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Archive for December, 2016
 
 
 
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Second Look: Hometowns

After the release of their most recent album Departing this year, Ben takes a look back at their memorable debut, Hometowns. After lukewarm acclaim for Departing, he looks at Hometowns for clues about where the Advantage could ...
 
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The Great Society Mind Destroyers

Billowing clouds of smoke, a neon-lit cast of tie-dye colors, and various voodoo references help define The Great Society Mind Destroyers. Chaos is an all-encompassing description once the opening track on the Chicago-based qua...

 
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Laugh, It’s a Fright

The best way to get a feel for a band is to hear them live. It’s a great way to start a review, too; the presentation is a vivid description of the group’s power onstage, a retelling of the moment you realized that ...
 
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Elbow – Build a Rocket Boys! (2011)

With Build a Rocket Boys!, Elbow have not returned with more arena-filling choruses, beautiful as they were. Instead, their fifth full-length boasts a sparser sound and a lament on lost youth. Garvey’s lyrics have always been w...

 
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Jeff the Brotherhood

Jake and Jamin Orrall specialize in fuzzy West Coast rock that plays best in a party atmosphere (or on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2). There is a vintage feel to the brothers’ guitar-and-drums lineup, forcing an emphasis on qu...
 
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Nicolas Makelberge

This site aims to emphasize newer releases, many of which have not been released yet. Several times though, I feel an artist is so criminally under-exposed and relevant to today’s scene that a feature just begs to come out. One...

 
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Colin Stetson – New History Warfare, Vol. 2: Judges (2011)

It’s simply not often we’re given an album that wades through the ether of the unknown and uninhibited. This is why when Collin Stetson puts his lips to the reed; he proves that in the midst of gimmicky musical tricks and imper...
 
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New Junior Boys Album: It’s All True (+ MP3)

Junior Boys announced just a few minutes ago that they will be releasing their new full-length, It’s All True, on June 13th. Their fourth on Domino Records, it will feature the nine tracks below. They also released an MP3...