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The British Columbians

Updates will resume on Monday. Have a great holiday weekend. Some groups form after coming together by traveling across the borders of states, countries, and oceans. Others, however, may derive from the same town or even the sa...
 
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The Olympic Symphonium Plays More in Sorrow Than in Anger

Like a swimmer dipping his foot into water to determine the proper temperature, many musicians comprehend the importance of testing the waters. Few of them instantaneously discover a stylistic solace, even if they are able to p...

 
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Benji Hughes and A Love Extreme

Though it is a risky venture to release a double album even if you are a considerably prestigious artist, the bulk of such releases usually derive from artists who have already made a reputable name for themselves at a time whe...
 
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Jonquil Whistles Low

The divergence of folk music has been a common observation among fans of independent music for the past decade or so. Whether one most prefers the interpretation of Eastern European folk by the likes of Beirut and Gogol Bordell...

 
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The Old & New: Piano Magic and Braids

Some of the most talent musicians in the world remain practically unknown despite an abundance of quality material. There is no concise explanation for it, even if the most common response is related to the lack of accessibilit...
 
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Mason Proper

It says a lot about a band’s confidence when they opt to choose the most natural settings possible for the recording of their music. Recording studios with precisely defined dimensions and millionaire producers have certainly s...

 
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Populous and Short Stories

Longtime fans of punk music would likely consider it an unwarranted insult if one related the duration of a song to the peak of the listener’s attention span. From legendary groups like Wire to the aptly named Minutemen, some o...
 
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The Harpeth Trace

A prevalent veneration for the past can certainly be detrimental to an artist’s work if their techniques are either outdated or generic, but holding such a high esteem for successful precedents can also prove to be quite benefi...