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Archive for July, 2018
 
 
 
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Obscure Sound: Best of March 2007

This is a new feature that I’ve been thinking of adding for awhile. Basically, seeing how many people seem to enjoy podcasts and compilations, I decided to collect fifteen of the most well-received songs that we featured ...
 
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Blue Fringe: Don’t Mind the “Religious” Tag

In this world of constant indecisiveness, music is one of the only aspects in life that individuals of all religions, races, and philosophies can enjoy together, to a collective extent. Apart from the occasional political balla...

 
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The Fuzz Haunted: The Latest From Dawson & Lord

By now, I must have counted about ten reviews that compare The Fuzz Haunted to the godfather of all psychedelic rock bands, Pink Floyd. Though I think it may be a bit overblown, I’m sure the four band members from Manhatt...
 
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A New Batch of Art-Rockers: The Lord Henry, The Wombats

Today, we bring you two rising bands from the thriving genres of art-rock, post-punk revival, or whatever you would like to call it. Actually, the specification “indie rock” may actually be the most agreeable specif...

 
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I Admit, I’m Late to Hedwig’s Party

I know, I know. Most of you have already seen “Hedwig and the Angry Inch“, the offbeat musical/comedy/drama/satirical movie released in 2001 by the talented director/actor/singer John Cameron Mitchell, based on the ...
 
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The Foster-Walker Complex

Like most young and thriving bands, The Foster-Walker Complex met near a college campus, specifically Chicago’s Northwestern University. With a lineup of Danny Leavitt and Marcus Ricci sharing guitar and vocal duties, Jon...

 
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Dappled Cities Fly Tweak Their Name and Sound

The five members of Dappled Cities comfortably define themselves as a band who creates “oddball pop”. Oddball pop? Well, the particular specification seems to be getting more common by the day with bands like Daniel...
 
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Linda Draper Prepares Her Fifth Album, Keepsake

Linda Draper appears to be the epitome of consistency. After the recording of her newest album, Keepsake, it marked the fifth consecutive release of her career that glowed with expressive passion, all contained in her elusive d...

 
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Chris Berkner Marks the Beginning of Springtime

An album that recently caught my eye has been Chris Berkner‘s debut, Breathe Underwater. Not much is known about this multi-instrumentalist from Santa Cruz, California, though it appears that he prefers to let his music d...
 
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Roman Ruins (formerly known as Delux)

In regard to musicians, mixing together several genres often provides for a very interesting and expressive canvas. Graham Hill presents an interesting style, wrapped in oddball folk arrangements, electronic beats, and ambient ...