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Sufjan Stevens' 'The Ascension' Is Mostly Captivating

Even though Sufjan Stevens' The Ascension is sometimes too formulaic or trivial to linger, it's still a very good, enjoyable effort.

Jordan Blum
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Pepe Deluxé Unveils a Most Marvelous Mystery With "A Night and a Day"

With their fourth album Queen of the Wave set to hit stores on January 31st, care of Asthmatic Kitty/Catskills, Pepe Deluxé invites you to experience one of the most brilliant pieces of genre-bending music ever created.

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Infinitirock: Music for Primordial Recollection

Red Hook's Infinitirock makes instrumentals that would shut down a library.

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Curtain Speech: An Interview with DM Stith

After My Brightest Diamond loaned him some recording software and he sold his first-ever Sufjan Stevens CD well before he started playing with him, DM Stith finally is coming into his own ...

Jennifer Brown
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Jookabox: The Eyes of the Fly

David "Moose" Adamson's wildly inventive Indianapolis outfit Jookabox calls it a day with a fourth, final, and freakishly beautiful record.

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Soundscape Mix #14: Ancient Communication

How we see things is affected by how we say things. This mix is a reflection on formerly prominent methods and modes of communication, such as the typewriter, cassette tape, and radio. Enjoy your cultural evolution.

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Soundscape Mix #11: Happy Holidays

The holidays are full of dreadful music being pumped from every speaker in every commercial business. May the latest from Soundscape provide you with a pleasant respite of solace, a bit of shelter from all the pop star vanity and pseudo-comedic novelty albums that attempt to penetrate your earholes from every angle.

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Running with the Beasts: An Interview with Castanets

After being held-up at gunpoint, recording alone in the desert, and being covered by Sufjan Stevens, Castanets' Ray Raposa is finally ready to step out on his own with a concept album about wild beasts that features some of his most tender and dramatic performances to date.

Zach Hinkle
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Viva Voce: Rose City

Despite a few mix-tape worthy moments, the band's fifth indie-pop full-length is one of its weakest-overall efforts yet.


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