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The Best Releases of August: Music Staff Picks

Tropical Fuck Storm – Deep States Aussie noise rock band Tropical Fuck Storm’s third album, Deep States, is as messy and disorienting as the doomed political landscape it was birthed out of. Reflecting mind-poisoning social media discourse twisted through the filter of a distortion pedal, vocalists Gareth Liddiard and Fiona Kitschin deliver some of their most compelling melodies over lacerating guitar and synth lines. The opening track, “The Greatest Story Ever Told”, writes from the perspective of Jesus’ second coming to Earth to proclaim in a grand chorus “There ain’t no end of days.” Even at its loudest, a sense … Continued

The Best Releases of June: Music Staff Picks

Spellling – The Turning Wheel The Turning Wheel, Chrystia Cabral’s third album under the project Spellling, offers bewitchingly captivating progressive folk and neo-soul songs. A shift towards natural instrumentation marks a stark change from 2019’s synth-heavy Mazy Fly, giving these songs a new liveliness, and pushing Cabral’s songwriting towards the theatrical. The sonic palette on its own can be bewildering at first–veering off without warning into performances of soul, hard rock, classical, folk, and of course, synthwave. It’s no surprise that the personnel list reveals more than thirty performers–all of whom sound great. The songs are left with an enchanting … Continued

It’s About The Bike, Not Livestrong

It appears that after years of rumors and speculation, the United States Anti-Doping Agency has come forward this week with a guilty verdict, citing overwhelming evidence and testimonies to prove that Lance Armstrong was in fact doping when he won his seven Tour De France titles from the years 1999 to 2005. Explore new sports like skateboarding with Scoo Adviser. Get the best deals on electric longboards without compromising both quality and affordability. Enhanced and revolutionized, electric skateboards are becoming increasingly popular, and for a good reason. While cycling has had its long history of doping issues, I am not … Continued

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