2014 – Readers Favorites!

Based on voting by members of IHRTN Facebook page and Damaged Goods group 1st place - Swans - To Be Kind / Young Widows - Easy Pain (7 votes for both) 2nd place - Sleaford Mods - Divide and Exit (6 votes) 3rd place - Scott Walker / Sunn O))) - Soused (5 votes) Most controversial album award - Shellac - Dude Incredible (3…

Label Profile – Umor Rex (Mexico)

File under: ambient/experimental UR is a Mexico-based publishing house/record label that have about 50 releases under its belt- mostly tapes, but also LPs and CDrs as well as some print material. The reason for IHRTN pick -  quality control. A casual listen of the first two releases on URs Bandcamp page shows that the label takes…

Guest Review – Shadow Biosphere – Parallel Evolution (Grant Hobson)

Oftentimes,  the Press Release that arrives accompanying a new release can contain enough hyperbole and overwrought allusion as to make a reviewer want to gouge out her/ his eyes with a hot spoon. Then there are times when one arrives with exactly the right summary. Accompanying this beguiling collection of soundscapes comes this description of the CD…

Guest Review – Deerhoof – La Isla Bonita (Grant Hobson)

20 Years into a career that continues to be the musical equivalent of wandering through Willy Wonka's factory, Deerhoof return after 2012's "Breakup Songs" with their new 10-song collection "La Isla Bonita". Long-term fans need not fear the title indicating a newly-discovered passion for early(ish) Madonna material, it's the same old vibrantly eclectic mix of…

Local Highlights – Muziclab/Cheap Seats

Today, we're going to take a trip through two different corners of Boston - Somerville and Cambridge and take a look at two music incubators spawned by both.   Somerville serves as headquarters for Muziclab - part social network for musicians/fans, part music event organizer. Its a brainchild of Virginia natives John and Pete Dorrell…

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