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Analog Dive, RSI, Wreckon
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Sammy Warm Hands, freewrites, graves33, smoke-filled rooms
Sammy Warm Hands is our Bandcamp Artist of the Week
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palemen, bandcamp artist of the week, instrumental, electro
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Chaz Kangas, Hip Hop, Rex Manning Day
Chaz Kangas used to write for us. Chaz Kangas is 5’7” and 143 lbs of sensual man meat that smells like Body Shop White Musk massage oil for your soul. Chaz Kangas is the rap equivalent of Zack Morris if he spelled his name with a Y (I’ll let you figure out where the Y goes). Not only is he locking down all the hottest lunch room poon, he can also stop time and will eventually...
Rheteric Ramirez aka  Neitzsche Cortez | Hellfyre Club
Interviews are one of my favorite parts of being a SYFFALeer. The reason: intimacy. Album reviews, video postings, column additions? None come close to the interview on the scale o'sensh. So you know that if we've interviewed a band it's because we've usually reached out and begged and stalked and pestered them until they acquiesce. It parallels our love lives.  I had a chance to chop it up...
Indie music blog, indie music, album reviews, band interviews, pop culture blog
I was asked to interview Rival Sons a couple of weeks ago and I had no idea who they were. And because I don't want to interview a shitty band I requested to preview their latest album Great Western Valkyrie before committing.   Holy shit on cornbread! The hot and dry sound on this album has evaporated the pleather pants off my hairy legs. I...
Morbidly-O-Beats, FilthyBroke Records, Interview
Morbidly-O-Beats is the dude. My friend and fellow Southern Cali emcee Kid Presentable first turned me on, and then turned me on to Morbid's genius. That was soon co-signed by the indelible Syffal enigma Employee, and by Portland rapper/connoisseur of all things titular Bloodmoney. If that's not a virtual one-two-three punch, call me Little Mac and send me into fight Sodapopinski. ?(Whaaat?...
Andrew Milicia, MLBeatz, Red, White & Brew, Interview
One of this year’s pleasant surprises was Red, White & Brew – the delightful new album from Andrew Milicia x MLbeatz. Honest and sensh, Red, White & Brew was the perfect way to usher in spring for a fellow like me. MLbeatz’s production was all sorts of warm and humid, yet breezy so you don’t sweat too much, thus avoiding the chafe in your inner thigh. For his part...


Wildcat wildcat, Duologue, Air Dubai, Milo, The Juan Maclean

Favorite Albums - 3rd Quarter - 2014

The third quarter is normally my favorite quarter. I start out in jorts and end up in pre-jorts (jeans bro). I go from a schweaty undercarriage to waking up in the middle of the night to shut the winder because my boys have crawled up inside of me because of the 40F evenings and ain't NO WAY I'm...

leitbur, heartsink, fundraiser

Leitbur drops new single "Heartsink"! HELP A BROTHER OUT AND GO BUY IT!

Leitbur came out of nowhere a few years ago and I got hooked like a mothaFucka on his EP titled Think of Tomorrow. Dude was droppin' that Drive-esque steeze all over my...

Death From Above 1979, Wildcat! Wildcat!, Sacred Hoop

Favorite Songs - 3rd Quarter - 2014

Yesterday marked the first day of autumn and this week marks the end of the third quarter. We are taking the opportunity during this transitional time to improve our semantics.

Below you will find the our favorite tracks of the 3rd quarter for 2014. You may have noticed that I...

Amplified Parts, Guitars, Amplifiers, Tubes | Music



You probably already know that a bunch of us SYFFALITICS are/were musicians. So we fucking get it, it’s hard out there for a musician bro. Not only are you constantly dealing with your parents questioning your lifestyle choices and telling you...

ClickitTicket | Concert Tickets | Live Shows | Concerts


No longer do we need to wait in long lines outside box offices to get concert tickets, just go here instead and forget about lines!

ClickitTicket has a...

Milo, A Toothpaste Suburb, rap, album review, Hellfyre Club

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY: Milo - A Toothpaste Suburb

Milo is genuinely doing something different. And not like in that discordant experimental way you used to pretend you loved in art school. But as in logical progression. Full circle type shit. Milo has become a man. His quirk replaced by the...

Ceschi, The Echo, Sole, DJ Pain1, Ceschi Ramos, Fake Four, Inc., Adder, Echo Par

Ceschi at The Echo - Echo Park, L.A. 9/19/14

(All Photos by Beth Deck:, Instagram: @bethdeck)

I've been to the Echo on Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park, Los Angeles probably...

Iggy Azalea

The Girth Cycle: Soft Bigotry: The Intersection Where The New Yorker Meets Rap?

The New Yorker used to publish Ray Bradbury; now it is a fancified blog (because of the fonts, yo) spewing a frothy, vomitous puddle of the cultural analysis of Andrew Marantz...

The White Album, Kings And Aces, The Quiet Strum

One Song: The White Album - Kings And Aces

Funny story.

Del recommend that I check out The White Album and he explained it as Bon Iver meets Fleet Foxes meets Jose Gonzalez.

Check, check and far as I'm concerned.

So I dove into the songs and it ended up being the above and so much more....

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