The Lowest Pair: Uncertain As It Is Uneven / Fern Girl and Ice Man

The Lowest Pair: Uncertain As It Is Uneven / Fern Girl and Ice Man

By Ed Whitelock

Two simultaneously released albums serve notice that the Lowest Pair are among the leading new lights in Americana. 27 May 2016 // 2:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

24 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

In the midst of George W. Bush's second term as president... the themes and tenor of this dystopian graphic novel hit home.

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24 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

Silver Jews

has been recording for over a decade, but up until a couple weeks ago, you could've counted their live performances on a pair of severely injured hands...

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Roots Too: White Ethnic Revival in Post-Civil Rights America by Matthew Frye Jacobson

Being an academic, Jacobson refrains from phrases such as 'rank hypocrisy', though he makes clear the various rhetorical smokescreens and circumlocutions necessary to justify this white racism that calls itself by any other names available.

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Debbie Does Dallas: Uncovered (2005)

Debbie Does Dallas: Uncovered and its tag-along, time-padding accompaniment achieve a stunning level of vapidity that make the Jenna Jameson Biography episode appear a model of psychosocial profundity in comparison.

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The Battles: Tomorrow’s Eager Hands

Dreamy art pop that can make the heart shiver in its cage.

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Béla Fleck and the Flecktones: The Hidden Land

The Flecktones manage to mature even as they return to their basic sound. The Hidden Land awaits.

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24 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Mclusky: Mcluskyism

With the collector's version coming in at a robust three CDs, Mcluskyism is as comprehensive and well put together a parting shot as you're likely to see this year.

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24 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Delays: You See Colours

Harder, better, faster, stronger: Delays adopt an edgier sound (for them) on their sophomore album.

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24 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Ocean: Aeolian

For a collective, these German metal musicians stay remarkably focused on their fourth album.

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William Parker: Long Hidden: The Olmec Series

A curious collection of shards and fragments from the downtown New York free-jazz bass guru comes together in an archaeological quest for cultural connections.

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Cage the Elephant Ignite Central Park with Kickoff for Summerstage Season

// Notes from the Road

"Cage the Elephant rocked two sold-out nights at Summerstage and return to NYC for a free show May 29th. Info on that and a preview of the full Summerstage schedule is here.

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