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Bringing you all the Release Reviews that matter since 1999

RELEASE ROUNDUP W/C 29.05.06
29 May 2006 / Various Formats
:: P J Harvey :: Jack Johnson :: Johnathan Rice :: Elin Ruth :: Angels & Airwaves :: Rocco Deluca :: GTA ::
Round Up Of Releases - for week commencing the 29th May 2006

KEZIA
29 May 2006 / 10 Trk CD :: Vagrant / Hassle
:: Protest The Hero ::
Elements of thrash and classic rock pulped into a bloody onslaught

DEAD FUNNY *recommended *
29 May 2006 / Domino / 1 Trk CD
:: Archie Bronson Outfit ::
Two years on and Archie Bronson are making their best music

MAKEDAMNSURE
29 May 2006 / Warner / 1 Trk CD
:: Taking Back Sunday ::
Sounds like it’s been taken off a peg in the stockroom of Warner Bros Records

DANCE IN MY BLOOD
29 May 2006 / Warner / 1 Trk CD
:: Men, Women & Children ::
There’s something of an identity crisis going on, not least my own.

THE ONLY THING I EVER WANTED * recommended *
29 May 2006 / Domino / 11 Trk CD
:: Psapp ::
Psapp painstakingly collect their samples like an eager fossil hunter combing the nearest beach

SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE
29 May 2006 / 2 Trk CD :: Woodhill Records
:: Last Stop China Town ::
Dear Mr Last Stop Chinatown,Your records are hurting my ears

WHAT’S THE SIGNAL
29 May 2006 / 3 Trk CD :: Simbiotic
:: F.O.Machete ::
A wired up affair with strained guitar notes bouncing off bent strings

THE RIDE
29 May 2006 / 4 Trk CD :: Reveal Records
:: Joan As Police Woman ::
Hailing from NYC, Joan Wasser already has a credible resume

SHERLOCK GROOVE HOLMES * download of the week *
29 May 2006 / 1 Trk Download :: PlayLouderRecordings
:: The KBC ::
The KBC march ever onwards and upwards..

TURN IT UP
29 May 2006 / 1 Trk CD
:: Robots In Disguise ::
Static charged squelches and electronica via a low slung synth and clattering electric piano

SEVEN DOGS
29 May 2006 / Demo / 3 Trk CD
:: The Vipers ::
The Vipers promise a cleaner purer agenda.

TELL YOU TONIGHT
29 May 2006 / Demo / 3 Trk CD
:: South Side Heroes ::
The flashing lights and klaxons normally go off when the dodgy demo criteria are all met

VACUUM IRONY *recommended*
29 May 2006 / 5 Trk CD :: Nomadic
:: The Scare ::
The drill that’s been moving ever forward into your skill begins to sort of hit the right spot

BENTON HARBOUR BLUES
29 May 2006 / Rough Trade / 1 Trk CD
:: Fiery Furnaces ::
The Fiery Furnaces may just have released their most normal record todate.

RED THREAD * album of the week *
29 May 2006 / 11 Trk CD :: Lucky Numbers
:: Keith ::
With such a combination of song and purpose, Keith have produced one of the citys best records so far this year.

SCALE
29 May 2006 / 11 Trk CD :: Magic & Accident
:: Mathew Herbert ::
All sorts of things are sampled on this album, from airplanes to petrol pumps and coffins

DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS
29 May 2006 / 2 Trk CD :: Nortee Records
:: Cujo ::
Big dumb riffs that strut the line between The Hives and Nu-Clear Sounds-era Ash prick up the ears

STATIK PRESENTS GRINDIE (Vol 1)
29 May 2006 / 64 Trk Mix CD :: Allstarr
:: Various Artists ::
It all stems from a Guardian G2 article - now someones made a record taht sounds like it was compiled in the bath

SOMEONE LIKE YOU
29 May 2006 / 3 Trk CD :: Because
:: Revl9n ::
Infectiously hooked and twisted trash disco funk

TOO MUCH TIME
29 May 2006 / Demo / 2 Trk CD
:: The Jakpot ::
Vocals throb with heavy northern accents like The Goodies in ‘Ecky Thump mode

SUPERBI
29 May 2006 / SonyBMG / 12 Trk CD
:: The Beautiful South ::
17 years and 11 albums on, The Beautiful South are most definitely back

