings from the past year or two. It’s a little band out of Australia with a weird, long band name: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever. If I didn’t have better things to do, like listen to this EP again unhindered by the… Continue reading One Weird, Long Band Name: A Peek at Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever’s New EP ‘The French Press’

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The Afghan Whigs Share Video for “Demon in Profile”

Pretty stoked about the forthcoming LP by The Afghan Whigs. Out May 5 on the band’s longtime label Sub Pop, it’s called In Spades and it promises more of the great rock Greg Dulli and the guys have been doling out since 1986 (minus the 10 year hiatus in the aughts). Want proof? They posted… Continue reading The Afghan Whigs Share Video for “Demon in Profile”

Album Reviews

Rose Windows Return with ‘There Is A Light’

One of my favorite new artists of 2013 was Seattle’s Rose Windows. Their debut LP, The Sun Dogs, on Sub Pop was a luscious array of mildly psych-induced folk rock fronted by Rabia Shaheen Qazi exotic vocals. It continues: Rose Windows have now given us a first taste of life beyond The Sun Dogs with… Continue reading Rose Windows Return with ‘There Is A Light’

Song Reviews

Death Vessel: Ilsa Drown (feat. Jonsi of Sigur Ros)

Joel Thibodeau’s Death Vessel returns in February with a follow up do his Sub Pop debut Nothing is Precious Enough for Us. The new album is called Island Intervals and it’s been a long time coming; his previous release as Death Vessel was way back in 2008.

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Rose Windows Prep “The Sun Dogs”

Every so often an album drops that makes you freak out a little bit inside; enter Seattle-based Rose Windows, my latest obsession. Their new album, The Sun Dogs, will be released June 25 via Sub Pop and, after spending a few glorious hours with it today in the sun, I am excited to say I… Continue reading Rose Windows Prep “The Sun Dogs”