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Doug Mosurock

When not at his day job, Doug Mosurock covers small-press vinyl and cassette releases at Still Single, and DJs around the city. He's also a contributor to Dusted Magazine, and has been published in a variety of music publications. A more comprehensive resume of his music-related activities over the past 20 years would require you to scroll down for a while.

Doug Mosurock appears in the following:

First Listen: The Vaccines, 'English Graffiti'

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Always provocative, the band jettisons post-punk thrash in favor of a sturdier Top 40 pop sound that recalls the early to mid-'80s.

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First Listen: Jackson Scott, 'Sunshine Redux'

Sunday, April 19, 2015

If the psych-rock practitioner's goal is to disorient, he's succeeded. But Scott accomplishes it with the tuneful exuberance required to bring so many elements together.

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First Listen: JEFF The Brotherhood, 'Wasted On The Dream'

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Squaring up with JEFF The Brotherhood at any time during its career has been mercifully simple: Come for the riffs, stay for the riffs. Hand, make horns. Horns, meet sky.

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First Listen: Lightning Bolt, 'Fantasy Empire'

Sunday, March 08, 2015

The duo takes a few steps toward modernity on Fantasy Empire, which finds Lightning Bolt moving away from congested, low-fidelity sounds in the pursuit of studio clarity.

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First Listen: The Pop Group, 'Citizen Zombie'

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Recording a reunion album after 35 years, the defiant and inventive British band meets the modern era head-on, tempering its dystopias with the rhythms required to move bodies and open minds.

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First Listen: Viet Cong, 'Viet Cong'

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The band's frigid, deafening, brutalist post-punk nods toward experimentalism. A massive production, Viet Cong's self-titled debut culminates in a furious bonfire of rage and release.

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First Listen: Two Inch Astronaut, 'Foulbrood'

Sunday, November 16, 2014

On its second album, the D.C.-area duo borrows heavily from the legacy of Dischord Records โ€” at times recalling Fugazi, Smart Went Crazy and Shudder To Think โ€” while still sounding fresh and vital.

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First Listen: Hookworms, 'The Hum'

Sunday, November 02, 2014

On its second album, the Leeds band is beholden to a motorik beat and the pulse it leaves behind. But Hookworms' members also explore the energy and chaos that such a solid anchor can provide.

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First Listen: Thurston Moore, 'The Best Day'

Sunday, October 12, 2014

In the wake of Sonic Youth's collapse, Moore's new solo album is almost calming in its familiarity, particularly as it recalls a minor-key update of SY's well-loved late-'90s salvo A Thousand Leaves.

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First Listen: Frazey Ford, 'Indian Ocean'

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Ford's second solo album comes marinated in the soul tradition inherent to its Memphis birthplace, and seasoned liberally by the influence of her backing band, Al Green's Hi Rhythm Section.

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First Listen: Meatbodies, 'Meatbodies'

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Meatbodies' Chad Ubovich has learned to put his personal spin on the surf-strum mutant beach party championed by California psychedelic rock bands like Thee Oh Sees, Wand and Bleached.

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First Listen: King Tuff, 'Black Moon Spell'

Sunday, September 14, 2014

On his third album, the D.I.Y. glam-rocker re-brands himself as some sort of demonic teenager. But Black Moon Spell is, at heart, the sound of one guy making sure everyone around him has a good time.

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First Listen: The Gotobeds, 'Poor People Are Revolting'

Sunday, August 24, 2014

This rowdy, ramshackle party house of a band is built on the intersecting bedrock of post-punk and indie rock. On Poor People Are Revolting, there's something crazy going on in every room.

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First Listen: The Wytches, 'Annabel Dream Reader'

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The British band borrows from the best to contextualize a sound that's at once heavy, sinister, tuneful and theatrical, piling on the fuzz and reverb until its songs practically foam at the mouth.

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First Listen: Ty Segall, 'Manipulator'

Sunday, August 17, 2014

It's a shame that the rock record of the summer had to surface at the end of the season. Segall's lush, panoramic double-album piles on glam-rock excess without ever feeling excessive.

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First Listen: Spider Bags, 'Frozen Letter'

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Frontman Dan McGee writes songs with more personality than almost any in garage rock. This album exudes the unabashed glee that comes from music played hard and with reason.

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First Listen: White Fence, 'For The Recently Found Innocent'

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Performing as White Fence, Tim Presley steers toward the gentle pomp of late-'60s psychedelic pop, rock and folk. Along the way, he writes to the canon from which he performs and bends it to his will.

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First Listen: OOIOO, 'Gamel'

Sunday, June 22, 2014

On its new album, the experimental pop band explores elements of gamelan, a chromatically tuned metallophone music that's been played in Asia's Pacific Rim since roughly the 8th century.

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First Listen: Circulatory System, 'Mosaics Within Mosaics'

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Elephant 6 veteran Will Cullen Hart returns again as Circulatory System with a masterfully orchestrated, 31-song cycle that touches upon dreamlife and waking fears.

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First Listen: Boris, 'Noise'

Sunday, June 08, 2014

The Japanese experimental outfit has always had the capacity to stun. On Noise, it surprises, too: Boris subverts expectations constantly, while retaining the core values of a heavy band.

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