CIVILIAN
29 May 2006 / Universal / 11 Trk CD :: Vertigo / Mercury
:: Boy Kill Boy ::
Well on the way to rewriting the 80’s pop revivalists handbook

FILL MY LITTLE WORLD
29 May 2006 / Universal / 1 Trk CD
:: The Feeling ::
The Feeling get touchy feely with more striking hummable pop, peppered with sunny harmonies and acoustic strums

THAT OLD PAIR OF JEANS
29 May 2006 / Skint / 6 Trk Remix CD
:: Fat Boy Slim ::
A burgeoning greatest hits package is imminent - here's another one.

EXECUTE ALL THE BLOOD
29 May 2006 / Universal / 2 Trk CD
:: Betty Curse ::
PMS driven fantasy rock from Elvira lookalike with big record deal - or genuine rock and roll ? you decide..

INTO THE GUTTER (re-release)
29 May 2006 / Albert Productions / 1 Trk CD
:: The Answer ::
Blasts out like a Tommy Vance (RIP) play listed musical orgasm.

SING IT OUT * single of the week *
29 May 2006 / SonyBMG / 1 Trk CD
:: Hope Of The States ::
Hope Of The States provide yet further evidence that their forthcoming second album is going to be one hell of a ride

NIGHT & DAY
29 May 2006 / 1 Trk CD :: Ark
:: 747s ::
Raconteurs chosen support band deliver infectious melodies and plenty of fun filled moments

IS IT ANY WONDER?
29 May 2006 / Universal / 1 Trk CD
:: Keane ::
More big sounding trickery from the classic pop band who defy detractors with their heady credibility

SWIM EP
22 May 2006 / 4 Trk CD :: Lavolta
:: Fell City Girl ::
Fell City have the prospects of evolving into something very exciting indeed

SPEAK FOR YOURSELF
22 May 2006 / SonyBMG / 12 Trk CD
:: Imogen Heap ::
As imaginaitive as a Heart album ? or is this the new alt.Madonna..

PILLS FOR THE PAIN * recommended *
22 May 2006 / Demo / 3 Trk CD
:: Stickboy ::
Another collection of amazingly subtle and melodious tracks from Stickboy

PROUD OF YOU *recommended *
22 May 2006 / Demo / 7 Trk CD
:: The Waverton Collective ::
A rather brilliant concoction of weird ass folk and horror flick sonics

HURRICANE GLASS
22 May 2006 / 10 Trk CD :: Tallgrass
:: Catherine Feeny ::
Feeny's impressive second album of American folk impresses as she is currently on tour with Martha Wainwright

THE ADVENTURE
22 May 2006 / Universal / 1 Trk CD
:: Angels & Airwaves ::
A man in crisis ? - well you would be if you were in Blink 182 ....

INDECISION
22 May 2006 / Demo / 4 Trk CD
:: The Shallow Call ::
A great big slab of dirty, assertive, upbeat bluesy rock

OVERRATED (EVERYTHING IS)
22 May 2006 / Warner / 2 Trk CD :: Sire
:: Less Than Jake ::
apable modern, bubblegum heavy rock with plenty of clichéd American machinations

TECHNOLOGY WILL MAKE US BETTER
22 May 2006 / Promo / CD Album
:: Julian Gaskell (& His Ragged Trousered Philanthropists) ::
All shaky corridors and drunken harmonicas, ‘Technology Will Make Us Better’ was recorded in Falmouth..read on

IT STARTED IN NAPLES * demo of the week *
22 May 2006 / Demo / 2 Trk CDR
:: Amida ::
Oh, I know what you’re thinking, have I been at the strawberry wine again?

MANCHESTER
22 May 2006 / SonyBMG / 1 Trk CD
:: The Beautiful South ::
Mr H and the rest of the merry band of Beautiful Southers have written a song about Manchester

MORE SONGS ABOUT HANGOVERS AND SAILORS * album of the week *
22 May 2006 / 20 Trk CD :: Heaven Hotel / Lowlands
:: The Love Substitutes ::
Is this a classic album in the making ?

A CITY BY THE LIGHT DIVIDED
22 May 2006 / 11 Trk CD :: Hassle
:: Thursday ::
Thursday it seems are very close to redefining at least some part of their genre.

