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Yawning Man ‘Nomadic Pursuits’ LP

Ahhh…nothing feels more like driving through the open desert, sun shining down, yucca-dotted leagues on either side, clean, hot air coming in the window, than Yawning Man. And nothing is like Yawning Man. I shouldn’t mention their integral relationship to … Continue reading

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White Hills ‘s/t’ LP

Blasting through from left field, this heavy psychedelic monster has shades of everything from Jesu, Velvet Underground, Sabbath and Merzbow but I’m not sure I’ve heard anything like this band. Maybe this is what Monstermagnet hoped for but failed to … Continue reading

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Goatsnake ’1 + Dog Days’ LP

Phew…It’s about fucking time Southern Lord. I had that pang of guilt every time I put my original Man’s Ruin marbled grey (in the early black mass cover, naturally) on the turntable. That’s the price we vinyl nerds pay, you … Continue reading

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The Books ‘The Way Out’ LP 2xLP

My new favorite experimental project. And I know to some who may be familiar with them, the exp word is conspicuous. But after almost two decades of listening to People Like Us, Beequeen, 310 and Big City Orchestra, I claim … Continue reading

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Che ‘Sounds of Liberation’ LP

This one-off release from Man’s Ruin way back is possibly one of the best heavy records the label released. Alfredo Hernandez and Brant Bjork are two thirds of this, and keep in mind that this isn’t long after Kyuss, the … Continue reading

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Kyuss 180 Gram Reissues

Kyuss ‘And The Circus Leaves Town’ LP Kyuss ‘Blues for the Red Sun’ LP Kyuss ‘Welcome to Sky Valley’ LP Reissues of Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age records are certainly out there, plaguing collectors who have to become … Continue reading

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Harlan T Bobo ‘Sucker’ LP

Memphis’ own beloved bard, wanderer and dejected clown, strumming his way through jaunty tunes, lyrics in tow. If Leonard Cohen worked the carnival midway, these are the kinds of songs he’d write in between his shifts of pulling the curtain … Continue reading

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Thomas Koner ‘Permafrost’ LP

I should just go ahead and mention the triptych of reissues on vinyl by the fascinating Type Records; Permafrost, Tiemo and Nunatuk Gongamur. Hardly interchangeable works if you know Koner, but still in the same universe. I was particularly happy … Continue reading

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Dead Meadow ‘Old Growth’ 2xLP

Still heads above countless crops of hazy psych-stoner bands out there, Dead meadow are timeless and dependable. I love how they are just as good at low volume – they still seem to fill the same amount of space. Many … Continue reading

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Junip ‘Fields’ 2xLP

If the guys from Zero 7 have a superpower, it’s finding unique talent and knowing how best to utilize it. Sia, Mozez and several others don’t seem to have the chops working on their own, post ‘The Garden’, but Jose … Continue reading

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