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A Frightened Rabbit in a Midnight Organ Fight

With acclaimed artists like Belle & Sebastian, Franz Ferdinand, and Mogwai becoming highly reputable names over the past few years, even the youngest of indie-rock fans are beginning to recognize the Scottish town of Glasgow as arguably the most productive … Continue reading

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Nick Jaina Feels the Delicate Wool

In the often fascinating field of archeology, success requires the ability to embrace the past in order to advance the future. All forms of advanced technology have a preceding influence, whether it be in an intricately designed blueprint or simply … Continue reading

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The Assistants Revitalize the 80s Jangle

I suppose the commercialized nostalgia of the 80s unfortunately causes us to remember all those plastic synth acts who achieved success through one hit singles and predictable hooks, making the accomplishments of truly impacting bands like The Smiths, R.E.M., and … Continue reading

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CONTEST: Arctic Monkeys – Brianstorm 12"

The Arctic Monkeys hardly need any introduction. The four lads from Sheffield have already established themselves as one of the most popular rock bands of the decade. Whether you are a fan or not, it is difficult not to admire … Continue reading

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Spike Priggen: "Musician, Blogger, Pop-Culture Archivist"

There seems to be this rash generalization that all music bloggers are either failed musicians or bitter artists. I’m not sure where that thinking originated, though I would guess that it is from those who do not realize that writing … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The 80s Never Die

Some bands just sound better when it’s raining outside. This is a fact, particulary in mind of those dark and moody bands of the 80s. One group that comes to mind are the Associates, the influential duo of vocalist Billy … Continue reading

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