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Tuesday, August 13 2013

Wiretree: Get Up

On their fourth album Wiretree polish up their act from their first two low-scale releases and offer an enjoyable, melody-rich slice of indie pop that falls just a tiny bit short.

Wednesday, July 31 2013

United Ghosts: United Ghosts

United Ghosts promise something interesting with their opening steps, but follow them up with a disappointing rest of the album.

Tuesday, July 30 2013

Houses: A Quiet Darkness

A Quiet Darkness is all rather one-note in sound, but its one sound is enchanting and captivating.

Tuesday, July 23 2013

Cold Satellite: Cavalcade

A poet and a rocker reunite to collaborate on an album of no-frills rock and roll, with pleasant results.

Wednesday, July 17 2013

Western Lows: Glacial

Jack Burnside's new project technically does everything right, but not strongly enough to make a lasting impression.


Thursday, April 25 2013

Wonderlick - "Sixteenyearoldgirl (Rough Mix)" (MP3)

Wonderlick are one of the finest unknown treasures in the overwhelmingly vast world of indie pop and it's songs like "Sixteenyearoldgirl", their first sign of life in a couple of years and possible first sampling from their upcoming third album, that showcase their knack for the sort of great songwriting that deserves more accolades.

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