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Nicholas Merz – The Limits of Men

August 5, 2018 Mike D 0

After releasing six albums with Seattle indie rock explorers Darto, frontman Nicholas Merz finally released his debut solo LP The Limits of Men via Aagoo Records on June 1. This is a quite personal work, comprised of nine songs that are

Artist of the Week: The Room In The Wood

May 17, 2018 Mike D 0

Liverpool’s own The Room In The Wood released their debut Magical Thinking EP via A Turntable Friend Records last month, which will be followed by an 11-track album later this spring on vinyl, CD and in digital

Noise Journal playlist: March 3

March 3, 2018 Mike D 1

“‘There must be some kind of way outta here,’ said the joker to the thief,” wrote Bob Dylan a few decades ago. Seems as if those words were written today, and it appears that urban

Noise Journal Playlist: February 21

February 21, 2018 Mike D 0

The United States of America, population 325,908,238 as of Thursday, February 15, 2018, per the latest United Nations estimates. A big and fertile nation built by immigrants on lands haunted by the slaughtered ghosts of its

Noise Journal Playlist February 12

February 12, 2018 Mike D 0

Cat class and cat style on this week’s playlist. Cats are weird machines: Strong, clever, naughty, social, antisocial, divine when needed, and so humble we think. “Humility is for you, not me,” says cat, “Black

Noise Journal Playlist: February 3

February 3, 2018 Mike D 0

PROLOGUE: 2018 AD, Planet Earth: “Dear Earthlings, Dear Earth: Have you ever wondered what would happen if all of the geniuses, the artists, the scientists–the smartest, the most creative and most talented people in the

2017 golden bullets: The maxi-singles

January 12, 2018 Mike D 0

They say first love is forever, and who hasn’t fall in desperate love with that small vinyl? “Daaaaad, the turntable is going mad!” “Yes [LOL] and ‘switch it to 7,’ Mike”, hehehe that thing!!! A maxi-single

Twenty of our favorites from 2017

January 1, 2018 Mike D 0

I believe that lists are good as long as the collector doesn’t rank the artists, and as well as the list is actually…a playlist for the readers to check and enjoy the content. I can’t

Spirettes — Spirettes EP

December 22, 2017 Jonathan Rose 2

After recording their last album in a barn, Spirettes (formerly Katey Sleeveless) are out with their debut studio album. The trio–Kate Perdoni (guitar), Kellie Palmblad (bass), and Emily Gould (drums)–is yet another great act coming

Noise Journal Playlist: December 10

December 10, 2017 Mike D 0

Occasionally in December, I take to the streets, my soul comforted by the winter silence. The traces of snow are my past…or somebody else’s future? In the city I dwell, where all is programmed to

Noise Journal Playlist: December 2

December 2, 2017 Mike D 0

Noise Journal wishes a good month to everybody dear–the cold Christmas month when the western, “civilized” world is getting ready to celebrate the birth of that dude who, if he saw what religion and the

Noise Journal Playlist: November 11

November 10, 2017 Mike D 0

Here’s a nice little playlist for you, curated by the prolific blogger Mike Dimitriou.   Composer, producer, futurist, based in Paris / France, Emmanuel Mario feat legendary ex-Stereolab singer Laeticia Sadier, Australasie sound as the

The Decrees — Sons of Rage

November 3, 2017 Mike D 0

Scottish rockers The Decrees are out with a new single, Sons Of Rage, available in all the usual spots. They chose the West Sierra track from their debut EP to include as the b-side of their new

The Dayoffs — S/T

October 4, 2017 Mike D 0

The Dayoffs are a Manhattan duo–NYC is where they dwell, dream, and get all the inspiration they need for their music. Their self-titled 11 track LP is slated to release in November via the German boutique

DF — Patience

September 19, 2017 Jonathan Rose 0

Montreal audiovisual duo DF is out with abcdf–a new EP of skewed-jazz sax sounds accompanied by avant-garde visuals, and led by the album’s second single, Patience. Patience, we’re told, is secretly inspired by an Aphex Twin track,

PREMIERE: Courtney Farren–Nothing Like It

September 5, 2017 Mike D 0

New York singer-songwriter Courtney Farren just released the first single/video of her debut album of the same name–Nothing Like It.  This six-track LP features guitar and piano songs recorded this past spring, and officially releases 6 October. New

SPC ECO — Calm

August 30, 2017 Jonathan Rose 1

Over the past decade, Dean Garcia (of Curve fame) and his daughter, Rose Berlin, have been producing alternative electronic pop sounds under the SPC ECO moniker. With dozens of singles, EPs, and full-lengths under their

Artist Of The Week: Tombstones In Their Eyes

August 23, 2017 Mike D 0

This week we decided it was about time to introduce you to Tombstones In Their Eyes. The Los Angeles psych-rock act is deeply concentrated on that certain character of everything involved in their music: The name, the

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