Lemon Demon - Spirit Phone

Lemon Demon: Spirit Phone Review

By Wes Clary Music Reviewer Artist: Lemon Demon Album: Spirit Phone Label: Self-released Release Date: February 29, 2016 Website: http://www.lemondemon.com/ Mad scientist Neil Cicierega has released his ninth record under his synth-pop alias Lemon Demon titled Spirit Phone. Cicierega is a 29-year-old Massachusetts native that is not only known as a musician but as an internet…

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Black Mountain: IV Review

By Ryan Lacerda Music Reviewer Artist: Black Mountain Album: IV Label: Jagjaguwar Release Date: April 1, 2016 Website: http://www.blackmountainarmy.com/home Vancouver based band Black Mountain confidently claims their newest album, IV, is their “strongest material to date.” IV’s experimental return and artistic reach has been positively welcomed by classic fans and was probably necessary to re­-engage their true…

At Fillmore East

Alive! Live Album Reviews

By Wes Clary Music Reviewer Live albums have always been something I have enjoyed for as long as I have been listening to music. They are special because you can hear what the band sounds like when playing the songs you love in a live setting. Many of my favorite live albums were recorded before i was born…

Naked Giants

Naked Giants: Easy Eating EP Review

By Denise Marrufo Music Reviewer Artist: Naked Giants Album: Easy Eating EP Release Date: January 12,2016 Website: https://nakedgiants.bandcamp.com/ Naked Giants are a three­-piece garage rock band from Seattle, WA and all under 21. The band is composed of best friends Grant Mullen, Henry LaVallee and Gianni Aiello and influenced by the likes of Ty Segall and Jimi…

Mantra Love

Mantra Love: Mantra Love EP Review

By Ryan Lacerda Local Music Reviewer Artist: Mantra Love Album: Mantra Love Release Date: November 7th, 2015 Website: https://mantralove.bandcamp.com Hailing from Houston, Texas and formed on November 9, 2013, Mantra Love blends dream pop, beach­-goth and psychedelic rock. Their self debut album Mantra Love drowns in luscious nostalgia and introspection. The opening track is titled “Hiraeth,” which is a…

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The Tale of Three Cities

By Denise Marrufo Music Reviewer As a Dallas native, it would always upset me when bands toured Texas and only made a stop in Austin, which led me to believe shows in Austin would be more fun than any other city in Texas. Once I actually started going to shows in different cities, I was surprised at how…