Archive | February, 2012

The Paperhead – "Pictures of Her Demise"

29 Feb

Nashville psych-rock outfit The Paperhead—formerly known as The Looking Glass—released their first record in 2010 as a 100-run casette on hometown label Infinity Cat. That long sold-out release showcased three 18 year-olds tapping into a space time-warp of vintage psychedelia, utilizing the sort of fuzz, tone, and heavy LSD-inspired exploratory jams that were first born in the late 1960s. The band’s sound has quickly earned them a devoted following since then with vinyl releases on the

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Really Big Sky v3.03 – THETA

28 Feb

Title: Really Big Sky Genre: Action, Indie Developer: Boss Baddie Publisher: Boss Baddie Release Date: 25 Feb 2012 Languages: English* *languages with full audio support Detail: REALLY BIG SKY! A super fast, twin analogue shooter for the modern age! Way over in the big void of space live some aliens. They coveted and would do anything to live there themselves. So what’s to do? Yeah, blast through them all! Face off against waves of enemies,

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Spanish Prisoners – "November Third"

27 Feb

Brooklyn four-piece Spanish Prisoners—named after the 1997 David Mamet film, The Spanish Prisoner—revel in jumpy, highly caffeinated, and dream-like psychedelic-dripped canvasses of sound. The band’s 2011 9-track EP Gold Fools is still making the rounds around the interweb, and it’s for good reason. Every note, every rhythm, and every tone appear belabored over and honed down to a clear, crisp, and fully-realized vision of pop music. Perhaps the best track on the album, “November Third,”

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Video: Hunx – "Private Room"

24 Feb

While we wait for Seth Bogart’s Punx-less Hunx LP, Hairdresser Blues—due out next week—here’s a peak at a second track from the record, “Private Room.” According to Bogart, “Private Room” was inspired by his time at a nude beach in San Francisco. “If you walk all the way to the end near the Golden Gate Bridge,” says Bogart, “there are actually little tiny caves and handmade private rooms made out of rocks from the ocean. Men go and have sex in these private rooms.” Check out the video

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Lower Dens :: Nootropics

23 Feb

I avoided liking Lower Dens for the longest time. Perhaps it’s because the songs never make a grab for the listener with ear-candied hooks or obvious pop constructions. Instead, Jana Hunter and company deliver some of the more subtle, meditative, and hypnotic pop music I’ve ever heard, arming themselves with quietly delivered melodies and repetitive almost geometrical lines of intersecting rhythm. Tracks like “Rosie” and “A Dog’s Dick” will creep into your ear canal unnoticed one moment, and

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Heavy Fire: Afghanistan-SKIDROW

23 Feb

Release Date: October 25, 2011 Also on: X360, PS3 T for Teen: Mild Language, Violence Genre: Shooter Publisher: Mastiff Detail: Heavy Fire: Afghanistan is a super fast playing, high intensity experience set in modern-day Afghanistan. Whether fighting up close and personal with guns and grenades, raining down fire from a helicopter or laying waste with a main battle tank, Heavy Fire: Afghanistan is all about constant, edge-of-the-seat action and

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Tennis – "Petition"

22 Feb

One of the great strengths of Denver band Tennis is the group’s consistency. Every song on Cape Dory and new LP Young & Old are executed with equal amounts professionalism, guitar fuzz, and sweet husky vocal melodies courtesy of Felicity-haired bandleader Alaina Moore. Tennis absolutely excels in its brand of re-imagined 50s and 60s pop: it’s clever, catchy, and fun as hell. However, the band never really strays from that formula. Within Tennis’s consistency also lies their greatest

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