Infinite Means Infinite Why the Idea of “Multiverses” Makes NO Sense at all By Kent Manthie All this talk about “multiverses” makes no sense at all. There is only ONE universe. And this universe is INFINITE. I think that the reason these desperate pseudo-scientists want to think that there are “hidden” dimensions that hide other […]

Splattered All Over!

Xiu Xiu Angel Guts: Red Classroom Polyvinyl Records, 2014 Review by Kent Manthie The heartbeat of Los Angeles: Xiu Xiu are back with their latest full-length CD, Angel Guts: Red Classroom, a veritable delight of depravity and darkness. Since 2002 Jamie Stewart, the brainchild and currently the only consistent member since the beginning, has been […]

…As Long as it Doesn’t Talk Back!

Deathly the Dog Talking to the TV Self-Released EP, 2014 Review by Kent Manthie This, the third self-released EP from Johnson City, Tennessee’s Deathly the Dog, Talking to the TV is, for me, a showcase of their increasing evolution into an indie punk band for the 21st century and I know the term “punk” has […]

It’s the Truth, My Truth; and, I Came Up With it – Not YOU!!!

Butterfield The Truth You Think I Stole Self-Released, 2014 Review by Kent Manthie The latest album by Butterfield, The Truth You Think I Stole is a melange of tunes dealing with love, angst, self-immolation, metaphorically speaking, after a bittersweet battle for truth and clarity. Written by singer/songwriter Michael Butterfield, this album is the result of […]

Brave New Whirligig

Kishi Bashi Lighght Joyful Noise Records, 2014 Review by Kent Manthie The brand new Kishi Bashi album, Lighght, is to be released May 13, 2014 on Joyful Noise Records. The title Lighght, is a one-word poem by Aram Saroyan. Kishi Bashi is the pseudonym of singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter Kaoru Ishibashi that he adopted when […]

Strange Patterns in the Desert

The Fucked Up Beat Investigates Strange Weather Patterns and the UFO Cults of Cold War Nevada 2014 Review by Kent Manthie Besides having a really cool album title, this latest release from NYC experimental, cut-up/sample/found sounds outfit, The Fucked Up Beat, that really goes the distance in layering their works in unique and fantastic ways. […]

I’m Glowing!

Matthew Conley Imaginary Places Self-Released, 2014 Review by Kent Manthie Originally from West Virginia, Matthew Conley grew up in this lonely neck of the country with very limited exposure to a variety of music that, in his later life, would turn out to be a good thing. With little to no influences shaping his musical […]

Something Old Something New Nothing Borrowed and it’s All True!

American Football American Football [Deluxe Edition] Polyvinyl Records, 2014 Review by Kent Manthie After the stillborn The One Upstairs imploded, resulting in only a 7” release of three songs (available on CD now too), Mike Kinsella and One Upstairs drummer Steve Lamos and the former guitar player for The Geese, Steve Holmes got together and […]