Magnatone Giveawya

September 2014

Album Review

Ear to the Ground: Electric Citizen’s “Light Years Beyond”

June 20, 2014
The retro-rock newcomers boast a bewitching frontwoman, galloping adventure-rock rhythms, and a guitarist with a degree in obscure ’70s metal.
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Phish's "Fuego" Album Review

June 20, 2014
The Vermont quartet's twelfth LP might be their best studio effort since Billy Breathes.
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Ear to the Ground: The Vaselines’ “One Lost Year”

June 17, 2014
The Scottish indie-rockers are back with prototypical tunes and more confident-sounding guitar work.
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Ear to the Ground: Mastodon’s “Chimes at Midnight”

June 16, 2014
The metal gods build on their legacy of brutality while infusing their raging tunes with a cinematic element.
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Ear to the Ground: James Blackshaw’s “Between Tides”

June 16, 2014
London’s 12-string dignitary reinterprets a piano composition by Brian Eno’s brother, Roger.
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Ear to the Ground: Spoon’s “Rent I Pay”

June 13, 2014
The Austin indie stars’ first album in four years balances an old-school rock feel with fresh songwriting—and a raunchy vibe courtesy of famed producer Joe Chiccarelli.
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Marcus Hook Roll Band "Tales of Old Grand-Daddy" Album Review

June 13, 2014
The re-release of Malcolm and Angus Young’s first album, pre-AC/DC, circa 1973.
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Ear to the Ground: J Mascis’ “Every Morning”

June 13, 2014
The first single from the Dinosaur Jr. frontman’s sixth solo album starts off great and gets better—especially on the solos.
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Ear to the Ground: Dot Hacker's “Elevator”

June 12, 2014
The new single from the side project of Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer has more in common with moody glam icons like Suede than SoCal punk-funk.
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Ear to the Ground: Demon Eye’s “Shades of Black”

June 12, 2014
What sets this quartet apart from most North Carolina Thin Lizzy devotees is their penchant for pushing airtight harmonies through gargantuan stacks of doomy fuzz.
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