We Were Promised Jetpacks – Unravelling
Feb15

We Were Promised Jetpacks – Unravelling

Scotland is a hell of place if you love music (and whiskey) without pretense. So many artists, so many radically different sounding artists: Primal Scream, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Arab Strap and Belle & Sebastien. Hell, even the Bay City Rollers. They might share a homeland but that’s about it. We Were Promised Jetpacks–like The Twilight Sad and Frightened Rabbit–are the inheritors of this iconoclastic...

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Perfume Genius – Put Your Back N 2 It
Jun09

Perfume Genius – Put Your Back N 2 It

It’s been five years since Seattle’s Mike Hadreas released his first record on Matador. A beautiful, low-fi affair, it was the work of a songwriter who clearly needed a few more records to exorcise his demons. Now that he’s thirty–and two years after releasing his second record, Put Your Back N 2 It–Hadreas is getting ready for a third movement. After wrapping a tour with punk labelmates Fucked Up, those...

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