Morgan Delt – Morgan Delt

written by: Kate Silver on February 10, 2014

Morgan Delt doesn’t reveal a whole lot about himself. The Los Angeles-based musician and graphic designer hasn’t done many interviews, and the press photo that accompanies his self-titled debut looks like it was taken in 1968: the artist, in hippie hair and sunglasses, stands in front of trees that look painted into the scene. Paired […]

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Gardens & Villa – Dunes

written by: Kate Silver on January 27, 2014

The new year did not arrive quietly. Thanks to subzero temps, it’s hard to think of anything but the weather, and how to survive wind-chill indexes and black ice. Through it all, music is the best coping mechanism, so it’s a relief when a record comes along that promises the changing season — whether it’s […]

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Brilliant Beast – Where Do You Want

written by: Kate Silver on November 21, 2013

Sometimes you hear a band for the first time and they just sound so familiar, like you’ve already spent countless hours and as many beers watching them play in a dark club. After a few listens to Brilliant Beast’s energetic and extremely enjoyable EP, Where Do You Want, there was an urge to stand by […]

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His Clancyness – Vicious

written by: Kate Silver on November 8, 2013

“I’m going to make it a true last goodbye,” Jonathan Clancy remarks on “Machines,” a zippy, fluid swan song that lands, funnily enough, in the middle of Vicious, his second full-length under the moniker His Clancyness. It’s an indelible refrain, one of many on this record. If Vicious has a theme, it’s persistence—going out strong, […]

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Mutation – Error 500

written by: Kate Silver on October 18, 2013

What are supergroups for? Sure, musicians can experiment with new sounds off the clock and release a record (at no small cost), and fans get to watch their favorite musicians play out a Justice League fantasy. It’s all in good fun, of course, but a supergroup record is a dangerous proposition. Mutation takes a risk, […]

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