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Bandcamp Artist of the Week
palemen, bandcamp artist of the week, instrumental, electro
Palemen is our Bandcamp Artist of the Week.
Bandcamp Artist of the Week
Henry Canyons | One Thousand Plateaus EP
Henry Canyons and his new EP, One Thousand Plateaus, is our Bandcamp Artist of the Week.
Bandcamp Artist of the Week
gloria adios, the circle opens, bandcamp, baltimore, maryland
Gloria Adios from Baltimore, MD is our Bandcamp Artist of the Week at SYFFAL.

Music Videos

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Interviews

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...
ratboiler, EP, metal, punk, Baltimore, Interview
This shit feels like razor burn coupled with $5 shot and beer combos bro bro. ratboiler burst into my world with some guitars that were like death by 1000 little slices. Some ancient torture techniques written in the code of perfect riffs, drums that haunt your dreams and vocals that sound like So-Cal punk with the attitude of Norwegian black metal. It was Sabbath meets the...

Articles

Pitchfork Music Festival, Kendrick Lamar, Beck, Real Estate

SYFFAL's Guide to Pitchfork Music Festival 2014

The Pitchfork Music Festival is back in Chicago this weekend with another strong line-up. AND our close-to-ginger photographer, Tif, will be there to capture the spirit with her fancy picture taker. Look out for those sure-to-be-dope photos early next week. 

Because...

Cultures Collide Festival Los Angeles To Invade Echo Park Again!

CAN I GET A Fuck YEAH!?

Beth and I, Syffal's Los Angeles Team Sessypants, is on the press list for the 5th annual Culture Collide Festival!!!

I had such a blast ...

No Words: Soft White Sixties and Rival Sons at The Bottom Lounge in Chicago - 7/9/14

Amplified Parts, Guitars, Amplifiers, Tubes | Music

THINGS YOU NEED IN YOUR LIFE: AMPLIFIED PARTS!

Bro!

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

CONCERTS BRO! GET TIX WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR HOUSE!

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 tickets to...

Bahamas, All The Time, Single, Brushfire Records, Bahamas is Afie

Bahamas - All The Time

In case you didn't know Afie Jurvanen is Bahamas and Bahamas is Afie.

Coincedentally, that is the name of his new album that is coming out on 8-19.

Wait. Wait. Back the Fuck up? Did I just say Bahamas...

Open Mike Eagle, Opski Chan, Timber Timbre, Tom Vek

Best Songs - 2nd Quarter - 2014

As our self-imposed cycle would dictate, it's time for us to unveil each of our favorite tracks for the second quarter of 2014. 

And bro.

Is it just us or was there enough quality tracks this quarter to fill a Whale's vagina? 

Find the minilogs of the SYFFAL staff...

Open Mike Eagle, PHOX, Kishi Bashi, ATOMS

Best Albums - 2nd Quarter 2014

Shut up.

I know we are two weeks late for the unveiling of our 'Best of Q2' lists, but we have been going through big changes here are Syffal: we had to transition the site to another server and our fearless leader, Tammy Baker, has gone into retirement....until he realizes he misses us...

No Words: The Antlers and Yellow Ostrich at Lincoln Hall in Chicago on 6/29/14

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