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Six Parts Seven: Casually Smashed to Pieces

These are songs for folks who find isolation comforting.

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Sin: Team Invasion, DJ Kurupt & DJ Scream Present: Sizzerb Mixtape Vol. 3, Opium Garden

For the third installment of his Sizzerb mixtape series, Serbian-born artist Sin recruited mixtape circuit legend DJ Kurupt to host the festivities.

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28 Feb 2007 // 9:02 PM

The Big Cats: On Tomorrow

Not quite the “emo” the band’s Burt Taggart had pioneered years ago, the record is filled with tight, power pop songs.

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28 Feb 2007 // 9:01 PM

Tall Firs: Tall Firs

Eschewing any taint of the term "freak", New York trio Tall Firs are forging a different take on contemporary folk.

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Between the Buried and Me: The Silent Circus

The progressive metal band's pivotal second album gets the reissue treatment.

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The High Llamas: Can Cladders

Until Sean O’Hagan is gutsy enough to put his feelings into the foreground, The High Llamas will remain little more than background music.

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Katharine McPhee: Katharine McPhee

The first true RoboIdol -- voice, body, face, compliant desire to be a star -- releases her debut.

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Joe Ely: Happy Songs from Rattlesnake Gulch

Finely crafted, confident, and energized, Rattlesnake Gulch is another great album in singer-songwriter Joe Ely's canon.

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Lewis Taylor: The Lost Album

Lewis Taylor's admirable perseverance begets a modern day masterpiece.

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The Machines: After My Misspent Youth

The Machines are a tight rock group from Kitchener, Ontario -- one that has no problem dishing out catchy rock gems.

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28 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Charles Earland: Black Talk!

Organist Charles Earland develops his cover song philosophy and produces three very different interpretations.

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Primus: They Cant All Be Zingers

There is no middle ground with Primus; you either loved them or hated them. Many loved them when "alternative" was a radio format. This is a good Primus primer.

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Josh Rouse and Paz Suay: Shes Spanish, Im American

She’s Spanish, I’m American stands as a breezy pop flirtation between Rouse and Suay.  Rouse has perfected the art of smooth, dreamy

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Anton Barbeau: In the Village of the Apple Sun

Anton Barbeau’s tenth album is plastered with sounds, styles and arrangements that makes you want to dust off the Beatles albums post Sgt. Pepper.

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The Hermit Crabs: Feel Good Factor EP

The Hermit Crabs is a Glasgow band that plays whispery, loving twee-pop.

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27 Feb 2007 // 9:01 PM

Pink Nasty: Mold the Gold

Sara Beck is asking a lot of any listener. First they have to get through the unpleasantness of her performing name, Pink Nasty, and then they have to contend with some willfully divergent shifts in style.

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Andy Palacio & the Garifuna Collective: Wátina

After years spent turning himself into Belize's most successful punta rock star), Palacio has simplified his music down to an almost completely acoustic style

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Paula Frazer & Tarnation: Now Its Time

What better time than now than to remind the world that Frazer hasn't hung it up, and that Now It’s Time, while not exactly the same sound as the original Tarnation, is still helmed by the same talent.

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27 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

The Nein: Luxury

Chapel Hill's The Nein up the noise and depart the dance floor.

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Various Artists: Om Hip Hop, Volume 1

San Francisco label christens its new imprint by releasing a funky, eclectic compilation of forward-thinking hip-hop.

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