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Mirah’s Latest Theme… Bugs?

Concept albums have been a standard in music debate for decades. Whether such an attempt equates to an artistic failure or success is often dependent on the artist itself and their general grasp on the theme at hand. By followi...
 
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The Mother Hips Release Sixth Album, The Crystal Flake

We all love the typical history of a successful band, even if it appears to be a mere fairy tale to the legions of other struggling musicians. You know the gist of it — start in a garage with a few friends, play at a few ...

 
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Dappled Cities Fly Tweak Their Name and Sound

The five members of Dappled Cities comfortably define themselves as a band who creates “oddball pop”. Oddball pop? Well, the particular specification seems to be getting more common by the day with bands like Daniel...
 
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Ideal Free Distribution and their lovely time machine

The amount of time it takes to record an album varies dramatically from artist to artist. Some are like Ryan Adams, sometimes releasing several albums per year. Others tend to be more in the mold of a Scott Walker, releasing on...

 
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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...
 
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The High Llamas quietly carry on

In the world of underrated British artists, one of my many favorites include The High Llamas, a band formed in 1991 by talented songwriter Sean O’Hagan after the demise of his duo with Cathal Coughlan, Microdisney. Though...

 
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Another Beach Boys tribute; New Pornographers go Live!

I found a fairly interesting tribute album yesterday. Though there have been dozens of Beach Boys tributes already, Do It Again: A Tribute To Pet Sounds is another nod to one of the most influential albums of all time. The trib...
 
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The Shins are wincing the night away

It’s been almost three years since The Shins got the Braff treatment in Garden State. You know, one of those movies about the depressed dude who “finds himself” by revisiting his old town and finding a new lov...

 
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Aussie Bands Taking Over!

Who doesn’t love pandas? Unless you bite one, they are lovable gentle giants (most of the time). The Panda Band initially sound to be just as lovable. I’ve only heard four songs from this Australian five-piece, but ...
 
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The Postmarks

How lovely this sounds. Most of you are familiar with Swedish indie pop darlings The Concretes and The Cardigans, along with their use of sweeping orchestral arrangements and adorably light female vocals. It’s interesting...