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EP Review: Hontatedori, “Konata Kanata”

If the vitriol and raw energy of punk rock is like a fever dream, then the Tokyo trio Hontatedori — which premiered its U.S. debut,...

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EP Review: High Plains, “Pilot Hill”

High Plains today quietly released a follow-up to Cinderland, its brilliant debut and, hands down, one of last year’s best records. But,...

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EP Review: Joan and the Rivers, “Meat Sweats Vol. 1 and 2”

If you like your modern-day interpretations of 60s trash-rock booze-drenched, then you’ll want to tune into Joan and The Rivers, a San...

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EP Review: The Elephant Parallax, “Loam and Sky”

There are two epic songs battling for your attention on Loam and Sky, the new EP from The Elephant Parallax out Friday, and either could...

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EP Review: J. Foley, “Drone Loops”

Now, this is the way EXPERIMENTAL music is supposed to sound – epic, thought-provoking and loud! The Austerity Program guitarist J. Foley...

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EP Review: Piramid Scheme, “Get Rich Quick Too”

It’s no secret how much Popdose likes Lisa Said.  And it should come as no surprise that this first E.P. with her new band, Piramid...

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EP Review: Léah Lazonick, “Movimenti della Luna d’Oro”

All it takes is 12 minutes to wow us. With a sense of movement falling somewhere between the piano phrasings of Cage (thinking The Seasons,...

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EP Review: The Get Ahead, “Mind Is a Mountain”

An interesting mixture of sounds and styles on this 4-song E.P. from The Get Ahead, a Portland-based five-piece outfit.  Incredibly...

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EP Review: DF, “abcdf”

I feel largely under-qualified to review abcdf, the new EP and accompanying visual experience from Montreal duo DF. While tenor saxophonist...

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EP Review: The Gotobeds, “Definitely Not a Redd Kross EP”

Pittsburgh’s The Gotobeds are offering their two cents on a vintage blast of punk energy – and it is mighty good. Dubbed Definitely Not...

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EP Review: Loscil, “Suns”

The songs are sparse exercises in stoicism at times, but – like most Loscil recordings, it seems –  there’s a lot percolating...

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EP Review: Brothers Prince, “Single”

Popdose introduced you to Brothers Prince, the twin Prince brothers (!) in June, who impressed us with their first offering, the...

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EP Review: Molly Tuttle, “Rise”

I had only just heard Molly Tuttle’s name for the first time as she recently appeared singing dynamic harmonies on Korby...

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EP Review: The Lumes, “Envy”

There’s this moment on Envy – the new six-song EP from Rotterdam’s The Lumes, out soon on Crazysane Records – that you’ve gotta...

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EP Review: Lisa Said, “Estranged”

Last year, we introduced you to the lovely Lisa Said, the singer/songwriter/guitarist from Chattanooga (by way of Cairo, Egypt) and her...

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E.P. REVIEW: PUEBLO, “Boring The Camera”

This duo, who hail from Brooklyn, New York, Pueblo are a new act; a duo driven by Jonah P. Smith and Julian P. Smith, although I...

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EP Review: Kristina Cottone, “Bow”

This delightful five-song E.P. comes from Kristina Cottone, who in the Chicago area (and parts elsewhere) is known as the lead singer for...

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EP Review: Blonde Redhead, “3 O’Clock”

Nine albums and 23 years is a lot of music and a long stretch of time; this much is true.  Blonde Readhead, the New York-based trio...

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EP Review: Matthew Wolcott, “Western Lights”

From the moment Matthew Wolcott begins to sing “Western Lights”, the title track of his debut 5-track E.P., you know this...

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EP Review: Weep & Willow, “Weep & Willow”

Four very strong, well-crafted/sculpted songs with a lot to offer.  Strong harmonies, melodies, lush arrangements and a feeling of...

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EP Review: Matt Tarka, “Surely Late”

Washington D.C. native Matt Tarka is set to release his 4th recorded work (2 singles and now 2 E.P.’s), the 4 song Surely Late. ...

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EP Review: Mackenzie Shivers, “Living in My Head”

This Tampa native turned New York resident offers up her sophomore effort, this five song E.P., Living In My Head.  Sultry voiced,...

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EP Review: Danielia Cotton, “A Prayer”

The warmth of sounds coming from this new E.P. by Danielia Cotton cannot be understated; the slabs of structure and arrangement are...

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EP Review: Sweet Crude, “Critters”

4 highly enjoyable songs from this New Orleans collective; Critters is their 5th overall release and a highly polished collection of...

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EP Review: Hemmingbirds, “Half a Second”

  From the glorious musical garden known as Chicago comes this new 4-song E.P. from Hemmingbirds.  This trio has been around for...

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EP Review: Karyn Kuhl Band, “The Stars Will Bring You Home”

This six-song e.p. is simply delicious.  Karyn Kuhl’s been part of the New Jersey scene for quite a while (I used to see her...

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EP Review: Dan Henig, “Paper Planes & Hurricanes”

This five-song E.P. from Ann Arbor native Dan Henig is a crisp, soulful and completely pleasant listening experience; it fits the time of...

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EP Review: Vanessa Forero, “From the Uproar”

This British-born (with Colombian lineage) singer songwriter makes her initial bow with a self-financed E.P. called From The Uproar. ...

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EP Review: Nice Motor, “Seminary St.”

Chicago has just been an endless wealth of musical riches for the last two years with new bands/performers cropping up regularly (certainly...

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EP Review: Brett Newski, “Hi-Fi D.I.Y.”

From the opening of “Black Taxi Car”, there is a fair amount of “real American” inflections of Brett Newski’s...