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REVIEW: The Boggs – Forts

Lou Reed opened up his classic 1973 album, Berlin, with the lingering words, “In Berlin, by the wall, you were five foot ten inches tall.” A native of New York City, Reed’s lyrics were particularly striking at...
 
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Who Cares How Long You Sink? They Do.

Experimental music can often prove difficult to pinpoint. After all, what specifically is considered to be the characteristic that distinguishes a style as “experimental”? Would it account for anything out of the or...

 
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Nathan White and Mark Lebetkin Are Nathan Oliver

The dentist. A source of pain, misery, and harsh realizations. Even though I have never had a cavity in my life, I still despise the place like most others do. Maybe it is those sharp instruments being inserted into my mouth or...
 
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Matthew Dear Releases “Deserter”, Prepares Asa Breed

Since the time when his first single, “Hands Up For Detroit”, was released eight years ago, Matthew Dear has established himself as one of the most diversifying electronic artists of this current decade. Though he h...

 
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The Maccabees Colour It In

The Maccabees are the latest in a string of British “art-rock” bands who are making it big on youthful energy, bodacious riffs, and simplistically engaging melodies. While similar British contemporaries such as The ...
 
Dream-Pop + Shoegaze
 

Thrushes Tackle Shoegaze and Post-Rock on Their Debut

It amazes me how some bands can take a sweet and angelic voice and layer it over multiple rough aggressions of guitars, rapid percussion, and tireless bass lines; somehow presenting the effect of creating a musical atmosphere t...

 
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I Admit, I’m Late to Hedwig’s Party

I know, I know. Most of you have already seen “Hedwig and the Angry Inch“, the offbeat musical/comedy/drama/satirical movie released in 2001 by the talented director/actor/singer John Cameron Mitchell, based on the ...
 
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Let’s Go Sailing… Or At Least Try it

It’s funny how often side projects turn out to be great successes. I always believed that the main reason was found in the escape from the pressured band atmosphere. Some artists tend to work well in a forced environment,...

 
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Ideal Free Distribution and their lovely time machine

The amount of time it takes to record an album varies dramatically from artist to artist. Some are like Ryan Adams, sometimes releasing several albums per year. Others tend to be more in the mold of a Scott Walker, releasing on...
 
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Eleni Mandell

Every once in awhile, everyone has one of those days where they just stay in bed all day, with a cup of coffee in one hand and a box of chocolates in the other. After all, life can get rough sometimes. Perhaps these are the day...