APPETITE FOR CONSTRUCTION
22 May 2006 / 10 Trks :: Something In Construction
:: Various Artists ::
SiC celebrate 15 months of something altogether different

SESSIONS – JOSH WINK
22 May 2006 / Ministry Of Sound / 30 Trk – 2xCD
:: Various Artists ::
Another in the long line of credible MoS collections, with a smart Radiohead remix stuck in the middle for good measure.

STRAYS DON’T SLEEP
22 May 2006 / One Little Indian / 9 Trk CD
:: Strays Don’t Sleep ::
Lazy vocalled folk/rock evoking a hazy drug addled view of the world outside

DAN SARTAIN Vs THE SERPENTINES *recommended *
22 May 2006 / One Little Indian / 14 Trk Cd
:: Dan Sartain ::
Tunes that offer something truly noisy, challenging, raw and uncompromising.

THE EXCHANGE SESSION Vol. 2
22 May 2006 / Domino / 3 Trk CD (album)
:: Kieran Hebden And Steve Reid ::
Odd, strangely compelling but absolutely experimental

PRODUCTS
22 May 2006 / 4 Trk CD :: All City / Dcypha
:: Sway ::
Sway continues his ascent with another high point from his current, critically acclaimed debut

HELL BENT
22 May 2006 / 4 Trk CD
:: Transparent Sound ::
Bleeps from Bognor Regis promise an innovative soundtrack..but they just couldn't resist the remix could they..

SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE
22 May 2006 / Demo / 3 Trk CDR
:: The Trend ::
Dramatic chord crescendos hit a climactic minor just as the camera swoops of the edge of Vesuvius - very nearly

DEAD MAN * Recommended *
22 May 2006 / Universal / 1 Trk CD
:: Louie ::
Enough power behind this to keep the stereos in a small town running at full volume for a week

DEMO
22 May 2006 / Demo / 4 Trk CD
:: I Am Zeitgeist ::
Is this the sort of thing Dave Grohl probably writes on the bog...maybe not entirely

DEMO
22 May 2006 / Demo / 3 Trk CD
:: Parker ::
The possibility always hangs like a deep black cloud - so say Parker

THE MOVERS AND THE SHAKERS
22 May 2006 / 4 Trk CD :: !K7
:: Mathew Herbert ::
Burbles along on a bed of sound effects, brassy interludes and sonic knob twiddling.

THAT LEAVING FEELING
22 May 2006 / Beggars Banquet / 2 Trk CD
:: Stuart A. Staples ::
Staples' deep bar room wobbles evoke a confusing combination of stylish melody and slight incoherence

COUNTRY GIRL
22 May 2006 / SonyBMG / 1 Trk CD
:: Primal Scream ::
Is the girl on the sleeve is just asleep or actually dead...Primal Scene redefined and on returning.

WHAT? WHAT YOU GOT
22 May 2006 / V2 / 2 Trk CD
:: Little Man Tate ::
Sheff' whippersnappers come along and release a bloody good record

LITTLE HEART
22 May 2006 / Double Dragon / 2 Trk 7” Red Vinyl / Digital Download
:: V//Formation ::
Belfast’s V//Formation swirl up an appetising rush of giddy guitars and furrowed brows.

GIRLFRIEND
22 May 2006 / Warner / 3 Trk CD
:: The Darkness ::
If you're aged seven you may like this - The Darkness slip back into 'comical' mode. It's not funny.

DON’T BE AFRAID
22 May 2006 / 4 Trk CD
:: Howie Beck ::
Howie Beck slices off a slab of meandering musical sunshine

SCUMMY MAN
15 May 2006 / Domino / 3 Trk DVD
:: Arctic Monkeys ::
A great item for fans and an entertaining half an hour's viewing in itself.

WHO THE FUCK ARE ARCTIC MONKEYS?
15 May 2006 / Domino / 5 Trk CD
:: Arctic Monkeys ::
Very much the sound of a band hungry enough to publish songs they so obviously enjoy writing.

SMASH HITS
15 May 2006 / Wrath / 3 Trk CD
:: The Playmates ::
The sound of New Yorkshire it seems, doesn’t always hide behind a haircut.

