of Montreal UR FUN Polyvinyl Records, 2020 Review by Kent Manthie                                              So, yeah, I just had to write the review, below, for of Montreal’s 2018 White Relic/Irrealis Mood because it was just so […]

Outer Space Dance-Club Party

of Montreal White Relic/Irrealis Mood Polyvinyl Records, 2018 Review by Kent Manthie                                                There’s something about the 2018 release by of Montreal, White Relic/Irrealis Mood that is just irresistible – somehow, with so […]

Hi, It’s Me. I’m Back.

Greetings to all out there. I’ve been unavoidably absent for a spell.  One of the reasons being that my previous laptop was irreparably damaged in a freak accident:  in a blink of an eye I knocked over a glass of water which was sitting on the table about a foot or so away from the […]

Hi There! I’m Not Dead (yet)!

Hi everyone. So sorry for the LOOOOONG absence of me from my review writing.  Various things have contributed but the worst & most recent is my computer broke on me!!!   If I told you how it got broken you’d think I was either careless or stupid. So we won’t think about that part.  The good […]


I thought I’d post this little treat up for fans of the sublime, rich aesthetically attuned Joan of Arc.  Here is the video for a song off their newest album, He’s Got the Whole This Land is Your Land in His Hands.  It’s entitled, “Never Wintersbone You”  Hope you dig it. PS -it’s got something to […]

‘Sup, y’all?

Hi Everybody!! Hope you are enjoying this year, so far, which, for a minute there felt like a “new year”, the way it always is, you know. Anyway, I’ve been away from the blog too long lately but it’s not cuz I don’t want to write, on the contrary, I’d love nothing better than to […]

Late for the New Year!

Hello Everybody!!!                                                                   C’est moi. I’m back!  Sorry, all you great people who read Independent Review and an extra special sorry to those bands […]

RIP David Bowie (1947-2016)

When I read on the internet that David Bowie had just died, well, the first place I saw it mentioned was, of all places, the comment section on You Tube, where his new video for “★” had been posted.  It had been up there for a few days, so there were already comments.   Then, […]

The Limits of Control

Here is an interesting little read I came across on the web recently.  It is a transcript of a lecture that William S. Burroughs gave – imagine that: 39 years ago!! -in Ann Arbor, Mi, at what was known as the “Teach-In”.  Below this introductory paragraph, you’ll see three words: “MIND CONTROL COMPLETE” – simply […]