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Mikal Cronin – You Gotta Have Someone

When Mikal Cronin was touring on his self-titled record put out earlier this year by Trouble in Mind, I couldn’t help but laugh to myself when he introduced some unrecorded songs during his set by saying “Okay, here’re a couple … Continue reading

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Bloodshot Bill – Thunder and Lightning

Canadian singer/songwriter, and one-man band rockabilly virtuoso Bloodshot Bill released Thunder and Lightning back in April of 2011 on Norton Records. Bloodshot Bill’s been active making music with King Kahn and Mark Sultan of late, performing in both Tandoori Knights … Continue reading

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Heavy Times – Jacker

Hozac Records released Chicago-based Heavy Times’ second full-length LP Jacker November 1st, 2011.  Jacker embodies the band’s blue-collar “shut up and play” mentality through and through, and with a 23-minute running time, there’s not an ounce of fucking around on … Continue reading

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The Strange Boys – Live Music

Rough Trade released the Strange Boys Live Music October 25, 2011, and despite the misleading title, the album is actually their third studio full-length. Upon first listen, it’s apparent that the album presents a slicker incarnation of the band. Dylan … Continue reading

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Thee Oh Sees – Carrion Crawler / The Dream

Thank God John Dwyer’s been too busy with bong rips and songwriting to take his Adderall because 2011 brought us a whole slew of new Oh Sees songs via In the Red Records. Carrion Crawler/The Dream is the most recent … Continue reading

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Wooden Shjips – West

Ripley Johnson’s output through both Wooden Shjips and Moon Duo has been rather prolific, and at this point, he’s already solidified his status as one of the finest and most consistent creators of psych going right now. His primary band … Continue reading

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Crystal Antlers – Two-Way Mirror

Crystal Antlers self-released their latest album Two-Way Mirror on their own Recreation Ltd. July 12, 2011. A lot of buzz surrounded this band with their s/t EP, but the reception was mixed for the follow up Tentacles, which bears the … Continue reading

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