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Katzenjammer Plays Le Pop

I was originally going to begin this feature by comparing Katzenjammer’s passion for music to some relentless force of nature, mainly because this Norwegian quartet practically defines in their sound and exuberance what it trul...
 
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Love Is All – A Hundred Things Keep Me Up at Night (2008)

As I look back upon the numerous aspects of Love Is All’s outstanding debut, Nine Times That Same Song, that caused me to consistently check up on the group’s progress of their second album every few months or so, I now realize...

 
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Let a Little Joy into Your Life

As displayed in the previous feature that covered my personal perception of prolific artists, a substantial amount of recognition and success does not always equate to artistic satisfaction. By nature, musicians often yearn to ...
 
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Begushkin Catches a King’s Curse

Emotional variability is an aspect of art that all musicians value. An artist limiting one’s self to a consistent set of emotions can be detrimental to a listener’s perception of the artist, primarily due to the fact that an en...

 
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The Gentle Guest Is Bound to Save Some Souls

When I read that the material of The Gentle Guest consisted of “hobo tales”, I had no clue what to think. Would I be entertained with ballads about scrounging for food or jams highlighting the intricate art of beggi...
 
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Horse Feathers Build a House With No Home

These days, open mic nights usually cause more forms of embarrassment than success. Like the art of discovering new music in itself, though, there are a few gems in the rough just waiting to be found. Before the digital age whe...

 
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Acorn Project

As all music fans know, a listener’s mood can be a significant determining factor in choosing which record to pull from the shelf and give a listen to. Whether you are coming off the worst relationship of your life, partying ha...
 
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Obscure Sound: Best of July 2008

Here are the picks from July, a month that saw just about everything from stylish electro-rock to avant-garde “prepared piano” pieces. I’ll be heading up to DC for college in two weeks, so I imagine that new o...

 
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Nights Out With Metronomy

Some claim that technology dilutes originality and ambition, providing convenient sources to information that would otherwise be obtained through more arduous methods requiring a uniquely resourceful approach. While I do not di...
 
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Gentleman Jesse and His Men

One of the most appealing aspects of power-pop is the ability it has to remain untainted in a world where stylistic alteration is often inevitable. While some may argue that the genre’s apparent lack of stylistic ambition is th...