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Love Ghost — Love Ghost Vol. 1

September 15, 2016 Alibi Pierce 0

They say youth is wasted on the young, but the four teenagers who make up Los Angeles indie rock outfit Love Ghost aren’t into squandering their prime. They’re too busy mining the 90s musical landscape,

A Shoreline Dream — Whirlwind

September 13, 2016 Alibi Pierce 0

Fellow Denverites A Shoreline Dream have been creating their unique fusion of subterranean rock sounds for a long time now–since 2005, to be exact. Throughout this decade they’ve experimented with different methods of distributing their

Dyr Faser — Estranged

September 9, 2016 Alibi Pierce 0

Boston experimental space rock trio Dyr Faser is out with a new single ahead of their fourth EP, Trio, out in October. Estranged, a spaghetti western tinged stream-of-consciousness slow-burner that clocks in at just over

I Tpame I Tvrame — Nevermore

September 7, 2016 Alibi Pierce 0

I Tpame I Tvrame is a new act producing dark, minimal cold wave sounds from the Baltic States. The Albanian duo, consisting of Franc Kurti and Dina Hajrullahu, calls their sound “a sort of mixture

Vibrissae — Somewhere Away

August 23, 2016 Alibi Pierce 0

“Wild mood swings” is a phrase that may enter your mind when listening to Portland trio Vibrissae’s debut album, Somewhere Away. Not because it sounds like The Cure’s 1996 masterpiece–though, interestingly, the band cites The

Thud — Prime of Pride

August 9, 2016 Alibi Pierce 1

There’s no other way to put this, so let’s cut to the chase: Nobody is doing what Thud is doing. Nobody comes close. There are a lot of bands out there effectively trying to capture

Half — Here Lies Half

August 3, 2016 Alibi Pierce 1

We humans tend to tie music to the milestones of our short lives. Whether it’s a birthday, wedding, or bar mitzvah, it doesn’t take a lot of looking to find a DJ or streaming radio

Novanta — Hello We’re Not Enemies

August 2, 2016 Alibi Pierce 3

Milan-based producer Manfredi Lamartina, AKA Novanta, spent some time in Iceland last year and walked away moved by his experience. “Iceland seems a little piece of paradise with breathtaking landscapes and a general feeling of

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 2

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 2

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:

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