MIAMI AND THE SIEGE OF CHICAGO
15 May 2006 / 5 Trk CD :: Ohayo Records
:: Ill Ease ::
Amazingly this is just one woman. With slingback guitars. And Drums. And...yet more

BROKEN BOY SOLDIERS
15 May 2006 / XL / 10 Trk CD
:: The Raconteurs ::
Not so much a pop album, more a meeting of egos in friendly surroundings .

RANDOM ACTS OF INTIMACY
15 May 2006 / Captains Of Industry / 11 Trk CD
:: Sucioperro ::
For fans of jagged, often bone crushing rock, lit by ambitious anthemic melodies, this is a must

GRAND DESIGNS
15 May 2006 / Fierce Panda / 6 Trk CD
:: My Architects ::
My Architects certainly know how to create billowing, graceful anthems

THE DRIFT
15 May 2006 / 4 AD / 10 Trk CD
:: Scott Walker ::
Eleven years later Scott Walker is back, as uncompromising as ever

THE DRIFT
15 May 2006 / 4 AD / 10 Trk CD
:: Scott Walker ::
Eleven years later Scott Walker is back, as uncompromising as ever

THE ROSE HAS TEETH IN THE MOUTH OF A BEAST
15 May 2006 / Matador Records / 10 Trk CD
:: Matmos ::
Exciting tunes, interspersed with the happy sound of madness

THE GIRL WHO WAS TOO BEAUTIFUL
15 May 2006 / Fierce Panda / 3 Trk CD
:: The Hot Puppies ::
A stronger, bigger single stirs disco into the Aberystwyth equation

CAMPFIRE PUNK ROCK EP
15 May 2006 / Xtra Mile Recordings / 5 Trk CD
:: Frank Turner ::
Former Million Dead singer unleashes astounding folk record..

BLAST
15 May 2006 / 11 Trk CD :: Sea Records
:: The Static Waves ::
Meaningless,honest,languid and intentionally directionless are actually good words..strangely warm musings abound

YES! TINNITUS! * recommended *
15 May 2006 / Too Pure (Beggars) / 10 Trk CD
:: Shooting At Unarmed Men ::
An amazingly refined, yet starkly raw collection of compulsive tracks.

LOUIE VEGA presents LUISITO QUINTERO : PERCUSSION MADDNESS
15 May 2006 / 10 Trk CD :: Rapster
:: Luisito Quintero ::
Deeply rooted latin themes provide an enjoyable point of interest

WHAT I SAY AND WHAT I MEAN
15 May 2006 / Universal / 1 Trk CD :: Polydor
:: The Like ::
A massive collision of a freeway full of guitars with has just enough sugar to keep it sweet

POWDER BURNS EP
15 May 2006 / One Little Indian / 12 Trk CD
:: Twilight Singers ::
Greg Dulli is back with album number four - verdict = good

CANDIDATE / JOB IN LONDON * single of the week *
15 May 2006 / 2 Trk 7” Vinyl :: SL / Thirteen B-Sides
:: Decoration ::
Decoration strike home all too easily these days, yet this is far from a complaint.

ON THE CHEAP
15 May 2006 / 4 AD / 4 Trk CD
:: Steve McCabe ::
McCabe is back with a degree from Buzzcocks University

THE RAINBOW EP
15 May 2006 / 5 Trk CD :: Console Sounds
:: Rainbow Family ::
It’s hard to tell if this serious – or at least serious enough

MY PATCH * recommended *
15 May 2006 / Warner / 3 Trk CD :: Atlantic / My Dad
:: Jim Noir ::
Jim Noir picks up fancy free notions and wraps them around the best harmonies and tunes possible

BRIGHT IDEA
15 May 2006 / Universal / 1 Trk CD
:: Orson ::
It's cold outside / And the paint's peeling off my walls

THROW IT ALL AWAY
15 May 2006 / Warner / 1 Trk CD
:: Zero 7 ::
Unobtrusive single return that may be just the thing for a warm May evening.

