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the wind - harum scarum
the wind - harum scarum
the wind - harum scarum

The Wind – Harum Scarum (2011)

It’s telling of a band’s ambition when their first full-length is a double-album. The Wind’s Harum Scarum is just that. Except unlike the plethora of double-album misfires – a trend prevalent even among music veterans – Harum S...
 
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the stanley blacks
the stanley blacks
the stanley blacks

The Stanley Blacks

The Stanley Blacks are a no-gimmicks indie rock band from the UK. Fitting into such a category is presently a tricky maneuver, as many of their counterparts are shrugged off in favor of over-produced, industrial sounds. But the...

 
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The Overcoat s/t... free to DL
The Overcoat s/t... free to DL
The Overcoat s/t... free to DL

The Overcoat

Artists like Scott Walker, Tom Waits, and Nick Cave are often commended for their eccentric tendencies; their music is entirely one-of-a-kind, as thematically engrossing through narrative idiosyncrasies as their musical accompa...
 
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Warm Weather
Warm Weather
Warm Weather

Warm Weather Dances

A jovial summer breeze comes quickly and unexpectedly, catching bystanders off-guard before they hastily yearn for more. If only this antidote for endless humidity was available at the snap of a finger. Technology does not perm...

 
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shabazz palaces - black up
shabazz palaces - black up
shabazz palaces - black up

Shabazz Palaces – Black Up (2011)

Whoa. Where did Shabazz Palaces come from? It has only been a year since they’ve emerged onto the scene, and in that time have managed to subtly and fundamentally stretch hip-hop and dubstep to their exaggerated conclusions; ex...
 
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fenech-soler
fenech-soler
fenech-soler

Fenech-Soler

Barely a day passes without another mash-up band hitting the scene. The past decade’s emergence of various genres and styles of music being combined to create new sounds is not particularly new, and is rarely executed in any ki...

 
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Beach Boys MP3 Compilation
Beach Boys MP3 Compilation
Beach Boys MP3 Compilation

That’s Not Me: Best of the Beach Bastards

Let’s start with a cliché; why not? These are the building blocks of popular music. In the balancing act each song represents, the scales are always tilted heavily in one direction to allow for monolithic (both in the religious...
 
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The Demos
The Demos
The Demos

Lovely Demos

The fleeting guitar-pop of The Demos presents itself like a smörgåsbord of indie-rock influences. Pop pioneers like The Beatles and Brian Wilson can be heard in much of today’s music, but the prevalence of contrived imitation o...