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Of Montreal: Innocence Reaches

Kevin Barnes has found his center again. He's figured out how to combine his melodic skills with his musical idiosyncrasies.

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Ra Ra Riot: I Need Your Light

Besides the Rostam tracks, I Need Your Light is trapped in limbo between indie and pop.

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The Best Hip-Hop of 2015

No year in hip-hop was as eclectic as 2015, representing different gender identities, sexualities, geographies, worldviews, and genre infusions.

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Lines West - “Perfect Pair” (video) (Premiere)

The Bridgeport, Connecticut rock outfit Lines West sing an ode to unrequited love with their latest number, "Perfect Pair", from their forthcoming Two of a Perfect Pair LP.

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Ceschi - ‘Broken Bone Ballads’ (album stream) (Premiere)

The New Haven, Connecticut musician Ceschi Ramos says his new album Broken Bone Ballads "feels like purging five years of bile from his guts."

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Of Montreal: Aureate Gloom (take 2)

Aureate Gloom is momentarily great, but it becomes infuriating in a instant.

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Lupe Fiasco: Tetsuo & Youth

Lupe Fiasco ends his troubled relationship with Atlantic Records with a thrillingly ambitious sendoff.

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Twenty Years, Too Fast: ‘The Past Is a Grotesque Animal: A Film About Of Montreal’

The Past Is a Grotesque Animal takes a compelling, 20-year long story, and zips far too quickly through it.

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Mates of State: 15 June 2013 - Hamden, CT

Mates of State kick out the jams with a very small audience in their metaphorical Connecticut backyard, fresh off of three nights opening for The Postal Service in sizable arenas.

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21 Nov 2011 // 9:00 PM

The Hush Now: Memos

Boston quintet aims high on their shamelessly massive third LP.

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20 Questions: Casiokids’ Omar E. Johnsen

Ever have to turn in a term paper at the last second? While your band is on tour? The day before your back gives out? Well, Of Montreal-endorsed dance-rock group Casiokids know such pain, but share a great deal of wisdom and emotional depth in this fascinating 20 Questions feature . . .

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10 Jun 2011 // 5:55 AM

Lupe Fiasco calls President Obama a terrorist

LOS ANGELES — Lupe Fiasco has never bitten his tongue about his disdain for modern politics, and his latest single “Words I Never Said,” offers a

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Girl Talk: 6 March 2011 - Chicago

It’s hard to walk away from a Girl Talk concert and not be a happy camper. Even better, once this party’s over, there are no beer cans to clean up before mom gets home.

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Cellos, Peaches, Cool Cufflinks: An Interview with Ra Ra Riot’s Alexandra Lawn

Recording their album in a peach field, unleashing secret Genesis influences, and more: speaking to PopMatters, Ra Ra Riot's Alexandra Lawn spills all about the recording of the group's acclaimed new album The Orchard ...

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Late Fall New Music Playlist

New releases plus a trip to a music festival gives plenty of options for a playlist

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17 Nov 2010 // 9:00 PM

Girl Talk: All Day

Girl Talk returns with a surprise (and free) new album of mash-up fervor, but the formula's wearing thin by now.

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Ra Ra Riot: 5 October 2010 - Chicago

Ra Ra Riot offers an originality that I haven’t heard in a long while; a kind of originality that makes the listener appreciate music on a new level.

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22 Aug 2010 // 9:00 PM

Ra Ra Riot: The Orchard

Even more so than their debut,The Rhumb Line, Ra Ra Riot's The Orchard feels like a labor of love.

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15 Jun 2010 // 8:00 AM

20 Questions: Casiokids

Norway's latest dance-pop export has songs so catchy, they don't even feel they need to re-record their tracks in English to appeal to US listeners, and as this 20 Questions reveals, a love of all things Woody Allen, a penchant for stealing keyboards, and a wish to travel to Greece are just part of what drives this fascinating, delightful breaking band ...

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B.O.M.B. Festival: 30 May 2010 - Durham, CT

B.O.M.B. festival was a great event with a cozy atmosphere in an excellent space. Room enough for some family entertainment, live music and, more importantly, to grow in future years.

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