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Big Spider’s Back

Repetition and pretentiousness are sometimes aligned in music, especially when something not even worth hearing once is repeated continuously. Listeners do not want artists forcing anything on them, especially when it is a frus...
 
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Deer Tick – Born on Flag Day (2009)

Saying that someone is “beyond their years” is such clichéd terminology, but to release an album like John Joseph McCauley III did when he was 21 years old is a feat that should be admired. As the frontman of Deer Tick, the Rho...

 
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Papercuts Have What You Want

The specific method of recording an album should never be used an indicator of an artist’s level of commitment. After all, not everyone can afford the $100/hour going rate and, unless an artist is one of the lucky few that gets...
 
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Discovering a Long Forgotten Friend in Dreamend

For a music lover, the perks of running a record label are plentiful. Discovering new artists, making a variety of connections in the industry, and – most rewardingly – the feeling of breaking out something new and worthwhile a...

 
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Central Standard Takes Center Stage

Urgency is a petty thing. People often assume that there is a vital need for it, even if it can often result in quality of a lesser standard due to the increased level of production. However, for Frankie Ostello’s vocal s...
 
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Luther Russell Transforms Tragedy Into Triumph

During a time of great melancholy or distress, many individuals find themselves at a surprisingly high artistic peak, purely triggered by a rush of emotion or shock. As unfortunate as the event may be, perilous situations are o...

 
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Sally Shapiro lives up to the hype; James Iha’s hidden gem

The word “flawless” is hardly a loose term. Straightforwardly, it is something without any errors or faults whatsoever. I have yet to find an entire album that would fit this description, though I discover individua...
 
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Upcoming releases: Frog Eyes, Smashing Pumpkins, Maps

Here is a brand new track from Frog Eyes. You know, one third of the apparent holy trinity that is Swan Lake. I may sound a bit unjust in saying this, but my favorite songwriter out of the three is Frog Eyes’ Carey Mercer...

 
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Silversun Pickups

While Silversun Pickups have been one of the most blogged about rookie bands in 2006, I saw and heard them for the first time on a local television show on Saturday night. The first thing that struck me was the band’s inv...
 
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The Postmarks: remixes, halloween, and more

Ever since I posted about The Postmarks about a month ago (here), they have been critically acclaimed blog darlings. According to Elbo.ws, ‘Goodbye’ was the “#1 most blogged track” from September 11th to...