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In Photos: U.S. Girls + The Goon Sax @ Black Bear Lodge, 09.03.2016

In Photos: U.S. Girls + The Goon Sax @ Black Bear Lodge, 09.03.2016

U.S. Girls play a Golden Plains sideshow at Brisbane’s Black Bear Lodge, with support from The Goon Sax.

 Lee Adcock

Swans – To Be Kind (Young God)

Swans – To Be Kind (Young God)

To Be Kind is an album that refuses to die. It should, and it ought to, and humanity would be better off if it did, but alas the hulking mass of instruments assembled under Michael Gira’s beck and call stumble on and on, tripping over fibers of the time-space continuum as they do, and as […]

 Lee Adcock

Album Reviews: Future Islands – Singles (4AD) and Xiu Xiu – Angel Guts: Red Classroom (Bella Union)

Album Reviews: Future Islands – Singles (4AD) and Xiu Xiu – Angel Guts: Red Classroom (Bella Union)

So. By now you’ve probably seen the one TV performance that us muso-types can’t stop buzzing about. But, in case you’ve tuned out yr social networks lately (we are smack dab in the middle of Lent, after all), here it is. A fair chunk of the discussion ‘round this bouncing black-clad wonder has devolved into […]

 Everett True

Song of the day – 587: CocoRosie

Song of the day – 587: CocoRosie

This is the one I find most beguiling and strange and sad and simultaneously seductive.

 Wallace Wylie

Grimes – Visions (Arbutus Records/4AD)

Visions seduces me a little more, yet at the same time, I know I will never truly love it

 Wallace Wylie

Alternative Music Fan Notices Contradiction In Jessie J Hit Song

The update sparked two replies and got 9 ‘likes’, the second highest amount McMillan has ever gotten for a status update.

 Lucy

Kristin Hersh – Paradoxical Undressing

Kristin Hersh – Paradoxical Undressing

She writes of being haunted by songs, battered and tormented and bullied until she can get them down and safe. It’s not craft, it’s alchemy.

 SuzyNorman

The Joy Formidable – The Big Roar (Atlantic)

It’s a discipline and a belief, this kind of guitar music and those who have tramped along to The Joy Formidable’s live shows the past couple of years, hungry for this debut, know this.