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Emily Jones – Autumn Eye (Owltextures)

Emily Jones – Autumn Eye (Owltextures)

By Eliza Muddle Out of time in a fuzzy land both familiar and strange, gentle melodies enchant like Laudanum, cutting me free from these worldly chains.  This is musick (with a ‘k’) of the earth, her roots sprawling under spiced soil, reaching deep into the nourishing moisture of creation and invisibly, through thick air, absorbed […]

 LeeA

Sonny & the Sunsets – Talent Night at the Ashram (Polyvinyl)

Sonny & the Sunsets – Talent Night at the Ashram (Polyvinyl)

God damn it, Sonny. You’re a charming guy. I didn’t care for the first album, the slavishly 50s garage stomp one, and couldn’t see how anyone could choose you over, say, that dude from Unknown Mortal Orchestra as one to fall in love with. And I didn’t even bother with the one that everyone called […]

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Bedroom Suck sucks

Bedroom Suck sucks

By Heath Sledger Go Away and Leave it all Behind : 2014/15 is a new (free) sampler from Brisbane-incepted indie label Bedroom Suck Records. The name invokes the will to get out there in the night and have a good time seeing bands or mates’ bands instead of staying in. Commendable enough, but the songs […]

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Observations made around the new D’Angelo album

Observations made around the new D’Angelo album

The fact Black Messiah reached Number One in Village Voice’s annual Pazz + Jop poll tells us nothing about the merits of the album itself, plenty about the 700 or so “music critics” who voted in the poll. And it ain’t just Pazz + Jop. That venerable institution MetaCritic rated it 95/100 based on…uh…30 reviews (kinda puts […]

 LeeA

Pinkshinyultrablast – Everything Else Matters (Shelflife)

Pinkshinyultrablast – Everything Else Matters (Shelflife)

Hold on. Slow down a minute. Don’t rise to the stars just yet. Should place matter? Should we be amazed that something this heaven-bound launched from the wintery heart of Russia? Or should we concede that Pinkshinyultrablast sound like the sun-kissed aftermath of the Horrors after they rebuilt their strange house into a glass cathedral? […]

 LeeA

Hookworms – The Hum (Weird World)

Hookworms – The Hum (Weird World)

Well, I do feel obligated to report on Hookworms’ progress before the year ends, given that our chief hypemonger confessed a junky-like addiction to their roller coaster debut (or really, just the opener) last year. And seems the bloke would shout down a megaphone to the masses about how much a song can move him […]

 LeeA

Andy Stott – Faith In Strangers (Modern Love)

Andy Stott – Faith In Strangers (Modern Love)

Oh, geez. Look at all these artists I want to write about. Jonnie Common. Hookworms. Clockwork Orchestra. Henry Plotnick. So many words. So many thoughts. So many people you have and haven’t heard before, and need to hear soon. But right now, and only now, this is in my headspace and I can’t shake it. […]

 LeeA

No Jaws – Young Blood (Modern Guilt)

No Jaws – Young Blood (Modern Guilt)

This is not about No Jaws. This is about a band who pitched their new album by quoting Everett True, the German Rolling Stone (?), and me. You hear that? Me. Yes, me. Do you know how many full albums reviews I’ve written since I came/stumbled upon Collapse Board almost a year ago? 44. (I […]

 LeeA

Luxembourg Signal – Luxembourg Signal (Shelflife)

Luxembourg Signal – Luxembourg Signal (Shelflife)

Sigh. You know that feeling – when a single comes along and hypnotizes you, gives you hope that creative minds still exist, and winds you up like a jack-in-the-box, so that the moment that band releases something new, you pounce. Earlier this year we brought you I brought to the GFP crowd Luxembourg Signal, the […]

 LeeA

Lee Adcock’s Response to Everett True’s Response To The Flaming Lips – Why Can’t We Be Fwends?

Lee Adcock’s Response to Everett True’s Response To The Flaming Lips – Why Can’t We Be Fwends?

I had a good intro here. A fucking good one, too. But then it vanished. So fuck it. The title says it all, anyway. ET asked, and so I answered: 1. Because, quite frankly, everyone’s still catching up to the Bastards of Fate. 2. Because their Stone Roses cover album [link] actually DID trump the […]

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