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Grow Your Gauntlet Hair

Forest Family Records, created by the brains behind Gorilla vs Bear and Weekly Tape Deck, tends to show a penchant for timely pop music. Their previous 7″, Go Outside by Cults, had most critics gushing over its exuberant ...
 
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Jóhann Jóhannsson

The subjectivity of audible beauty creates no room for uniform mastery. As styles of music have fluxed in popularity over the past several centuries, the presence of classical music has endured for several reasons. The technica...

 
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The Brian Jonestown Massacre @ The Academy 3, 05/17/10

Jon Chapple takes on the unique experience of a Brian Jonestown Massacre show, an event that certainly lives up to the band's defiantly frustrating image. BJM, while inconsistent, have shown glimpses of brilliance throughout th...
 
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The Dead Weather – Sea of Cowards (2010)

The Dead Weather follow up the excellent Horehound with an interesting but flawed album that relies more on derived techniques and reverb-heavy production than the ingenious songcraft of its predecessor.

 
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Interview with The Rassle

The Rassle - comprised of members from The Virgins, The Takeover UK, and Young Lords - sit down with Lauren Tischler and reveal the origin of their name, how technology affects their music, the band's interesting songwriting pr...
 
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Interview with Tokyo Police Club

Lauren Tischler sits down with Tokyo Police Club's keyboardist, Graham Wright, and talks about the touring life, the project's beginnings, quality television, and the band's new album Champ, which Wright believes is their best ...

 
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Yours Truly – The Colorage (2010)

Twelve seconds into The Colorage, a trumpet caps off the end of an crescendo guitar run, practically announcing the arrival of a talented new alt-rock band from Pittsburgh, PA. And while the five-song EP from Yours Truly isn’t...
 
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Jay’s Favorite Tracks of 2010 (So Far)

Jay Mattson covers his favorite songs of the year so far. Although the year is not even halfway over, there has been enough great music to warrant a recap of sorts this early. MP3s include work by Liars, Plants and Animals, Gig...