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White Denim - Ha Ha Ha Ha (Yeah) [Official Audio]

White Denim

Ha Ha Ha Ha (Yeah)

Joel Frieders | February 1, 2016
Blisses B - Montevideo [Official]

Blisses B

Montevideo

Joel Frieders | January 26, 2016
Sammy Warm Hands & Ogar Burl - Slubberdegullion

Sammy Warm Hands and Ogar Burl

Slubberdegullion

Brandon Backhaus | January 25, 2016
Apoc - Brand New Thing [Official Music Video]

Apoc

Brand New Thing

Joel Frieders | January 21, 2016

Album Reviews

Shut-ins and the Colony - Lo-fi Love Songs

Shut-ins and the Colony

Lo-fi Love Songs
8 out of 10
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Tiger Waves, Tippy Beach, Album review, Indie music

Tiger Waves

Tippy Beach
8 out of 10
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daughter, not to disappear

Daughter

Not to Disappear
10 out of 10
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Articles

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One Song: Howard - Glass

Joel Frieders | February 5, 2016
Up until last week I knew nothing about Howard. PPPR sent over this link for their new single "Glass" that's dropping inside their new EP Please Recycle which arrives March 25th, 2016, but I only listened to it because PPPR seems to send music that tends not to suck as much butt as other PR peeps' rosters suck butt, so I clicked.  And then the fucking music started clicking and chirping and blurping and blooping and blorping and thwapping, and then here I am with my pants around my ankles and I'm shuffling to and fro and fro and to and I'm a fucking puddle of folktronica excrement bro. This shit is exactly what my thoughts sound like if you catch me staring off into the great yonder, especially considering how great our yonder is here in the Chicago suburbs. We're known for our yonder. ...
la girlfriend, XIV
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One Song: L.A. Girlfriend - XIV

Joel Frieders | February 3, 2016
Three things happened this morning. 1. L.A. Girlfriend dropped a new album titled Neon Grey that I didn't know was coming out. 2. I only got thru the second song, "XIV". 3. I've only listened to "XIV" on repeat since I heard it the first time. Jesus fucking balls on a two door wineberry Toyota Camry with the O, the T, and the A scraped off of the rear bumper so alls it reads is TOY, this fucking song is BALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLS. I don't care what songs she's planning on releasing as singles, this song is already at the top of my list for my favorite fucking song of 2016. I'm not only dancing under my desk, I've stood up and done the whole whip each individual arm in circles while my plaid skirt falls below my knees thing when the song demands I do as such.  Taking a tremolo'd synth, adding...
Me Like Bees tour Diary
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Me Like Bees ON TOUR! - A Diary. A Dream Journal

Me Like Bees | February 2, 2016
SYFFAL would like to formally and orally welcome Me Like Bees to the American heartland for their 2016 tour. Instead of asking them things we don't care about, we've decided to put together a running tour diary of their adventures trying to hide their bodily functions, fluids, and odors from each other for a few weeks! If you've never heard this shitstacks, scroll to the bottom (the power bottom) and hit play on the stream dreams! WE GIVE  YOU: ME LIKE BEES TOUR DIARY DREAM JOURNAL! Day One: 2/1/2016 "When playing our hometown crowd of Kansas City, they greet us warmly with plenty of Satan and whiskey. Kicking off our tour tonight at the Riot Room, we'll meet up with Never Shout Never and the rest of the boy wonders...
SYFFAList, HINDS, Tiger Waves, Pillar Point, Dr. Dog, Radiation City
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Tom's SYFFAList - January 2016

Tom Dozois | January 28, 2016
All you holy rollers and rock n' rollers. All you Bro's, Ho's and MoFo's. All you shoe gazers, Major Lazers and grass grazers.  All you hipsters and sipsters.....sippin' from that indie Kool-Aid. That blue Kool-Aid that doesn't make you feel blue necessarilyish, but makes you feel ALIVE.  ALIVE like the left nut of Barry Gibbs that's singin' AH AH AH AH. AHHHhhhhh, MMMMMmmmmm.  Below are Tom's favorite songs for January of 2016. If you don't like then it's Obama's fault.  Love,  Mama Grizzly Dr. Dog - Bring My Baby Back: Still my favorite song this year...so far.  James Supercave - Better Strange: I swear this guy has been working on his full length album for 3 years. But if all the songs or EPs that are slowly leaking out are good....then I can wait. 'Better Strange' has this whole...
professor soap, the young, the ideas
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One Song: Professor Soap - The Young, The Ideas

Joel Frieders | January 27, 2016
Last weekend, I was going through SYFFAL music submissions while also reading packet information for my meetings this week. This isn't me being lazy on either the reading or the listening, it's just become something I've learned how to do since SYFFAL somehow caught on and at the same time I took on some responsibilities that require 700-1000 pages of reading a week. I click over and open a few videos and hit play, then click back and keep reading. I do this for hours. Pretty much every weekend.  This particular round of R&L ("read & listen") had me deleting emails from all over the fucking world, and reading dozens of pages top to bottom, and skimming hundreds more. I must've deleted fifty submission emails before finding something I could listen to all the way through. But when...
vessels, 4am,
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One Song: Vessels - 4AM

Joel Frieders | January 27, 2016
I specifically remember writing about the song "Apollo" from the group Flight Facilities a few years ago. I still listen to that song all the fucking time, but I actually remember writing about it, that's how epically important that fucking song is to me. I can remember sitting at my kitchen table, almost perched up on my fucking toes I was so into describing how that fucking song made me feel.  Cathartic, therapeutic, erotic, whatthefuckever it was, hearing that, and then writing that, it's a fucking memory of a time in my life when a song touched a nerve and I had the opportunity to spurt my inspiration all over my stomach. Sure, nobody probably read it, just like no one will probably read this, but that isn't why we lose money to host a website where we only jack off the music we want...
School Of Seven Bells, ablaze
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One Song: School Of Seven Bells - Ablaze

Joel Frieders | January 26, 2016
School of Seven Bells have always sounded like a mysterious reenactment of what my loins would look like under a microscope.  Sure, there's indescribable emotions and blindfolded sensations and socially unmentionable pleasures and pinky-involving kinks, but what's immediately apparent is the complete lack of shame. HOW DO THEY DO THAT? How do you create music that's best served while wearing a leotard on earth in 2016? SVIIB, and more importantly the new single "Ablaze", feel like a witchdoctor prescribed cross-pollination between The Naked & Famous and (GASP!) Savage Garden ("sweet like a chic-a cherry cola bro!), but in a way that takes the vanity and rhythms and overall seethru clothing of Empire of the Sun and mixes it with some child-like nostalgia of an afternoon spent staring...
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Tom Dozois | January 22, 2016
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Joel Frieders | January 21, 2016
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Joel Frieders | January 21, 2016
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Joel Frieders | January 20, 2016
No Words
Tif Impson | January 20, 2016
Concert Review
Brandon Backhaus | January 18, 2016
Bandcamp
Brandon Backhaus | January 16, 2016
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Joel Frieders | January 15, 2016
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Brandon Backhaus | January 14, 2016
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Joel Frieders | January 7, 2016
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Tom Dozois | January 7, 2016
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Joel Frieders | January 6, 2016
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