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Recent Issues


All Writing From Maeve Holler

Feb 2018


Jan 2018


ALVVAYS ANTISOCIALITES (POLYVINYL) I’ve heard plenty of disappointment about Alvvays’ 2015 Gasa Gasa appearance, yet I only became aware of the band for how many copies of their first record I sold volunteering at Sisters…Read full article

Dec 2017


BATHS ROMAPLASM (ANTICON) It has been four long years since Baths (a.k.a. Will Wiesenfeld) released the haunting record Obsidian. As a longtime fan, I never thought he could top those complex and driving soundscapes from…Read full article

Nov 2017


ARIEL PINK DEDICATED TO BOBBY JAMESON (MEXICAN SUMMER) Indie pop’s most mysterious shut-in has done it again. Chillwave progenitor and asshole interviewee Ariel Rosenberg (Ariel Pink) is back, with his least zany album to date….Read full article

Aug 2017


AR-15 DOGS OF WAR (C RAGE!) Whiskey-swilling, shirtless, and full of banter during their live shows, this trio’s latest cassette, Dogs of War, recalls influential ‘80s/ early ‘90s NYC hardcore such as Cro-Mags and Sheer…Read full article

Mar 2017


CODE ORANGE FOREVER (ROADRUNNER) When Code Orange signed to Deathwish, I was very impressed to learn that the average age of its members was 18. I began obsessively watching their output due to how much…Read full article

Feb 2017


CHERRY GLAZERR APOCALIPSTICK (SECRETLY CANADIAN) Apocalipstick—the sprawling second album by L.A.’s divergent pop-punk sweethearts Cherry Glazerr—is an undoubtedly matured take on the foursome’s unconventional noise-pop sound. Unlike their fuzzy, unrefined first album, Haxel Princess, which…Read full article

Sep 2016


APHEX TWIN CHEETAH (WARP) Richard D. James has certainly been prolific these past few years. Between 2014’s triumphant Syro (the vast archive of previously-unreleased tracks put up on Soundcloud) and last year’s Computer Controlled Acoustic…Read full article

Jun 2016


MUSIC JAMES BLAKE THE COLOUR IN ANYTHING (POLYDOR) “I can’t believe this, you don’t wanna see me,” croons the refrain, amid spectral moans and piano chords. From this opening, James Blake’s newest offering, The Colour in Anything, engages listeners on…Read full article

May 2016

Reviews, May 2016

MUSIC ALL PEOPLE S/T (COMMUNITY) All People’s second, eponymous album is an eclectic half hour of guitar-heavy post-punk entwined with introspective lyrics, horns, and synth-pop. There is remnant influence from ‘90s bands like Pavement, Archers…Read full article

Mar 2016

BUKU V: AG Picks

There are only a handful of cities that can brag about having their own amazing local music festival to look forward to each year, and New Orleans is one of them. The BUKU Music +…Read full article