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GRIZZLY BEAR
PAINTED RUINS
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Painted Ruins finds the members of Grizzly Bear perfectly in sync with each other, especially with the interlocking dueling melodies of the chorus on Neighbors. Take the aptly named Three Rings, where drummer Chris Bears booming percussion builds to a dramatic crescendo while guitarist Daniel Rossen masterfully noodles around a complicated riff as Ed Drostes voice smoothly glides over the ecstatic symphony asking, Dont you feel it all coming together? The comfort and familiarity theyve amassed over nearly 15 years of playing together pays off in spades as they tear through these complex arrangements, fully in step together. According to the band, this harmonious atmosphere was due to the members coming together on the same page for the recording process as opposed to the one for 2012s Shields. In a 2014 video interview with The New York Times, Droste called frustration key to the collaborative process. He explained that if they could create an album easily in a couple months, something would be wrong, and at the end of every album, they ask if they will be able to do it again. Three years later, in an interview with Spin, Droste admitted that the recording of Shields was stressful, calling it an arduous, beating-your-head-over-and-over thing.
RAY WYLIE HUBBARD
TELL THE DEVIL I'M GETTIN THERE AS FAST AS I CAN
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Texas legend Ray Wylie Hubbard reaffirms his commitment to the joys and agonies of the road in 'Tell the Devil I'm Getting There as Fast as I Can,' the title track from his forthcoming new album. This time around, he gets an assist from two other major figures in Americana and country: Lucinda Williams and Eric Church who famously name-checked Hubbard in the song 'Mr. Misunderstood' and brought the singer onstage in Dallas in February to sing Hubbard's 'Screw You, We're From Texas.' ''Tell the Devil' is a rock & roll fable about hanging your life on a guitar, holding onto a dream no matter what or how long it takes, wagering your soul in a crooked game and falling in love with a badass tattooed woman. . .hmmm, maybe it isn't a fable, says Hubbard.
STEVEN WILSON
TO THE BONE
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he album starts with the title track To The Bone and is a bright and punchy pop-sounding song, which is often key-based, but with a steady use of jaunty and frequently heavier guitar riffs as well. The theme is the modern nature of truth, whether it is all relative to ones own perspective, or if actual objective truth is a real thing. The song, like most of the songs on the album, is strong on vocal melody, and in this instance uses female background singers to strengthen the melodies on the chorus. As shouldnt be surprising for fans of Wilson, the pop aspect is only one part of the music. There are also longer instrumental sections, guitar solos, and vocal harmonies that would not have been out of place on the Porcupine Tree classic Stupid Dream, and that is very much the case for most of the album.Moving ahead, we come to Pariah, which is one of the albums singles and videos. It is co-sung by Ninet Tayeb who made a critical contribution to the heartbreaking song Routine off Stevens last album Hand. Cannot. Erase. While certainly not rivaling her performance then, her vocals are essential to making the song work. The tone and feel of the song should be familiar to any Wilson fan as, while pop in nature, it has his signature style to it as well. The song unsurprisingly deals with postbreakup musings. Lost love and loneliness is a very common theme of his, so it comes this is to be expected.
KMFDM
HELL YEAH (DIG)
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KMFM might be the first band in recorded history to release an exceptional 20th record. Yes, you read that correctly, Hell Yeah will be the German industrial groups 20th studio album to date. With an eclectic, intense blend of industrial rock, metal, and electro dance, it isnt surprising that the band has managed to cultivate an extremely loyal following within their niche. However, similarly, to industrial metal giants Rammstein and fellow Industrial pioneers Nine Inch Nails, the groups fearlessness towards its principles and approach to songwriting has given them a global and diverse fan base. Hell Yeah is a fine record, not because it takes any crazy risks, but because it is a perfect example of a band executing its own meticulously crafted style without apathy or laziness. Though there are some tracks that are rather corny, its obvious the groups core, husband and wife duo Sascha Konietzko and Lucia Cifarelli, are still wired with the same anarchistic, unrepentant anger that has fueled them through the 90s.

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