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Jeremy Fisher
Jeremy Fisher
Jeremy Fisher

Jeremy Fisher’s Flood

Three years removed from his last full-length album, Canadian sensation Jeremy Fisher follows through with his most complete album yet. Released on October 25th, Flood is an outstanding collection of indie-folk tunes that will ...
 
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Status Green
Status Green
Status Green

Status Green

Bias is rarely a good thing, but if you are a quality artist from New Jersey then you are certainly likely to get my attention. It helps even more if you perform regularly at The Stone Pony, a trademark Jersey venue that my par...

 
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Warpaint
Warpaint
Warpaint

Warpaint for The Fool

I have no complaints about post-punk fetishism. If an artist justifies their attempts to replicate the dark, grumbling moodiness of bands like The Chameleons UK or Joy Division, then listeners are generally treated to polished ...
 
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Magenta Skycode – Relief (2010)

My anticipation for Magenta Skycode’s second album, Relief, has been building for years now. The Finnish group was one of the first featured artists in the history of this site, and in my first “Top Albums of the Ye...

 
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grimes1
grimes1
grimes1

Grimes’ Halfaxa

In my first feature of Grimes, I made the point that the music of Claire Boucher resembled conceptual art. With gauzy layers of synth that embed themselves into post-punk rhythms reminiscent of Joy Division’s “She&#...
 
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The Divine Comedy
The Divine Comedy
The Divine Comedy

Neil Hannon Plays Somerset

Picture this scene: a dimly-lit bar with a wide variety of liquor lined up alongside its oak walls, the multitude of bottles casting a refraction on the dozen or so guests in the room. A grand piano sits on a small, elevated st...

 
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Avey Tare
Avey Tare
Avey Tare

Avey Tare – Down There (2010)

Avey Tare’s debut full-length sounds like it was recorded in some submerged swamp, where the croaking of frogs and buzzing of flies is enough to satisfy Portner's percussive urges. The production on his debut full-length is res...
 
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Ben Talmi
Ben Talmi
Ben Talmi

Ben Talmi for Dreamers

Ben Talmi wants to fuck with your ears. He does not want you to know that his instrument collection is limited, or that his recordings rarely extend beyond his bedroom. In an age where popular music is bursting with superfluous...