Slipped Discs

Discs You May Have Missed
by John Noyd

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Archie Bronson Outfit - Coconut

Archie Bronson Outfit - Coconut

Archie Bronson Outfit
Coconut
Label: Domino Records

Cathartic rock and roll raptures careen around deranged psycho-zombie grooves as, “Coconut,” provides an insatiable frenzy of Jamaican bass, slippery guitar and jungle drums whose reverberating assaults seize and bleed into invigorating delirium. ABO’s hyperactive mastery of rabid stabs, jolting pokes, and pummeling rumbles funnel an inexhaustible squalor of gripping rhythms and dub-crazed hobgoblins.

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Apples In Stereo - Travelers In Space and Time

Apples In Stereo - Travelers In Space and Time

Apples In Stereo
Travelers In Space and Time
Label: Yep Roc

Scrumptious, spunky, bubblegum power-pop reign over Vocoder choruses, old school Britpop sunshine and back-loaded, rebooted boogie. “Travelers,” lift retro-fitted futures into wholesome computerized majesties through infectious, vacuum-packed R&B, can-you-dig-it cowbells and groovy mechanical utopias where heart-broken teens love to dance. The Apples take over Milwaukee’s Turner Hall May 3rd.

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Apex Manor - The Year of Magical Drinking

Apex Manor - The Year of Magical Drinking

Apex Manor
The Year of Magical Drinking
Label: Merge

Smashingly bachelor scruffiness matches buzz-filled chords to curb-hugging choruses assembling lone wolf heartache into clanging prankster’s persuasions; A.M’s jittery mid-tempo jalopies drive upbeat collegiate pleads and sexy henchmen meditations through railroaded rhythms, shimmering riffing and devilishly inventive hooks. “Year,” steers major moxie and modest heroics through glib quips and rousing counsel; pithy indie-rock ringers exhibiting cardiac-packed syncopation with semi-biographical heft.

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Asobi Seksu - Fluorescence

Asobi Seksu - Fluorescence

Asobi Seksu
Fluorescence
Label: Polyvinyl

Stirring fuzzy buzzing watery flotsam alongside mesmerizing mermaid melodies, “Fluorescence,” swims in shimmering whimsy whose celestially electric swarms swoop through wicked cherubic doo-wop wrapped in bewitching beat-filled fission propelling jet-setting soundscapes. The variously talented duo’s effervescent shoe-gazing mazes uncage cartoon-groomed dream-pop for haunted spectral head-trips smeared in smooth, convoluted quasi-kitschy cacophony; gilded, puppy-dog melancholy crackling under shiny nursery rhyme kindness.

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Art Brut - Brilliant! Tragic!

Art Brut - Brilliant! Tragic!

Art Brut
Brilliant! Tragic!
Label: Cooking Vinyl

Clever condescension rocks around hell-bent expressions as, “Brilliant,” rips through half-rapped narratives combining insolent wit dipped in irony, sputtering bluster outsmarting intellect and bristling against convention. Revealing and rebellious, post-punk apostles Art Brut’s blunt frustrations corral rough and tumble rhetoric whose cheeky reasons begat tender second-guessing amid cut-throat couplets whose deafening deliberateness clamor for conclusions colliding with middle-class conceits .

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Afrobeta - Under the Streets

Afrobeta - Under the Streets

Afrobeta
Under the Streets
Label: Do IT!

Miami-based pulse hustlers, studio groovers and flashy scratch-masters, Afrobeta’s cougar moves, cooked hooks and DJ hearsay splices New Wave party-girl pumps, rapping disco rumbles and glossy trollop-rock poured over lubricated bass, stuttering synth-riffs, pinball beat-box and dishy, diva grievances. Edgy innovative dance-pop sizzles in polyrhythmic pleasures as, “Streets,” racks up sassy acid mash-ups, smart, tripped-out play-time and deliciously decadent get-downs.

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Barry Adamson - I Will Set You Free

Barry Adamson - I Will Set You Free

Barry Adamson
I Will Set You Free
Label: Central Control

A mindful and musical Mephistopheles, Adamson’s underhanded cinematic palette hones each song into a polished collage of seamless espionage, anger-fueled grooves turned baritone cool and post-modern pop both embraceable and dangerous. Houndstooth counsel nattily targeting black market charlatans, “Free,” squeezes square-jawed sojourns into swift and sanctified rampages, moody soul-rock voodoo drawn from swinging zoot-suit jive and rumbling urban curtain calls.

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Autre ne Veut - Anxiety

Autre ne Veut - Anxiety

Autre ne Veut
Anxiety
Label: Software Recording Co.

Glowing in satin passions cast over fiery falsettos, synthesized cries and gospel-washed polish, the tirelessly unrequited, “Anxiety,” wrings electro-pop pathos from fragile hearts engulfed in desire. Tangled in danger and snared by despair, AnV’s bent-knee pleads bleed acrobatic theatrics, slithering and swiveling in stirring, burning murmurs and flashy panache; tantric romance trimmed in svelte, heartfelt pelvises and flickering cybernetic rhythms.

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All Tiny Creatures - Dark Clock

All Tiny Creatures - Dark Clock

All Tiny Creatures
Dark Clock
Label: Hometapes

Synaptic bubble-wrap trapped in chattering catacombs, feather-weight cages and overlapping mattresses of calculating palpations, “Clock,” unlocks honeyed prog-pop harmonics fueled by shiny cyber-vibes deploying midi-fidgety sequences from paisley-flavored generators. Tantalizing mechanical fantasies sheathed in chrome and slathered in foam, the angelic, relentlessly kinetic ATC’s coy android chorals swirl and unfurl in pumped-up pomp; ravishing pastoral pageantry blanketed in space-age grace.

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As Animals - As Animals

As Animals - As Animals

As Animals
As Animals
Label: Atmospheriques

Mastering theatrical characters embroiled in romantic catastrophes, France’s As Animals traipse from cheeky divas to regretful coquettes. Soulful moments packed in Cheshire Cat sass, shapely arrangements and lusty percussion, their self-titled debut is infused in silky smooth moves stylishly combining tribal bite with nightclub bluster while sleepy bedside overtures overturn frisky late-night heart-break and symphonic longing dispenses smart, sensitive medicine.

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Avi Buffalo - At Best Cuckold

Avi Buffalo - At Best Cuckold

Avi Buffalo
At Best Cuckold
Label: Sub Pop

Lofty pop-rock toffee well-versed in majestic modesty, “Cuckold,” sports side-winding stories spiced in lyrical curve-balls and electric fireworks; a tender independence ascending from hungry imaginations lavished in biographical avarice. Wide-eyed and sure-handed, Avi Buffalo’s sophomore foray solidifies jangly band mechanics with living by your wits wisdom and gentle folk-poet moments powered by an unquenchable curiosity, uplifting sympathy and brilliant resilience.

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Nicholas Altobelli - Searching Through That Minor Key

Nicholas Altobelli - Searching Through That Minor Key

Nicholas Altobelli
Searching Through That Minor Key
Label: Dalton Records

A casual songwriting perfectionist and level-headed folk-pop pessimist dressed in dogged thoughts and pleasant sentiment, Altobelli’s bitter-pill tranquility flows in quaint restraint and sneaky sweetness to comfort and caution unsuspecting hearts and clueless intruders. A storybook look into social upholstery and life’s interior designs, “Minor,” finds kindness in calamities; smooth grooves perusing choppy waters offering courteous service from humble heroes.

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