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Obscure Sound: Best of March 2013

March provided a nice mixture of old favorites and rising newcomers, the former led notably by The Mary Onettes, The Besnard Lakes, Merchandise, and the continuing partnership of Ryuichi Sakamoto and David Byrne. Swedish pop wh...

Send Me Home Like an Elephant Stone

Solo albums usually require a substantial amount of self-sufficiency. There is rarely a source of constancy apart from the main artist’s output, and external contributions can be skeptical because they are often for-hire, resul...


Graham Van Pelt Builds a Miracle Fortress

As hip as it may be to list ambiguous names as primary influences, there are usually two extremely popular bands who are labeled as major influential factors by the majority of contemporary artists. Miracle Fortress is one in a...

The Besnard Lakes

The Besnard Lakes are more than just another hyped rookie band from Montreal. Most of the musicians involved have been in the industry for years, so “rookie” would certainly not be a term to describe them. This appl...


Patrick Krief (The Dears)

I had the opportunity to talk with Patrick Krief, the guitarist for The Dears who is also a rising solo artist. The very interesting topics of conversation included his current projects, childhood aspirations, and even Morrisse...