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8 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Elan: Together As One

Former Wailers frontman throws his solo hat in the ring with the debut record from Tony Kanal's Kingsbury Studios.

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7 Aug 2006 // 8:00 AM

Black Fiction: Ghost Ride

You could peg San Francisco’s Black Fiction as another skewed member of the freak folktronica tribe, residing just down the hall from Tunng and

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The Cosmopolitans: Wild Moose Party

This album revisits a lost group described by the Village Voice as “New Wave pom-pom girls with brains.” The band, which lasted for roughly a

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7 Aug 2006 // 4:00 AM

Spinform: Bryter Tystnaden

Taking the Knife’s commercial ‘haunted’ house and extrapolating it to the realm of experimental electronica, Uppsala, Sweden’s Spinform (a guy called Erik Moller,

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Spanish Colored Orange: Hopelessly Incapable of Standing in the Way EP

Unfortunately, Hopelessly… falls into the category of records that don’t come close to being as good as their titles. The ideas are all good

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7 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Trio Beyond: Saudades

Three jazz super-heavyweights breathe new life into the work of visionary drummer and composer Tony Williams. This one burns!

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7 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Slayer: Christ Illusion

Slayer's best album in 16 years is also their most thought-provoking work to date.

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Bury Your Dead: Beauty and the Breakdown

For a sound as rapidly decaying as nu metal is, it’s such a big surprise to hear Boston’s Bury Your Dead performing it

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Roman Candle: The Wee Hours Revue

The Wee Hours Revue is a bright album, in the connotation of both intellect and luminescence. This is the debut of an experienced band that you should have heard years ago...

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7 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Love Arcade: Love Arcade

This kid is out to prove there's more than one Jack White-type in Detroit who can do it all.

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Don and the Goodtimes: So Good

The 1960s garage legends went soft on their major-label debut, but the bonus tracks on this reissue help redeem it.

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The Hallelujah Chicken Run Band: Take One

Other compilers might provide us with overviews of famous names, but only a fan is going to put this much love into showcasing bands that would otherwise have been nothing but footnotes to the English-speaking world.

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The Everyothers: Pink Sticky Lies

Like every other garage band, indeed...

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Crestview Trust: Crestview Trust

The debut record from Toronto's Crestview Trust is one of those really obscure releases that only locals know about. Here's why it's worth the hassle it will take to get your hands on a copy.

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4 Aug 2006 // 7:00 AM

Jase Connection: Beathedz Vol.01

Unless you’re an established fan of Aussie hip-hop, the name Jase Connection may not ring a bell. He’s a member of Global Underground

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4 Aug 2006 // 6:30 AM

The Rewinds: The Rewinds

It’s a long way to Tipperary, it’s a long way to go… oops, I mean it’s a long way from Alabama to

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Various Artists: Graciously, A Gulf Relief Compilation

Even if it didn’t benefit a good cause, Graciously, A Gulf Relief Compilation contains enough interesting nuggets to be a worthwhile purchase no matter

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Billy Martin & G. Calvin Weston: Live at Houston Hall

Live at Houston Hall is another recording from 2002, and pairs Martin with Lounge Lizards co-conspirator G. Calvin Weston for a celebration of the tenth anniversary

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Billy Martin: Solo Live Tonic 2002

Drummer and multimedia artist extraordinaire Billy Martin—most well-known as a member of non-trad jazz trio Medeski, Martin & Wood—has two newish drum releases

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Ryuichi Sakamoto: Bricolages

The best we can say for this remix album is that the original material still sounds great.

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