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The Witnesses: Black Eyes and White Lies

There are thousands of no-frills rock bands in the New York City area, but the Witnesses might be the only ones you should care about.

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The Society of Rockets: Where the Grass Grows Black

The Society of Rockets' progression since its debut album Sunset Homes is impressive and, honestly, more than a little scary.

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The Electric Six: Senor Smoke

With Senor Smoke, the Electric Six establish themselves as serious pop craftsmen on this surprisingly moving -- nah, I'm just messing with you, it's another collection of jokey sleaze rock.

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Friends of Dean Martinez: Live at Club 7

The Friends of Dean Martinez bring on the noise for this live gig, just daring anybody, anybody, to label them "lounge music" ever again.

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The Coffin Lids: 'Round Midnight

The garage rocking Coffin Lids finally show their serious side, but don't worry, they are mainly serious about having fun.

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Guitar Wolf: Golden Black

This compilation begs the question: Is Guitar Wolf the loudest band on Earth?"

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Ticonderoga: The Heilig-Levine LP

Don't be fooled, on occasion Ticonderoga sounds like a rock band, but it's not. I don't know quite what it is, but it's not a rock band.

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Defunkt: Defunkt + / Thermonuclear Sweat +

In the beginning, Defunkt was a mad scientist of a band, attempting to splice together jazz and funk in ways no other band had ever attempted. Think of this two disc set as its little mutant baby.

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Various Artists: Hurry Home Early: The Songs of Warren Zevon

A bevy of relatively unknown artists take on the works of Warren Zevon in this collection for Zevon fans who want a tribute album that doesn't include Adam Sandler.

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New Order: Item [DVD]

This new two-DVD set from New Order reveals a band comfortably situated between art and commerce.

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Electric Light Orchestra: All Over the World: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra

This new collection of Electric Light Orchestra hits (and a few confounding misses), reveals Jeff Lynne's lifelong obsession with becoming the fifth Beatle.

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The Human League: Hysteria [reissue]

Although disappointing at the time, the Human League's sequel to the genre-defining Dare has aged far more gracefully than its synth-pop peers.

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The Committee (1968)

Yes, its soundtrack contains unreleased music by Pink Floyd, but this short '60s art film is worth watching on its own peculiar merits.

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Her Space Holiday: The Past Presents the Future

Her Space Holiday's latest album is filled with orchestral, electro-pop songs so beautiful that it will take you a few listens to realize how depressing they are.

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The Bevis Frond: London Stone

Bevis Frond's follow-up to their classic New River Head finally arrives in America, and its blend of indie and classic rock could not have come at a better time.

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The Slits: Live at the Gibus Club

This live set shows that the Slits, during their initial run, may have been the most explosive and vicious act in the early British punk scene.

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The High Dials: War of the Wakening Phantoms

This is the sound of a psychedelic pop band wrapping itself into a cocoon, changing, hopefully, into something prettier and more distinctive.

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Moonbabies: War on Sound

Moonbabies' swirling, intoxicating brand of leftfield pop music is almost good enough to get you to throw out your old Cocteau Twins cassettes.

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Pearls Before Swine: The Complete ESP-Disk Recordings

This new compilation pairs up the legendary psych-folk band Pearls Before Swine's fascinating debut, and its somber and inferior sequel.

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The Fleshtones: Beachhead

Every once and a while, when the mood strikes them, the Fleshtones release an album of primal garage rock to remind the youngsters how it's really done.

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20 Minute Loop: Yawn + House = Explosion

On 20 Minute Loop's new album, the band imagines what it would be like if the New Pornographers combined forces with Boston.

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Wakefield: Which Side Are You On?

Wakefield may create empty pop songs cynically designed to reach modern rock radio, but don't hold that (entirely) against them.

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The Free Design: The Now Sound Redesigned

This remix album uses remixers such as Madlib, Sterolab, and Danger Mouse in order to seduce listeners into the sonically rich world of '60s sunshine pop greats, the Free Design.

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The Tremeloes: Here Comes My Baby: The Ultimate Collection

When they say that this is the ultimate collection for these relics from the British Invasion, they really do mean ultimate.

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