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Tuesday, October 9 2007

The Gunshy: Theres No Love In This War

An album inspired and based on 17 letters that Matt Arbogast’s grandfather wrote to his then-girlfriend in the Second World War.


The Hackensaw Boys: Look Out

Admire the Crooked Jades or Old Crow Medicine Show? The Hackensaw Boys are akin to a rough-hewn former and less-ambitious, but equally irreverent, latter. Look Out won't disappoint you, or any fan of spirited oldtime music.


Chris Kenner: Land of 1000 Dances

Chris Kenner made his name in the 1960s with two big hits. Thanks in part to drinking and jail time, Kenner became little more than a footnote in music history.


Carbon Dating Service: Polyentendrii

Gentle, folksy Saskatoon pop that likes to think big.


Dubfire: Taipei

Dubfire, also known as Ali Shirazinia, one half of the Grammy award winning duo Deep Dish, joined forces with Global Underground to release Dubfire Taipei,


Monday, October 8 2007

David Dondero: Simple Love

Simple Love is an accomplished singer-songwriter effort that mixes evocative lyrics, some nimble guitar playing, and a strong sense of personal history.


Burnt Friedman: First night Forever

Burnt Friedman is a prolific, well-respected, genre-defying, technically innovative artist who travels the world recording and performing with people I’ve never heard of.


Saturday Looks Good to Me: Cold Colors

A common approach: make the single stranger than the album it precedes, setting fans up to accept the new sound when they hear the album itself.


ATB: Trilogy

Trilogy is aimed at least as much at pop radio as it is at the dancefloor.


Debbie Davis: Blues Blast

With help from Tab Benoit and Charlie Musselwhite, Debbie Davies brings the blues to life on a few occasions on Blues Blast.


Sunday, October 7 2007

Eric Copeland: Hermaphrodite

Black Dice member Eric Copeland's solo debut is a vivid spectrum of giddy delights.


Majesty Crush: I Love You in Other Cities

A welcome celebration of an atypical dream-pop band.


Patience Please: Fleeting Frequencies

Seattle band Patience Please has very little patience when it concerns lengthy, expansive rock songs. These tunes are crisp, short, almost terribly curt but terribly sweet at the same time


Someone Else: Pen Caps and Colored Pencils

The sonic equivalent of colored pencils, combined with sleek, modern, minimalist techno.


Lozen: Enemies Against Power

A two-piece tandem get bogged down in artisiness on this shoegaze-tinged effort.


Thursday, October 4 2007

Concentrick: Aluminum Lake

Tim Green steps aside from The Fucking Champs to release an underwhelming album as Concentrick.


California Snow Story: Close to the Ocean

This may resemble a vacation, but one where you spend much of it with your own thoughts.


Various: Add to Friends

Like a sweet little ant that you don't want to step on.


Tenniscoats: Totemo Aimasho

A nice, soft, warm bowl of heart food


Three Tenors of Soul: All the Way From Philadelphia

Philadelphia is well-known for its smooth soul grooves. The latest contribution to that genre can be found in the voices of the Three Tenors of


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