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Reflecting on the Acclaimed: Blonde Redhead’s “23”

Since their debut in 1995, Blonde Redhead has been evolving, and without sacrificing any of their originality, their style has increased into an aspect that is progressively more melodic and suitably decorous. While the changes...
 
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Casey Neill Integrates Folk-Punk in Brooklyn Bridge

While most artists can be clumped into one accustomed genre, there are always those few who stay clear of the classification process. Casey Neill‘s newest album, Brooklyn Bridge, sounded like an ambitious sampling to me a...

 
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Thrushes Tackle Shoegaze and Post-Rock on Their Debut

It amazes me how some bands can take a sweet and angelic voice and layer it over multiple rough aggressions of guitars, rapid percussion, and tireless bass lines; somehow presenting the effect of creating a musical atmosphere t...
 
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Review: Voxtrot – Voxtrot

In terms of bands who know how to build up anticipation, Voxtrot has done a remarkable job. After three outstanding EPs, the five-piece from Austin, Texas are finally set to release their full length debut, the self-titled Voxt...

 
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Let’s Go Sailing… Or At Least Try it

It’s funny how often side projects turn out to be great successes. I always believed that the main reason was found in the escape from the pressured band atmosphere. Some artists tend to work well in a forced environment,...
 
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Flamingo Crash

It appears that we have been navigating the globe over the past few posts. From the heart of North America to Japan and over to Finland it’s been quite a diverse variation. This time, I’ll bring to you a rising band...

 
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Two Cow Garage

Sometimes I just get sick of all the overproduction, the pretentious attempts at ingenuity, and easy routes taken by many contemporary bands. When one holds that perspective it is when straight and rootsy rock ‘n’ r...
 
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Minmae: An Album a Year Keeps the Fans From Tears

I’m not sure whether it’s the technology, the fast food, or just the lazy perspective in general. Whatever it is, there is no doubt that today’s musical artists produce less on a yearly basis than their forefa...

 
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Feedle (Graham Clarke)

I often sympathize with fans of delicately fuzzy and atmospheric electronic music. Not because of the music itself, which I enjoy it as well, but rather in admiration of their patience. Being a devotee of the particular sub-gen...
 
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The mysterious Danny Cohen

The ancient stereotype that aging artists have a tendency to spiral downwards has echoed through the past, present, and will continue to do so in the future. Sure, it’s understood that Dylan will never release another Hig...