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20 Mar 2007 // 11:00 PM

Loney, Dear: Loney, Noir

Originally released in 2005, Loney, Noir is an elegant album of earnest indie pop.

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Up, Bustle & Out: Mexican Sessions (Our Simple Sensational Sound)

Genre pushing Bristol duo continue their exploration of global beats, but could have done with narrowing their focus.

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Breadfoot feat. Anne Phoebe: Tea with Leo

New York-based Breadfoot picks at his banjo and six-strong Dobro like a country boy.

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20 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

Zoodrive: Not Fully Medicated

Zoodrive makes rock music, and Not Fully Medicated is an EP full of rock songs.

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Illinois: What the Hell Do I Know?

Light-hearted indie rock that is both versatile and utterly enjoyable.

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19 Mar 2007 // 11:02 PM

Goes Cube: Beckon the Dagger God

Goes Cube, a local NYC hard rock act beloved of some of the more influential NYC indie websites, is giving the ground-up thing a go.

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Neil Young: Live At Massey Hall

This is Neil Young as accessible and honest as he has ever been, busy at work on the soundtrack of his life, an open letter to anyone willing to listen.

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Money Mark: Brand New By Tomorrow

Is this just some sweet background music, or has the fourth Beastie Boy found some mature profundity in rootsy pop?

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LCD Soundsystem: Sound of Silver

With Sounds of Silver, LCD Soundsystem pass inspection, with perhaps just a touch of tarnish on their disco ball, a patina of "great, but what's next?" ever so slightly dulling their 2005 sparkle.

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19 Mar 2007 // 11:00 PM

Turbulence: Do Good

It is not that Turbulence does anything new; it is that he does it well. This is a freedom train you definitely want to board.

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19 Mar 2007 // 11:00 PM

Nathan: Key Principles

At times, Nathan’s songs sound earthy and desperate, at others, fanciful and brimming with a buoyant optimism.

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Mary Karlzen: The Wanderlust Diaries

Despite strong performances and thoughtful lyrics, Mary Karlzen's unremarkable music and lackluster vocals result in an album that is only just fine.

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19 Mar 2007 // 10:02 PM

Clair De Lune: Assisted Living

Minneapolis group Clair De Lune has all the angst and intensity of “emo/screamo” bands, but there is no screaming.

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19 Mar 2007 // 10:01 PM

Marco Figueira: Brazilliance

Brazilliance is a soft, squashy samba-jazz album. The electric guitars are soft and squashy and the bass is soft and squashy and the sax and

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Sarah White and the Pearls: White Light

Anyway, this is a serviceable little alt-country disc, though I’d hardly describe it as "a back porch classic in the making" as the publicist does.

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18 Mar 2007 // 11:03 PM

Holy Molar: Cavity Search

Holy Molar shares three members and a spazz-punk-metal aesthetic with the Locust, and its new 10-minute, five-song EP will not shock anyone familiar with the other band.

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18 Mar 2007 // 11:00 PM

TTC: 36 15 TTC

TTC manage to test cultural boundaries while pushing musical ones.

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The Cinematics: A Strange Education

The Cinematics have a hard task not to be compared to four other Glaswegians. But fear not, this album is a revealing and filler-free look into a band whose music speaks for itself.

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18 Mar 2007 // 11:00 PM

The Basement: Illicit Hugs and Playground Thugs

Finally, a summer record for those of us who prefer autumn.

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18 Mar 2007 // 11:00 PM

Foreign Islands: Restart Now!

This NYC group may not reach dance-punk's messy heights, but they show there are still legs in the genre on this debut EP

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