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A Shoreline Dream – Waitout EP

June 28, 2018 Mike D 0

Following a string of maxis in the last couple of years, at last, and I’m very happy about it, Denver’s astonishing trio A Shoreline Dream announced their new Waitout EP slated for release on July 6

Noise Journal Playlist: March 19

March 19, 2018 Mike D 1

On March 14, The Man Called Sun aka Stephen Hawking, or The Man Who Fell on Earth, returned to his matter at the age of 76. My first thought was, “And now what are we

Blurred City Lights — Volker

March 16, 2018 Mike D 0

Now that’s a gorgeous release with a magnificent front cover–these should be the last words in a review but, no, I’ll mix my style and start all topsy-turvy. Look [up] at the image: Gigantic constructions

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

Artist of the Week: Maff

February 28, 2018 Mike D 0

Maff from Santiago de Chile are our guests on Noise Journal’s “couch” as artist of the week! The current lineup of Ricardo Gomez (vocals, guitar), Nicolas Colombres (drums), Valentina Cardenas (bass), and Martin Colombres (guitar)

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

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

We Are Parasols — Inertia

December 22, 2017 Mike D 1

Portland’s We Are Parasols is out with its brand new Inertia LP on No Movement Records. The three gang members are D. (the witch) on vocals and bass, Jerman on pianos, synths, programming, samples and

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

Artist of the week: The Telescopes

November 29, 2017 Mike D 0

For 30 years, Stephen Lawrie has been creating edgy music under the moniker, The Telescopes. He’s widely viewed as a pioneer in the broad alternative scene, with a sound reminiscent of Suicide, The Velvet Underground, and The

Artist of the week: The Veldt

November 22, 2017 Mike D 2

With the release of their latest soulgaze effort, Thanks to the Moth and Areanna Rose, The Veldt further cements their place as originators in a landscape full of imitators. From their days on the North Carolina hardcore

Xeresa — Reality

November 13, 2017 Mike D 0

Earlier this summer, Xeresa dropped their new self-titled 12 track LP, an ambitious project led by Nicolas Pierre Wardel, who does vocals, bass, guitars and programming, with contributions by Tom Lugo’s and Chris Webber’s on guitar, and featuring

PREMIERE: MIS+RESS – S/T

October 13, 2017 Mike D 0

MIS+RESS‘s self-titled debut dropped today on Somewherecold Records. A unique album of 10 tracks–MIS+RESS is a solo ambient project featuring only an electric guitar and four effects pedals. Brian Wenckebach, a musician, artist, and sound engineer managed

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