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Thursday, February 19 2015

Manika Kaur: I Bow to You Waheguru

Kirtan for Causes: How one Sikh from Australia is promoting world peace through music.


Wednesday, February 18 2015

The Delta Routine: You and Your Lion

The Delta Routine reinstates its indie rock precedence on their fourth studio release.


Monday, February 16 2015

Quartet Base: Le Diapason

You'd think that Quartet Base would be too convoluted for take off.


S. Carey: Supermoon EP

A perigee-syzygy inspires this reflective collection of reworked album tracks.


Thursday, February 12 2015

Ryan Adams: No Shadow

Studio action from Ryan Adams and Johnny Depp.


Wednesday, February 11 2015

Mogwai: Music Industry 3 Fitness Industry 1 EP

Mogwai follow up their nervy electro album with a mildly electro EP. A stepchild, but still wanted.


Tuesday, February 10 2015

Frode Haltli: Vagabonde Blu

A solo accordion album recorded over someone's dead body.


Monday, February 9 2015

Gebhard Ullmann Basement Research: Hat and Shoes

Pinning down Gebhard Ullmann is like trying to have a clean basement -- possible, but damn difficult.


Friday, February 6 2015

Paul McDonald: You & I - Acoustic EP

It’s been a long road for Nashville singer-songwriter Paul McDonald since his American Idol run, and the emotion on cue in his all-acoustic EP You & I displays that emotion-bound fact in spades.


Thursday, February 5 2015

Watching for Foxes: Until the Winter Comes

Watching for Foxes becomes a folk band to watch with their latest EP.


Davila 666: Pocos Años, Muchos Daños

You're aware that they could defect into another sound at any moment.


Friday, January 30 2015

Jack Mouse & Scott Robinson: Snakeheads & Ladybugs

Two old jazz buddies finally get around to doing what they've always wanted to do.


Thursday, January 29 2015

FaltyDL: ///I\II\\\\ EP

A hodgepodge EP from the "intelligent" electronica producer Andrew Lustman, aka FaltyDL, includes remixes from µ-Ziq and Brrd.


Zoe Muth: World of Strangers

World of Strangers stands as one of 2014's best country records.


Wednesday, January 28 2015

White Suns: Totem

Totem is a bleak, terrifying set, even (or especially) when it’s ominously quiet.


Amen Dunes: Cowboy Worship

Cowboy Worship is a curious companion piece to Love, and a set of songs that shows Amen Dunes pushing ever slowly forward, without leaving much behind.


Suburban Living: Suburban Living

Suburban Living splits time between finding its own ground and getting stuck in a dream-pop past.


Tuesday, January 27 2015

Jake Xerxes Fussell: Jake Xerxes Fussell

Even with all the history built into these songs, Fussell emerges as a vital new singer, musician and torch bearer for every true sound he's come across to now.


Set and Setting: A Vivid Memory

The heavy riffs, dynamic contrasts, and general atmosphere make this album an enjoyable listen, but it lacks the musical stickiness that makes the songs linger after it ends.


Wednesday, January 14 2015

Barra Brown and the Wishermen: Epoch

Be it a collaboration, a new band, or whatever Brown has going on right now, it's worth a passing look.


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