X-Ray Eyeballs – Splendor Squalor

There is nothing there. If you’re gonna do something, do it all the way – that’s what I always say.X-Ray Eyeballs’ sophomore LP is one of the safest records I’ve ever heard. Plenty of exciting bands use their naivete to their advantage, and break conventional songwriting rules without hesitation, because they don’t know the rules.

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School of Seven Bells – Ghost Story

The third album from School of the Seven Bells marks a lot of changes for the the group, not only bringing a more refined sound but also a more refined lineup. Originally they were a trio formed by Benjamin Curtis of Secret Machines and twin sisters Alejandra and Claudia Deheza of On!Air! Library!, but Claudia has departed the group since their 2010 album Disconnect from Desire.

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Craft Spells news

Craft Spells announces Gallery EP, due May 15 on Captured Tracks STREAM: “Still Left With Me” – http://bit.ly/ze62rX Craft Spells photo by Angel Ceballos…

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ATP

ATP are very pleased to confirm our return to Asbury Park, New Jersey USA with a new I’ll Be Your Mirror event, the Saturday…

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Dirty Three – Toward The Low Sun

I am listening to the new Dirty Three album for the first time while watching the Los Angeles Lakers duel the Dallas Mavericks down in the Lone Star State on a small television set. It is an immediately appropriate soundtrack – the relentless introductory fuzz loop repeating while feedbacking guitars interlock and disperse.

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Disappears – Pre Language

I recently watched “We Need to Talk About Kevin”, the acclaimed British film by Lynne Ramsay. The film was well crafted but since the subject matter was so heavy and the tone so bleak I wasn’t sure if I actually liked it or not, which begs the question: Do you have to enjoy art in order to appreciate it? Or is it the other way around? More on that later.

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Craft Spells Interview

Jordan Vallesteros aka Craft Spells chats with Northern Transmissions a bit about 80s music and bloggers amongst other things. Craft Spells NT: I wanted…

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