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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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Julian Velard Is The Planeteer

Anti-normative behavior is expected from most successful artists. There is little reason for them to pay much attention to the Top 40, since worthwhile artists do not derive their material from popular opinion. It may seem like...

 
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Micachu Earns Her “Jewellery”

Eccentric personality traits can be quite glaring upon meeting a new person. For me, whether they are artistically focused with a plethora of innovative ideas or radically opinionated to an intolerable extent is often what sepa...
 
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Tesla Boy Do Throwback

When synth-pop was first glorified in the late ‘70s, it was a musical breakthrough in a more than one way. Its introductory development was more dramatic than most of its stylistic predecessors, as an entirely new emphasis on c...

 
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The Gift Machine

The term “musical entrepreneur” would seem to apply well to Dave Matthies, but he would likely take none of the credit. Over the past decade, Matthies has been a constant force in positively impacting the ability of other artis...
 
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The Deep Dark Woods’ Winter Hours

It can be a difficult task to find a band whose lyrical content tends to stray away from the clichés of love and the emotions caused by it. Although I enjoy a diverse range of topics, it is hard to blame most of these artists. ...

 
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Cass McCombs Looks Ahead to PREfection

The process of discovering artists can often turn into a domino effect, where reading into the origins of one artist leads to the discovery of another. This fortunate scenario is one of the reasons why I attempt to be so factua...
 
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Papercuts Have What You Want

The specific method of recording an album should never be used an indicator of an artist’s level of commitment. After all, not everyone can afford the $100/hour going rate and, unless an artist is one of the lucky few that gets...

 
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Some Instant Fun on a Friday: WhoMadeWho & La Roux

In the spirit of a Friday, I figured that featuring two instantaneously accessible artists would be appropriate. On drowsy Mondays or monotonous Tuesdays, I find myself more willing to dive into artists of an increasingly intri...
 
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Bruce Peninsula Enters the Mouth of a Mountain

Stereotypes are difficult to shake off some genres, as the primary innovators of them are usually considered to be the archetypical reference point for those aspiring to pursue the style. Structural tendencies are rarely what d...