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Jay’s Favorite Tracks of 2010 (So Far)

Jay Mattson covers his favorite songs of the year so far. Although the year is not even halfway over, there has been enough great music to warrant a recap of sorts this early. MP3s include work by Liars, Plants and Animals, Gig...
 
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Obscure Sound: Best of April 2010

A collection of the best MP3s from April, with artists that include Gogol Bordello, The Mynabirds, Ariel Pink, Librarians, Sleigh Bells, Grimes, and Secret Cities.

 
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Courier News’ Fixtures

Courier News is a collaboration between two Award-winning Canadian artists. Their successful backgrounds have converged for a debut EP, Fixtures, that shows their chops in the realm of down-tempo electronica. Fixtures recalls d...
 
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Sleigh Bells: Destroying Speakers Since 2009

Today, a venerable volcano of lo-fi indie pop/rock has been erupting from the New York scene (see Vivian Girls, Cymbals Eat Guitars, etc.). Sleigh Bells have taken elements of this scene and infused a grandiose sense of noise a...

 
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Acoustic Family Creeps

This side-project from members of Brooklyn-based Woods shows off their acoustic chops. Acoustic Family Creeps is the second side project to emerge from the Woods. Play Live in the Woods is essentially just an EP of album songs ...
 
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MGMT – Congratulations (2010)

After the monster success of Oracular Spectacular, MGMT take a somewhat predictable misstep in trying to apply a linearly re-hashed formula with too much incoherence, repetition, and stylistic regurgitation.

 
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Your Indie Dance Party, Vol. 1

Jay Mattson takes us through his most recommended dance tracks. Since dance is often a genre associated with cameo-led hits or overly-conscious audiences, these ten tracks gravitate more toward creative tendencies that can get ...
 
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69 Love Songs: (Just Over) 10 Years Later

Jay Mattson takes a look back at one of the finest accomplishments in independent music, Magnetic Fields' 69 Love Songs. Over one decade later, it still continues to amaze.

 
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Obscure Sound: Best of Winter 2009/2010

In a bit of a twist, this compilation encompasses both December and January. The “Best Albums of 2009” featured last month was a lot of fun, as was the three-week break I took after it was published. I am always exh...
 
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Shearwater – The Golden Archipelago (2010)

Jonathan Meiburg and company return on their sixth album for more of what we love from Shearwater.