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Daily Archives: January 15, 2019

Restorations Remain Ambiguous and Glorious

by Jeff Nale (@jeffnale) RIYL: Gaslight Anthem, War on Drugs

 Restorations new album is short. Clocking in at twenty-four minutes over seven tracks, LP5000 risks giving the impression that it may have been rushed to release in an abbreviated state. But the Philly-based anthemists haven’t

Hot Snakes Don’t Do Decaf

by Jeff Nale (@jeffnale) You’ve got to hand it to Hot Snakes—they know how to be a punk band. Not everyone might agree that the music they make—even Jericho Sirens, their fiercest and latest—is outrightly punk, but it doesn’t matter to them, or me. The

Gouge Away—Burnt Sugar

by Ken Jobe (@booksofjobe) In 2016, Florida’s Gouge Away released one of the year’s best (and perhaps most overlooked) hardcore albums with , Dies, a 13 song scorcher of a debut that spit sociopolitical fire and venom, and left listeners battered and bruised in its

Birds in Row—We Already Lost the World

by Ken Jobe (@booksofjobe) We Count So We Don’t Have to Listen, the opener to Birds in Row’s new album, starts with melodic, jangling guitar. That proves deceptive—a thirty second red herring, to lull you into a false sense of security before assaulting your ears

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Episode 134: Season Finale—Best of 2018

It’s the final episode of Season One and the final episode of 2018, so the guys run down their favorites of the year—Albums, Songs, Live Shows, Unsigned, you name it! This episode is packed wall-to-wall with music, with a lot of songs played in their

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Episode 133: Christmas Music That Doesn’t Suck

It’s beginning to look like (a Ringing Ear) Christmas! Jeff and Jobe deck the halls and try to trap each other under the mistletoe as they set out to find Christmas music that doesn’t suck. Also, Jobee tries to muster the energy to give his

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Episode 132: Housecleaning

Over the course of Season One, the guys ended up with more music than they could handle, so Jeff and Jobe devote an episode to all the Musical Currents they couldn’t get to. Jeff gives his reaction/review to the debut EP from supergroup Boygenius, a

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Episode 131: Gratitude

Jeff and Jobe talk about the music-related things they’re grateful for. Plus, Jeff gives his review/reaction to You Won’t Get What You Want from Daughters, music from LOOPRAT out of St. Louis, NYC’s Jeff Baker Sounds in the Unsigned Artist Spotlight, and find out who

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Episode 130: Cold Music

Jeff and Jobe get in front of a warm fire and talk about music that evokes the cold, in more ways than one. Jobee gives his take on Capture the Flag from War on Women, Jeff talks about his experience at Dia de Los Deftones,

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Episode 129: 420 Music

Puff puff pass! Jeff and Jobe elevate the show to another level as they discuss songs to listen to while getting (or being) high. Plus, music from Australian punks C.O.F.F.I.N., Burbot in the Unsigned Artist Spotlight, the guys discuss Anthrax’s sixth album Sound of White