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New: Mountain Goats – “Thucydides II-58”

Becoming a new father is not stopping The Mountain Goats’ frontman John Darnielle from making new music. The band has released a new track, “Thucydides II-58”, via Twitter. Reminiscent of the group's earlier and more lo-fi work...
 
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Interview with First Aid Kit

A sit down with the two sisters behind Swedish phenomenon First Aid Kit reveals details about their childhood, rise to recognition, songwriting process, and notable influences. Though just 17 and 19, they show why youth is not ...

 
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Sam Amidon: “I See the Sign!”

Sam Amidon, born Samuel Tear, has folk music heritage. His ancestors were involved in the upbringings of Appalachian folk, and it continues to serve as a familial passion with an inception that has no bearing on age. Amidon fir...
 
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Ruby Throat

It is risky to tackle a style that fuses several aspects of an overlooked past, particularly in regard to stylistic movements that took place decades ago. This was a time before our generation’s fascination with excess to...

 
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Brooklyn’s Favorite Library

Continuing with the stream of CMJ-bound artists, The Library are a bit different from what many expect at a festival of CMJ’s often frenetic vein. Often popular for artists that tout theatrical art-rock, synth-pounding da...
 
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Oryan’s Belt

Superfluous guitar solos and shoddy production are things that any attentive music fans despises. As fans, we tend to magnify our roles in the whole listening experience to make it seem as if the artist owes us something. As a ...

 
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Old Canes Follow the Feral Harmonic

The “Omaha Sound” is one of the few stylistically determinable phrases of this decade that lacks pretentiousness and overwrought conceptual tasks. To describe a stylistic trend during a specific era, we tend to resort to concoc...
 
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Grant-Lee Phillips Plays to a Little Moon

Even if it brings necessary experience and helpful recognition, having a lengthy career also ignites some associations that can be highly detrimental to an artist’s frame of mind. Few would prefer anonymity to prominence,...

 
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Fool’s Gold

The media has an interesting way of molding stereotypes within the music industry, regardless of the feature’s innovation or commitment. If a style, song, or particular theme even slightly resembles a popular mold of the ...
 
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Obscure Sound: Best of August 2009

Even though September brings some of the greatest weather of the year, there is always reason to students to dread its arrival. It is not so much the concept of classes, but rather the obligations that arise from them. I despis...