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Sunbears!

When I first listened to Sunbears!, I thought I somehow managed to get lost on my drive home and ended up in the ’70s — as you do when it’s raining and the visibility is low. I can’t say I’ve been ...
 
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Groopease + The Salvadors

Regular readers know this by now: the aim of Obscure Sound is to expose quality artists that, for whatever reason, have yet to achieve substantial recognition despite their excellent material and prevalent talent. I believe tha...

 
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Youth Sounds Emerge From The Gulf

The gulf has been plagued by some tragedies in the recent past. First Katrina and now the biggest oil spill in history. Yikes. Now that I think about it, I haven’t heard of very many bands coming out of the area either. I don’t...
 
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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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Her Vanished Grace

Continuing with the recent theme of atmospheric pop music that Washed Out and Neon Indian showed us, Her Vanished Grace deliver a similar sort of layer-based sereneness that differentiates itself through dark and moody Brit-roc...
 
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Ball of Flame Shoot Fire in Jokeland

MP3 files are now working When monumental success is accomplished through means of distinctive locality, I imagine that the sense of pride for a group is indescribable. You grow up with a certain group of friends, talk and occa...

 
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Loquat Discovers the Secrets of the Sea

It must be a thrill to have a professional song written about yourself. Even one success could bring the targeted interest to their knees, especially if the songwriter at hand actually holds a reciprocated romantic interest of ...
 
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The New Up

Though it may erroneously come off as insulting, some groups are better suited at releasing a handful of EPs consecutively instead of churning out one full-length album every few years or so. Artists who follow such a process a...

 
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Obscure Sound: Best of May 2008

I hope that everyone’s memorial day weekend went well. Like every year, it marked the beginning of summer for many people (mainly students like me) and gave them a bit of a refresher as to what summer actually FEELS like....
 
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Mates of State – Re-Arrange Us (2008)

With dual vocal deliveries that can be as endearing as they are romantically contemplative and sparkling keyboard-led melodies that are most consistently found to be optimistically upbeat, Mates of State have basically echoed t...