The Lowest Pair: Uncertain As It Is Uneven / Fern Girl and Ice Man

The Lowest Pair: Uncertain As It Is Uneven / Fern Girl and Ice Man

By Ed Whitelock

Two simultaneously released albums serve notice that the Lowest Pair are among the leading new lights in Americana. 27 May 2016 // 2:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

14 Apr 2010 // 9:58 PM

The Collector

This brings an almost Hitchcockian level of suspense to the torture-porn subgenre of horror, and crucially makes the audience care more about what will happen rather than how it will happen.

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Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven: Incidental Music

This is a superb collection of 33 miniatures for piano and chamber orchestra composed by pianist Collard-Neven for theater productions or documentary films between 1994 and 2009.

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14 Apr 2010 // 5:00 AM

Family Affair

Chico Colvard's film -- profound, subtle, and relentless -- is premised on questions. He asks repeatedly how his sisters have come to forgive their abuser.

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Camera Obscura: 4 April 2010 - Chicago

Proving that success in 2010 isn’t contingent on using sequencers and groove boxes, Camera Obscura gets it done using violins and solid vocals.

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Coheed and Cambria: Year of the Black Rainbow

This is Coheed and Cambria's most streamlined album to date, and it sounds like a more self-assured take on what the band was attempting to do on the somewhat scattershot No World for Tomorrow

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13 Apr 2010 // 10:00 PM

Dosh: Tommy

The fifth full-length record from the Twin Cities multi-instrumentalist is named for Dosh's soundman who recently passed away. Tommy is a lovely, subtle eulogy to his dear departed friend.

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The Nels Cline Singers: Initiate

This studio/live set provides an accessible point of entry to the Wilco guitarist's ongoing jazz outfit.

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Suzanne Vega: Close Up, Volume One, Love Songs

The folk-poet of the 1980s re-records her catalog with acoustic simplicity, thematically organized.

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Then Came the Evening by Brian Hart

Hart’s quietly grand writing makes for a unique voice and a notable debut.

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Joyo Velarde: Love and Understanding

Filipino diva and frequent contributor to Lyrics Born records takes a nostalgic, R&B stab at her own LP.

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Cage the Elephant Ignite Central Park with Kickoff for Summerstage Season

// Notes from the Road

"Cage the Elephant rocked two sold-out nights at Summerstage and return to NYC for a free show May 29th. Info on that and a preview of the full Summerstage schedule is here.

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