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Roselit Bone ‘Blister Steel’ Review

Roselit Bone ‘Blister Steel’ Review: contributor David Dierksen dives into Portland group’s Gothic Americana infused sophomore album. By David Dierksen Attempting a simple sonic description of Blister Steel, the newest release from Portland collective Roselit Bone, is almost committing a disservice to the music, akin to describing a piece of abstract art by talking about […]

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John Fryer Talks New Black Needle Noise Album ‘Lost in Reflections’

John Fryer Talks New Black Needle Noise Album ‘Lost in Reflections’: veteran producer discusses new Black Needle Noise album, working with Chrysta Bell and more in our exclusive interview.  John Fryer has been a pivotal figure in the evolution of electronic and alternative music. As a producer he’s worked with some of the most pivotal […]

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Black Needle Noise ‘Lost in Reflections’ Review 

Black Needle Noise ‘Lost in Reflections’ Review: veteran alternative producer John Fryer creates a haunting, narcotic, sonic tapestry on latest release.  John Fryer might not be a household name, but if you’re a fan of electronic music you’ve certainly heard him, and owe him a massive debt of gratitude. The musician/producer has worked with some of the most […]

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Swans ‘The Great Annihilator'(Remastered Edition) Review

Swans: ‘The Great Annihilator’ (Deluxe Edition) Review: underrated 1995 album gets deluxe remastered double-vinyl reissue.  To say NYC noise rock legends SWANS have had a unique career trajectory is an understatement. Whereas most bands that formed in the 80s subsist by playing their back catalogue on the nostalgia circuit, Swans have become more popular than ever. […]

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‘Thor and Friends’ Review

‘Thor and Friends’ Review: Swans percussionist Thor Harris offers unique instrumental treats in début album from new musical trio.   Thor Harris is best known as the percussionist for dark noise rock icons SWANS, currently riding high off their critically acclaimed 2016 release The Glowing Man. But the ever-busy performer switches gears on his latest project, the self-titled […]

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Swans ‘The Glowing Man’ Review

Swans ‘The Glowing Man’ Review: Michael Gira concludes current Swans lineup with hypnotic results. NYC’s noise rock icons Swans have had an impressive career trajectory this decade. For a band that started in the early 80’s, reforming in 2005 after a 15-year hiatus, they sound as hungry, raw and exploratory as ever. Following 2012’s brilliantly […]

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Listen To New Chelsea Wolfe Song Iron Moon

Moody chanteuse Chelsea Wolfe is set to release her new album Abyss on August 7th, and she’s giving listeners a taste for what’s in store with the first single Iron Moon, which you can listen to via Soundcloud below: The track pulls on all the previous strengths from 2013 album Pain Is Beauty, but amps […]

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Coachella 2015 Lineup Announced: AC/DC to Headline

Coachella 2015 Lineup Announced: official lineup for the annual Indio, California festival. The lineup for the 2015 Coachella festival in Indio, California, has been released and…it’s a little lackluster compared to past years. Headliners include AC/DC, Interpol, Drake, Steely Dan, Jack White, Florence and The Machine, Belle and Sebastian, Alabama Shakes, alt-J, St. Vincent and […]

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SLIS’s 14 Best Albums Of 2014

SLIS’s 14 Best Albums Of 2014: the best discs that got us through a somber year.  With 2014 on its way out, and all major releases having given ample time  to absorb, it’s time to count down the best music of the year. Here are the 14 discs from veteran and newbie acts that hit the right […]

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Swans ‘To Be Kind’ Review

Swans ‘To Be Kind’ Review; post-punk veterans follow-up masterwork ‘The Seer’ with similarly epic ‘To Be Kind’, which is sometimes too much of a good thing. With 2012’s ‘The Seer’, noise-rock pioneers Swans did the unthinkable; they made their breakout album 3 decades into their career. They indulged all aspects of their legacy and expunged […]

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