Album Reviews

Album reviews and new music previews from the latest releases by upcoming bands and indie record labels.

'Muzz' by Muzz album review by Adam Fink for Northern Transmissions
7.0

‘Muzz’ Muzz

One of the time honoured traditions in music is the formation of a supergroup. Made up of notable members of already successful bands, the…

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. The full-length comes out on June 5th via Domino Records
9.5

GENE

When I read that Sam Eastgate, also known Sam Dust, now known as LA Priest, had spent six months building a drum machine, I…

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'Island' by Owen Pallett album review by Steven Ovadia for Northern Transmissions
8.0

Island

Rock musicians have always been fascinated by orchestras. I suspect it stems from the differences in how the two kinds of organizations operate. Bands…

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Slow Drugs by Sam Himself album review by Leslie Chu for Northern Transmissions
6.5

Slow Drugs

On Slow Drugs, the new solo EP from Sam Himself, the Swedish-born, New York City-based artist sounds like anything but himself. The moniker isn’t…

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Mutable Set by Blake Mills album review by Northern Transmissions
7.0

Mutable Set

It’s important to find your solace in something. Especially these days when everywhere you look the news about what is happening in the world…

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Gathering Swans by Choir Boy, album review by Gregory Adams. The Salt Lake City bands forthcoming release comes out on May 8, via Dais Records
8.0

Gathering Swans

Lon Chaney’s uncannily elastic facial expressions helped secure his reputation as one of early Hollywood’s most iconic on-screen fiends. The make-up helped, too, but…

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