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MP3: Arcade Fire – “Horn of Plenty”

Canadian indie-rock titans Arcade Fire recorded several tracks for The Hunger Games film. "Horn of Plenty" is what they imagine "the national anthem of the fascist Capitol" from the books to sound like.
 
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Video: Arcade Fire – “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)”

Arcade Fire released the music video for “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)”, in both a traditional version (above) and interactive form. The latter can be found here; viewers can enable their webcams, and cont...

 
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Groopease + The Salvadors

Regular readers know this by now: the aim of Obscure Sound is to expose quality artists that, for whatever reason, have yet to achieve substantial recognition despite their excellent material and prevalent talent. I believe tha...
 
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The Spies Conduct a Televolution

Josh Taylor takes a look at an overlooked album by an LA-based band, The Spies. Showing influences like Spoon and The Hold Steady, the quartet's infectious songs and burst of energy resulted in their satisfying sophomore album ...

 
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Obscure Sound: Best of August 2010

September has little value to me beyond the start of football. The weather manages to retain the worst aspects of summer (NYC is 95°F today) as our lifestyles adjust to more focused, goal-driven tasks. Nothing wrong with respon...
 
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Lollapalooza ’10 Recap

In preparation for next year's 20th anniversary, Lollapalooza 2010 offered a fantastic display of artists both new and old. Taylor DeBoer was there and recaps the highlights, even if these nine well-known artists were just the ...

 
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Arcade Fire – The Suburbs (2010)

If Funeral was the personal homage to life, love, and loss, as Neon Bible was a straight shot at the gut of political immoral corruption, then Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs is merely a simple acknowledgment of the two concepts. Not...
 
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Tokyo Police Club Remain Champs

Max Fishkin provides a second look at Tokyo Police Club's new album, Champ, to follow up our earlier interview of their keyboardist, Graham Wright. The album lives up to the high expectations Wright set forth in the interview (...

 
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Band of Horses – Infinite Arms (2010)

Band of Horses' third album brings to mind both rootsy Americana and straightforward pop-rock, which should not be a surprise to any fan. Its incredible starting momentum finds an abrupt halt in several fillers, but Infinite Ar...