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Wanna Be Startin' Somethin': The ??? on !!!

Brooklyn dance rock veterans !!! are currently overseas on tour in support of their excellent new album THR!!!ER. PopMatters was able to catch up with the band to discuss the origins of the group's punctuation-friendly handle, diva vocals, Big Audio Dynamite, and the strength of the hottest !!! lineup to date.

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Severance & Cassidy Severance & Cassidy

The late '70s/early '80s was a time that saw rock 'n' roll get louder, faster and weirder in the advent of punk and new wave. However, such seismic sea changes on the college and commercial radio charts had little to no effect on the music of the New Hampshire duo of Dan Severance and Gary Cassidy.

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Idiot Glee: Paddywhack

A chance encounter with an old cassette copy of Pet Sounds sends a young classical music prodigy into an experimental pop tizzy on the debut album from Idiot Glee.

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Mani Neumeier & Kawabata Makoto: Samurai Blues

A half-decade of collaboration between two of improvisational rock's finest talents finally comes to fruition in the studio with the release of Samurai Blues, the debut album from Guru Guru drummer Mani Neumeier and Acid Mothers Temple guitarist Kawabata Makoto.

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Detroit Grand Pubahs: Madd Circus

Across 18 kinetic cuts, the Detroit Grand Pubahs bring both the noise and the funk with an urgency they have not displayed since their days on the legendary Motor City techno label Throw Records.

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Ulrich Krieger: Fathom

Released as part of Sub Rosa’s limited edition Framework series, avant-garde saxophonist Ulrich Krieger’s latest original composition is a 50-minute meditation in sound art that's as abstract as the Rorschach ink blot on its back cover.

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Deaf Center: Owl Splinters

For their first album in six years, Norway's Deaf Center move beyond the low-fidelity experimentalism of their past toward a more vibrant veneer enhanced by high-end analog engineering gear.

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Jon Mueller The Whole

As his work with such groundbreaking acts as Collections of Colonies of Bees and Volcano Choir can so rightfully attest, there is nary a more inventive drummer on the indie rock circuit today than Jon Mueller.

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Arthur's Landing: Arthur's Landing

Arthur's Landing is a multi-faceted ensemble of Arthur alumni from a variety of the Arthur Russell's old bands, including The Sailboats, Singing Tractors, Loose Joints and Dinosaur L.

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