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DASHING DEBUTS: XTC – White Music

XTC will be forever known as one of the catchiest bands to come out of the UK. Andy Partridge and Colin Moulding both have a rare talent that allows to manufacture a solid hook in almost every song they write. Their earlier mat...
 
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MUSIC DOWNLOADS: The Firebird Band

The Firebird Band are a catchy alternative band from Chicago. In a nutshell, their music reflects shades of The Cure, The Pixies, Depeche Mode, and Matthew Good. The vocals really do recall Robert Smith on The Firebird BandR...

 
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MUSIC DOWNLOADS: Think About Life

Think About Life are a duo from Montreal consisting of Graham Van Pelt and Martin Cesar (of Dishwasher and Monkey Heart). As shown in the picture above, Matt Shane is the name of their drum machine. Their sound can easily be co...
 
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SHORT BITS – #14

The Rolling Stones don’t have any issues with Bush personally, after all. Despite earlier reports of Mick Jagger refusing to give up hotel reservations to Bush, it turns out none of it is true at all. I hope some emo band...

 
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LIVE: Pulp – 06/24/95 – Glastonbury Festival, Somerset, England

NME probably summed this show up the best when they proclaimed it the 67th best moment in rock history (see here). Indeed, 1995 to many was the year of the Brit-pop explosion and Pulp was at the forefront of it. Jarvis Cocker r...
 
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MUSIC DOWNLOADS: The Morning Benders

The Morning Benders are from California, and this is not surprising judging by their sound. They seem to create a very easy-listening and smooth sound, calling on influences ranging from The Beach Boys and The Beatles to The Sh...

 
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REVIEW: Sunset Rubdown – Shut Up I Am Dreaming

Spencer Krug (of Wolf Parade) explores some old and new boundaries with his new project, Sunset Rubdown.
 
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MUSIC DOWNLOADS: The Comsat Angels

I can think of several bands that are regarded as one hit wonders, despite an impressive discography that went mainly unnoticed. One of the bands that come to mind in this area are The Comsat Angels. Hailing from Sheffield, Eng...