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 Lee Adcock

First Impression: Pete Astor – Spilt Milk (Fortuna POP! / Slumberland)

First Impression: Pete Astor – Spilt Milk (Fortuna POP! / Slumberland)

Oftentimes, when I’m given a list of albums I could review, I’ll pick some names that I’ve never heard before. Now, in a legit music blog like Drowned In Sound, I have to pretend that I know something about the artist, and thus drudge up some “research” listening. But I figure, first impressions count when […]

 Lee Adcock

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 that could easily bleed into each other. Here’s one, a hair of a line between brilliance and banality. If you asked USA Nails to walk […]

 Hannah Golightly

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 through John Grant’s career. I’d have seen him play Liverpool if only I’d been brave enough to go alone and I wish I had been. […]

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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 Bossa Nova, I appreciate Fay Hallam’s efforts to pay homage to the sound that helped to define popular music of the 1960’s. I am always […]

 Lee Adcock

Static Daydream – s/t (St. Marie)

Static Daydream – s/t (St. Marie)

Y’know, that character I conjured for the Viet Cong review wasn’t a total fiction. That pathetic, miserly anti-ego still rips holes in my skin, still tells me I can’t write whenever I sit down to the keyboard, still gets off on corpse-resting-on-marble-tomb stuff like Clan of Xymox. I know it’s that side of me that […]

 Lee Adcock

Flying Saucer Attack – Instrumentals 2015 (Domino)

Flying Saucer Attack – Instrumentals 2015 (Domino)

You’re standing in a forest. The hike so far hasn’t been too rough – a few uphill climbs, a few muddy slopes, but nothing you couldn’t handle. The trail has led you to a wide clearing; huge dead trees rest on the outer edges, and the center looks charred from countless campfires. Sad that no […]

 Lee Adcock

Tame Impala – Currents (Interscope)

Tame Impala – Currents (Interscope)

HEY SO check out Tame Impala, huh. Check out that cover. A shiny silver sphere in a white/black void. It even looks like one of those post-prog 80s albums from Genesis or Yes, the whole “we’re modern now so we’ll have minimal geometric covers, hyuck hyuck.” Gotta hand it to ‘em for doing their homework. […]

 Tiarney Miekus

Muse – Drones (Warner Bros)

Muse – Drones (Warner Bros)

By Miss Tiarney Miekus I haven’t been properly sickened by the self-delusions of the typical mainstream all-male stadium rock act since Alex Turner made a big show of wanting to smash through the glass ceiling (apparently forgetting he is the glass ceiling) or the staggering audacity that saw U2’s Songs Of Innocence digitally force-fed to […]

 Lee Adcock

Spray Paint – Punters on a Barge (Homeless)

Spray Paint – Punters on a Barge (Homeless)

So. Wanna feel the ground squirm under your feet like a thousand worms? Wanna feel your mind melt ever so slowly into tie-dye colored goop? Wanna feel NOTHING? Punters On A Barge by Spray Paint GOD FUCK. Think the sheer metal alien attack of Chrome, fused with steamrolling kraut beats, and Flipper’s absolute denial of […]

 Lee Adcock

Girlpool – Before The World Was Big (Wichita Recordings)

Girlpool – Before The World Was Big (Wichita Recordings)

How is a girl supposed to “mature”, anyway? Or, for that matter, how does a band “mature” after rocketing to fame with a tape about sex and female desire? Girlpool did that rare thing that not all bands do (*coughJoannaGruesomecough*) – they figured out what the press wanted them to be, and thus became something […]

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