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Koko and the Sweetmeats

Koko and the Sweetmeats, a four-piece from Seattle, recently announced the release of their new record Sacrifice. The band, who were named “Best Garage Band” for 2011 by Seattle Weekly, describe Sacrifice as a conce...
 
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MP3: Sleigh Bells – “Born to Lose”

"Born to Lose" is the first single from Sleigh Bells' second album Reign of Terror, out this February. Judging by this single (MP3 inside), listeners can expect the same sort of cheerleader-like vocal chants and voraciously fuz...

 
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Best Albums of 2011: Top Ten

The top ten albums of 2011 are revealed.
 
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Smith Westerns Wrap Up Tour

After an outstanding year – with the exceptional Dye It Blonde and an equally exciting tour – Smith Westerns are wrapping up their 2011 ventures, in 2012. The Chicago-based trio recently announced seven dates to wra...

 
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Chappo

The NYC duo Chappo received some recognition last year with “Come Home”, a summertime psych-rock jam with a shimmering quality reminiscent of alt-rock groups like Teenage Fanclub and The New Radicals. The track was ...
 
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The Rozzes

The Rozzes are a very young band with an extra dose of talent and vigor, similar in mold to recent youthful power-pop successes like Cloud Nothings. Similarly, they possess a musical intellect that presents talent well beyond t...

 
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Obscure Sound: Best of Dec./Jan. ’11

December’s features were cut short by the ‘Best Albums‘ feature, so I decided to cram two months into one for this compilation. I think it makes this one twice as good as the average one on here, headlined by ...
 
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Week in Review (1/21)

This is the first of a feature we hope to publish weekly on Fridays or Saturdays. In the midst of full-length features and reviews, topical highlights of the past week or so seem wise to apply. Much like the Best-Of compilation...

 
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Cloud Nothings

Cloud Nothings is Dylan Baldi, a 19-year-old from Cleveland that creates music his buddies would probably call outdated, if only for the fact that it hearkens back to a time when record stores were relevant. His interpretation ...
 
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Sleigh Bells: Destroying Speakers Since 2009

Today, a venerable volcano of lo-fi indie pop/rock has been erupting from the New York scene (see Vivian Girls, Cymbals Eat Guitars, etc.). Sleigh Bells have taken elements of this scene and infused a grandiose sense of noise a...