Ranges – Babel

What is the lesson of the Tower of Babel? At first glance, the answer seems simple enough; as in many tales, god strikes down those who sin the sin of hubris. In attempting to reach the heavens and take the divine mantle for themselves, the proud people of Babel learned…

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Release Day Roundup – 1/25/18

Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to our Editors’ Picks column: Friday release days open the floodgates and unleash a seemingly endless stream of quality new music. But while some of our Editors and Contributors sit down gleefully each week to dive into this newly stocked treasure…

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Mono – Nowhere Now Here

For a band that has been around as long as Japan’s Mono has, it’s rather easy to drum up simple and concise narratives surrounding every new release. There’s already a broad body of work and years of building up what the band and their music represent, and it’s rare at…

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Disco Loadout: 2018 In Review

Four years ago, I started to keep a complete list of every band I saw. Three years ago, I began kicking myself for not starting that childishly simple task sooner. Never mind. At least I can tell you exactly what I got up to this year – with one important caveat. A…

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