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Bryan Scary Takes the Flight of the Knife

I remember finding myself in a state of regret when I discovered Bryan Scary & The Shredding Tears’ debut early last year. With its portrayal of infectious ‘60s pop clashing fluidly with thematically invigorating forms of c...
 
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Sleepercar’s West Texas Roots

When The Mars Volta emerged in 2002 with De-Loused in the Comatorium, one of the most uniquely exciting debuts of the past several years, the widespread acclaim for the release also brought attention to the originating projects...

 
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Death to Anders’ Futuristic Camera Lens

In art, period pieces have long given spectators a taste of what life was like in the past, regardless of whether the work was a film created in the early 1900s, an Elizabethan tragedy in the 1500s, or a mere thousand-year-old ...
 
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The Old Growth of a Dead Meadow

I never thought that hobbits and the Lovecraftian milieu would find a home in indie-rock. Led Zeppelin did a fine job of revealing their admirations of such classic literature (“The Battle of Evermore”, most evident...

 
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Best Albums of 2007: #50 to #41

Oh, here we are again. I hope you were looking forward to this as much as I was. 2007 was a great year in music and, just like last year, I have rediscovered a bunch of great artists from the earlier months of ’07 in the ...
 
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In Rainbows: The Other 44.4%

I could not help but chuckle when I received an e-mail a few days ago that questioned my “music fandom” for not writing a single post this year entirely devoted to Radiohead‘s In Rainbows. While I do admit tha...

 
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Spiral Beach Brings the Ball Home

Imagine what it would be like growing up in the ’60s and ’70s as the offspring of a folk musician. With all kinds of people, from hippies to philosophers, gathering at various folk circuits and festivals, you would ...
 
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Tunng Hits the Sweet Spot with Good Arrows

I imagine that writing music for adverts is one of the most frustrating occupations known to man.While any music-related occupation usually comes off as expressively appealing to many, the world of creating “background mu...

 
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Obscure Sound: Best of June 2007

June was quite a splendid month. Several artists that will most likely make a few of my year-end lists. Enjoy this one. As for a bit of self-promotion: today is my birthday. I can now be drafted but I still cannot legally drink...
 
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The Cripple Lilies Fight La Bête

In an age where hip-shaking, provocative attire, and other sensuously superficial aspects unfortunately hold more merit in the music industry than actual talent or musicianship, several instruments are beginning to lose recogni...