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21 Mar 2007 // 12:03 AM

The Postmarks: The Postmarks

This wistful, indie chamber pop trio from Miami have been getting a good deal of early buzz.

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20 Mar 2007 // 11:03 PM

Blanche: What This Town Needs

Alt-country weirdoes Blanche seem to have lost access to their time machine.

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20 Mar 2007 // 11:02 PM

Die! Die! Die!: Die! Die! Die!

The predictable, SXSW-fueled enthusiasm for this band'll probably write itself: expect "fierce", "brutal", "blasting".

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20 Mar 2007 // 11:00 PM

The Frames: The Cost

One cannot argue that The Frames' tendency to wallow in personal pain, at the expense of more politically pressing issues, breaks new ground.

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Apostle of Hustle: National Anthem of Nowhere

Broken Social Scene offspring trio Apostle of Hustle proves that it’s okay to come from a broken family, especially when these kinds of fine Cuban grooves are smuggled back.

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Joss Stone: Introducing Joss Stone

While there are a couple of moments of over-singing and affectation, Introducing Joss Stone is a dramatic leap forward creatively, without straying too far from the sound that made Stone famous.

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20 Mar 2007 // 11:00 PM

Elliott Brood: Ambassador

Canadian "death country" trio delivers a satisfying debut with a few truly outstanding tunes.

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20 Mar 2007 // 11:00 PM

Loney, Dear: Loney, Noir

Originally released in 2005, Loney, Noir is an elegant album of earnest indie pop.

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Up, Bustle & Out: Mexican Sessions (Our Simple Sensational Sound)

Genre pushing Bristol duo continue their exploration of global beats, but could have done with narrowing their focus.

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Breadfoot feat. Anne Phoebe: Tea with Leo

New York-based Breadfoot picks at his banjo and six-strong Dobro like a country boy.

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20 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

Zoodrive: Not Fully Medicated

Zoodrive makes rock music, and Not Fully Medicated is an EP full of rock songs.

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Illinois: What the Hell Do I Know?

Light-hearted indie rock that is both versatile and utterly enjoyable.

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19 Mar 2007 // 11:02 PM

Goes Cube: Beckon the Dagger God

Goes Cube, a local NYC hard rock act beloved of some of the more influential NYC indie websites, is giving the ground-up thing a go.

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Neil Young: Live At Massey Hall

This is Neil Young as accessible and honest as he has ever been, busy at work on the soundtrack of his life, an open letter to anyone willing to listen.

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Money Mark: Brand New By Tomorrow

Is this just some sweet background music, or has the fourth Beastie Boy found some mature profundity in rootsy pop?

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LCD Soundsystem: Sound of Silver

With Sounds of Silver, LCD Soundsystem pass inspection, with perhaps just a touch of tarnish on their disco ball, a patina of "great, but what's next?" ever so slightly dulling their 2005 sparkle.

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19 Mar 2007 // 11:00 PM

Turbulence: Do Good

It is not that Turbulence does anything new; it is that he does it well. This is a freedom train you definitely want to board.

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19 Mar 2007 // 11:00 PM

Nathan: Key Principles

At times, Nathan’s songs sound earthy and desperate, at others, fanciful and brimming with a buoyant optimism.

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Mary Karlzen: The Wanderlust Diaries

Despite strong performances and thoughtful lyrics, Mary Karlzen's unremarkable music and lackluster vocals result in an album that is only just fine.

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19 Mar 2007 // 10:02 PM

Clair De Lune: Assisted Living

Minneapolis group Clair De Lune has all the angst and intensity of “emo/screamo” bands, but there is no screaming.

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