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Leeroy Stagger: Depression River

Stagger touches on themes both universal and specific as he chronicles the misadventures and failings of characters who lay tired bones to rest in nowhere towns.

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The Drones: Spaceland Presents: The Drones in Spaceland November 15th, 2006

Australia’s best band of the last few years try their hand at a live record.

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Girl in a Coma: Both Before Im Gone

A trio of Goth girls release an album that cross-pollinates Bossanova-era Pixies with everything you've ever loved about the Breeders.

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Track a Tiger: We Moved Like Ghosts

Track a Tiger appears close to felling the elusive prey of wider acclaim.

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Disciple: Come and See Us as We Are!

This reissue of a 1970 "lost psychedelic gem" takes more from soft rock radio than it does from the counterculture, making for music more saccharin than heady.

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Carey and Lurrie Bell: Gettin Up

There are few, if any, musicians around today that play Chicago blues better than father and son team of Carey Bell Harrington and Lurrie Bell.

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1 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Sinead OConnor: Theology

Ultimately, this is a charismatic and appealing record which has the potential to draw listeners back to uncover hidden depths.

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Mary Timony: The Shapes We Make

Fierce politics, wry humor and a seductive, fleshed-out sound elevate Timony's first "band" effort since Helium to the clouds... pink clouds, apparently.

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1 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Justice: Cross

As all our favorite '90s dance heroes release albums that are more arty than funky, Justice releases an album that not only is guarunteed party-starter, but also a signal of the back-to-basics dance revolution that's nearing.

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Sick Puppies: Dressed Up As Life

A band that actually cites Silverchair as a major musical influence.

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Awol One & Factor: Only Death Can Kill You

Maybe it’s the Bay Area in him, but Awol seems incapable of releasing a solid record, one where he doesn’t try to break his creative limitations.

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1 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Fennesz and Sakamoto: Cendre

While Cendre may seem considerably more lavish in arrangement than its predecessor, Insen, it is still primarily an exercise in tension.

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Cary Brothers: Who You Are

It is not the best music I've ever heard in my life, nor is it life-changing. But it succeeds in that it serves as a perfect complement to everyday actions, to our words and emotions, and to our life.

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The Magic Numbers: Those the Brokes

The Magic Numbers are a more relaxed band on their second album, and one that cares less what you think of them.

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28 Jun 2007 // 11:04 PM

Gudrun Gut: I Put a Record On

I Put a Record On is hypnotic and fascinating in all the right ways.

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Big Business: Here Come the Waterworks

More accessible than Lightning Bolt, and powerful enough to blow the hipster moustache of Jesse Keeler's mug.

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Bears: The Shortest Day of the Year

Cleveland six-piece are soft and sweet and compulsively clad in the sound of crisp acoustic guitars.

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Gerald Collier: How Can There Be Another Day?

This former frontman for Best Kissers in the World takes his own material and blends it in with some thoughtfully selective covers

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28 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Karl Blau: Dance Positive

More people should be listening to Karl Blau.

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Dubblestandart: Immigration Dub

This dub scorcher from Austrian outfit Dubblestandart proudly channels its reggae influence, but, through skillfully varied genre-sampling, avoids a sonic pigeonhole.

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