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Abigail Washburn & the Sparrow Quartet

Abigail Washburn & the Sparrow Quartet, releasing 20 May on Nettwerk Records [Streaming]

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Flight of the Conchords

Ladies of the World [MP3]


Amy LaVere

That Beat (Sun Studio Sessions series) [Video]

Jef Stott

Lamaset (Miami Mix) [MP3]


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Stumble In [MP3]


Thalia Zedek Band

Lower Allston [MP3]


Eric Avery

All Remote and No Control [MP3]


The City Beneath: A Century of Los Angeles Graffiti (By the Book)

With discussions of characters like Leon Ray Livingston (a.k.a. "A-No. 1"), credited with consolidating the entire system of hobo communication in the 1910s, and Kathy Zuckerman, better known as the surf icon "Gidget", Susan A. Phillips' lavishly illustrated The City Beneath: A Century of Los Angeles Graffiti, excerpted here from Yale University Press, tells stories of small moments that collectively build into broad statements about power, memory, landscape, and history itself.

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The 10 Best Indie Pop Albums of 2009

Indie pop in 2009 was about all young energy and autumnal melancholy, about the rush you feel when you first hear an exciting new band, and the bittersweet feeling you get when your favorite band calls it quits.

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