On the Record: Lucius, Leverage Models, the Dirtbombs, Pusha T and more

By Bill Chenevert
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Lucius

Lucius
Wildewoman
(Mom and Pop Music)
Sounds like: The highly-anticipated debut of the two-girls-lead-singing five-piece (in execution, anyway) via Ditmas Park and Berklee is an alt-folk/dream pop delight.
Free association: Flawless girl-fronted percussive indie folksy-gypsy hypnotism shit.
For fans of: Jenny Lewis + Watsons, Devendra Banhart x Neko Case, Cultsy seances ‘n bugouts.

 

 

 

Leverage Models
Leverage Models
(Hometapes)
Sounds like: Shannon Fields, much of the brains behind Stars Like Fleas, fled to a farm after it imploded; the product’s a glistening, electrified dance rock record.
Free association: The Rapture dusted with an orchestral sense of sophistication.
For fans of: Gayngs/Bear in Heaven x Gary Numan, Sharon Van Etten for Erasure.

 

 


 

Tim Hecker
Virgins
(Kranky)
Sounds like: The audiofile, producer and co-captain of the Daniel Lopatin crazy train makes spacious, artistic ambient music that Pitchfork fucking loves.
Free association: Unless you’re really into this stuff, it gets really boring really fast.
For fans of: Oneohtrix Point Never x Brian Eno + orchestra noise from jazz pros on drugs.

 
 

 

 

The Dirtbombs
Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey!
(In the Red)
Sounds like: Wow! Detroit’s Mick Collins is a total nut, and his garage punk outfit’s been chasing his mind in great directions—this time on a legit garage bubblegum wipeout.
Free association: They do soul, techno, punk, grunge, blues and everything in between.
For fans of: King Khan & Co. x Gories + Ramones, early Black Keys, mighty Michigan.

 

 

 

Pelican
Forever Becoming
(Southern Lord)
Sounds like: The excellent experimental art metal Chicagoans’ fourth of instrumental dirges and slow-core dark storms is a solid contribution to the genre.
Free association: If Dillinger Escape Plan slowed it down and weren’t maniacs ...
For fans of: Isis/Neurosis/Tortoise x Sabbath, Dinosaur Jr., intersections of doom and core.

 

 

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1. Anonymous said... on Oct 23, 2013 at 10:54PM

“Pusha T's My name is my is my name was one of the best releases of 2013 regardless of genre.”

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