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The Best of Australia in 2015

The Best of Australia in 2015

Above: Deafcult at the Crowbar. Photo taken by Justin Edwards. Every press outlet outside of Australia will try and tell you folk (I’m from Georgia…

Hannah Golightly meets ILL, pt. 2: Ari Up, homophobia at home, and definitely no mandolins

Photo by Greta Buitkute. From left to right: Whitney, Hannah, Harri, Fiona. Missed part 1? Backtrack here. Transcribed by Lee Adcock. The original plan was…

Hannah Golightly meets ILL, Pt. 1: Naughty nurses and excessive breasts

Photo by Hannah Golightly. Transcribed by Hannah Golightly and Lee Adcock I’ve been ill in bed off and on for weeks and I had to…

Considering Pitchfork’s 200 Best 80’s Songs

Considering Pitchfork’s 200 Best 80’s Songs

By Scott Creney Ask anyone who’s ever worked for a literary magazine, democracy is a…

Scott Creney’s Album Roundup: July 2015

Scott Creney’s Album Roundup: July 2015

  July’s always been a shitty month for music. All the good mainstream stuff comes…

Jessica Hopper: A Conversation With A Living Female Rock Critic

Jessica Hopper: A Conversation With A Living Female Rock Critic

Interview and words by Joseph Kyle. Reprinted with Kyle’s permission from the Recoup. Jessica Hopper…

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USA Nails – No Pleasure (Smalltown America)

USA Nails – No Pleasure (Smalltown America)

[I haven’t been gone. You just stopped paying attention.] Fine lines are everywhere you look: under X-acto knives, beside rulers, tied to fishing poles, and also between two opposing concepts…

John Grant – Grey Tickles, Black Pressure (Bella Union)

John Grant – Grey Tickles, Black Pressure (Bella Union)

Some say that the job of good music is to elevate living into something more than survival. Some wish they had lived through the sixties… I wish to be living…

CHVRCHES – Every Open Eye (Liberator / Goodbye)

CHVRCHES – Every Open Eye (Liberator / Goodbye)

Answer me this. As a woman (!!!) writing about music in 2015, am I supposed to approve of all pop music now and its “pure” form of expression? Would I…

Fay Hallam – Corona (Cargo)

Fay Hallam – Corona (Cargo)

By Matthew Chin-Quee Following a recent collaboration with The Bongolian, Fay Hallam’s Corona offers a softer, more intimate sound to her discography. Being a big enthusiast of Brazilian MPB and…