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Archive for December, 2016
 
 
 
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Phantom Power

Eric Littman is a complete unknown at this point. Little more than a paragraph of information is available online about his project, Phantom Power, and I actually do not know how it got in my hands in the first place. It could ...
 
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Darwin Deez

Darwin Deez exemplifies a recent breed of musicians. An early fascination with classic-rock being accentuated by recent interests in electronica is a trend that the newest generation of artists continue to play with, their succ...

 
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Acoustic Family Creeps

This side-project from members of Brooklyn-based Woods shows off their acoustic chops. Acoustic Family Creeps is the second side project to emerge from the Woods. Play Live in the Woods is essentially just an EP of album songs ...
 
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MGMT – Congratulations (2010)

After the monster success of Oracular Spectacular, MGMT take a somewhat predictable misstep in trying to apply a linearly re-hashed formula with too much incoherence, repetition, and stylistic regurgitation.

 
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Sam Amidon: “I See the Sign!”

Sam Amidon, born Samuel Tear, has folk music heritage. His ancestors were involved in the upbringings of Appalachian folk, and it continues to serve as a familial passion with an inception that has no bearing on age. Amidon fir...
 
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Your Indie Dance Party, Vol. 1

Jay Mattson takes us through his most recommended dance tracks. Since dance is often a genre associated with cameo-led hits or overly-conscious audiences, these ten tracks gravitate more toward creative tendencies that can get ...

 
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RIP: Alex Chilton (1950-2010)

Alex Chilton, best known for fronting seminal power-pop band Big Star, died Wednesday of a heart attack. Those familiar with Chilton’s work are certainly the minority when compared to those that have unknowingly experienc...
 
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Caribou – Swim (2010)

Dan Snaith's newest album, Swim, strives for a versatile type of dance music. While different than his usual offerings, Swim is a fascinating success regardless.