Nov 12

Amiina
“Kurr”
Ever

Ambient/Classical/ Electronic. Icelandic quartet (formerly Amina and Anima), Amiina sounds like a music box - they even play a music box - among their other thrift-store instruments, including wine glasses, bowed saws, antique synthesizers, and the violins, viola, and cello they started out with. They have worked with fellow Icelanders Sigur Rós on several
albums. On Kurr they manage to be quaint and exotic, like a modern vision set in a dusty portrait from the past. The music is gentle, soft, slow and airy.

Picks: 2, 4, 6, 7, 8+, 10+, 12

No fucks.

Nov 12

Cloak/Dagger
“We Are”
Jade Tree

Punk/Hardcore.  These guys are from Richmond, VA and, in their own words, they inject some applied aggression into their rhythmic crunch. Formed as a temporary project in October 2006, the group recorded its first demo within the month and decided to stay in the game a bit longer. They sound very old school hardcore, the likes of T.S.O.L., Black Flag and Minor Threat and others.

Picks: 1+,2+,3,5,6,7+,10,11,12,13

Fucks: 4
Shit: 9

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