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Shaman’s Selections: Sleepy Sun 7″

Written by Adam Schenkel. Posted in Music, Reviews

SLEEPYSUN    Californian psychedelic rockers Sleepy Sun recently released a 7” single featuring two tracks: “11:32” and “The Lane.” Signed to ATP recordings, Sleepy Sun first made waves in underground music networks with the release of their 2008 album “Embrace,” and have garnered a sizable following through their subsequent albums, the acclaimed “Fever” and last years “Spine Hits.”

The 7” opens up with “11:32,” a hazy, meandering wonderland of reverb drenched riffs and distorted vocals painting a kaleidoscopic mural of aural pleasure. Complete with a standard psychedelic calm to round out the song, “11:32” fails to disappoint. B-side “The Lane” opens up with a catchy little drum beat and the guitars leap up to form the makings of what could easily be mistaken for a Black Angels song. Fortunately, the Black Angels are a good band, and soon into the track it becomes apparent that you are indeed listening to the psychedelically wondrous sounds of Sleepy Sun. I can’t nor do I desire to elaborate on every nuance of these tracks, as the words would be futile in capturing the majesty that is music, an experience only experienced in and of its self. I can, however, strongly recommend that you give these tracks a listen and experience from yourself the enjoyment wrapped up in this 10 minute release.

Overall, the band managed to craft a pair of solid, enjoyable tunes that sees the group moving away from the more meticulous sounds of their early work and drifting into a hazy, more garage-y and almost desert rock sounding form. Of course there’s nothing wrong with this, and Sleepy Sun have made a positive evolution and managed to set high expectations for their next album.

Indie Movies with Matt: Matt Reviews “Mulholland Drive”

Written by Adam Schenkel. Posted in Disc Jockeys, Entertainment Interruption overview, Indie Movies with Matt, Movie Reviews, Reviews, We Hate Books

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Laura Harring as Rita (left) alongside Naomi Watts (right) as Betty Elms

“Oh! I can’t believe it!” are the first lines in David Lynch’s psychological neo-noir masterpiece, and what an accurate summation of my feelings for the rest of the film. Originally conceived as a television series, “Mulholland Drive” is a dreamy, cerebral art-house-esque flick that struck it big with critics and movie buffs in 2001. This surrealist’s dream movie is almost incomprehensible, and as things unravel and reveal themselves in the movie, there is only less to understand if you’re a casual movie goer. You could argue that essentially there is no plot, and I understand where that argument comes from, but I disagree with that statement. The film paints itself as merely a simple story, but in that story there is in fact an intricate, multilayered plot. It is required, however, to delve deep within this movie’s complex structure to find this plot.

On the surface the film is the tale of an amnesiac, played by Laura Harring, who arrives in her state of amnesia from a car accident, and the perky Hollywood hopeful Betty, played by Naomi Watts in a breakthrough performance. Watts is incredible and is able to play a very polarized character, with Harring being a great support that can be both innocent and menacing. Together, the two try to discover the identity of Harring and are pulled into a psychotic illusion involving a blue box, a director named Adam Kesher (played by Justin Theroux), and a mysterious night club named Silencio.

Lightning Love – Blonde Album

Written by Adam Schenkel. Posted in Music, Reviews

You may be surprisingly delighted by this lovely little album by the brother-sister-friend trio known as Lightning Love.  They may not be quite my cup of tea, but what can I say?  They are adorable.  They have mastered the sound of simplicity with their latest, long awaited release Blonde Album. The minimal, carefully arranged, melodic tunes within counter the delicate twee pop with lyrics that expound a clear-eyed and unflinching look at the sorrows of love and life.  Like the new wave & Brit-pop groups that inspired the band, Lightning Love knows that the best way to swallow a bitter pill is to douse it in something sweet.





Essential Tracks:
I Know

Deadbeat

The Alternative Review Point – Junk Culture – Wild Quiet

Written by Adam Schenkel. Posted in Music, Reviews

Junk Culture – Wild Quiet

Known for his sample-based production talents, Deepak Mantena has decided to take up the singer-songwriter guise for his third album as Junk Culture on Wild Quiet. The album opener, “Oregon”, starts Wild Quiet out on a garage rock beat and then “Washington” closes the album with a very-fitting aquatic soundscape. The title track “Ceremony” is, oddly enough, not one of the standouts on the album. Instead, I suggest “Growing Pains” and “Indian Summer” as the essential tracks. Although his attempt at traditional song structure leaves something to be desired, open-minded music fans will be delighted with the sample-heavy blissful sounds. Even though at times his lyrics may seem very straight forward and simple, especially in comparison to his influences Atlas Sound, Caribou, and Animal Collective, I’m still very much anticipating Junk Culture’s musical maturity in his future endeavors.

Essential tracks:

Growing Pains

Indian Summer

Welcome

Written by The Point 91fm. Posted in Baseball, Basketball, Football, Lists, Local, Music, Reviews, Sports, Uncategorized

Welcome to the brand new website for The Point 91. We have added a lot of content to the site and will be adding more in the coming weeks. We have a new Should We Add poll up, we are going to have the entire catalog up for your browsing pleasures, a new look to what is currently playing, a top albums feature, a music blog (more info after the jump), and a big section featuring Homestead high School Sports. In addition to our upgraded site, our station stream is now setup for you to listen in on your mobile phone!

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