Dominic Umile

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  • 7 years ago | Local Wire

    On You & Me, The Walkmen's signature organ wheezes as though it's on the repair bench, and the hazy, back-corner guitar tones haven't changed much, either. One of the decade's most riveting bands channels its energy on this, their fifth album, int...

  • 7 years ago | Local Wire

    The sun-bleached cover photo for Saturdays = Youth shows how much this band is consumed by nostalgia. M83's Anthony Gonzalez combines synths, treated guitar washes, and '80s drum sounds ("We Own the Sky" and "Graveyard Girl") on M83's fifth album,...

  • 7 years ago | Local Wire

    Clinic's path back to form after a half-hearted detour with Winchester Cathedral finds the Liverpool art rockers leaning constructively toward late '60s alchemy even more than they did on 2007's Visitations. Although the spastic riffs that curl 'r...

  • 7 years ago | Local Wire

    The acclaim that so often rains down on (insert overrated dance act's name here) may soon stumble its bandanna-clad way toward Toronto duo Crystal Castles. While their self-titled debut full-length on Last Gang packs a strain of considerably punky...

  • 7 years ago | Local Wire

    Ode to the Ghetto is Guilty Simpson's debut LP, but independent hip-hop heads will be familiar with the cocksure delivery from this Detroit-raised affiliate of the late J Dilla. Check "Clap Your Hands" from the Chrome Children comp for an airtight...

  • 8 years ago | Local Wire

    The 2006 album Exodus Into Unheard Rhythms found Oh No sampling only from Galt MacDermot's musical theater scores. In doing so, he discredited the theory that says pulling loops from one well yields rigid results — Exodus stings in champion p...

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