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The Antlers – Burst Apart (2011)

The Antlers’ previous release, Hospice, was so emotionally stirring that listeners felt personally close to frontman Peter Silberman, like he was a longtime friend or accomplice. It’s easy to account for this attachment, as ban...
 
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son lux
son lux
son lux

Track Reviews: 4/27

Reviews of these new tracks: Son Lux's "Rising", Shabazz Palaces' "Are You… Can You… Were You? (Felt)", and John Maus' "Believer".

 
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mass fiction
mass fiction

Mass Fiction

The role of a producer is often undesirable to many young musicians. The arrogance and pretentiousness among many in this niche leads them to believe their creative power is limitless, and so therefore their songs can speak vol...
 
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fleet foxes
fleet foxes
fleet foxes

Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues (2011)

If you asked me about a year ago if I’d want to review the sophomore effort from the Portland-based Fleet Foxes, I’d have told you, “Absolutely not.” Simply put, I was ‘over’ Fleet Foxes. The over-saturation of their self-title...

 
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pipes you see pipes you don't
pipes you see pipes you don't

Lost in the Pancakes

Like many Elephant 6 acts, the solo project of Olivia Tremor Control keyboardist Peter Erchick has a mysterious enigma that is propelled by not only a nostalgic psych-pop sound, but also by the infrequency of his releases. His ...
 
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groopease contest
groopease contest

Win $50 in GroopEase Credit!

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. I wrote in depth about the excellent start-up GroopEase last week, noting it as a great way to find new music and support the artists at a discounted rate (with a portion going to charity). Now we’re...

 
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Cass McCombs - Wit's End
Cass McCombs - Wit's End
Cass McCombs - Wit's End

Cass McCombs – Wit’s End (2011)

Cass McCombs’ fifth full-length, Wit’s End, is a natural progression. His early material showcased an infatuation for intricately produced psych-rock, never becoming indulgent enough to be fetishized because they were presented...
 
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the belle brigade
the belle brigade
the belle brigade

The Belle Brigade – The Belle Brigade (2011)

About nine years ago, it became extremely uncool to like Fleetwood Mac. This pop/rock/soul band created some of the most emotional, daring, bold music in decades. Unfortunately, the Dixie Chicks ruined everything. They released...