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Obscure Sound: Best of March 2008

In terms of style, March seemed to have it all. Whether you find yourself personally enamored with neo-psychedelia (Jim Noir, Fujifabric), throwback folk (The Tallest Man On Earth, Sera Cahoone), epic post-rock (Our Sleepless Forest), or straightforwardly infectious indie-rock (Hilotrons, … Continue reading

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The Quarter After

Since yesterday I featured the sisterly charms of Ghost Bees, I figured it would be appropriate to even out the gender ties a bit. Though they are not twins like Romi and Sari Lightman, brothers Dominic and Rob Campanella possess … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Louis XIV – Slick Dogs and Ponies

After deciding to drastically increase their usage of strings, the controversial four-piece follows up on their debut with an album that suffers from familiarly unfortunate flaws.

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Comfortable Fujifabric for a Teenager

Though such a statement may ring of dramatized pessimism, it is near impossible for a Japanese band to find a substantial following in the west. Unless you count the bilingual listeners who specialize exclusively in the language and culture, audiences … Continue reading

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Obscure Sound: Best of February 2008

I always get excited when winter arrives, making it somewhat ironic that I get even more excited when the season is about to pass. After the snow loses its dramatic flair and becomes nothing more than a hassling obstacle for … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Supergrass – Diamond Hoo Ha

Out of all the British bands who became staples of Brit-pop and rock in the mid ’90s, Supergrass remains one of the most consistently capable acts who are still together. While they will be forever revered in the UK for … Continue reading

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Malcolm Middleton's Sleight of Heart

It would be an interesting environment if all creative relationships never reached a souring point. Success would carry on for the same bands year after year with little to no variation, newer artists would find it more difficult to emerge … Continue reading

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