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Boy Friends Club pay homage to underground jangle-pop, as well as the bedroom variety in the vein of Ariel Pink, whose early releases are somewhat comparable to Boy Friends Club. They make no use of hazy synths though, opting f...

 
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Obscure Sound: Best of August 2012

 
September 18, 2012
 



This compilation made a six hour plane ride pass by quickly, which was helpful since I'm never able to sleep on planes. I feel this tracklisting is easy to get lost in. Hear all sixteen tracks inside.

 
 
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MP3: OWK – “Shine”

 
September 17, 2012
 



Raleigh-based producer CGMUZIK handles the beats for OWK (James), an aspiring rapper from South Philly. The latter's location renders the samples on OWK's debut EP, SPTMBR, appropriate. Extracted from gems of Philly soul, the b...

 
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Bishop Allen's EP project in 2006 found the Brooklyn-based group releaasing a new EP every month of the year. Usually quality is sacrificed for such frequency, but not on those EPs. The project was a testament to the band's wor...

 
 
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Video: Ross Fish – “A349M”

 
September 14, 2012
 



“All you do is cry, especially at night,” Ross Fish sings solemnly on “A349M”. It’s the only lyric in the song, which rides on the strength of its gripping and ominous atmosphere and melancholic la...

 
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Zach Schimpf produces easy-flowing pop that ranges from the fleeting guitar-led rock of "Movin' Right Along" to the warm, synth-led twinkles of the more emotive "July". The St. Louis-based producer and songwriter released his n...

 
 
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royal tribesmen chicago
royal tribesmen chicago
royal tribesmen chicago

The joyously infectious "Mr and Mr. Kong" introduces us to The Royal Tribesmen, a new indie-pop group from Chicago. The track features streaks of distorted synth-bass reminiscent of The Flaming Lips, and bouncy key-guitar inter...

 
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curious incident music
curious incident music
curious incident music

As their name suggests, The Curious Incident’s twist on Latin alt-rock conjures up plenty of curiosity. Their eclectic stylistic approach is the result of several musical intellects within the band. Presently a four-piece, The ...