Giveaways January 2015

January 15

Album Review

Ear to the Ground: JOY’s “Confusion”

June 25, 2014
These acid-rockers are so addicted to psychedelia that they somehow got Hawkwind’s Nik Turner to appear on their upcoming album.
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Ear to the Ground: Tahiti 80’s “Crush!”

June 24, 2014
One listen will beg the question, “Why aren’t these French electro-pop rulers as big as Air or Phoenix?”
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Ear to the Ground: Zig Zags’ “Brainded Warrior”

June 23, 2014
Putting the “pow” back in “power trio,” the L.A. proto-punk hesh heathens punch life back into the longhaired punk ’n’ roll sound of yore.
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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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