Slipped Discs

Discs You May Have Missed
by John Noyd

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Magnetic Fields - Distortion

Magnetic Fields - Distortion

Magnetic Fields
Distortion
Label: Nonesuch

Fuzzed-out and corrosive, MF’s alt-pop honky tonk bangs up against a rusted wall of sound. Misogyny, zombies and mistletoe figure in the swamp of serrated guitars and overloaded amps as lonely robots and goth girl groups play droll love songs and tales of romantic woe. Encased in metallic caverns, Distortion seduces with moody splendor.

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Eric Matthews - The Imagination Stage

Eric Matthews - The Imagination Stage

Eric Matthews
The Imagination Stage
Label: Empyrean

A bold, smoky-voiced balladeer sauntering through lonely harmonies, grand, sweeping themes and sentimental melodies - Matthews rolls out the big guns with casual gallantry crafting smoldering symphonic spaces and subtly blustery jazz for evocative philosophy at the Heartbreak Hotel. Enveloping the listener slowly, Matthews’ foggy phosphorescence attracts vagabond songs sprinkled among romantic temptations.

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My Brightest Diamond - A Thousand Shark’s Teeth

My Brightest Diamond - A Thousand Shark’s Teeth

My Brightest Diamond
A Thousand Shark’s Teeth
Label: Asthmatic Kitty

Wrapped in lush, celestial robes, MBD’s latest shattering palate of sweet and sour, worldly and unearthly erupts with volcanic lust and soars into nesting banshees. Sumptuous eloquence enshrined in fluid cat-like stealth, “Teeth,” cuts through the clouds with swift, invigorating rhythms and bold, seething leaps writhing in splendid seizures.

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Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson - Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson

Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson - Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson

Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson
Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson
Label: Say Hey Records

Woozy waves of quiet acoustics and heady electric jams course through rambling revelation and casual confessions. Miles’ wildly inventive shaman shuffles and saintly paintings brew shadowy feelings, wide-eyed daydreams and heart-controlled gusto. Rising half-remembered, MBAR sounds weary but shipshape, steering between hopeful passion, lonely holiness and twister fist fights.


Miniature Tigers - Tell It to the Volcano

Miniature Tigers - Tell It to the Volcano

Miniature Tigers
Tell It to the Volcano
Label: Modern Art

Sour grapes make sweet poison, indeed as “Volcano,” blithely applies evil touches neatly tucked behind choir-boy buoyancy. Scathing favors happily twisting tongues and filling lungs. conspiring and harmonizing, Tigers’ brightly burning tales skip, quip and stammer, cheerfully smiling through subversively sunny songs where love turns obsessive and hope leaves town.

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Matt And Kim - Grand

Matt And Kim - Grand

Matt And Kim
Grand
Label: Fader

Parades of pneumatic analogue thump and pummel, emphatic word slams punctuate robust shout-outs, chipper pep rallies rejoice, reinforcing the duo’s sing-along salvos in pressure-cooker choruses, thundering downbeats and consistently insistent grooves whose in your face tastes prove innocent, intelligent and irresistible. Catapulting convictions cheer, steering old school synthesizers into infectious messages and relentless entertainments.

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Mi Ami - Watersports

Mi Ami - Watersports

Mi Ami
Watersports
Label: Touch and Go Records

Melting high-voltage punk and urban jungle funk into electrifying, hypno-rave aerobics, Mi Ami goes new-wave native, bending rules with explosive results. Feline yelps bite wobbly bass, cat-scratch guitar stab at throbbing, bobbing drums: post-nuclear trance-rock waking up hot and sweaty. “Watersports,” attacks passionately, floating on tightropes, half adenoidal epilepsy and half neo-disco voodoo.


Micachu & The Shapes - Jewellery

Micachu & The Shapes - Jewellery

Micachu & The Shapes
Jewellery
Label: Rough Trade Records

A cauldron of mashed rapture, ripped mixtures and proto-punk busking bursts in brazen bombshells of cartoon brilliance, Micachu’s thrift-shop chops squawk and rock in impish waves of innovative grime. Brandishing outlandish vision, fashioning attractive contraptions, producing funhouse party rondos, “Jewellery,” clanks, clatters and contorts, delivering sly, kinetic inventions that surprise and delight.

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Ida Maria - Fortress Round My Heart

Ida Maria - Fortress Round My Heart

Ida Maria
Fortress Round My Heart
Label: Upper 11 Records

Connecting directly with electric aplomb, this lusty Norwegian spitfire scrambles past pretense to wrap sorrow inside a whirlwind of impatience, anger anchored by short, sharp beats and straight-faced sizzle. Unleashing a flood of splintering skiffle wedged between catchy sledgehammer pop and love-torn ragdoll rock, the explosive, “Fortress,” tears down all walls.

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Mark Mallman - Invincible Criminal

Mark Mallman - Invincible Criminal

Mark Mallman
Invincible Criminal
Label: Badman Records

Mixing pithy patter and smug double entendres into glam, rock arena fantasies, Mallman’s sleek, cheeky power-pop pandemonium razzes and dazzles through mock melodramas, splattered cabaret and bite-size epics. Subtlety and cynicism create edgy yet earnest innuendos as, Criminal,” unfurl snide asides inside catchy tunes, crafting masterful jabberwocky, designer taunts and stream-lined three shell games.

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Josh Mease - Wilderness

Josh Mease - Wilderness

Josh Mease
Wilderness
Label: Frog Stand Records

Electrified daydreams wrapped around soft-spoken thoughts, “Wilderness,” cozies up and captivates - surreal serenades in snappy packaging, simmering bedroom symphonies floating atop boppy Bacharach ballads. Vaguely hazy porch swing parables, gently whispered waltzes and placid rhapsodies inhabit Mease’s multi-tracking mind, steeped in sleepy choirs and graced with tasteful tangents, basking accents and intelligent design.

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Carolyn Mark & N.Q. Arbuckle - Let’s Just Stay Here

Carolyn Mark & N.Q. Arbuckle - Let’s Just Stay Here

Carolyn Mark & N.Q. Arbuckle
Let’s Just Stay Here
Label: Mint Records

Frank, beautiful heartache captured inside barnstorming story-songs, “Stay,” chases modern tales down darkened alleyways as Mark shoots sparks fronting Canada’s premiere bronco-busting frontier band. Reflective and revved-up, the group’s boot-strap rebuttals are grimy reminders taken for a spin then drinks, good times flowing over toasty twang and rodeo riffs.

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