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The Strays love their politics

Frontman Toby Marriott is the only member of The Strays who hails from England, though one listen to their music would give the impression that their punk roots originate entirely from the UK. They’re quite universal thou...
 
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Roger Joseph Manning Jr. goes solo

After over twenty years working with dozens of successful bands such as Jellyfish to Beck, Roger Joseph Manning Jr. is finally releasing his first solo album. Manning made his first mark with Jellyfish in the early 90s, who wer...

 
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The Tender Box

According to Ric Moon, guitarist of The Tender Box, most people take one look at his band from East LA and jump to the conclusion that the four are just a group of taco vendors. I guess that would be the ignorant point of view,...
 
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SHORT BITS

This week has been lacking of any exciting music news, so this isn’t much. All I can say though, is that I am ashamed to live in New Jersey while Corzine shuts down the entire state because he can’t handle his budge...

 
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Radiohead: The New Songs

I know that all of the oddly dedicated Radiohead fans have heard the new songs in one way or another, but I decided to collect the new songs I could find. The problem I had with the recordings before these was the quality, but ...
 
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SHORT BITS – 6/14/06

I, for one, am particularly excited about Bob Dylan’s new album, Modern Times. It is the follow up to 2001’s Love and Theft, which was great. While this is his 44th album, a year with a new Dylan album is usually c...

 
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DASHING DEBUTS: The Scruffs – Wanna Meet the Scruffs?

No, The Scruffs weren’t from the UK. They weren’t from New York, Chicago, or California either. They actually hailed from good old Memphis, Tennessee, though their sound is almost entirely British sounding. Their po...
 
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MUSIC DOWNLOADS: Colored Shadows

I really enjoy when bands set a musical atmosphere and stick to it. California’s Colored Shadows are an atmospheric indie pop quartet that could sound like anywhere from Pink Floyd and David Bowie to The Flaming Lips or T...

 
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MUSIC DOWNLOADS: Swinging Popsicle

Japanese bands usually have a strong sense of originality in comparison to many Western bands. One result of their originality can lead to odd but amusing band names, such as Swinging Popsicle. Formed in Japan in 1995, lead sin...
 
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MUSIC DOWNLOADS: The Morning Benders

The Morning Benders are from California, and this is not surprising judging by their sound. They seem to create a very easy-listening and smooth sound, calling on influences ranging from The Beach Boys and The Beatles to The Sh...