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Wow multiplied by a triple wow! SPOTLIGHTS very soon to be released LP entitled Tidals is a modern day shoegaze classic. Is it dreamy as fuck? Yes, but what really makes this band’s music stick to my ribs is that it packs the punch to the gut of sludge album. That

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Interview Written by TJ Kliebhan Ambersmoke is a Californian shoegaze project by Chris Broyles, who recently added a second member, Cameron Puleo, to make it a duo. The band creates a miasma of experimental drones and textures while utilizing impactful samples to create a uniquely encapsulating atmosphere. Their newest album, The Great

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This is freaking amazing, never before seen live footage of My Bloody Valentine from 1989 has been put online from their performance at DC’s the 9:30 with Band of Susans. I must say it’s pretty cool seeing them wrecking shop with their feedback-drenched melodies! The first half of the video features Band of

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From March 31st until April 2nd, 2016, Portland was on fire with some of the best Darkwave and Post-punk from around the world. Mainlined by Dave Cantrell, a post-punk zealot and former UK resident that hosts a radio show entitled Songs From Under The Floorboard on local Portland station XRAY FM that showcases

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People sometimes make the assumption that all we listen to is heavy, heavier and heaviest music from dawn until dusk. The reality is that while we do get down with scathing sounds and audio annihilation, we also enjoy a subtler, gentler musical journey, like that of Ambersmoke. Their fuzzed out,

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It’s fitting that the Cali sun-kissed-gaze duo Hollow Sunshine are named what they are, because their music gives me the eternal bliss of a sunny day! They have just put out a new Youtube-only release which consists of 3 EP’s – Coward, Leader and Omega. Each one is a beautiful

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I just read SF Weekly’s interview with Kristina Esfandiari, singer for King Woman, a band I was immediately in love with after hearing their Flenser Records debut EP Doubt. Even the name “King Woman” spoke to me as a statement of power and equality for women in metal, and in

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AZTEC DEATH from Dallas, Texas play a type of dark postpunk that might sound familiar to fans of Warsaw or the earlier days of Joy Division and the postpunk phases of classic bands like UK’s The Blitz (Second Empire Justice) or the USA’s The Proletariat (in their Indifference LP era).

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Racism is never a joke…Phil Anselmo, you straight fucking played yourself in the eyes of so many, and CVLT Nation will never support you in any way or form. I have been an active part of the underground music community since the early 80s, and I have never made the

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We’ve already introduced you to HAARM. They had one of the greatest demos of 2015, and they are simply one of the most amazing noise/raw hardcore punk bands around these days. If Cult Ritual or Raw Nerve elected an heir to their wretched throne, that band would be Haarm. Now these

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Grey Clouds, Heavy Heart, Sonic Fog, Feedback Dreams are some of the things that have captured my mind as I listen to the new AXED CROWN album entitled Amnesty. I’m beyond impressed by this record because of how powerful it is on an eternal level. Every song has these tones woven

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SIGE Records is a label from Washington state operated by Aaron Turner and Faith Colaccia, and the two also make up the core creative force behind the ambient/post-rock unit Mamiffer. This month the label has announced two amazing releases that deserve everyone’s most focused and dedicated attention. DANIEL MENCHE & MAMIFFER – Crater

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