Slipped Discs

Discs You May Have Missed
by John Noyd

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My Morning Jacket - The Waterfall

My Morning Jacket - The Waterfall

My Morning Jacket
The Waterfall
Label: ATO Records

Desire runs wild through, “Waterfall,” whose deep-shag platitudes and heavenly suspensions tout ecstatic abandon in tabernacle parables. Lacquered bombast cast in clock-master’s closets, MMJ’s mind-blowing soul injects delicate tenderness in exalted rock covenants, mustering triumphant shifts within miniature riffs as syncopated stamina clamors in full-moon grandeur, righteous arrangements and ethereal appeal. MMJ plays Milwaukee’s Riverside Theater June 20th and 21st.

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The Mynabirds - Lovers Know

The Mynabirds - Lovers Know

The Mynabirds
Lovers Know
Label: Saddle Creek

Fur-lined dirges flirting in kinky winks and penthouse purrs, “Know,” prowls in passive cabaret, teasing powder-puff lust with emphatic alt-pop magic. Bewitching conflicts twisted into edgy sedatives, The Mynabirds’ well-planned glam plays gothic-sponsored synths like thinking Vegas sphinxes. Poised in coy theatrics, band-leader Laura Burhenn dazzles with deep thoughts frosted onto layered cakes baked in puzzling romance and haunted desires.

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The Most Serene Republic - Mediac

The Most Serene Republic - Mediac

The Most Serene Republic
Mediac
Label: MapleMusic Recordings

Fissionable fictions written by curious observers scribbling Monday-morning epiphanies on cosmopolitan roadmaps, TMSR’s classy musical passages host bright concise cross-examinations mounted on enterprising melodies. Groomed illumination overflows in rosy, double-edged prose working casual magic with terse outbursts residing inside tireless desires as the esoteric collective’s action-packed, “Mediac,” ransacks sentimental conventions with charmed aplomb, manufacturing rallying ballads over sharp, driven rhythms.

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Maserati - Rehumanizer

Maserati - Rehumanizer

Maserati
Rehumanizer
Label: Temporary Residence

Subterranean refrains engrained inside caged Krautrock aftershocks, the muscular, “Rehumanizer,” welds defiant alliances among hard-wired cyber-revisers, plotting and concocting spirited conspiracies for toppling mechanical overlords. Led by thundering drums and bass building skyscraping metropolises, Maserati’s single-minded monsters unleash cool moves beneath crashing thrashes, slamming industrial-strength ambushes with hypno-groovy space-jams commanding menacing momentum that takes no prisoners and shows no mercy.

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Mark Mallman - The End Is Not The End

Mark Mallman - The End Is Not The End

Mark Mallman
The End Is Not The End
Label: Polkadot Mayhem

Cheeky synth-rock blockbusters sprinkled in pop-culture touchstones uncoil panoramic calamities as Minnesota’s Mallman conjures ranting ear-candy fantasies from intricate survivalist’s instincts wielding studio-rattled razzle-dazzle. Lathered in flashy bombast, belittling wit and circumvented tension, “End,” sends lavish gadget-packed nostalgia into post-modern quandaries, constructing crushing sounds of heartfelt meltdowns from irreverent, cross-referenced intelligence marinated in daring flair, satirical lyrics and combustible hustle.

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My Gold Mask - Anxious Utopia

My Gold Mask - Anxious Utopia

My Gold Mask
Anxious Utopia
Label: Moon Sounds Records

Cellophane strumpets barreling through tough, buffed triumphs crunch sinful cyber-zipped dins into shiny futuristic visions; “Anxious,” fires glamorous anthems into transistorized extravaganzas packed with barracuda moves hammering risky disco-pop tonics into sublime electro-rock harmonics. Surging with combative techno-driven New Wave rage, Chicago’s MGM’s solid-state flood-gates open groove-glitched passion pits to power-hungry participants, subduing unrestrained campaigns through vigorous, sinister patch-bay subterfuge.

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Moonface and Siinai - My Best Human Face

Moonface and Siinai - My Best Human Face

Moonface and Siinai
My Best Human Face
Label: Jagjaguwar

Warrior-citizens holding commanding anthems for ransom, “Face,” rides neo-romantic loneliness into grand, glorious places. Mounting jagged attacks with cavernous bombast, Wolf Parade’s Spencer Krug’s alter-ego Moonface mind-melds with demonic-rockers Siinai to spray-paint urban verve over molten brimstone. The clamoring vanguards slither in suspicious diligence uncoiling snake-oil choruses lathered with savvy pathology, dredged from shredded edges and simmered in clenched vengeance.

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Roisin Murphy - Take Her Up to Monto

Roisin Murphy - Take Her Up to Monto

Roisin Murphy
Take Her Up to Monto
Label: Play It Again Sam

A sultry strategist, eclectic art-pop architect and scene-stealing chameleon, the idiosyncratic Murphy relishes subverting precious messages inside sweeping suites; a fluid studio guru arming smarmy sambas, callous ballads and glamorous exams with happy little daggers and double-sided wit. A suave, calculating alchemy splashed in masterful sass and stunning cunning, “Monto,” delivers a soft, provocative hodgepodge that pleases, seizes and teases.

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Marching Church - Telling It Like It Is

Marching Church - Telling It Like It Is

Marching Church
Telling It Like It Is
Label: Sacred Bones

Sweltering in basement-blues heated to trigger-finger simmering, “Telling,” breaks free and lets loose unleashing well-chiseled sizzle twitching stream-lined fits in edgy rock-gospel baptisms where slovenly Svengali honesty jostles burning earnest dub-punk effigies. Lashing out in thundering stunners, Marching Church’s deliberate mischief wrestles in relentless intensity lunging towards frontman Elias Bender Rønnenfelt’s burden-shirking urgency shivering in unshackled cackles and sumptuous umbrage.

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Mr. Universe - Everything’s Good/It’s Not Working

Mr. Universe - Everything’s Good/It’s Not Working

Mr. Universe
Everything’s Good/It’s Not Working
Label: Moderate Fidelity

Armed with a Roland Rhythm 77 beatbox, expressive guitar and vagabond spirit, “Working,” marinates plain and simple longing in clear, sincere choruses and humble, observant verses. An emotional foot-soldier wielding laidback garage-pop scholarship, Mr. Universe peels back deep-seated concessions to brew self-reflective alt-folk nods to nomadic regrets, inevitable missteps and pitiless visions which explore ordinary ironies beneath ill-timed, half-defined kindnesses. 

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Maximo Park - Risk to Exist

Maximo Park - Risk to Exist

Maximo Park
Risk to Exist
Label: Cooking Vinyl

Deploying fidgety syncopations glibly pivoting around anxious bass, skid-marked guitar and panicky percussion, Maximo Park’s snarky remarks spark savvy rallies, conjuring tight, propulsive convulsions ripe in curt, subversive rhetoric tailor-made for post-millennial politics. Dry wit commits splendid revenge enlisting, “Exist,” in fluid moves to slip crisp incriminations inside dance-able propaganda while wiry New Wave renegades demolish through posh, swashbuckling outrage.

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Juana Molina - Halo

Juana Molina - Halo

Juana Molina
Halo
Label: Crammed Discs

A primordial courtship between sultry synthesized slithering and limber South American rhythms, “Halo,” percolates in balmy cyber-samba calm, looping smoky jungle fugues around languid sleepwalker tangos to color galactic tapestries with eerie delirium. Soothing computer voodoo spawned from quirky circuitry, Molina’s sleek creatures oscillate between aqueous gymnastics painted in exotic polish and savvy electro-folk magic rooted in woozy spooky sensuality.

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