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Totally Nude Island: An Interview with Fred Schneider

After the B-52's passed on a holiday album several times over, Fred Schneider took matters into his own hands, recording an album with his new group, the Superions. Schneider opines recording an EP in a bathroom, wondered who the Flight of the Conchords are, and worked to dispel rumors that he threw a ham at Paula Deen.

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Alloy Ark: To, the Bottom of the Sea

The piano and unexpected rhythms give an almost vaudevillian feel, and keep the album from sounding like Kindercore-by-numbers.

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The Farewell Drifters: Yellow Tag Mondays

These guys don't do angst, and they don't wear overalls.

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Fanatic Records

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NRONE

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NRONE Records

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Jesse Harris: Through the Night

The through-line of Through the Night seems to be a pared-down, unfussy approach to music that clearly comes from the heart.

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A.R.E Weapons: Darker Blue

With a smidgen less cockiness and a little more skill under their belts, NYC electro-punks are still kind of awesome.

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Secret Sun/Downtown Music

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The Hot Toddies: Get Your Heart On

It's as if Darla and the other girls on The Little Rascals grew up, moved to Malibu and developed an enthusiastic taste for guitars and Guinness.

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Defend Music

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Steve Poltz: Dreamhouse

San Diego elder statesman, Steve Poltz, is back with his own brand of strummy, smart-guy pop.

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Asian Man Records

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98 Pounder

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Rufus Wainwright: All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu

Much as we don't go to Las Vegas looking for a quaint bed-and-breakfast, we don't go to Rufus Wainwright looking for John Denver. It is drama we seek and drama we get -- emotional spectacle of the highest order.

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John Meeks Shows Off His Noir Side on 'Old Blood'

Don't let the man's tender tenor fool you: he's got a dark side. And the juxtaposition of the sweetness and menace are part of what makes the music so compelling.

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