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Bad Braids
Bad Braids
Bad Braids

Bad Braids

Bad Braids is a very intimate project, clearly intended to showcase the beautiful talents of Megan Biscieglia. Her talents as a guitarist, vocalist, and lyricist are on full display throughout Arrow and Orb, a fascinating and i...
 
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brealm1
brealm1
brealm1

Enter the Blank Realm

I have heard several people complain about this phenomenon of “lo-fi” artists. Why hide songwriting under layers of incoherence, they usually ask, if the songwriting is allegedly good? Being one of the more popular lo-fi exampl...

 
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The Soft Moon
The Soft Moon
The Soft Moon

The Soft Moon

Earlier this fall we were treated to Twin Shadow, the solo project of Brooklyn-based George Lewis, Jr. His adoration for post-punk was no secret, with a post-punk arsenal of rhythmic reverb that beautifully complemented Lewis’ ...
 
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Lord Huron
Lord Huron
Lord Huron

The Mighty Lord Huron

It is not surprising that Benji Schneider grew up on a lake. Michigan’s Lake Huron, to be exact. Most of Schneider’s press photos and album artwork depict him and a body of water in the background, or just the latter. The...

 
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Os Mutantes
Os Mutantes
Os Mutantes

Os Mutantes Excelente

Os Mutantes are one of few artists that are truly inter-generational. Even apart from their long-standing tenure, the influential Brazilian psychedelic-rockers play music that is received amiably by audiences of all ages and ba...
 
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Girls' Christopher Owens
Girls' Christopher Owens
Girls' Christopher Owens

Girls – Broken Dreams Club (2010)

Christopher Owens reached indie-rock gold by the end of last year. After steadily putting out a handful of singles throughout the year – “Hellhole Ratrace” in July and “Lust for Life” in September ...

 
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Kid Cudi
Kid Cudi
Kid Cudi

Kid Cudi’s Follow-Up

Popular hip-hop artist Kid Cudi returns with his highly anticipated sophomore full-length, Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager. We take a look at it to see if guest stars like Kanye West, Cee-Lo Green, and St. Vincent c...
 
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russian futurists
russian futurists
russian futurists

The Russian Futurists Return

In 2006 it seemed like Matthew Adam Hart would soon reach prolific status. Hart’s flurry of successful remixes and the release of The Russian Futurists‘ ’05 gem, Our Thickness, suggested that he could become the nex...