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Your Tape Is Our Tape: Mike Mogis Looks Back on Bright Eyes

The saga told across The Studio Albums: 2000-2011 isn't just the story of Conor Oberst's evolution as a songwriter. It's also the story of Mike Mogis's evolution as a producer.

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Who Cleans Up When the Party's Over? An Interview with the Good Life

Eight years since their last effort, Tim Kasher of Cursive and Ryan Fox shake that "other band" tag by making their best, weirdest disc yet.

Dan Derks
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Cursive: The Ugly Organ (Reissue)

Cursive's much-loved rage cannon of a record has been remastered, allowing one to hear every mangled guitar chord, every abused organ note, every polyp in Kasher's throat. It's makes a legendarily bilious album even more so, like watching surgery in HD.

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Jakes Bellows: New Ocean

New Ocean is the perfect end of summer soundtrack for younger recently minted singles struggling with what-might-have-been questions and those wizened few who've finally come to terms with their bad livers and broken hearts.

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Cursive: I Am Gemini

As a seminar in how not to make a concept album, very useful! As anything else...

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Cursive's Tim Kasher Keeps Maturing in Public on His Solo Effort

An older and more experienced veteran of hundreds of shows and over a decade in the public eye, Kasher’s asking himself again what it means to be an artist in the commercial world.

Corey Beasley
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Moving Mountains with Her Point of View: An Interview with the Mynabirds

Hot on the heels of the most promising debut album of 2010, Laura Burhenn of the Mynabirds divulges with PopMatters on coming to terms with being a good person through her music, working with the enigmatic Richard Swift, and why Ringo Starr is so misunderstood.

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The Mynabirds: What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood

The Mynabirds offer a respite for those seeking a unique take on pop music's current trends, as this feels like a record that will endure. It announces the band as 2010's most promising newcomers.

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Natural Selection: An Interview with John Davis of Title Tracks

John Davis, formerly of Q and Not U and indie darlings Georgie James, talks to PopMatters about his past breakups, covering the Boss and the Byrds, and the transition from drummer to front man for his new band Title Tracks.

Zach Hinkle
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