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Warm in the Wake: Gold Dust Trail

Atlanta band Warm in the Wake is a perfect cross of Wilco, The Shins and Sparklehorse.

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Panda Bear / Excepter: Carrots / KKKKK split 12

Consider this an orange juice and mogadon cocktail.

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Various Artists: Presence Under the Tree

Presence Under the Tree is a double-CD collection of starry-eyed, dreampoppy, vaguely folkish indie, one disc labelled Twilight (the more robust) and the other Starlight

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Gill Landry: The Ballad of Lawless Soirez

Incorporating elements of blues, folk, jazz, and country, Landry's songs exist in a veritable stew of styles and structures that is diverse yet harmonious, much like the multi-cultural city from which he hails.

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The Paul Carlon Octet: Other Tongues

Jazz at the top of its modern game -- Latin, tight, tasty, and modern.

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This Unique Museum: A Collection of Short Stories

A collection of musical short stories combining acoustic guitar with electronic effects.

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8 Mar 2007 // 8:00 PM

Rjd2: The Third Hand

When a musician brings other genres into hip-hop, how many can he add before the music is no longer hip-hop?

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John Peel & Sheila: The Pig’s Big 78s

This marvelous collection of ancient audio gems hints at the breadth and vision of John Peel's incredible radio show.

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The Moaners: Blackwing Yalobusha

After six strong, but flawed attempts, Melissa Swingle has finally got her mixture right.

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8 Mar 2007 // 8:00 PM

Lanu: This Is My Home

This intertwining of informed lyrics with forward-thinking production lends new meaning to the phrase intuitive jazz.

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7 Mar 2007 // 8:04 PM

Black Milk: Popular Demand

Maybe the city influences the music. Maybe the music is indicative of the city. Either way, Black Milk may become the pride of Detroit, Michigan.

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7 Mar 2007 // 8:03 PM

Hug: Heroes

Hug: should sound pretty warm, right? Producer John Dahlbäck’s fuzzy pseudonym had me fearing that Heroes would be one of those folktronic cuddlecore

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7 Mar 2007 // 8:02 PM

Prosser: Prosser

The project of Eric Woodruff, former of Delay, is a spacey rock-meets-Americana album that meanders from one very good song to another. Although there are

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Citizens Here and Abroad: Waving, Not Drowning Citizens

With Waving, Not Drowning, Citizens Here and Abroad suffer a lack of distinction. Impeded by an unpalatable homogeneity, the album fails to distinguish the band

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The Last Town Chorus: Wire Waltz

It's not twangy enough to be country, it's too languid to be called pop -- it's just, well, dreamy.

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Rivulets: You Are My Home

A high lonesome vibe pervades the album, as if the arrangements were just imaginary friends brought in to testify to Nathan Amundson's private musings.

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Thirdimenson: Before the End Begins

Swedish alt-rockers Thirdimension go to church and find themselves on a live album that serves up strikingly beautiful acoustic renditions of material from their first two albums.

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7 Mar 2007 // 8:00 PM

Amon Tobin: Foley Room

These are field recordings at their most viscerally involved, built into their tracks from the ground up.

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7 Mar 2007 // 8:00 PM

Radicalfashion: Odori

Odori is where the romantic era and the electronic age meet.

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7 Mar 2007 // 8:00 PM

Ranarim: Morning Star

The apple-cheeked bounce of a hopped-up village green.

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