Slipped Discs

Discs You May Have Missed
by John Noyd

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PAWS - Cokefloat!

PAWS - Cokefloat!

PAWS
Cokefloat!
Label: Fat Cat

Coaxing grown-up slogans from teen taunts exuberant Brits knit razor-sharp riffs to honest insolence and pop-rock props to deafening wit. Raw, authentic and anthemic, “Cokefloat!” promotes cheeky, squeaky wheels and precocious notions consumed in smarmy karma and outspoken devotions to broken hearts, hard truths and youthful folly. Guitar-powered panthers prowling alt-rock vaudeville, PAWS chops adolescent angst into voracious, contagious mini-operas

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Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold

Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold

Parquet Courts
Light Up Gold
Label: What's Your Rupture?

Kinked-up and callous, PC’s barbecued ballast blasts upfront punk bristling in casual swagger. Side-swiped, hot-wired and sand-blasted; the band’s scrawny garage-rock blues produces greasy treats from shearing lyrics and lightning-bolt solos weaving tight-fisted riffs from unvarnished carnage. Abrupt cuts rustle up whiplashed balderdash within grinning six-string fingering, rolling, “Gold,” over knotty white-water subplots into brawny honesty wrapped around devilish merriment.

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PAWS - Youth Culture Forever

PAWS - Youth Culture Forever

PAWS
Youth Culture Forever
Label: FatCat

Frank cantankerous angst from rambunctious punks whose brawling odysseys turn meaty hooks, mammoth jams and contagious outrage into harsh cathartic brilliance; Glasgow’s cavernous mavericks tunnel through thundering dungeons with heavy-handed candor capturing ravishing guitar-powered howls through raw, honest squalls churned in tactical smack-downs. Convincingly succinct, PAWS’ steely zeal propel, “Youth,” into non-conforming storms of jagged gonzo-pop and incorrigible, uproarious rock.

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Purity Ring - Another Eternity

Purity Ring - Another Eternity

Purity Ring
Another Eternity
Label: 4AD

Glossy synth-pop toffee fracked in elastic beats and porous orchestras, “Eternity,” languishes and vanquishes, worming sublime electro-grinds from mechanical canopies whose vaulted velvet ceilings capture coy voices from steamy dream-weavers. Swimming in flickering spaceship ricochets, Purity Ring’s pinball ballerinas chase cyber-butterfly messiahs with well-placed haste; breezy squeezable divas hover suspended beyond recovery, immersed in multi-colored seductions promising masterful stratospheric pageantry.

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Pins - Wild Nights

Pins - Wild Nights

Pins
Wild Nights
Label: Bella Union

Surly purrs imbedded in smirking mascara-lined dirges laid over brittle stiletto-rock insurgence from subterranean palladiums, “Wild,” files venomous memories, assembling jilted jigsaw-goth from salamander mantras, four-on-the-floor power-chords and smoldering old-school templates. Hurtling vexing vixen doo-wop from twin-fisted sisters refining sunken dungeon come-ons, PINS’ pouty doubts and stern burns fuse leather-clad ballads with fem-blended anthems bleeding steamy teases beneath steel-belted helter-skelter.

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Daniel Pearson - Alone, Together

Daniel Pearson - Alone, Together

Daniel Pearson
Alone, Together
Label: Saint in the City Records

Serious lyrics imbedded in muscular country cruise through stormy prairie-rock as Pearson’s forceful, coercive indie-folk anecdotes unfold in glorious stories. Seeking compassionate gratitude in earnest mercies, the British songwriter evokes first-person struggles examining lost faith and renewed hope. The warm camp-fire welcome, “Alone,” provides rides strong, social emotions inside Good Samaritan narratives; peppering every perceptive question with several unanswerable examples.

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Deantoni Parks - Technoself

Deantoni Parks - Technoself

Deantoni Parks
Technoself
Label: Leaving Records

Harsh sound-bitten ignitions syncing deconstructed visions scratch catchy, contracted tracks into banging gangland demolitions; cyber-percussionist Parks’ random tangents stitch goose-step mosaics around semaphore euphoria where teething seizures birth squirmy creatures in ghetto-echo. Piling writhing revisionism into jagged pageants, the ultra-propulsive, Technoself,” unrolls jarring barrio beats fashioned from McGuyvered crate-divers; serpentine survivors from mouse-trap snaps blasting balloon-popping tunes with glitch-enriched aphasia.

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Porches - Pool

Porches - Pool

Porches
Pool
Label: Domino

Calculated heartbreak slowly toasted over synthesized soul; Porches’ minor-key melancholy combines jazz accents, gleaming beats and delicate melodies to build sensible sentimental digi-pop props laced in restless pleasures. Underwater waltzes courting cyber-seamless teases, the terse, immersive, “Pool,” retools chilled skills with romantic stanzas, managing languid dangers through plush constructs tasked with humanizing plastic perfections, dissolving mechanical candor into well-timed designs.

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Pantha du Prince - The Triad

Pantha du Prince - The Triad

Pantha du Prince
The Triad
Label: Rough Trade

Zipping through sparkling cyborg forests packaged in fearless engineering, Pantha reboots contemporary pretense into translucent futures; ping-pong paddling past twinkling water-park pachinko, soulful disco posted in zero-gravity while percolated artifice flits and whisks off virtual cliffs. Gentle arcades parading in trippy textures envision embryonic harmonics toggling electric wedges beneath iridescent incubators to create dance-able mantras, protoplasmic attractions snagging rhythm-driven visions.

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The Parrots - Los Niños Sin Miedo

The Parrots - Los Niños Sin Miedo

The Parrots
Los Niños Sin Miedo
Label: Heavenly Records

Brandishing raw, outlaw bravado, The Parrots’ ravenous, cavernous surf-rock bursts roll stampede beats into disheveled dust-devil grunge. A cavalry charge of barbed electric guitar launching crooning lunacy and cannonball abandon with weathered punk revelry, the Spanish ranters’ scrappy debut, “Niños,” goes for gritty, bickering squalls; a massaged roof-rattling barrage scrubbed in galloping lo-fi ruckus and inflated into Grand Canyon tantrums. 

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Pixies - Head Carrier

Pixies - Head Carrier

Pixies
Head Carrier
Label: Play It Again Sam

Pulp-fiction predicaments gilded in supersonic confidence, Pixies’ twisted tales and artful dodges drop major chops with gleeful gonzo fondness topped-off with dollops of crispy, crunchy alt-rock romps. Locked in rapid narratives glazed in smoldering solos, “Head.” treads pithy hipster history with blunt lyrical punches; steely rapport recorded in paranormal paranoia and stylized nihilism, combustible character assassinations driven in bullet-proof grooves.

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Tim Presley - The Wink

Tim Presley - The Wink

Tim Presley
The Wink
Label: Drag City

Connecting mismatched Mad-Hatter pitter-patter to snappishly synaptic punk-pop catastrophes, White Fences’ resident sound-chemist Presley severs and tethers, performing curious surgeries on tropical-goth, intentionally demented Baroque-folk and wobbly wizard-rock. Half-joking commotion roasted in paradigm rhymes from imaginative dream-captains practicing Dada black-magic, “Wink,” rethinks normal instincts in rickety syncopation, spindly persistence and elliptical dips merging absurd jabberwocky subversion into urgent fringe-art conversions.

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