Album Review: The Dead Milkmen, “The King In Yellow”

Everyone’s favorite obnoxious punk band is back, after only 16 years!  That’s right, I’m talking about The Dead Milkmen, who have an all-new album recorded and ready to go.  The Milkmen broke up in 1995, but got back together in 2008 after playing a few shows that went well for them.  After composing new songs and touring for a few years, they began recording The King In Yellow in 2010, and released the hard copy…

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The New Breed of Metal: An Interview with Archea

Left to right: Kyle Wallinger (drums), Adam McDaniel (guitar), Jake Quarle (upside-down)(vocals), Alyssa Porras (bass), and Jared Charles (guitar).

Left to right: Kyle Wallinger (drums), Adam McDaniel (guitar), Jake Quarle (upside-down)(vocals), Alyssa Porras (bass), and Jared Charles (guitar).

Just upstate from the birthing grounds of such great thrash pioneers as Slayer and Metallica comes Archea, a rather rambunctious young group with a definite and ferocious sound. Coming straight out of Pleasant Hill, California, (an otherwise quiet town dwindling in the glare of the lights of San Francisco), Archea can…

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New Music Monday: 2 August

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Arcade Fire’s much anticipated third full length, “The Suburbs”, is due for official release tomorrow, so don’t just sit there, order! I’ve managed to stream the album at least a dozen times by now, and I can honestly all the hype the band attracted on blogs and reviews is more than justified. The Suburbs has moments where it’s as intense as Funeral or as uplifting as Neon Bible, but at another level – not necessarily…

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New Music Monday: 21 June

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A personal highly anticipated release, The Roots’ ninth studio album “How I Got Over” has finally caught light of day once with its official release this week. They’re not alone either – Stars, Kele Okereke (Block Party), Danzig or the highly hyped new Sia are out as well this week. As far as electronic releases are concerned, be sure to check out the new The Chemical Brothers, Kode9 or Trentemoller. As a fine insider’s tip,…

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New Music Monday: June 7

We’ve got a whole indie extravaganza this week on our hands as a slew of hot releases are making their way into your iPods. What I can personally recommend you should pick up this week is Delta Spirit’s “History from Below”, Blitzen Trapper’s “Destroyer of the Void”, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti “Before Today”, Against Me!’s “White Crosses”, Hot Hot Heat’s “Future Beads” or, of course, Nada Surfs’ “If I Had A Hi-Fi”. As for some…

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New Music Monday: May 18

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Band of Horses’ highly anticipated latest effort, “Infinite Arms” (what a brilliant cover art. don’t you think?), is finally out this week, much to the delight of millions of indie peeps in the world. We’ve posted the album stream last week, so let’s hear some thoughts regarding it. I, for one, believe it’s their best yet. Hold your band of horses for a second though, since this week also marks the release of LCD Soundsystem’s…

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New Music Monday: May 10

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The National’s “High Violet”, one of the most anticipated releases of the year, is finally upon us once with its official drop this week. I’ve been streaming the album for the past two weeks now, and I can firmly say it’s definitely up to the hype. Big up! After a series of rather disappointing past releases, UNKLE is also moving out a new record, the band’s fifth actually, in the form of “Where Did The…

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New Music Monday: May 3

Quite a few quality releases this week. The obvious standout of the week is Hold Steady’s new record “Heaven is Whenever”, which aside from our obvious affection for the band is well on par with their previous material, making it a definite recommend! “Forgiveness Rock Record”, Broken Social Scene’s first record in five years, is also out this week. I’ve been sampling FRR for a few weeks now, since it leaked on the web, and…

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New Music Monday: April 12

I love pure instrumental music, and Atlantian Kaki King is one of my favorite artists to sprang off the new wave. Her signature picking style has branched out along the year into something really special. It’s like she’s managed to dwell to such a depth in her music, that’s she almost into a whole new acoustic genre – a mark that only few artists manage to make. Anyway, Kaki’s fifth studio effort, “Junior” is out…

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New Music Monday: April 5

This week’s stand out release is definitely “Here Lies Love”, the product of a unpredictable collaboration between David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, about the life of the former First Lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos and her relationship with a servant from her childhood. It’s an immensely ambitious project, backed by an intricate concept and a guest list stretching for miles. If someone had the chance of sampling the record, I’d love to hear some…

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