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the amazing swedish music
the amazing swedish music
the amazing swedish music

Swedish rockers The Amazing are favorable reminders of Jethro Tull, CSNY, and other prog-rock groups originating in the late '60s that balanced jam band aesthetics with swirling psychedelia and blues infusions.

 
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young holidays milwaukee
young holidays milwaukee
young holidays milwaukee

The tightly constructed garage-rock of Young Holidays reminds of early Wolf Parade material, when joyously sloppy guitars, flurries of playful keys, and frenetic percussion resulted in some of the most buzzed-about material in ...

 
 
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the zolas canadian pop
the zolas canadian pop
the zolas canadian pop

The poppy "Knot in My Heart" is getting some positive early press, perhaps a sign of good things to come for The Zolas' sophomore album Ancient Mars, out October 2nd on Light Organ Records.

 
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Life Size Maps are a rare find in their ability to juggle cinematic atmospheres with glittering pop infectiousness. Their murky vein of electro-rock is without a dull moment, its soaring and infectious melodies providing thrill...

 
 
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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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indie music compilation
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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...