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Ideal Free Distribution and their lovely time machine

The amount of time it takes to record an album varies dramatically from artist to artist. Some are like Ryan Adams, sometimes releasing several albums per year. Others tend to be more in the mold of a Scott Walker, releasing on...
 
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The Book Of Knots

The Book Of Knots. Even the name sounds complexing, with the music not being much different. I suppose you could call the New York-based quartet a backdrop supergroup of sorts, consisting of respectable producers and musicians ...

 
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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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The Bishops and a time machine

I don’t blame you if you originally thought that The Bishops were a band from the 60s. After all, one look at their photo below tells all you need to know about the band’s influences from the days of The Beatles and...

 
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DISCOGRAPHY: The Smiths

It was only a matter of time before I thoroughly talked about The Smiths. I understand their wide audience and popularity and while I like to expose new music, it is rewarding to bring back nostalgia or introduce great older ba...
 
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ALBUM PREVIEW: Ratatat – Classics

Ratatat are a duo from New York consisting of Mike Stroud on guitar and Evan Mast (E*vax) on synths and production. The two first met in college and started working musically together in 2001. Ratatat, their self-titled debut a...

 
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SHORT BITS – 6/14/06

I, for one, am particularly excited about Bob Dylan’s new album, Modern Times. It is the follow up to 2001’s Love and Theft, which was great. While this is his 44th album, a year with a new Dylan album is usually c...
 
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SHORT BITS – #17

Razorlight wanted some exposure for their new album so they went to NME and said the current hottest band (The Arctic Monkeys) sucked and that they were better than them. Instant exposure! Newsflash, Mr. Borrell: while the Arct...

 
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Colin Meloy Sings trad. arr. Shirley Collins

Colin Meloy, singer for The Decemberists, has once again recorded an EP in tribute to one of his strongest musical influences. Released in conjunction with his most recent solo acoustic tour, Colin Meloy Sings trad. arr. Shirle...
 
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Want To Write For Obscure Sound?

I’ve found that blogging about music is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable things that I’ve come across in awhile. This is mainly thanks to the many people visiting our site nowadays, so I thank you for that! I...