Articles tagged edward burns, indie, michael bush, the hamptons, kerry bishe

5 Jun 2013 // 11:02 PM

Barn Owl: V

On their new album V, it's all about the layers. Pull enough back and you'll find the most complex Barn Owl album to date.

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A Time to Be So Small: An Interview with EmptyMansion’s Sam Fogarino

After dealing with the critical praise and downfall of Interpol, Sam Fogarino hooked up with one of the key players in Secret Machines and, under the name of EmptyMansions, made something quite special, different, and even a bit unexpected ...

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The National: Trouble Will Find Me

The National keeps on growing older gracefully with the impeccably executed Trouble Will Find Me, but it might just be that the venerable group has reached the point of no-longer-increasing returns.

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pacificUV: After the Dream You Are Awake

Just a year after its last studio LP, pacificUV ups its game in an impressive way, giving some real bite to its dreamy sound.

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15 May 2013 // 11:02 PM

Peace: In Love

Young audiences will love it, free and ignorant maybe, of the influences so apparent in Peace’s music, whilst others, those a bit more long in the tooth, will fail to understand the fuss and hype and will be tempted to dismiss the album and the band as a one off, devoid of originality.

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28 Apr 2013 // 11:03 PM

Hands: Synesthesia

With no deal breakers, and a boatload of potential, Hands provides more than enough for some alt-music thrills.

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26 Apr 2013 // 7:15 AM

TEEN - “Paradise” (stream)

Brooklyn indie poppers TEEN have just released the second single to their upcoming new EP, 'Carolina', releasing 28 May via Carpark Records.

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25 Apr 2013 // 11:02 PM

Zomes: Time Was

Showcasing the elastic-textural vocals of Swedish artist Hanna, Time Was, the new Zomes LP, is both a reiteration of the past and a foray into slightly higher realms of pop accessibility.

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14 Apr 2013 // 11:03 PM

Caveman: Caveman

Putting that whole "sophomore slump" idea to bed, Caveman have managed to outdo themselves by crafting an engrossing, catchy album, worthy of a larger audience.

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19 Aug 2012 // 11:03 PM

Belleruche: Rollerchain

An initially intriguing affair that ultimately succeeds more as a novelty.

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30 Jul 2012 // 11:04 PM

Zulu Winter: Language

A dazzling and moving collection of prestine Britpop.

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Bethesda: Dreamtiger & Other Tails

Ohio quintet is at its best when it plays it soft, quiet.

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Luke Roberts: Big Bells and Dime Songs

Luke Roberts, from Brooklyn by way of Nashville, makes quiet, plaintive music that speaks to a tried and tested American folk tradition.

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26 Oct 2011 // 9:58 PM

The Migrant: Amerika

Incorporating blues, country, folk, and indie all into one well-made package, Amerika is a notable songwriter effort.

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Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin: Tape Club

Someone may still love the Russian ex-president, but not many will love this boring collection of b-sides and rare releases.

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Grouplove: Never Trust a Happy Song

The Los Angeles quintet settles for a mixed bag of goods on their debut album. Or perhaps a mixed bag of bads is more applicable?

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Mountain Man: Live at the Wiltern

RIYL: Garrison Keillor; that O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack you haven't dusted off since 2002; carpetbagging.

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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: Hysterical

The folkloric Brooklyn band of indie rock fame return almost five years later with their third and most cohesive LP.

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Quantic: The Best of Quantic

Never before has an anthology been so accurately named. This truly is the best of Quantic for both fans and newcomers alike.

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All the Apparatus: All the Apparatus

All the Apparatus is a rollicking, eclectic, and hysteric form of indie rock, perfect for those who prefer celebration over navel-gazing.

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