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Joining the Two Door Cinema Club

Seeing a rock band take the stage without a drummer can be like watching an artist try to paint without a canvas. The ideas and talent can be there, but the necessary materials may not be. Many groups have accomplished enough w...
 
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The Mint Chicks

Now that Flight of the Conchords have achieved immense and well-deserved success stateside, a brighter light has shined upon New Zealand’s prosperous music scene. Quantity has never really been an issue for the island in the Pa...

 
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The Veils – Sun Gangs (2009)

The expectations placed upon the son or daughter of a musician can be influential, if not detrimental, toward their own perception of the art in general. When a parent has achieved their success through music, it seems only nat...
 
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Best Albums of 2008: #40 to #31

by Mike Mineo ——————————————————————————————...

 
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Charmparticles Stay Alive in the Hot Spell

Some bands relish darkness. No, I am not referring to those talentless emo/goth hopeless hopefuls either. This one goes out to the artists who actually know more than three chords, the ones who have the ability to create an atm...
 
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The Grey Race Get a Head Start

Artists (whether it be musicians, painters, or writers) are one of the only occupational groups who are expected to waiver on the eccentric side of things. After all, they are expressing their deepest emotions for a living. Wit...

 
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Dappled Cities Fly Tweak Their Name and Sound

The five members of Dappled Cities comfortably define themselves as a band who creates “oddball pop”. Oddball pop? Well, the particular specification seems to be getting more common by the day with bands like Daniel...
 
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A few notable debuts…

Honeycut – Shadows [audio:https://obscuresound.com/mp3/hon-sha.mp3] This is a particulary fun track from a creative trio named Honeycut. Led by songwriter and and keyboardist RV Salters, Honeycut implements catchy orchestr...

 
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ALBUM PREVIEW: The Veils – Nux Vomica

It must be interesting to grow up as the son of an extremely accomplished musician. While it would be a fantastic environment for exposure to art and music, it could also prove to be exhausting and tiring. Finn Andrews is the s...