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Album Reviews

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.
Bandcamp Artist of the Week
Zilla Rocca, Hip Hop, Neo Noir, No Vacation for Murder
This week we discuss hip hop artist Zilla Rocca, his Neo Noir mixtape and his forthcoming ep No Vacation for Murder.

Interviews

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...
Indie music blog, indie music, album reviews, band interviews, pop culture blog
PremRock fucking floored me with his new album A Clean, Well-Lighted Place. It is the kind of rap album I have been wanting for quite some time. It is an adult record that isn’t mired down with boring. It manages to paint the picture of a person struggling with the decisions one makes while growing from, adolescent, to young adult to grown up. The bad...

Articles

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

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...

duologue, forests, single

Duologue drop new single "FORESTS" from the album coming 8/9/14. AND IT IS BALLS.

This fucking band bro.

Duologue have routinely put me on the edge of complete sadness, while at the same time I'm completely hypnotized by the comforting grip of dude's voice. This guy has no idea how powerful his desperation is on me bro...

duke evers, seaside, single

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE BRO! DUKE EVERS drops a track called SEASIDE that is beyond BALLS AWESOME.

The first time I hit play on "Seaside" from Duke Evers, I assumed I was hearing yet another incarnation of some adorably/annoyingly folky Monsters & Men meets the Lumineers clones that have plagued our email inboxes since PR reps thought they were going to...

MILO & FRIENDS: MOVING TO LA TOUR

MILO & FRIENDS: MOVING TO LA TOUR + CESCHI

MILO IS MOVING TO LA! Does this mean that I'll run into him at the Farmer's Market, with Open Mike Eagle at the laundromat, or in a yoga class with Busdriver? Yes, yes, and YES!

The highlight of my life would be a game to Trivial Pursuit with those three rap deities. And...

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