Keeping track of new magazines (etc.) that come in that talk about Baltimore stuff. For more on, by, or about Baltimore-area artists, check out the following issues below.
Wonka Vision #44
Edie Sedgwick - Things Are Getting Sinister And Sinisterer, Score: 3 out of 5
"...Moyer seems to be onto something singular and compelling." -Kevin Nelson
Dig This Real #5
"Todd P's Brooklyn vs. Baltimore Showdown" show review by Lauren Piper
DJ Dog Dick: "DJ Dog Dick followed suit with some dance music that heated up the entire building, which was huge."
Future Islands: "Their dance-y, sedated synth-pop blazed through the venue and though it was completely dark, I know dancing occurred and smiles appeared."
Double Dagger: "They rocked the crowd with winding loops and spastic bass lines, the energy was unbeatable, so much so that I couldn't take anymore after they played."
Pontiak - Maker, Scrore: 4 out of 5
"...delivers nuanced amplifier worship in excelsis." -Manish Agarwal
Signal To Noise #53
Susan Alcorn - Curandera
"...it proves Alcorn's compositional and improvisational mastery is just as potent when she moves into interpretation." -Jon Dale
Lafayette Gilchrist - Soul Progressin'
"...Gilchrist grew up with hip-hop and funk and isn't afraid to mix it up. He can be both heady and down-home." -Bill Barton
Darsombra - Nymphaea
"In its methodology, this is something a bit more radical than your basic remix record, and parts of it are definitely worth your time." -Jason Bivins
Zomes - Zomes
"These 16 brief affirmations-all written and performed by guitarist/organist Asa Osborne, formerly of Lungfish-spool by slowly like grainy Super 8film reels of fluttering jellyfish, none lasting long enough to overstay its welcome." -Ray Cummings
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
"The strength of technology is its liberating power and on Merriweather Post Pavilion Animal Collective sounds as free as they ever have to pull more relaxed shapes." -David Nadelle
Dan Deacon - Bromst
"A high voltage blast of bubblegum techno laden with bruising beats and tripped-out keys..." -Toby Rogers
Edie Sedgwick - Things Are Getting Sinister And Sinisterer "...hilarious and artfully crafted around brilliant pop hooks and angular melodies." -Bryan Levine
Music for Robots
Double Dagger - More
"One thing I do like is bands like Double Dagger, who rip their sound from '90s bands like Fugazi and other screaming bands that had something to say. They rep Baltimore hard, and do that whole '90s talk/sing thing and it is fucking awesome. It's one of those records that just jumps off the stereo at you, pulling you away from your work because it's a sound you've been waiting for. ... It is highly recommended." -Mark