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Truth Club – Not An Exit (Album Review, Stream)

Following a handful of exhilarating singles, Truth Club make good on those songs’ early promise with the riveting Not An Exit, a warped thrill ride of damaged slacker pop. Not An Exit offers the listener an easy in with the slow-building “I Know There Is” that echoes shades of acts like Pavement, Guided By Voices, Pixies, and their contemporaries, cascading vocal overlays over a steady rhythm pattern. “Student Housing” picks up the pace and the band never looks back from that point, trading psych-punk and post-punk flourishes with ease.

Not An Exit casts a weird, enveloping spell that’s extraordinarily difficult to break (or want to break in the first place). It’s a complete work from a young band brimming with energy and ideas, flashing enough confidence and conviction to corral their strangest impulses into something that doesn’t just feel coherent but whole. A giddy trip worth taking, Truth Club have firmly established themselves as one of today’s more exciting new bands with the potency of what they’ve achieved on Not An Exit. It’s a worthy listen and, true to its title, there’s never a good stopping point. There are far worse things to leave on repeat.
Listen to Not An Exit below and pick it up here.


March 2019: The Best Songs, Music Videos, and Full Streams

We’re more than a third of the way through 2019 and the editorial branch of this site has been far too dormant since 2018 received the Best Of recap treatment. Today will be dedicated to addressing that coverage gap with three look backs at the very best songs, music videos, and full streams that January, February, and March had to offer. Due to the sheer volume of highlighted material, these lists will (unfortunately) be static, presented on their own without any dedicated write-ups. Each of these releases is exceptional and may receive some more words further down the line but for now, simply revisit and enjoy: The Best of March 2019.


Evening Standards – The Baron

Patio – New Reality + Vile Bodies

Trace Mountains – Where It Goes

Truth Club – Not An Exit

Kishi Bashi – Summer of ’42

Gurr – Fake News

Heartscape Landbreak – A Heart Full of Light

Empath – Hanging Out of Cars

Petite League – White Knuckle Wildflower

Babehoven – Icelake

Greys – These Things Happen

Blushh – All My Friends

Control Top – Covert Contracts

Adir L.C. – Reacting

Stef Chura – Method Man

PUP – Scorpion Hill

The Modern Times – Am I Losing Touch

J.R. – Be My Man

Pile – Bruxist Gin

Eluvium – Recital 


Beachtape – Fix It Up

Grim Streaker – Today New York

Fontaines D.C. – Roy’s Tune

Greys – Arc Light

Slothrust – Peach

Double Grave – Deadend

Charly Bliss – Chatroom


Rosie Tucker – Never Not Never Not Never Not

La Fille – Alright Already 

Westkust – Westkust

Ronnie Rogers – Denim Jacket Weather 

Cult Film – Mona

Billy Woods – Hiding Places

Papercuts – Kathleen Says

Sasami – Sasami

Potty Mouth – SNAFU