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Ghost Mall

The sound of Ghost Mall is indescribable. But the band, made up of college roommates Pierce, Alex, Cody, and Jimi, give it their best shot. "Garage-y ramshackle pop/ethereal," lead singer Pierce Lightening struggles, attempting...
 
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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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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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ODDSAC: A Review

Animal Collective's visual album, ODDSAC, is reviewed. Taking influence from the horror-film genre, its thematic cohesiveness may come as a surprise to those anticipating a series of discordant images and sounds.

 
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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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The Technology of Midnight Juggernauts

It would be nice if all New Yorkers were given next week off for the sake of new music. CMJ’s Music Marathon is already intimidating enough with hundreds of artists on the roster, so with classes and work getting in the w...

 
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A Real Life Aficionado

To describe Aficionado as a sudden output of energy would probably the most accurate, as I doubt many bands possess the cumulative energy of this aspiring ten-piece from upstate New York. Ten members who play everything from ex...
 
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Oryan’s Belt

Superfluous guitar solos and shoddy production are things that any attentive music fans despises. As fans, we tend to magnify our roles in the whole listening experience to make it seem as if the artist owes us something. As a ...

 
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Fool’s Gold

The media has an interesting way of molding stereotypes within the music industry, regardless of the feature’s innovation or commitment. If a style, song, or particular theme even slightly resembles a popular mold of the ...
 
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Home Video Makes It OK

Although they may not realize it, high school students are in incredibly unique circumstances. They have a general comprehension of the occupational process and the basic decisions that mold their future, but their current ideo...