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Game Theory – Big Shot Chronicles (1986)

That Game Theory’s entire catalog is seemingly terminally out of print is a great travesty. Certainly they were one of the most important purveyors of ’80s pop music in America. Over the course of three incredibly a...
 
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Jonathan Visger’s Absofacto

Hailing from the small university town of Ann Arbor, Jonathan Visger’s solo project Absofacto produces a delightful sound that reconstitutes the ghosts of indie rock’s past into something vaguely infectious. If one ...

 
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The Wandas

The crisp, jangly guitar-pop that The Wandas produce recalls the playful power-pop of Teenage Fanclub and Big Star. It is touched with a dose of modern accessibility, with the familiar song structures and sweet harmonious vocal...
 
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HAL Return… Finally

HAL were featured on Obscure Sound over five years ago. They were under-exposed then, and remain so now. That HAL have not released anything in seven years certainly didn’t help. Nonetheless, I listened to their eponymous debut...

 
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Noah’s Ark Was a Spaceship

The ‘Omaha Sound’ is a term used, now somewhat loosely, for bands based in or around Nebraska’s largest city. The term first came to my attention when I featured Old Canes a few years back. Omaha’s most prominent label, S...
 
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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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Obscure Sound: Best of March 2010

This month's compilation coincides with spring's emergence as artists like Gorillaz, Paul Weller, and MGMT provide us with some familiar invigoration, along with recent breakouts like Kammerflimmer Kollektief, Sleigh Bells, and...
 
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RIP: Alex Chilton (1950-2010)

Alex Chilton, best known for fronting seminal power-pop band Big Star, died Wednesday of a heart attack. Those familiar with Chilton’s work are certainly the minority when compared to those that have unknowingly experienc...