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My Brightest Diamond: Disappear

My Brightest Diamond's iTunes-only Disappear EP functions as a holdover between her two albums.

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Good Shoes: The Photos on My Wall EP

Good Shoes' Britpop has the smacky, slapping rhythm of 1970s punk.

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Patty Griffin: Children Running Through

In the end, you have the usual excellent Patty Griffin record, but not for the usual reasons.

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25 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Trans Am: Sex Change

After the politically charged Liberation, Trans Am return with their ninth album of fused electronics and rock 'n' roll.

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25 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Dolorean: You Cant Win

Dolorean's latest began in a very dark place for Al James; this is the sound of him working his way out.

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Primordial Undermind: Loss of Affect

Eric Arn's long-running avant rock collective -- fellow travellers with Twisted Village's Kate and Wayne Rogers and the Charalambides crew -- spins ominous soundscapes and rock-spirited free jams in a series of live, improvised recordings from just before they left Austin for Austria.

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Walls of Jericho: With Devils Amongst Us All

The Detroit band's fiery third album breaks down some walls, and not just the metaphorical ones, either.

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The National Lights: The Dead Will Walk, Dear

Softly padding folk music from small-town America that, if only it was a touch better, could be described as haunting.

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San Saba County: Its Not the Fall That Hurts

Where Austin-based San Saba County's 2004 debut had its roots firmly planted in the alt-country soil of the Lone Star State, their follow-up proves to be a lot like the Texas desert.

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22 Feb 2007 // 9:02 PM

Contriva: Separate Chambers

All lightly strummed guitar, clear, airy organ notes, and an ambiance that manages to be sparse without ever feeling empty, the new effort from Berlin

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Various Artists: Afrikya Volume 1

This album was co-compiled by a chef and a DJ. The chef’s name is Marcus Samuelsson, and Afrikya Volume 1 is a companion to his

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The Early Years: The Early Years

British three-piece aspires to Eno-like experimentation but comes off as a weaker Stone Roses.

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22 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Jill Cunniff: City Beach

It's hard to resist comparing the Muzak-ization of Cunniff's music with the gentrification and Disney-fication of New York City itself.

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The Grateful Dead: Live at the Cow Palace

It's authentic, outlaw, acid-fried, good times rock and roll and it might just be some of the most quintessentially American music anyone ever made.

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Various Artists: Om: Winter Sessions

Who knows what the title means. Justin Martin and Johnny Fiasco give two very different takes on progressive house -- one hot and one cold.

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Martha Scanlan: The West Was Burning

Martha Scanlan might soon be the one againt whom all the others are measured.

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22 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Tony Furtado: 13

Lucky 13? Not exactly ... Furtado's latest effort is decidely hit and miss.

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22 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Meshuggah: Nothing

On this revamped edition, Meshuggah destroys, erases, and improves upon an already great album.

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Oddly enough, Southern Comfort and The Fader have partnered to issue a series of limited 7-inches. The initial release feature’s M. Ward on the

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22 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Unexpect: In a Flesh Aquarium

The more and more ambitious that today’s progressive rock gets, the more bands tend to forget two key characteristics that made such ‘70s prog

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