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

Lines West - “Lover” (audio) (Premiere)

The simple alt-country of Lines West's music goes a long ways in softening the Connecticut band's intense lyrical explorations, as its new single "Lover" attests.

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21 Aug 2013 // 11:04 PM

White Lies: Big TV

A safe, solid deliverance from White Lies, but nothing spectacular.

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Damien Jurado: Where Shall You Take Me (deluxe reissue)

Reissue of 2003 effort from reliable singer-songwriter Damien Jurado shows how little time has passed. Bonus materials truly enhance an already ridiculously good record.

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Caroline Leavitt at a Crossroads: ‘Is This Tomorrow’

New York Times best-selling author Caroline Leavitt discusses her new novel about a family who must brave the hostile status quo of '50s American suburban life while being as different from their neighbors as possible.

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26 Jun 2013 // 11:02 PM

Small Black: Limits of Desire

Much on Limits of Desire, the sophomore LP by Brooklyn indie outfit Small Black, demonstrates the band's adept handling of the pop hook, but the preeminence of mood here drowns out what could have been some more immediate songs.

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17 Jun 2013 // 11:01 PM

Grandchildren: Golden Age

Golden Age doesn't get caught up in the nostalgia its name implies, but its lofty ambitions aren't met by its uneven tracklist.

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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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Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

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"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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