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emanuel and the fear
emanuel and the fear
emanuel and the fear

Emanuel and the Fear

One cold New York City night in January 2009, I found myself in the back room of the Bowery Poetry Club, encircled by the typical PBR-wielding twenty-somethings and some of the most magical music I’ve ever encountered. By wande...
 
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the wandas
the wandas
the wandas

The Wandas

The crisp, jangly guitar-pop that The Wandas produce recalls the playful power-pop of Teenage Fanclub and Big Star. It is touched with a dose of modern accessibility, with the familiar song structures and sweet harmonious vocal...

 
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my morning jacket - circuital
my morning jacket - circuital
my morning jacket - circuital

My Morning Jacket – Circuital (2011)

I can still remember hearing my first My Morning Jacket song. It was “One Big Holiday” off the album It Still Moves. Eight years later, I can still remember how that initial exposure made me feel. My Morning Jacket continually ...
 
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art imperial
art imperial
art imperial

Art Imperial

Like perhaps the most famous of surf-rock innovators (Brian Wilson), Arthur C. Imperial does not surf. Rather, the sights and sounds of witnessing the act provide ample room for his musical talents to emerge. The Toronto-based ...

 
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black lips - arabia mountain
black lips - arabia mountain
black lips - arabia mountain

Black Lips – Arabia Mountain (2011)

Before 2009, I was more or less indifferent to Black Lips, a band that basically sounded like a few other bands I already liked (Monks, King Khan & BBQ Show, etc). Then I heard 200 Million Thousand, an album with a dirge to it ...
 
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skeletons - people
skeletons - people
skeletons - people

Skeletons – People (2011)

Skeletons’ new album, People, continues their rich mash-up of freak-folk and prog-rock, all while remaining separate from other contemporaries like Timber Timbre, Man Man, and Bruce Peninsula. People explores fuzzy narratives w...

 
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the new division
the new division
the new division

The New Division

Few artists can top the sheer moodiness of ’80s groups that teetered on the edge of post-punk and newly concocted electronic-pop. New Order and Depeche Mode are generally the most cited in this regard, and they are often ...
 
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about group
about group
about group

About Group Start & Complete

About Group’s Start & Complete has flown somewhat under the radar. It is somewhat surprising considering both its quality and the fact it features members of prominent acts like Hot Chip (Alexis Taylor), This Heat (Charles ...