BACKDOOR HONEY / CAT GOT THE CREAM
15 May 2006 / 2 Trk CD :: Concrete Recordings
:: The Deadbeats ::
You probably couldn’t obtain a more genuine sounding article without the aid of a Tardis

A.D.H.D.
15 May 2006 / 2 Trk CD :: Try Harder
:: Blood Red Shoes ::
Blood Red Shoes may just put an extremely massive smile on your face with their follow up to Stitch Me Back

BLACK GOLD
15 May 2006 / 10 Trk CD :: No Style
:: King Biscuit Time ::
Steve Mason triumphantly releases his much anticipated long player

DVD / VIDEO ROUND UPS 08.05.06
08 May 2006 / Various
:: Plan B :: Miss Black America :: Take That ::
Some people sent us some DVDs : with music on - a real mixed bag of rock, rap and pop - each and every one worth a check for their own reasons..

MINE AT LAST
08 May 2006 / Eat Sleep / 12 Trk CD
:: Clayhill ::
Clayhill return with their trademark, delicate alt.rock folk

THE JUNE BRIDE
08 May 2006 / Wrath / 7 Trk 7" Vinyl
:: Sarandon ::
A powerful and clever collection of twisted guitar pop.

OUTPUT EP
08 May 2006 / Demo / 4 Trk CD
:: Signal Generator ::
A group of radio hams seem to have modified their equipment. Now they seem able to receive ambient disconnected transmissions

I CAN COUNT
08 May 2006 / 18 Trk CD :: I Can Count
:: Various Artists ::
An incredibly consistent collection from all over the UK and in fact various parts of the globe

POSTCARDS FROM HELL
08 May 2006 / 16 Trk CD :: Strong Like Bull Records
:: Get Amped ::
Anthems abound as the album spews out with chart bothering qualities of pretty astounding proportions

BLOOD ON THE LINE
08 May 2006 / 4 Trk CD
:: Amanda Ghost ::
There’s nothing spooky about Amanda Ghost’s repertoire

JIM MORAY
08 May 2006 / 10 Trk CD :: Niblick Is A Giraffe
:: Jim Moray ::
im Moray exploits the format of English Folk and contemporary pop

DEAD FASHION BRIGADE E.P.
08 May 2006 / 4 Trk CD :; Fading Ways :: Fading Ways :: Fading Ways
:: Neil Leyton ::
Brandishes a solid line in early Manics guitar rasps

11:11 *single of the week *
08 May 2006 / Beggars Banquet / 2 Trk Download
:: Film School ::
The world is lit with colliding kaleidoscopic walls of distortion

OUT OF SEASON
08 May 2006 / 2 Trk CD :: Shy
:: Story One ::
Story One continue to impress with their folk inflected indie

SUZIE
08 May 2006 / Universal / 1 Trk CD
:: Boy Kill Boy ::
If you can get past the haircuts this is a worthy outing

LOVE LIKE SEMTEX
08 May 2006 / Pias / 1 Trk CD
:: Infadels ::
A thrusting highlight from Infadels seek-out album

UNDER THE PINES / A SEQUEL *recommended*
08 May 2006 / Fierce Panda / 2 Trk CD
:: My Architects ::
Dreamy blend of fliud guitar jangles and ultra-smooth echoey vocals

BLACK AND WHITE
08 May 2006 / SonyBMG / 1 Trk CD
:: The Upper Room ::
A sparkly outing, clipping along to curbed guitar notes and shimmering, glittering effects

MY WORLD TURNS ALL AROUND HER
08 May 2006 / Demo / 2 Trk CD
:: The Cutters ::
The Cutters look good in black and white

INJECTION
08 May 2006 / Demo / 3 Trk CD
:: Selotape ::
Selotape will have this recorded stuck to your brain

ONE MAN’S FREEDOM FIGHTER IS ANOTHER MAN’S TERRORIST
08 May 2006 / Demo / 3 Trk CD
:: iDresden ::
Buzzsaw guitars sound like X-Ray Spex and Penetration rolled into one big grungy, throbbing delivery

INSIDE/OUTSIDE
08 May 2006 / 2 Trk CD :: Spank Records
:: 28 Costumes ::
Enough yelps and boiling, acidic vocal work to supplement the rough sawn attitude

PEACHES
08 May 2006 / Southern Fried Records / 3 Trk CD
:: Broken Dolls ::
Broken Dolls are just getting better and better with each release

DO YOU REMEMBER
08 May 2006 / Promo / 3 Trk CD
:: Roebeck ::
A compulsive atmospheric outing from newcomers Roebeck

GOODNIGHT AND GO
08 May 2006 / SonyBMG / 2 Trk CD :: White Rabbit
:: Imogen Heap ::
Heaps dreamy modern folk provides an alternative pop antidote

EXTENDED SEVENTIES : The Dawning Of The 12 Inch Era
08 May 2006 / 3xCD
:: Various Artists ::
Eddy Grant’s “Living On The Frontline” is not something I would ordinarily wish to revisit.

