REVIEWS

THE NEVERENDING TRIO – SIDE 2 (INGROWN RECORDS, 2020)

What are the requirements of a “Fake Jazz” band? According to official Fake Jazz standard bearers The Neverending Trio, you meet once, record an album, eat nachos. With the bar set ridiculously high, the Long Island trio comprised of Jack Adams – flute, Kyle Donely – electronics (Neverending Audit, Nite Audit, Neverending Boyfriend) and Alex …

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DREAM TIGER – EP 1

ep 1 is Liz Wolf’s first new work since 2015’s EP The Sea. Within this 5 year span the Cincinnati artist and frequent WHY? contributor’s work has drifted into the realm of visual and installation based art. In her return to the recorded format, these three songs, recorded while under quarantine in her house that …

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THE MIGHTY MISSOULA – REMNANTS (SELF-RELEASED, 2020)

Hailing from the gloomy Northwest, The Portland-based The Mighty Missoula return with a full-length LP released earlier this month that contains passages of brooding atmospherics and pulverizing, cinematic crescendos. It’s 2020, I am not sure we are looking for anyone to rewrite the rules on Post-Rock. What The Mighty Missoula do they do very well, …

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SHIMMERANCE – SHIMMERANCE (SELF-RELEASED, 2020)

Shimmerance is a Moscow, Russia based Shoegaze band that plays a heavy textural Shoegaze like they have something to prove. Marrying classic shoegaze production that pairs towering walls of effect-laden guitars against melodies that form a through-line connecting their Shoegaze influences from bands like Swervedriver and My Bloody Valentine to permeations found in the massive …

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BACK TO THE FUTURE THE RIDE – TRON LEGACY (DEATHBOMB ARC, 2010)

A few weeks back we presented the first, in what I hope is many, visual art pieces off of  Back to the Future the Ride’s newest album Tron Legacy. Do not read this review or download Tron Legacy (for free on Deathbomb Arc) without watching the video for “CGI Fridays”. “CGI Fridays” takes us back to the pre-Matrix 90’s when futurism …

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