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Wednesday, September 6 2006

Open Door: So Close to Beautiful

The house that Open Door builds if filled with different textures bleeding into one domicile.


Peter Wright: Red Lion

With limited appeal, this drone journey requires a certain frame of mind to truly enjoy.


Flourescent Grey: Lying on the floor mingling with god in a Tijuana motel room next door to a veteri

Fluorescent Grey challenges the distinction between sound and music, crafting found sounds into textures that may or may not be songs, but are consistently interesting.


Dust Poets: Lovesick Town

Canadian indie folk-pop band returns with a set of weird, sentimental tales that hit just so.


2UP: Teenage Mondo Crash

2UP makes the most out of tiny timeframes and maximum chaos.


Tuesday, September 5 2006

Nethers: In Fields We Will Lie

DC's Carlsonics find true calling in freak folk reveries and dark rural pop


Malachi Constant: Pride

Direct from Minnesota come Malachi Constant, a group that has continued to evolve over the course of its three albums and eight years as a


Orbit Service: Songs of Eta Carinae

Songs of Eta Carinae tempers a large helping of dark psychedelia with enough catharsis to keep it from becoming tedious.


Various Artists: The Sensitive Guys Guide to Groovy Music

Label comp for the Portland, Oregon indie imprint Paisley Pop collects 24 songs from 24 artists I've never heard of.


Bombadil: Bombadil

Bombadil is nothing earth-shattering, but it's a very happy way to spend 20 minutes of your time.


Friday, September 1 2006

Ensemble: Disown, Delete

The electronic recording project Ensemble is, ironically, helmed by just one man, Olivier Alary. If you possess an encyclopedic memory of liner notes, you’ll


Joe Good: Hi, May I Help You?

Who knew there was so much talent in Kansas City? Joe Good and partner Mac Lethal set the record straight.


Astropop 3: Life

If an indie alternative to Lilly Allen sounds pretty good about now, Astropop 3 might just provide you with all the catchy summer pop hooks you require.


Nights Like These: The Faithless

Forgettable name, forgettable music.


Thursday, August 31 2006

Ponies in the Surf: Ponies on Fire

Full-length release by Now Hear This! artist realizes all the charming moments of breezy promise.


The Waylons: The Waylons

Despite the Jennings-invoking name, the Waylons are not a country band. They are, however, a meat-and-potatoes rock band. Their self-titled debut is a solid slab


Patent Pending: Save Each Other, the Whales Are Doing Fine

Patent Pending keeps it simple and slightly stupid, but nonetheless fun.


Atone: Un Jour

It’s rare to see it come out of France, but multi-instrumentalist Antoine Monzonis-Calvet has created something quite particular in the border area between electronica


The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower: INRI EP

A new EP/single from the Plot offers only meager attractions.


Wednesday, August 30 2006

Isan: Plans Drawn in Pencil

Glitch soldiers on in this soundtrack to slumberland.


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