Slipped Discs

Discs You May Have Missed
by John Noyd

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Greta Gaines - Whiskey Thoughts

Greta Gaines - Whiskey Thoughts

Greta Gaines
Whiskey Thoughts
Label: Justice Records

Velvet-lined heartache and subtle twists on country chic empower, Whiskey,” as 4x4 fantasies and down home dramas unfurl dark, tantalizing roots. Swaggering and galloping between temptations and addiction, Gaines’ rootsy revisionism seduces like tight jeans and steel-tipped boots - a little danger stirred into an inviting stew of solid chops and shiny, baited hooks.

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Giant Sand - proVISIONS

Giant Sand - proVISIONS

Giant Sand
proVISIONS
Label: Yep Rock Records

Shivering guitars and rattling pianos haunt twilight flights from frontier sorrows as, “pro,” lassoes graveyard campfires, stirring up the ashes, peppering desperation with electric peyote blues. Twang with fangs, Giant’s prickly myths and flickering metaphysical fiction unleash tumbleweed tangos scornful and forlorn, avant-jazz roots-rock teetering toward Aussie goth, perched over sly, savvy alt-country snickering.

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Gramercy Arms - Gramercy Arms

Gramercy Arms - Gramercy Arms

Gramercy Arms
Gramercy Arms
Label: Reveal Records

Members of GUIDED BY VOICES, DEAD AIR and LUNA join former DAMBUILDERS’ Dave Darby, creating sterling gems of seamless harmonies, polished verse and unruffled melodies. Deceptively uncomplicated, Gramercy Arm’s well-placed hooks, easy-going vibe and nonchalant competence makes this laidback super-group a fine driving buddy, navigating romance’s rocky road through unerring skill and pop-rock diplomacy

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Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

Grizzly Bear
Veckatimest
Label: Warp Records

Named after an isolated island off Massachusetts, “Veckatimest,” overflows in ethereal wanderings, pondering solitary flights of folk-pop benevolence in dynamic synergy, stirring tender lyrics into explosive musical complications that culminate in lavish stews of ghostly alchemy. Both sunny and spooky, Brooklyn’s GB inflicts rural Americana with disarming carnival overtones, metaphysical melancholy and reverberating group vocals.

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Glass Ghost - Idol Omen

Glass Ghost - Idol Omen

Glass Ghost
Idol Omen
Label: Western Vinyl Records

Nebulous tenors narrate disembodied biographies swimming in impish synths, slithering between machine beats and tumbling, jungle percussion. A short-circuited circus of post-modern androids sorting through shattered reality, Glass Ghost hosts day-glo hymns addressing bureaucratic static. Mesmerizing, intoxicating and strangely familiar, “Idol,” calls forth Major Tom promises from Kafkaesque scenarios and Clockwork Orange dreams.

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Go Find - Everybody Knows It’s Gonna Happen Only Not Tonight

Go Find - Everybody Knows It’s Gonna Happen Only Not Tonight

Go Find
Everybody Knows It’s Gonna Happen Only Not Tonight
Label: Morr Music

Acoustic accoutrements caress and undress TGF’s self-assured purrs of passive indulgence. Belgian’s poignant playboys radiate super-sleuth cool as ultra-polished gloss beguiles, gliding seamlessly through spotless bedroom pop. Calculator smart and compassionately savvy, “Not Tonight,” swims in measured leisure; warm, confiding synthesizers pressed and ready to pounce.

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Goldfrapp - Head First

Goldfrapp - Head First

Goldfrapp
Head First
Label: Mute Records

Liquid electronics meticulously mixed for maximum fascination, Goldfrapp’s bold and beautiful musical masquerade combine potent locomotive programming into teasing libidos and sexy mirror-ball extravaganzas. Vivacious havens of golden cyber-times ahead “Head,” turns heavenly escapism, seamlessly replicating yesterday’s tomorrow with a decidedly devilish sensuality; steamy freeze-dried euphoria encased in sweet frosting, parading over glittery runway cat-walks.

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Glitch Mob - Drink the Sea

Glitch Mob - Drink the Sea

Glitch Mob
Drink the Sea
Label: Glass Air

Scorching, satin cybernetics unfold steam-cleaned dreams and menacing denizens, vaporized sighs and translucent movements swim in thick blips and coarse chords rocking around fashionably agitated, polychromatic boogie. “Sea” swirls around wordless subterfuge and programmed stamina, slithering between stun-gun lunges and chrome-plated thunder; sanctimonious moments colored in killer curves and choreographed flashes. The Glitch Mob perform their razor-sharp magic August 21st at Madison’s Majestic Theater and August 22nd at Milwaukee’s Turner Hall.

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Jimmy Gnecco - The Heart

Jimmy Gnecco - The Heart

Jimmy Gnecco
The Heart
Label: Bright Antenna

Singing and playing every instrument, Gnecco’s raw courage and emotional depth sculpt melodramatic crashes and torrential torment, toreador handclaps and cliff-hanging crescendos - fermented fevers whose glories rise and fall with frankness and finesse. From solemn to soaring, resilient to resigned, “Heart” is a labor of love offering stormy rebellions and pre-dawn prayers.

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Grand Pianoramax - Smooth Danger

Grand Pianoramax - Smooth Danger

Grand Pianoramax
Smooth Danger
Label: Obliqsound

Machine-gun runs of skittish drums maneuver through arched arpeggios erupting from prattling Moogs and palpitating pianos. “Smooth,” beautifully moves lively prog-rock robotics, shifting tangled tangents into methodical madness. Interwoven explosions cushioning savvy raps, GP’s sophisticated cat and mouse bouts pit dynamite keyboard flights against ground-pounding percussion, scattering frazzled scales behind diligent rhythms and railroading classical backgrounds into hyperactive jazz acrobatics.

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Gardens and Villa - Gardens and Villa

Gardens and Villa - Gardens and Villa

Gardens and Villa
Gardens and Villa
Label: Secretly Canadian

Floating over chilled robot funk and distant subliminal falsettos, New Wave pagans swaddle medieval dream-pop and clubhouse Krautrock in slithering, hook-driven oblivion. Abandon phantoms trapped in analogue smog and retro-cyber beats, Garden and Villa’s freshman effort paints swishy digital moodiness bubbling from plastic happiness deploying sinister interstellar synths and flickering guitars cushioning butterfly flutes, boosted wig-outs and soothing alien subterfuge.

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The Gift - Explode

The Gift - Explode

The Gift
Explode
Label: La Folie

Grand-standing anthems dismantling pop-rock parades, “Explode,” downloads delirium-steered queries, igniting enchanted rockets bursting in perfect bubbles and blockbuster bombast. Symphonic aeronautics scoring escalated elation and kaleidoscopic schizophrenia, Portugal’s The Gift’s majestic conquests swiftly lift psychedelic synths above seductive child-like exuberance to layered melodramatic bravery breaching soaring guitar contortions exploring surrendered arena-sized splendor. The Gift visits Chicago’s Double Door Oct 11th.

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