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TEI SHI – CRAWL SPACE

Valerie Teicher’s debut LP displays an extensive range of styles branching from a nucleus made up of R&B sensibilities. The album’s title is derived from a ‘crawl space’ that Teicher used as a child to confront her fear of the dark, and although there are swathes of introspection that could be associated with such a… Continue reading TEI SHI – CRAWL SPACE

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KELLY LEE OWENS – KELLY LEE OWENS

I know this is only the second entry of mine in this month’s Reviews in a Nutshell, but I feel the need to drop a disclaimer noting that this has been an amazing month for high quality releases – something that will be reflected in my ratings for all of the records I’ve had the… Continue reading KELLY LEE OWENS – KELLY LEE OWENS

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JAY SOM – EVERYBODY WORKS

Melina Duterte’s debut LP as Jay Som is an intimate collection of songs that more than vindicate the Bay Area buzz kick-started by a woozy Bandcamp release over a year ago. Duterte recorded Everybody Works entirely in her bedroom studio, and its snug, unhurried, duvet-wrapped warmth intensifies any previous definitions of the bedroom pop genre.… Continue reading JAY SOM – EVERYBODY WORKS

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ALL THEM WITCHES – SLEEPING THROUGH THE WAR

The fourth studio LP from All Them Witches is another instinctive splurge of the band’s dearth of blues, psychedelic and desert resources, but Sleeping Through The War is perhaps their sharpest release yet. As we’ve come to expect, the tracks lunge prog-like from one paradigm to another, maintaining nothing other than the desert-dry fuzz that suspends itself… Continue reading ALL THEM WITCHES – SLEEPING THROUGH THE WAR

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MOLLY BURCH – PLEASE BE MINE

There is something soothingly alluring about the reverb-drenched, alt-country sound found in Molly Burch’s debut LP. Please Be Mine is a collection of love songs delivered from various facets of Burch’s quivering vocal tones, with her superb voice a match made in heaven for her retro-backwood sound. The arrangements of the songs tend to remain simplistic, allowing… Continue reading MOLLY BURCH – PLEASE BE MINE