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Katzenjammer Plays Le Pop

I was originally going to begin this feature by comparing Katzenjammer’s passion for music to some relentless force of nature, mainly because this Norwegian quartet practically defines in their sound and exuberance what it trul...
 
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A {{{Sunset}}} Over Pink Clouds

When the Austin-based Sound Team released their third and final album, Movie Monster, in 2006, the subsequent acclaim was mainly attributed to the group’s ability to apply a wide range of styles onto one album without being ove...

 
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Love Is All – A Hundred Things Keep Me Up at Night (2008)

As I look back upon the numerous aspects of Love Is All’s outstanding debut, Nine Times That Same Song, that caused me to consistently check up on the group’s progress of their second album every few months or so, I now realize...
 
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Let a Little Joy into Your Life

As displayed in the previous feature that covered my personal perception of prolific artists, a substantial amount of recognition and success does not always equate to artistic satisfaction. By nature, musicians often yearn to ...

 
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Helios + Goldmund = Keith Kenniff

Prolific artists have a tendency to never feel quite satisfied. Regardless of whether or not they have something left to prove, pursuits regarding financial and reputational standing always seem to take a backseat to creative e...
 
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Begushkin Catches a King’s Curse

Emotional variability is an aspect of art that all musicians value. An artist limiting one’s self to a consistent set of emotions can be detrimental to a listener’s perception of the artist, primarily due to the fact that an en...

 
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Malajube

As many of you know, bands that I choose to feature often have a release that will or has been released in the span of a few months before or after the feature date. The goal of this site has always been to expose the newest wo...
 
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Jenny Hval Takes a Rockettothesky

Even just by reading her own personal thoughts on the art of music alone, one can easily gather that Jenny Hval is one of those literary types. By this, I refer to individuals who seem to have a personal connection with works o...