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Julian Nation

I’m usually one for quality over quantity. If you are as well, I strongly recommend Julian Nation, a young artist from Melbourne, Australia. All the songs recorded on his debut, We Are All Writers, were done when Nation w...
 
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Some familiar faces from the UK

Blur frontman Damon Albarn has always been involved with something musically fascinating. Besides being the face of the highly popular Blur, Albarn has also been one of the core members of the virtually capable Gorillaz. He als...

 
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Ian MacKaye and The Evens

Ian MacKaye’s major influence on hardcore punk is often overlooked, with his label (Dischord Records) being one of the longest running punk labels during their ongoing twenty-six years. To tell you the truth, I was never ...
 
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Patrick Wolf releases new single, album on the way…

Ah, musical child prodigies… how do they survive the pressure? Ask Patrick Wolf, who has recently finished up his third album, The Magic Position. I was a huge fan of Wolf’s Wind In The Wires, which captured such em...

 
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The OaKs… to the other side of the world and back

Every album has a story. The story behind The OaKs‘ debut album, Our Fathers And The Things They Left Behind, is one of the most interesting I’ve come across. Singer and guitarist Ryan Costello was a college student...
 
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Thunderball allows relaxation

Whenever I listen to a record from ESL, I know I’m in for something pretty damn creative. Many of the artists signed to the label are manufacturers of what many like to call “chill-out music”. The artists tend...

 
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Roger O’Donnell uses the bare necessities

Prior to listening to his first solo album, I knew that Roger O’Donnell had played keyboards in such influential bands as The Cure, Berlin, and The Psychedelic Furs. Due to this, I was wrongly expecting some sort of 80s f...
 
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The Lemonheads return

When The Lemonheads announced last year that they were planning their first new album in nine years, I was filled with excitement. Though they never had the exposure that fellow alternative rock staples Nirvana or R.E.M. had, T...

 
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Fujiya & Miyagi are turning Japanese

Fujiya & Miyagi aren’t from Japan. Hell, they aren’t even Japanese. Steve Lewis (Fujiya?), David Best (Miyagi?), and Matt Hainsby all originate from the UK, though the name is fun to say, so I don’t think...
 
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N0 Things

When Liars formed in 2000, they originally were a four-piece including bassist Pat Noecker and drummer Ron Albertson, both friends from Nebraska. After about two years and an impressive debut album in They Threw Us All in a Tre...