Honey Radar: Giraffe EP [7-Inch Review]
Feb16

Honey Radar: Giraffe EP [7-Inch Review]

Honey Radar Giraffe EP Chunklet Industries [2015] Seems like I am buying a new Honey Radar EP every other week. Not that I am complaining. Seems like everything Honey Radar release is murky lo-fi gold. Their new EP, Giraffe is no exception. It is four tracks of hazy, borderline psychedelic, lo-fi magic. Side A has two tracks, “Lilac Pharmacy” and “Orange Knife.” “Lilac Pharmacy” rolls over you and traps you with warm washes of noise...

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Tobin Sprout: Just One Kid (Takes On The World) [7-Inch Review]
Feb05

Tobin Sprout: Just One Kid (Takes On The World) [7-Inch Review]

Tobin Sprout “Just One Kid (Takes on the World)” Petrified Fish Records [2016] Tobin Sprout’s new 7”, “Just One Kid (Takes on the World),” was released earlier this month. There are two different jackets to collect. One is a simple white design with a bee printed in the middle; the other is a 2-color silkscreen version that also comes with a 4-color silkscreened poster, signed by Tobin Sprout and limited to 200...

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Ricked Wicky: A Number I Can Trust & Poor Substitue [7″ Inch Review]
Nov09

Ricked Wicky: A Number I Can Trust & Poor Substitue [7″ Inch Review]

Ricked Wicky “Poor Substitute” & “A Number I Can Trust” Guided By Voices Inc. [2015] Robert Pollard’s Ricked Wicky has produced tons of physical joys for collectors in 2015, as these two seven inches represent the sixth and seventh single from the group this year. They are in support of the band’s newest and third album, Swimmer To A Liquid Armchair, which like the two full lengths before it released in 2015! Both records...

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The Sueves: Liquid Hounds [7″ Inch Review]
Sep01

The Sueves: Liquid Hounds [7″ Inch Review]

Here is the debut 7” from Chicago’s thunderous rock n roll rebels The Sueves. The band offers up a very vesical and raw garage punk rock that keeps you going with their electric energy. The group reminds me some of the early material from Spokane, Washington’s, The Makers that were on the great Estrus Records back in the 90’s. The A-side, “Liquid Hounds,” is a great first taste of The Sueves, as they rev you up with a minute of guitar...

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of Montreal: Polyvinyl 4-Track Singles Series Vol. 2 [7-Inch Review]
Aug22

of Montreal: Polyvinyl 4-Track Singles Series Vol. 2 [7-Inch Review]

Last year, Polyvinyl Records had the cool idea to send around a Tascam 4-Track cassette recorder and capture some unique artists’ recordings with this simple setup. Polyvinyl then released the output as a monthly 7-inch series. Some of the highlights from the 2014 series included 7-inches from Cloud Nothings, Mikal Cronin and Thao & the Get Down Stay Down. Well, the 2015 series has already had a strong start with offerings from...

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Connections: 5 Imaginary Boys [7-Inch Review]
Jul20

Connections: 5 Imaginary Boys [7-Inch Review]

Connections keeps the material rolling as this end of the year EP followed three LPs released over the last two years. The Guided By Voices comparison is impossible not to notice as this Columbus, Ohio band embraces the lo-fi sound but you will also hear their very Replacement like rock that helps make each recording their own. 5 Imaginary Boys is no different and should be an automatic purchase if you have liked their earlier work....

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