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Thursday, April 26 2007

Ben Weaver: Paper Sky

Weaver shines on his rustic, assured fifth album.


Terminal Sound System: Compressor

Terminal Sound System, the project of Australian artist Skye Klein, does a number on the sounds of drum 'n' bass and emerges as something closer to the skittish patterings of garage.


Haunt: As Blue As Your Dying Eyes

Haunt’s Matthew Hebert is a firm believer in the power of songs, a conviction that garnered his former band, Ware River Club, increased attention


Gaskets: Loose Change

Light, breezy, electronic-laced ditties.


Ben Davis and the Jetts / Des Ark: Battle of the Beards

Together, Davis and Des Ark might craft a compelling album; perhaps that is the next step.


Wednesday, April 25 2007

Captain Yonder: Good-Bye, Woland!

Captain Yonder continue to deliver spooky country-folk tales of ethereal, sepia-tinged beauty.


The Feeling: Twelve Stops and Home

UK quintet reach US shores with their excellent debut, mixing ebullient power pop and catchy rock with melodies worthy of Neil Finn.


Christopher Blue: Room Tones

Fans of singer-songwriters like Sondre Lerche, Andy Stochansky, and Danny Michel would enjoy this album.


Keiko Matsui: Moyo

Disparate musics? Voices? What is going on? In a word, everything.


The Draft: The Draft

Ever since the dissolution of Hot Water Music, The Draft has bravely carried on three of its four original members. Following up last year’s


Tuesday, April 24 2007

Julius Airwave: The City the Forest

Indie rock with a spring in its dance-rock-sprinkled step.


Central Services: Central Services

A record that toes the line between recognizable melody and generic power-pop.


Kenny Werner: Lawn Chair Society

Lawn Chair Society represents the next wave of experimentation -- it’s not far out, and all the musicians are bop guys. The creativity resides in the electronic acoustic.


Deviants of Reality: Love, Sex, and Situation

Deviants of Reality are a duo consisting of DJ Alex J. and Udig the Mental, hailing from Red Bank, New Jersey, and whose sophomore release,


Slaine: The White Man is the Devil Volume 2: Citizen Caine

Slaine is like the rap equivalent of Leonardo Dicaprio’s Southie-raised undercover cop from Martin Scorsese’s The Departed. Born in working class Dorchester, Slaine


Monday, April 23 2007

The Go Find: Stars on the Wall

This perfectly amalgamated Morr Music band's sophomore album is mopey yet pleasant, Post Service-sounding indie pop.


Paper Airplanes: Boyhood

They might have muddy, low-fi production values, but these prog-friendly indie rockers don't let that stop them from thinking big.


Bright Eyes: Four Winds

“Restrained” is a word not often seen in Bright Eyes reviews, but it’s the best way to describe this new EP by Conor Oberst and friends.


The Acorn: Tin Fist

Hushed, hallowed, and at times eerie, Ottawa group the Acorn make some very impactful music.


John Reuben: Word of Mouth

Word of Mouth , the fifth studio project from Columbus, Ohio’s John Reuben, finds the rapper continuing on a path toward sonic maturity. Reuben has


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