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Stream: David Lynch’s “Crazy Clown Time”

The master of the dark and bizarre, David Lynch, continues his foray into the world of music with Crazy Clown Time, his first record as a solo artist. So far, it sounds like a meshing of his film’s soundtracks (Angelo Bad...
 
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Mario Gonzalez – Lindsay Lohan Likes Blood (2011)

This EP is excellently done, and every song except the title track is a wonderful, drone and glitch-filled pop delight. Delicate and graceful melodies slip between the cracks of digital wreckage, or sometimes emerge from the ca...

 
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Lavis Blake – Glue / In Tandem

As an obsessive music collector, Lavis Blake hits two of my pet preoccupations: differentiating types of non-singing, and bands whose output ends up on a single disc padded out with demos on a “record label” that’s usuall...
 
Dream-Pop + Shoegaze
 

Black Partridge

Black Partridge comprises two brothers from Illinois. The duo have a unique sound that fuses lo-fi rock and pop with caressing sentiments of shoegaze and dream-pop. The older brother, Vito, plays the bass guitar while Mick take...

 
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The Eversons

The Eversons are highlights in the fusion of past and present that is art-punk, a genre most recently propelled by names like Art Brut and The Rakes. Both groups debuted in 2005 with a thickly accented, spontaneously wry vocal ...
 
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Dumhi – The Side Effect EP (2011)

After a rising loop the record begins: “Yo it’s therapy, most of us that I know got problems / Why you think we frowning when we puttin’ out these albums?” It’s an ideal manifesto for The Side Effe...

 
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The Walkmen Live @ hMag Music Fest

If you weren’t in Hoboken this past Sunday, you missed a great live performance. The Walkmen played for free as part of the hMag Music Fest 2011. The backdrop was breathtaking; the Manhattan skyline at night was on full display...
 
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Setting Sunsettes

Sunsettes are a Tampa-based duo specializing in funk-tinged indie-rock. Comprised of Nathan Kozyra and Michael Schlein, Sunsettes quietly released their debut Coup de Grace last December. Their compositions are frequently led b...

 
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The Explorers Club Return

Many of us have a sweet spot for The Beach Boys, or most Brian Wilson recordings for that matter. While their early – and generally most popular – hits are not to be overlooked, the greatness of the group fully emerged with the...
 
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Songs From Rocksmith

Video games are rarely a relevant topic on this site, but the newly released Rocksmith should make any musician curious – even if they never touched a game console in their life. The premise is excitably simple: plug in a (real...