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A Great Forecast for Future Clouds and Radar

As I indicated less than two weeks when featuring Benji Hughes’ excellent A Love Extreme, releasing a double-disc album as a debut can be a risky venture for numerous reasons. Inaccessibility is the primary one for sure, along ...
 
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A Visit to The Western States Motel

Ever since the emergence of California-based surf-rock instrumentalists like The Surfaris and Dick Dale & the Del-tones in the early ‘60s, it has become an overused practice to describe pop music originating from California...

 
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Obscure Sound: Best of November 2008

As I currently sit on this return bus to DC within a horde of traffic, I cannot help but turn my focus toward the end of the year. This Thanksgiving weekend proved to be quite a reliever for me after a rather grueling few month...
 
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The British Columbians

Updates will resume on Monday. Have a great holiday weekend. Some groups form after coming together by traveling across the borders of states, countries, and oceans. Others, however, may derive from the same town or even the sa...

 
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The Olympic Symphonium Plays More in Sorrow Than in Anger

Like a swimmer dipping his foot into water to determine the proper temperature, many musicians comprehend the importance of testing the waters. Few of them instantaneously discover a stylistic solace, even if they are able to p...
 
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Benji Hughes and A Love Extreme

Though it is a risky venture to release a double album even if you are a considerably prestigious artist, the bulk of such releases usually derive from artists who have already made a reputable name for themselves at a time whe...

 
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Jonquil Whistles Low

The divergence of folk music has been a common observation among fans of independent music for the past decade or so. Whether one most prefers the interpretation of Eastern European folk by the likes of Beirut and Gogol Bordell...
 
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The Old & New: Piano Magic and Braids

Some of the most talent musicians in the world remain practically unknown despite an abundance of quality material. There is no concise explanation for it, even if the most common response is related to the lack of accessibilit...

 
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Mason Proper

It says a lot about a band’s confidence when they opt to choose the most natural settings possible for the recording of their music. Recording studios with precisely defined dimensions and millionaire producers have certainly s...
 
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Populous and Short Stories

Longtime fans of punk music would likely consider it an unwarranted insult if one related the duration of a song to the peak of the listener’s attention span. From legendary groups like Wire to the aptly named Minutemen, some o...