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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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Treefight for Sunlight

Treefight for Sunlight is an apt name for the Danish four-piece. Well, the Sunlight part at least. Their sun-drenched, euphoric harmonies emit every existing positive emotion.  When their eponymous debut album was released earl...

 
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Fenech-Soler

Barely a day passes without another mash-up band hitting the scene. The past decade’s emergence of various genres and styles of music being combined to create new sounds is not particularly new, and is rarely executed in any ki...
 
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Ennui’s Formation of Tides

Pittsburgh-based duo Ennui tout the shimmering guitar riffs, glossy reverb, and meekly pastoral vocals of many dream-pop acts, but labeling them singularly as a dream-pop group isn’t fully conclusive. Elements of alternative-ro...

 
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Canopies

The completely unknown Canopies will not remain elusive for long. That much is easy to predict when listening to “Rebels”, a track that is bound to explode in the music blogosphere.  On their name-your-price EP (dow...
 
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Mass Fiction

The role of a producer is often undesirable to many young musicians. The arrogance and pretentiousness among many in this niche leads them to believe their creative power is limitless, and so therefore their songs can speak vol...

 
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Pond… Frond Pond

Jay Watson and Nick “Paisley Adams” Allbrook are not unfamiliar with success. They are used to it as members of Tame Impala, the group from Western Australia that released perhaps the best psychedelic-rock release o...
 
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Interview with The Rassle

The Rassle - comprised of members from The Virgins, The Takeover UK, and Young Lords - sit down with Lauren Tischler and reveal the origin of their name, how technology affects their music, the band's interesting songwriting pr...

 
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Obscure Sound: Best of March 2010

This month's compilation coincides with spring's emergence as artists like Gorillaz, Paul Weller, and MGMT provide us with some familiar invigoration, along with recent breakouts like Kammerflimmer Kollektief, Sleigh Bells, and...
 
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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.