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The Cat Empire

The Cat Empire are one of those bands that makes you want to explore every music genre imaginable. Aptly put, they take from almost every style of contemporary music and put it all together for an innovative and creatively fun ...
 
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Goldenboy produces some golden pop

It must be such an advantage to have the opportunity to work with musical figures who have had such an impact on music past and present. Goldenboy‘s Shon Sullivan has worked and toured with the likes of Elliott Smith, Joh...

 
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Luke Haines returns with Off My Rocker at the Art School Bop

Personally, I find any project that Luke Haines is involved with to be very memorable. His new solo album, Off My Rocker at the Art School Bop was released this week and I was filled with excitement, as it is his first EP in ov...
 
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The Red West

Since I’m one of the many admirers of the late Jeff Buckley, I find that comparisons to Buckley ofen fall incredibly short of expectations. So far, the majority of those who have listened to the Orange County-based altern...

 
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The Purrs bring back some nice nostalgia

Clearly fans of 80s psychedelic post-punk, The Purrs have been making a name for themselves this year with their self-titled debut. While blending in the same atmospheric guitar twangs as their predecessors Echo & the Bunn...
 
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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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Ian MacKaye and The Evens

Ian MacKaye’s major influence on hardcore punk is often overlooked, with his label (Dischord Records) being one of the longest running punk labels during their ongoing twenty-six years. To tell you the truth, I was never ...
 
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McLennan leaves behind a hidden gem…

The tragic death of Go-Betweens co-founder Grant McLennan sent tragic soundwaves throughout the music industry. It was especially tragic in McLennan’s native country, Australia. His unexpected heart attack at the age of 4...

 
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The OaKs… to the other side of the world and back

Every album has a story. The story behind The OaKs‘ debut album, Our Fathers And The Things They Left Behind, is one of the most interesting I’ve come across. Singer and guitarist Ryan Costello was a college student...
 
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Roger O’Donnell uses the bare necessities

Prior to listening to his first solo album, I knew that Roger O’Donnell had played keyboards in such influential bands as The Cure, Berlin, and The Psychedelic Furs. Due to this, I was wrongly expecting some sort of 80s f...