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16 October 2015

Heather Christian and the Arbornauts: Cabinet

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I was thinking of what to write about for this week, when I suddenly remembered an Amanda Palmer recommendation that I heard awhile back on some talk radio station (OK, …

21 June 2015

EP Release: Simcoe’s Self-Titled Debut

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Release Date: June 12 2015 Upcoming Show: Smiling Buddha, July 3 Buy the EP & Name Your Price Simcoe is the eponymous first EP release from the Toronto-based indie music makers …

08 April 2015

National Poetry Month: To Pimp a Butterfly

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Editor’s Note: For six years running, contributing author Zach Adler has spent the month of April putting out a poem a day. By turns earnest and wry, these poems are …

07 April 2015

What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World

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“We know you built your life around us…but we had to change some,” Colin Meloy admits freely on the mostly tongue-in-cheek opening track of his band’s seventh album. It has …

19 March 2015

Modest Mouse – Strangers to Ourselves

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Released 3/17/15 This is a rough outing for the once great – or at least inimitable – Modest Mouse. Strangers to Ourselves is the band’s first proper LP in eight …

22 November 2014

Recently Released: Lily Lambert – So Far

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You know how your parents tell you to get a real job – meaning, something like a doctor or a lawyer and not as a musician or artist? Lily Lambert …

22 August 2014

Just Released: Karl Wolf – Stereotype

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“It’s my fifth studio album and I’m pretty excited about that,” says Karl Wolf of his new release, Stereotype. “This album is a little different.” “This album goes in a …

29 July 2014

Moanin’ at Midnight – The Howlin’ Wolf Project

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Straight up blues with an electronic chaser – that’s the winning combination of Tomás Doncker with his Tomás Doncker Band in Moanin’ at Midnight – The Howlin’ Wolf Project (independent …

24 June 2014

Seun Kuti: A Long Way to the Beginning

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My people are coming for what’s ours Going all out ‘cause it’s now or never, ‘breakin’ the chain, we gon’ sever… In the world of North American pop music, ‘being …

23 May 2014

From Glasgow with Love: Hello Creepy Spider

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Sometimes everything just comes together at the right time, as it seems to be unfolding with Scottish punk duo Hello Creepy Spider (Matt Johnston, Stef Watt), whose album I Don’t …

16 May 2014

Wye Oak – Shriek

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It’s been three years since we heard from Jenn Wasner & Andy Stack. 2011’s Civilian wasn’t necessarily a major commercial but it found success after The Walking Dead featured its titular track. …

15 April 2014

Kelis – Food

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It’s hard not to slip a bad pun or two into a piece about Kelis‘ new release Food (out on British indie label Ninja Tune – April 22, 2014). The …

02 April 2014

The Band Called FUSE: Impossible Dream EP

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Artists have a tendency to show their roots whether it’s the music that inspired their current love for music or the nations that raised them. The Band Called FUSE hails from a …

15 March 2014

St. Vincent – St. Vincent

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Annie Clark is not your normal artist. Every album has worked itself into this great little niche she’s been carving out where the music is challenging yet invasive. Debuting withMarry Me back …

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