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Free Okkervil River EP

Okkervil River have given fans a Christmas gift a few weeks early. The Austin-based rockers released a free covers EP, Golden Opportunities 2, today. Download it here. The sequel to their 2007 covers collection of the same name...
 
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Wolf Parade Debut Two New Songs

Two new tracks from Wolf Parade‘s upcoming third album, EXPO 86, made the internet rounds today. “Ghost Pressure”, a thumping piece of electro-rock, and “What Did My Lover Say? (It Always Had to Go This ...

 
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Savoir Adore

Spontaneity is a trait that all fine artists have, regardless of whether it arises daily or once every few years. Immediately connecting with an emotion, object, or individual is rare enough, so to produce a work of art from it...
 
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A Holiday Shores Getaway

Nathan Pemberton refuses to abide by the DIY stereotype. He records in his Florida garage with an economical home studio, which supplies just enough firepower for him to make his innovations come alive. But despite the allure o...

 
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Obscure Sound: Best of May 2009

Summery indie-pop, intricate art-rock, and a little bit of blues were the mainstays this month, featuring a bunch of new faces apart from Sunset Rubdown. Their new album, Dragonslayer, is fantastic and their track on this month...
 
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Sunset Rubdown – Dragonslayer (2009)

Comparisons are futile for Spencer Krug. His rare capacity to manufacture several releases per year is impressive in itself, but Krug’s work ethic is not the direct cause of his esteemed status. His prolific tendencies naturall...

 
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Best Albums of 2008: #20 to #11

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Ball of Flame Shoot Fire in Jokeland

MP3 files are now working When monumental success is accomplished through means of distinctive locality, I imagine that the sense of pride for a group is indescribable. You grow up with a certain group of friends, talk and occa...

 
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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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REVIEW: Wolf Parade – At Mount Zoomer

Few bands manage to be as innovative and instantaneously accessible as Wolf Parade, the acclaimed joint project of Spencer Krug and Dan Boeckner. The most impressive thing to me about the two collaborators, however, is not the ...