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Dope Smokers: Spider Bags Venture to the Dark Side on ‘Frozen Letter’

7SPIN Rating: 7 of 10Release Date: August 05, 2014Label: MergeStrange things are brewing in the brain of Spider Bags frontman Dan McGee. On Frozen Letter,…
Jon Young / August 6, 2014

Frankie Rose Offshoot Beverly Work Out Shimmering Dream-Pop on ‘Careers’

7SPIN Rating: 7 of 10Release Date: July 01, 2014Label: KanineSometimes a song is so good it becomes a crazed obsession. Example: The nearly-perfect "All the…
Jon Young / July 1, 2014

White Lung Push Their Searing Rawk Beyond the Red on ‘Deep Fantasy’

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: June 17, 2014Label: DominoLed by the stern and fearsome Mish Way, who seems to proclaim the end of the…
Jon Young / June 16, 2014

Neil Young Evokes an Imaginary Past, Fetishizes Lo-Fi on ‘A Letter Home’

7SPIN Rating: 7 of 10Release Date: May 27, 2014Label: Reprise"What the hell?!?" is an appropriate first response to Neil Young's A Letter Home. Not for…
Jon Young / May 27, 2014

TEEN’s Faux-R&B Ploy ‘The Way and Color’ Elevates Discomfort to a Fine Art

7SPIN Rating: 7 of 10Release Date: April 22, 2014Label: CarparkFronted by former Here We Go Magic keyboardist Teeny Lieberson (joined by sisters Lizzy and Katherine),…
Jon Young / April 22, 2014

The Men Bash and Jangle Through the Joyously Aimless ‘Tomorrow’s Hits’

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: March 04, 2014Label: Sacred BonesVery funny, guys, calling your fourth album Tomorrow's Hits, when there's nothing remotely commercial —…
Jon Young / March 5, 2014

NYC Art-Pop Fixtures Cibo Matto Return With the Charmingly Unnerving ‘Hotel Valentine’

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: February 14, 2014Label: ChimeraEveryone has them: those unguarded moments when unfiltered joy or unbridled terror washes over you like…
Jon Young / February 13, 2014