Slipped Discs

Discs You May Have Missed
by John Noyd

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Eternal Summers - Correct Behavior

Eternal Summers - Correct Behavior

Eternal Summers
Correct Behavior
Label: Kanine Records

Bratty New Wave smatterings crackling in glazed paraphrases and filed under existential bile, “Correct,” erects a shiny grimy testament to splashy nineties-styled bombast. Restless, festive midnight DJs wriggle around dream-pop gossip and counter-culture kiss-offs, Virginia trio’s feigned narcotic disdain ramps up cultivated anarchy; FM tendencies wrapped in temptress reveries lovingly rehashing neon-lit night-trips inside ricochet-rattled heavens tuned to party-going pilgrims.

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Ex Cops - True Hallucinations

Ex Cops - True Hallucinations

Ex Cops
True Hallucinations
Label: Other Music

Blanketing fuzzed-out power-pop beneath plush harmonies, multi-layered jangle and two-ply pile-drivers, “Hallucinations,” craves scathing escape cradling patient conveyance inside stormy formulas. Reverb-laden sages blazing between infectious directness and blinding hindsight, Cops cushions breathy addresses in frothy melodic waves of corrosive cocktails. Fog-bound boppers rockin’ narcoleptic pep, these deep-shag masterminds unleash roofied Cupids pitching headstrong monologues buried in soft, glimmering stimulants. 

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Eels - The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett

Eels - The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett

Eels
The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett
Label: E Works/PIAS

Whether waxing nostalgic in woeful condolences or blissfully lifted in wistful symphonies, “Tales,” sails through divested upsets, touchy subjects and repressed regrets guided by benevolent acceptance, sublime kindness and razor-sharp pop instincts. A bedraggled master of tender depression, Eel’s front-man E pens his fondly despondent correspondence with sage rainy-day cadences. The witty, prickly Eels slide into Madison’s Barrymore June 4th.

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Elephant Stone - Three Poisons

Elephant Stone - Three Poisons

Elephant Stone
Three Poisons
Label: Hidden Pony

Hard-wired McGuyvers tripping in interstellar systems, Elephant Stone’s sneaky dream-rock stalks snarled schematics engineering half-magic acrobatics as wavy sci-fi soul barrels through dharma bum blues. Crafted micro-encapsulated psychedelics harness mod-melodic pyrotechnics while groovy utopian glow flickers in glam-trampled guitars and incense-dispensed sitars; “Poisons,” seep between sleepy memories and swimming visions, bending minds in polished cosmic doppelgangers and throbbing phosphorescent testaments.

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Ex Hex - Rips

Ex Hex - Rips

Ex Hex
Rips
Label: Merge

Shotgun pop-rock fire roaring chords and tricky riffs as, “Rips,” trips in guitar-powered powders showered in barracuda cool and driven with seductive friction. Bossy posses plying the raucous art of ominous harmonics, Ex Hex’s sparring darlings toss delicious barb-wired hooks baited in amazing zing, air-brushed lust and late-night flings packed in glitter-punk crunch, passion-trashed flash and polished New Wave cravings.

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Elephant Micah - Where in our Woods

Elephant Micah - Where in our Woods

Elephant Micah
Where in our Woods
Label: Western Vinyl

Both solitary canary and tender defender, Joseph O’Connell’s faultless alter-ego Elephant Micah calmly underscores a modern, deeply personal folklore whose mythical blitz beneath tranquil bliss weave stirring sermons from woodland prayers. Methodical homilies wrapped around finger-picked guitar, free-floating flute and campfire drums, “Woods,” seeps into hurdy-gurdy consciousness with passive, pastoral choruses carved from kind benevolence, poised reflection and cautious modesty.

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Elenowen - For the Taking

Elenowen - For the Taking

Elenowen
For the Taking
Label: Ready Set

Pine-box rock softened by rose-covered lovers “Taking,” snakes through moon-kissed trysts while wagon-wheel waltzes turn into symphonic blossoms, star-crossed problems riding rhinestone ponies through jukebox parking-lots. Husband and wife honky-tonk angels, Elenowen’s hand-crafted mastery of pithy riffs, melancholy harmonies and glorious metaphors drenched in galloping gallantry from well-traveled peril, elevate each song into moving testaments, powerful tales and heartfelt truths.

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Evans the Death - Expect Delays

Evans the Death - Expect Delays

Evans the Death
Expect Delays
Label: Slumberland Records

Rummaging among post-punk fun, indie-rock rage and swinging English soul, young Londoners Evans the Death chain flirty dirges to bratty-savvy ballads; hiding breath-taking craft beneath crashing attacks from withering wit hidden in scuzzy buzz. Casually calculating, sparring guitars rally incorrigible organ and rampaging percussion as, “Delays,” display laid-back jangle brimming in rebellious melodies and dark-tinted binges plastered with maddening dissatisfaction.

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The Eastern Sea - The WItness

The Eastern Sea - The WItness

The Eastern Sea
The WItness
Label: WhitelabBlacklab

Charging headlong into brave songs sheathed in armored calm and cavalier confidence, TES’ actively placid tactics release well-honed prog-pop chops dancing around waltzing novelist’s thoughts where cross-purposes surface in savvy brass, fleeting beats and sophisticated wordplay. Tender, nuanced movements cushion, “Witness,” in majestic suggestions from level-headed devils; hopeful toasts promoting compassionate facts draped in dramatic mathematics and dazzling jazz-rock acrobatics.

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Emmy the Great - Second Love

Emmy the Great - Second Love

Emmy the Great
Second Love
Label: Bella Union

Honeycombed moments dipped in pastel wishing-wells, “Seconds,” beckons elegant merry-go-round melodies around fairy-tale philosophies for tender feminine remembrances painted in dainty flames. Deep beneath meticulous whispers, nurturing curtsies and enchanting candor, ETG’s gift-wrapped happiness addresses strong ideas vacillating between empowered lounge whose underlying architecture plunder graceful modern-pop sophistry and perceptive serenity wrenched from creamy calypso, pixie-kissed minuets and space-age lullabies.

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Eluvium - False Readings On

Eluvium - False Readings On

Eluvium
False Readings On
Label: Temporary Residence

Colossal architectural free-falls dissolving gurgling swirls, eclipsed hisses and sumptuous hums “False,” vaults into oceanic ambient somnambulism; persuasive quakes enveloping solemn convoys drenched in subtle suspense. From downgraded monster-waves blanketing saintly membranes with baptismal lighthouse gazes, Eluvium’s breathing wide-screen cathedrals release solid aural auroras steeped in stirring, purring chromatic avalanches unfurling sterling environments within tubular scoops layered in eerie tranquility.

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Eat the Apple - A Glimmer of Hope or Skin or Light

Eat the Apple - A Glimmer of Hope or Skin or Light

Eat the Apple
A Glimmer of Hope or Skin or Light
Label: self-release

A daring, darling musical revue featuring punk-goth operas topped in macabre cabaret arias barging into off-Broadway ballads, “Glimmer,” dazzles in rapid costume changes applied with stylized guile. Sprung from the collective consciousness of KT Niehoff and Ivory Gray-Smith, Eat The Apple’s soundtrack to their unpredictably original 2010 project is stunning fun-house philosophy sporting dark carnal happiness from smart melodramatic radicals.

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