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Personal Best – Arnos Vale – 2015

Personal Best – Arnos Vale – 2015

Personal Best are a trio from Bristol UK that I was fortunately wise to because their singer sang a lot on Bedford Falls’ last album. I enjoyed their first EP quite a bit. It hinted at a Superchunk-y, ecstatically astute power-pop, but I remained at a distance for some reason. This album, though, has smitten me […]

MAZES—WOODEN AQUARIUM

MAZES—WOODEN AQUARIUM

I went to the Wikipedia page for Mazes, because I’m a superhero researcher, and found the only related categories listed at the bottom are the underwhelming “English indie rock groups” and “Musical groups established in 2009.” Not that I expect bands to cultivate incendiary related categories like “Bands who’ve summoned satan on stage” or “Musical groups that pre-date […]

FAILURES' UNION – TETHERING

FAILURES' UNION – TETHERING

Failures’ Union is one of my favorite bands. They’re folks from Buffalo with good band-name punctuation and great songs that seamlessly blend classic power-pop and 90s rock. If you’ve been into the Bedford Falls, Cheap Girls, or Tin Armor albums we’ve reviewed here–you’ll be into Failures’ Union, too. Their new album Tethering is that perfect, self-contained orb […]

OSTROV'S BEST OF 2012

OSTROV'S BEST OF 2012

There were so many good albums this year that I couldn’t make the decision to rank them, and I know that’s not the most important decision anyway, so this year’s best-of list is in groups with no internal order. This is the art I spent my cherished/wasted time consuming this year. Hope everybody’s upcoming year […]