album review

Album Review
2:35 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

The Hiders: Temenos

Temenos is the 4th full-length release from The Hiders
thehiders.com

If it is true that you can be judged by the company you keep, then The Hiders’ Billy Alletzhauser is in a great place.

Much like fellow Ass Pony Chuck Cleaver, Alletzhauser has found a second family in The Hiders, and Temenos, the 4th full-length release from the group showcases amazing talent and depth.

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Album Review
7:00 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Mardou: The Cardigan EP

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If things were simple, my review of Cardigan by the band Mardou would consist of two words: "Holy $#^+!" Because those are the first two words I said when I heard this EP.

Within 23 seconds of the track "Margaret," I was rapt, sold, converted and owned.  The pop-punk pseudo-surf feel of this song struck a resonating chord deep in my heart.  When I started doing local music reviews, this was the album I was hoping to find.

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Album Review
1:56 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Electric Citizen

Electric Citizen: Ross Dolan (guitar), Laura Dolan (vox), Nick Vogelpohl (bass) and Nate Wagner (drums)
electriccitizenband.com

As autumn approaches, most of us are put in the mindset of witches, ghosts and creepy characters.  It is appropriate then that I present the self-titled EP by Electric Citizen.

With the first listen of Electric Citizen, I was transported back in time to an era before cell phones, before digital downloads and, yes kids, before the internet.

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Album Review
7:00 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Buffalo Killers: Ohio Grass

Buffalo Killers is a band that doesn’t seem to ever sit still.

Shortly after the release of their 4th full-length recording, Dig. Sow. Love. Grow., they were quick to follow it up with Ohio Grass,  a 6-song EP specially-crafted for release on Record Store Day.  Ohio Grass comes out swinging with the opening track, ‘Baptized’ -  a soulful and deeply-resonating hymn.

Since the band’s formation in 2006 the Buffalo Killers’ sound has been compared favorably to such giants as Neil Young, The Grateful Dead, Cream and The Black Crowes, with whom the band toured, shortly after the release of their self-titled debut album.

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Album Review
2:16 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

umin: antiv

antiv is the third full-length release by umin
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The album antiv is the third full-length release from experimental art-musician, umin.

Umin’s music is dominated by baritone ukulele explorations and digital sequencing of various sound forms.  The compositions are non-linear, non-objective and are tied to little, if any, musical conventions.  The tracks are at times hypnotic, meditative and frantically unsettling.

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