Glass Ceiling Universe
Glass Ceiling Universe

Apprentice Destroyer

Glass Ceiling Universe

October 23, 2015

Instrumental Rock

Steve Peacock, the audacious San Francisco musician operating under the Apprentice Destroyer moniker, covertly recorded his debut album entirely within the confines of a branch of musical instrument retailer Guitar Center, resulting in a highly creative audio document of a solitary man-machine plotting against humanity in public. The album's ten instrumental compositions range from speedy, guitar-heavy Krautrock (opener "Chrome Temple") to hissy, slightly noisy ambient techno ("Pulse Garden"), utilizing gear from every corner of the store.

- Paul Simpson

Dissed and Dismissed
Dissed and Dismissed

Tony Molina

Dissed and Dismissed

February 26, 2013

Alternative/Indie Rock

If you're the kind of person who thinks that Guided by Voices songs from the early '90s were too long, or that Teenage Fanclub fannied around too much with things like bridges and dynamics, or that Weezer spends too much time these days on cruise ships, then Tony Molina knows exactly what you are looking for. Dissed is the kind of record that feels like it came out of nowhere to blow minds, and trumpets Molina's arrival with 12 short blasts of perfection.

- Tim Sendra