NOT THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES
08 May 2006 / Demo / Demo CDR
:: Thumpermonkey ::
Thumpermonkey think that they’re the new QOTSA -they sound a bit like them too

ADULT ACNE
08 May 2006 / 2 Trk CD
:: The Boyfriends ::
A big funky bass, a rather large drum kit and a dour vocal

YOU SAID
08 May 2006 / 2 Trk CD :: Urban Cow Records
:: Chikinki ::
It looks like Chikinki have cast off most of the electro tags

GET LOST – Mixed By Damian Lazarus And Mathew Styles
08 May 2006 / 2 xCD 29 Trk CD ::
:: Various Artists ::
An enjoyable succession of beats and quietly relaxed sequencing

ALL AT ONCE
08 May 2006 / Too Pure (Beggars) / 11 Trk CD
:: Young People ::
Incredible album that deliberately depresses it’s outlook

CAN’T EXIST
01 May 2006 / Warner / 1 Trk CD :: 14th Floor
:: Joseph Arthur ::
Oddly constructed melonchany drifts into scuzzy wonder

DISH OUT
01 May 2006 / Akoustik Anarkhy / 2 Trk CD
:: Autokat ::
"The Driver" was a hard act to follow, but Autokat reprise the quality with their new single

LET HER GO * single of the week *
01 May 2006 / 2 Trk 7” Vinyl :: Angular
:: The Lodger ::
Leeds trio The Lodger are very much still in residence

HIDEAWAY
01 May 2006 / Rough Trade / 1 Trk CD
:: Delays ::
Poppy excursion does little to lift the band credibility

LET THERE BE MOURNING
01 May 2006 / SonyBMG / 10 Trk CD
:: The Perishers ::
Lazy summer jangles from the melodic Perishers

IS PARIS BURNING
01 May 2006 / Demo / 4 Trk CD
:: Movement ::
Movemnet are building a Northern empire of rattling songs and post gothic rock and roll

THE MOURNERS OF ST. PAULS
01 May 2006 / 3 Trk CD
:: Liam Frost :: and the Slowdown Family ::
Suddenly Frost’s cards are on the table and, it seems, he can’t lose

THE MIXTAPE : VOLUME ONE
01 May 2006 / Free Download April 2006 : 6 Trk CD :: Gravy Records
:: Shorty ::
Download for free ? - Is it a release or a demo ? - Is it any good - well you can hear for yourself ..

SECRETS
01 May 2006 / SonyBMG / 1 Trk CD
:: Kila Kela ::
String and beatbox soul collide

HEALTH & SAFETY
01 May 2006 / Wrath / 13 Trk CD
:: Being 747 ::
Seek out the alt.indie of the gentically modified Being 747

REBEL ROMANTICS
01 May 2006 / Demo / 3 Trk CD
:: Fenks ::
Fenks have mastered the musical bit..

CONFESSIONS OF A TWISTED MIND
01 May 2006 / Promo / 10 Trk CD
:: Dear Superstar ::
A noisy ride from Dear Superstar may lead to a fruitful destination.

IT’S NOT A RUMOUR *recommended*
01 May 2006 / 11 Trk CD :: Illa State
:: Akala ::
Tough talking yet brilliantly accessible hip hop with guitars..

REMAIN
01 May 2006 / Universal / 1 Trk CD :: Mercury
:: Kubb ::
Are Kubb the new Level 42 ?

PENGPENG
01 May 2006 / 12 Trk CD :: !K7 Records
:: Voom Voom ::
Music for robots ? - there's little sign of human activity on this electro soundtrack

STEADY, AS SHE GOES
01 May 2006 / XL / 2 Trk CD :: Third Man
:: The Raconteurs ::
Hmm...nice - Jacks Back and this time he's with Bren

THE LOOTER’S HANDBOOK * demo of the week *
01 May 2006 / Demo / 4 Trk CD
:: Palmstruck ::
The myth that indie pop is the new ordinary is blasted out of the water ..

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