Tag: Viet Cong

Preoccupations – “Preoccupations”

Preoccupations – “Preoccupations”

Under their previous incarnation as Viet Cong, Preoccupations‘ 2015 debut album was more than a great album. It was a visceral experience both musically and emotionally. It was raw and cathartic, resonating with Joy Division’s industrial and post-punk brilliance. Beneath the reverb-drenched guitars and the thunderous rhythms, however, were four guys releasing the pain that came with losing a dear […]

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RBC Bluesfest July 9th Picks

RBC Bluesfest July 9th Picks

The first Saturday of Bluesfest arrives and the lineup is pretty deep. There is a bit of everything for everyone, including one of the most anticipated shows of the 9-day festival – at least for me anyway and I am not referring to The Lumineers (who do put on a fine show). There is one disappointment, though – Brandi Carlile […]

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50 Most Anticipated Albums of 2016 – Part 2

50 Most Anticipated Albums of 2016 – Part 2

Yesterday, we shared 25 of our Most Anticipated Albums of 2016. Here’s the other 25. Some are merely speculative (and one would say wishful thinking), but many have been confirmed. The list also features some of the most influential and creative minds in music today. Others are making comebacks after a brief hiatus, which only heightens the anticipation. As always, […]

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The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2015

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2015

Over the past year, we’ve listened to thousands of singles – way too many to count. Throughout the year, we’ve shared many of them through three regular features – The Melodic Tonic, The Matinee, and The Weekend Showcase. While we could have rolled up all those singles into one mammoth playlist, that would have meant a playlist of nearly 1,500 songs, not to […]

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Our 50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – The Full List

Our 50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – The Full List

For ease, here is the complete list of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2015. Click on the sub-heading below to be taken to the original post and hear tracks from the artists. Thanks for reading and here’s to another great year of music ahead of us.   The First 15 Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color Algiers – Algiers The […]

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50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – Part 3

50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – Part 3

Today, we reach the final 20 of our 50 Favorite Albums of 2015. From riot grrrl to psychedelic pop, from contemporary indie rock to the sounds of the ’50s and ’60s, from alt-folk to alt-country, the list is eclectic, diverse, and filled with the best of 2015. Read the final 20 LPs below. If you’re just catching up, you can find […]

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Osheaga in Revue – Day 1 Part 2

Osheaga in Revue – Day 1 Part 2

The second half of day 1 kicked off for me with twenty one pilots. I admit I was not familiar with the band until seeing Osheaga‘s schedule earlier this year. I like to research as many of the bands playing as I can so that I don’t miss out on great acts. This was one of the bands I had […]

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Mundo 20 – Favorite Albums of the First Quarter 2015 (Part 2)

Mundo 20 – Favorite Albums of the First Quarter 2015 (Part 2)

Yesterday, we listed the first ten on our Favorite Albums of the First Quarter 2015. Today, here are the remaining ten albums. As always, they’re in alphabetical order. Celebrate the awesomeness of these fine artists. Lady Lamb Lady Lamb‘s unabashed approach to songwriting and unrestrained creativity made After truly stand out in a first quarter full of incredible records. Part of […]

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SXSW Picks – 3/19

SXSW Picks – 3/19

We are nearing the tail end of the week for the SXSW Festival. The music continues through the weekend and we will highlight two of our favorite day shows today along with some suggestions for the evening. We have seen some great music the past few days and we can’t wait to share a nice recap with you all next […]

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Mundo 20: SXSW 2015 Sneak Peek

Mundo 20: SXSW 2015 Sneak Peek

The South by Southwest Festival is right around the corner and if you have never attended, there really is nothing else currently like it. Unlike most other festivals where you have one location with multiple stages, thousands of bands, promoters, record labels, media outlets and sponsors who will descend upon Austin, TX and take over for about a week, playing […]

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49 Above: Viet Cong, “Viet Cong”

49 Above: Viet Cong, “Viet Cong”

From the first sound of the rhythmic drum beat that eventually cascades into the shimmering sounds of a synth on opener “Newspaper Spoons”, it became immediately evident that Viet Cong‘s self-titled, debut album was something different yet something very special and personal. The concise first track is an introduction to the world of Viet Cong, one that is filled with […]

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