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Bump of Chicken keeps things nice on 'Butterflies'

| Mar 20, 2016

Bump of Chicken keeps things nice on 'Butterflies'

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Bump of Chicken “Butterflies” (Toy’s Factory) Butterflies are beautiful. Whether they’re floating around in a garden or tattooed on a woman’s shoulder — they’re colorful and intricate. Bump of Chicken’s latest release, “Butterflies,” is neither of those things. That’s not to say “Butterflies” is ...

The Novembers' 'Elegance' EP keeps niche elements

| Oct 18, 2015

The Novembers' 'Elegance' EP keeps niche elements

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The Novembers ”Elegance” (Merz) The Novembers’ “Rhapsody in Beauty,” the fifth full-length from the Tokyo-based four-piece, was the band’s most artistically challenging release in their decade-long career. The self-produced album opened with harsh noise before spinning off into chaotic hardcore and post-rock, and ending ...