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Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Initial exposure of electronic acts Burial and Neon Indian went beyond their infectious music and distinctive methods. While William Bevan (Burial) and Alan Palomo (Neon Indian) revealed personal facts about their projects as t...
 
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Dirty Beaches – Badlands (2011)

If I were to play Dirty Beaches’ debut full-length, Badlands, loudly in my apartment, my neighbors would likely suspect one of two things. Either I pulled out an old-fashioned phonograph and started playing tattered vinyls of e...

 
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Avey Tare – Down There (2010)

Avey Tare’s debut full-length sounds like it was recorded in some submerged swamp, where the croaking of frogs and buzzing of flies is enough to satisfy Portner's percussive urges. The production on his debut full-length is res...
 
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How to Dress Well

How to Dress Well? The name sounds like some early 19th century etiquette pamphlet. Things like that tend to lose relevance after a decade. But like all remnants, they maintain historical value. Music, like all forms of art, pr...

 
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Feu Thérèse

Some things bear worth repeating. Feu Thérèse is one of them, as I feel exposing their music right now would be dramatically more effective than it was in 2007, when I found myself gushing over their debut, Ça Va Cogner. They h...
 
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Lotus Feet

"Early Bird" quickly transitions between haunting organ sounds and quick swipes of guitar, the former more in the vein of neo-psychedelia and the latter more like garage-rock. A lovely meshing of vintage sounds, to be sure, muc...

 
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Dan and Joel’s Games

In crafting what is deemed personally nostalgic, Dan Lopatin and Joel Ford share a fondness with many others in their late 20s or early 30s. Young enough to remember the ’80s peaks, yet too old to concern themselves with ...
 
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Obscure Sound: Best of June 2010

Alongside familiar faces like Ariel Pink, Wavves, The-Dream, Tokyo Police Club, and Uffie, several new artists took the month of June by storm. The Secret History, Kamp!, and Viernes are just a few to note, and hopefully this c...

 
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Wavves – King of the Beach (2010)

By jumping from experimentation to nostalgia and back again, Wavves' King of the Beach can match and will possibly eclipse the success of last year's self-titled effort. Serving as a furious, rambunctious tour-de-force of what ...
 
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The Implosion of The King Khan & BBQ Show

The King Khan & BBQ Show's break-up last week in Daegu, South Korea was raucously entertaining, much like the garage-rockers' renowned shows. Jay Mattson provides his first-hand account of the chaotic scene at Bar Guess, where ...