Peel Dream Magazine - Agitprop Alterna

It's not without good reason that people have been likening Peel Dream Magazine to My Bloody Valentine, Stereolab and Yo La Tengo. Helmed by Joe Stevens, one of New York's finest contemporary players, the outfit makes music that's tender but savage, powerful but delicate and packed with beautiful discordance hiding its sumptuous melodies. 'Agitprop Alterna' is their second full-length release and it certainly adds fuel to the argument that people need to take this lot very seriously. In addition to the aforementioned, here it nods to Velvet Underground (notice the tripped out, opiate-hazed interludes throughout the album) and krautrock-leaning art pop. The record drones, drives, grooves and perplexes on its course, but most of all it unarguably impresses. Or at least that's what we've got to say on the matter.

White Vinyl LP Limited to 300 Copies

Side 1
1. "Pill" (3:20)
2. "Emotional Devotion Creator" (3:18)
3. "It's My Body" (2:31)
4. "Escalator Ism" (2:58)
5. "Brief Inner Mission" (2:00)
6. "NYC Illuminati" (3:03)
7. "Wood Paneling" (part 2) (1:22)
Side 2
1. "Too Dumb" (3:02)
2. "The Bertolt Brecht Society" (2:11)
3. "Permanent Moral Crisis" (2:58)
4. "Do It" (2:16)
5. "Eyeballs" (4:26)
6. "Up & Up" (5:11)

 

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