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Thursday, October 23 2014

Vogue Dots: Mauka EP

This group definitely shows that it is in vogue with the times and makes an arresting brand of glitchy music.

Jesse Marchant: Jesse Marchant

Brooklyn singer-songwriter finds solace in reflection with his self-titled full-length.

Land Observations: The Grand Tour

Former Appliance guy continues solo guitar quest.

Wednesday, October 22 2014

The Elwins: And I Thank You

This reissue of the Elwins' 2012 self-released album has multiple reference points in describing its sound, all leading to '70s-style pop.

Christine Fellows: Burning Daylight

This album will be of particular interest to those who long for the cold and want to know more about Canada’s Arctic heritage.

Tuesday, October 21 2014

Fire/Works: Shenanigans

Shenanigans, at the end of the day, is one of the better, if not one of the best, records released on an independent Canadian label this year.

Legato Vipers: LV

LV, despite its fall release date, will definitely wanna make you Hang Ten, no matter where in the world you are.

Monday, October 20 2014

Mosaics: Of Colors

If you’re looking for something new and dare I say a little dubsteppy coming from an American source, Mosaics will certainly satisfy.

Jazz Funk Soul: Jazz Funk Soul

If you ever wished that supergroups could just keep the egos under control, try Jazz Funk Soul.

The Jordan Patterson Band: The Back on Track Recording Project EP

Honestly, if you listen to this and don’t want to go to one this guy’s concerts, there is something seriously wrong with you.

Friday, October 17 2014

Dinner and a Suit: Stay EP

Nashville quartet tackles grandiose indie pop-rock with aplomb across four-song EP.

Royal Canoe: Royal Canoe Does Beck’s Song Reader

This is an interesting experiment that doesn’t quite always work, but that probably says more about Beck than it does Royal Canoe.

Grammar: Grammar EP

The Grammar EP winds up being a tasty morsel, but not much more than that.

Matteah Baim: Falling Theater

Overall the album has both a sense of doom and gloom and an intimate, candlelit feeling.

Thursday, October 16 2014

The Weather Station: What Am I Going to Do With Everything I Know EP

Even though this EP is best suited to bedtime, as it feels like an extended lullaby, it does resonate and stick with the listener.

Continent: Wasteland EP

These five songs go for the throat and don’t relent until you’ve turned blue and rigor mortis has set in.

Tuesday, October 14 2014

Kittyhawk: Hello, Again

Kittyhawk has a feel that recalls the days of the early to mid-‘90s, when music was a true adventure in the underground.

Night School: Heart Beat EP

Chances are, you already have this album in your record collection, just not by a band called Night School.

The Pharmacy: Spells

This Seattle-based garage/pop trio called it quits earlier this year, but their posthumous final album is a fine going-away present.

Sten Sandell / Paal Nilssen-Love: Jacana

Prepare for another duet album that rattles the brain and disrupts the air.

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