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Tech Out the Dresser 10: Best of ’11

December 16, 2011


2011 has been an interesting year for rap; it was the year Odd Future blew up and Tyler, the Creator became annoying, the year Harlem-born-but-not-Harlem-sounding ASAP Rocky signed a massive 3 million dollar deal with Sony and the year that the grinding, dissonant Zach Hill-related Death Grips smashed their way into the rap sphere’s consciousness. […]

Review: Male Bonding – ‘Endless Now’

August 20, 2011


My anticipation for Male Bonding‘s second LP, Endless Now, became palpable after hearing ‘Bones’, a track released promotionally ahead of the album. Emotive, layered and strangely ethereal, the song features a pop-punk-ish riff maintained throughout its six glorious minutes, with various, accumulative vocal and guitar lines being added throughout, all to wonderful effect. Ah, but […]

Review: Psychic Limb – ‘Queens’

June 23, 2011


Finally, finally, finally. At long last, I’ve been able to listen to enigmatic New York – based hardcore group Psychic Limb‘s first release, the twelve savage rushes of energy that make up Queens. The band has absolutely no presence on the internet, and, for unknown reasons, they refuse to put out their music through any […]

Review: Iceage – ‘New Brigade’

June 21, 2011


Danish foursome Iceage is the latest in a line of buzzworthy punk bands crossing over to the public eye, with What’s Your Rupture? re-releasing New Brigade, their debut album, in the US today. Reviews have popped up in the New York Times, the Washington Post and the New Yorker, so it’s safe to say they’ve […]

Review: Algernon Cadwallader – ‘Parrot Flies’

June 20, 2011


In Algernon Cadwallader’s newest release, ‘Parrot Flies’, we hear quite a change in the bands song writing and overall sound.  Yes, the barely in tune vocals and noodly guitars stay consistent, but its very noticeable the band has taken a slightly different direction with this new album.  There’s no denying the songs rely less on […]