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The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2018

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2018

Like the ball drop at Times Squares in New York City, the fireworks igniting from the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the annual rite of hundreds of million of people making resolutions they cannot keep, we once again share some of our favorite songs from the past 365 days. The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2018 is another doozy. Specifically, it features […]

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Favorite 50 Albums of 2018 – The First 25

Favorite 50 Albums of 2018 – The First 25

Two days ago, we shared our Favorite 20 EPs of the year. Today, we commence our look back at our Favorite 50 Albums of 2018, counting down the first 25. As we always do, the list is in alphabetical order. As a reminder, we have not ranked the LPs nor use the term “Best” since both imply that we have […]

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Favorite Albums of 2018: Belako – ‘Render Me Numb, Trivial Violence’

Favorite Albums of 2018: Belako – ‘Render Me Numb, Trivial Violence’

In the Basque town of Mungia, a little band led the charge in reigniting a genre that people said was dying. Way back in February, Belako unleashed Render Me Numb, Trivial Violence, which was fifty-one minutes of pure adrenaline. The record featured the band’s unique, cathartic blend of post-punk, indie-rock, krautrock, and electro-rock. Or in other words, they took the best […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.08

Weekend Showcase 4.08

Like the start of March, Weekend Showcase 4.08 edition roars like a lion. OK, that was pretty bad, but the 57 songs are fantastic. The artists and bands represent 18 countries, including: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows […]

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Belako – ‘Render Me Numb, Trivial Violence’ (album review)

Belako – ‘Render Me Numb, Trivial Violence’ (album review)

Spain’s indie scene is flourishing, and the world is taking notice. Most people are fixated on Hinds’ forthcoming sophomore album, but their attention should be on the Basque town of Mungia. This is where Belako call home. Since 2011, the quartet of Cristina Lizarraga, Josu Ximun Billelabeitia, Lander Zalakain Martinez, and Lore Nekane Billelabeitia have been causing tremors across the […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.06

Weekend Showcase 4.06

It was Valentine’s week, and we fell in love with several new artists and bands. We also fell head over heels again for some of indie’s greatest artists, who surprised us with the gift of new songs. To hear what we mean, the Weekend Showcase 4.06 edition reviews the week that was in music. The playlist has 55 songs from 14 […]

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Saturday Sampler February 17th

Saturday Sampler February 17th

Saturday Sampler February 17th features songs that will get you up and moving and take you away to another dimension. There rockers, pop-rock anthems, political statements, and some good old-fashion dreamgaze. In other words, this mini-playlist is the perfect way to spend the weekend. Belako – “Maskenfreiheit” (Mungia, Spain) RIYL: Bosnian Rainbows, Bikini Kills, Crystal Fighters We may have found […]

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