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The Phoenix Foundation: Horsepower

A new band is set to hit American record stores with the mellow sounds of... New Zealand?

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The Roadside Graves: What Happened to Him Could Happen to Anyone

This seven-song EP aptly conveys the band's synthesis of shuffling guitars, robust harmonies, and instrumental flourishes that nod to artists like Dylan, Springsteen, and the Band.

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13 Mar 2007 // 10:03 PM

Nanny Assis: Double Rainbow

Double Rainbow is an album of easygoing covers leavened with a few original compositions by Brazillian Nanny Assis and his friends.

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13 Mar 2007 // 10:02 PM

The Cinematics: Break

Indie bands everywhere could be aping Molly Hatchet and Bad Co. instead of excellent '80s outfits like the Cure, Big Country, and the Chameleons UK.

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13 Mar 2007 // 10:01 PM

Cloud Eleven: Sweet Happy Life

With his latest release, Rick Gallego has created an album that's as breezy and refreshing as a California afternoon.

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13 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

Wax Poetic: Copenhagen

Releases on Nublu prove as varied and unpredictable as nights out at the like-named live-music bar/lounge in New York's Alphabet City -- you never know who's going to show up, or what mood they're going to be in.

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The Mahavishnu Project: Return to the Emerald Beyond

It’s a testament to the enormous power and ambition of John McLaughlin’s Mahavishnu Orchestra that this review has been written at all.

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13 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

Bukue One: Intromission

Take it from an emcee, graffiti artist, skateboarder, manager, and entrepreneur -- hip-hop is really about the love of the game.

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Explosions in the Sky: All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone

For most bands, a nearly great album would be a victory. But Explosions in the Sky isn't most bands.

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Graham Parker: Dont Tell Columbus

The 56-year-old Parker has lost little of his young man's ire. However, time certainly seems to have tempered the bile in his sneer.

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Chuck E. Weiss: 23rd & Stout

This may not be musical in the conventional sense, as Weiss talks the vocals more than sings them, but it sure is artful.

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Various Artists: Backwoodz Studioz presents Target Practice

A clever, if uneven, compilation designed to showcase a label's roster of talent.

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12 Mar 2007 // 10:04 PM

Lost in the Trees: Time Taunts Me

The sounds of indie rock and film scores mix and match on this debut LP.

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Creeping Weeds: We Are All Part of a Dream You Are Having

The combination of dream-like surreality and blossoming indie pop is not a new one, but Philadelphia's Creeping Weeds get the mix of wistful dislocation, gentle melancholy, and jangling, enveloping melodies just right.

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12 Mar 2007 // 10:02 PM

Anja Garbarek: Angel-A

Angel-A is the soundtrack to a Luc Besson film that has yet to make it over to this side of the Atlantic.  The film

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Fair to Midland: The Drawn and Quartered EP

Will signing to Serj Tankian's label be the big break for local Texas faves Fair to Midland?

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Stryker/Slagle Band: Latest Outlook

Modern small-group jazz that dances with a taste of Ornette and a bounce from Blakey.

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12 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

James Morrison: Undiscovered

Undiscovered sounds like an authentic soul record after being run through a Xerox machine eight or nine times.

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12 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

Fu Manchu: We Must Obey

Ten albums in, Fu Manchu refuses to grow up. They're the David Woodersons of stoner rock, and we love 'em for it.

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12 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

Riverboat Gamblers: To the Confusion of Our Enemies

Texan five-piece Riverboat Gamblers revives frenzied guitars, high-octane vocals and broken teeth in their latest offering.

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