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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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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 of the members … Continue reading

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Murder by Death's Literary Connections

Robert Moore’s 1976 film, “Murder by Death”, was a memorable spoof on “whodunit” mystery fares. Featuring an all-star cast (Truman Capote, Alec Guinness, Peter Falk) that accompanied a subtly comedic script written by the legendary Neil Simon, it remains a … 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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RickoLus Plays in His American Backyard

It is always interesting to explore the new solo project of an artist whose familiarity remains strong to the listener, primarily because of a past group or project they participated in. Unless the artist decides to transform their style into … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Apes & Androids

In an age where stylistic repetition and rampant commercialism appear to outweigh creativity and individualism in contemporary music, discovering an artist who tackles the beauty of innovation both in the studio and during live performances is a rare treasure. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Obscure Sound: Best of January 2008

After a rewarding 2007, the new year has already embraced us with several artists who demonstrated great potential and ability on their recent releases. As for this past month, whether it has been through reputably innovative artists (Xiu, Destroyer) or … Continue reading

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