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Ummagma — Frequency

July 26, 2016 Alibi Pierce 1

Canadian-Ukranian husband and wife duo Ummagma (Shauna McLarnon and Alexander Kretov) has been making waves in the underground music scene for several years now–both in the music they create and their promotional prowess. McLarnon’s Shameless

S T F U — What We Want

July 20, 2016 Alibi Pierce 1

Back in the nu-metal era, when white suburban adolescent anger was being expressed by a steady stream of hip hop inspired, baggy-jeaned white dudes with weird beards and questionable mic skills, Wayne Static, the late

Stella Diana — Nitocris

July 19, 2016 Alibi Pierce 2

Stella Diana is back and better than ever. The Italian trio first caught our ear on the Revolution — The Shoegaze Revival compilation with Isabeau, a lo-fi Italian language post-punk inspired track that stood out

Jambox — Spleen

July 19, 2016 Alibi Pierce 0

After catching our attention last year with what we described as “a short, angsty trip through retro punk inspired soundscapes,” Italian act Jambox is at it again with their latest EP, Spleen. With five tracks

Review: Sounds of Sputnik — New Born

June 8, 2015 Alibi Pierce 1

In February of 2014 Ukraine was in the throes of revolution. The nation’s Russia-backed president was removed from office, an interim government was formed, and Ukraine’s 2004 constitution which granted fewer powers to the executive

Review: Merchants of Doubt

May 1, 2015 Antoaneta Tileva 0

“Fake it, till you make it…so,” might be one of the many truisms apropos for Merchants of Doubt, the new documentary by Food, Inc. director Robert Kenner, based on Naomi Oreskes’ and Erik M. Conway’s

Review: Tape Runs Out

April 28, 2015 Alibi Pierce 0

Hailing from Cambridge (the OG UK spot–not our own Massachusetts), Tape Runs Out is a five piece indie act with a new single out on Ear to Ear Records. Actually, let’s call it a double

Review: Half — Mind Laps

April 27, 2015 Alibi Pierce 1

There’s that brutal climax scene in 28 Days Later–you know, the one in the rain. The one that’s less about the literal zombies decimating the human population and more about the undead within every man:

Review: Black Cloud EP

April 7, 2015 Alibi Pierce 0

If it seems like every other review we’ve done lately covers an act from Winnipeg, you’re definitely tracking right. With acts like Living Hour and Vampires pumping out great lo-fi sounds inspired by some of

Review: Need & Necessity — So Listen

March 17, 2015 Alibi Pierce 0

This article originally appeared at the now defunct blog over at TheHundred. You can read all of Alibi Pierce’s electronic music news coverage right here, or at his TheHundred author page (while it’s still up).

Review: Vampires — Every Kind of Light

March 10, 2015 Alibi Pierce 1

After our write-up of Living Hour, another indie act out of Winnipeg caught our attention. Vampires consists of the duo David Dobbs and Matthew Powers playing guitar and drums (respectively); both share credit for vocals.

Review: Moth Effect — Crocodilians

March 2, 2015 Alibi Pierce 0

Imagine this: After several light-years of intergalactic space travel, your’re awakened from a cryogenic slumber by your shipboard computer alerting you that you will soon approach the planet Crocodilia–a land you have made it your

Review: Wozniak — Five Star (in violet remix)

February 25, 2015 Alibi Pierce 0

Scotland’s Wozniak is one of those bands that thrives in the permanent fog that has come to envelope the difficult-to-describe world of atmospheric rock: dreampop, post-rock, shoegaze, math-rock, it’s hard to differentiate sometimes. These guys

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