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HANZ – Sink

There aren’t too many other experimental producers that I follow as religiously as Hanz.  Honestly, there aren’t any others.  When serious music critics want to puff out their chests experimental and noise musicians are always easy to bring up because let’s be real most people don’t have the time or patience to listen to 3 hours of field recordings.  Maybe …

pkelly94HANZ – Sink
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Dej Loaf – Try Me (SEENMR Refux)

SEENMR taekes Dej Loaf’s already atmospheric and gorgeous “Try Me” and filters it through 7 stained glass windows.  The added space, SEENMR takes it from shack to Basilica, allows Dej Loaf’s threats to receive the grandeur and weight they deserve.  This refux is coming fresh off the heals of his equally spiritual remix of Edith Beake’s “Always In Love”.  So …

pkelly94Dej Loaf – Try Me (SEENMR Refux)
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Samuel Wells – Venturia

Sam Wells is the mastermind behind emo-revival group Acab Rocky and on Venturia he demonstrates the maturity of his songwriting.  There isn’t a whole lot to these songs.  Actually, there are only three things: tape static, acoustic guitar and Wells’ captivating voice (a piano also shows up for the instrumental opener).  With Acab Rocky, Wells stretches and pushes his voice all …

pkelly94Samuel Wells – Venturia
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SEENMR – heaven for your children

“A little taste of the wave that’s about to splash”.  He’s been on sabbatical, probably wandering across the states taking in mystical influences and skateboarding, but all signs point to his inevitable return to his throne of beat masterdom.  “heaven for your children” is a deceptively simple song with one short loop that makes up a large majority of the …

pkelly94SEENMR – heaven for your children
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Gorgeous Bully – I Can’t Sleep…

Of all the garage rock bands we’ve covered on this website, Gorgeous Bully were not at the top of my list for artists who’d be able to pull off an unarguably gorgeous (yup) song.  “I Can’t Sleep Because I’m Afraid You’ll Leave” says it all in the title, it’s unashamedly sentimental and relatable for anyone who’s ever fallen in love. …

pkelly94Gorgeous Bully – I Can’t Sleep…
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Gorgeous Bully – I Think

After a few weeks of shamelessly embracing normcore hits such as “Shower” and “Fancy” I decided it was time for a detox.  “I Think” is a breath of fresh air for any pretentious blogger who’s been too busy to sit down and scowl at the world for a bit.  Not that this song is a bummer.  It’s not.  “I Think” …

pkelly94Gorgeous Bully – I Think