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FMQB: Afternoons (Buzz Band Feature)

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There’s a bit of a convoluted back story to Afternoons involving a Silverlake, CA band called Irving, which split to form Sea Wolf and Afternoons, who then became Shadow Shadow Shade. The former you’ve probably heard of and the latter, not so much. Well, Shadow Shadow Shade doesn’t exist anymore, but its members reformed again as Afternoons which brings us to […]

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Absolute Punk: Afternoons “Say Yes” Album Review (8/10)

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When done well, synth-laden indie-pop can be magnetic, transformative and utterly indelible. Case in point, Say Yes, the latest release from Afternoons. The LA-based six piece comprised of former members of venerable LA indie darlings Irving have crafted an album that is equal parts psych-pop, dream-pop and everything in between. Written over a period of […]

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Atlas and the Anchor review: Old Monk “Posing as Love”

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Brooklyn’s Old Monk is set to release their highly-anticipated sophomore album, Posing Love today via Eenie Meenie Records. The trio of vocalist/guitarist Josh Carrafa, drummer Ian Burns and bassist Tsugumi Takashi create an energetic brand of garage-rock that is informed by classic rock with prog rock tendencies and equal parts punk and power-pop along with […]

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