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Carolina Chocolate Drops: Leaving Eden

A perfect synthesis of old and new on the follow up to their Grammy winning Genuine Negro Jig.

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Dub Trio: IV

Heavy Metal styles and dub sensibilities collide on this crisp instrumental assault.

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Rodrigo Y gabriela and C.U.B.A: Area 52

The preeminent Mexican guitar duo rattles Havana with a Cuban orchestra.

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Appalsongs

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The Gallows: Death Is Birth

British hardcore standouts, reborn with a new singer, go hard and come up short.

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Traveling at Different Speeds: An Interview with Icebird's RJD2

After producing countless underground-rap hits, scoring the Mad Men theme, and putting out iconic albums of his own, RJD2 decided to write songs with singer Aaron Livingston before they formed a band. RJ talks about the creation of the one and only Icebird.

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Pine Hill Haints: Welcome to the Midnight Opry

An otherwise worthy batch of full-spectrum roots music that suffers from slipshod production.

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Wreck of the Zephyr: For Helen

A band with the homemade charm of Fugazi, the sincerity of Japanther and the sweaty guitar power of Eternal Cowboy-era Against Me!

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Pass the Fist

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Apathy: Honkey Kong

Substantial raps over 90's boom bap.

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Cambodian Space ProJect: 2011 A Space Odyssey

Fantastic foreign psych-rock that pays homage to pre-war Cambodian innovators.

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Demigodz

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Astronautalis: This Is Our Science

An inspiring release from a rap vagabond.

Kevin Curtin
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Working on a Love Song: An Interview with Fastball's Miles Zuniga

After having worked years in the music industry, Fastball's Miles Zuniga finally gets around to recording a solo album, and reflects on himself, the way the business is changing, and much more in this revealing interview ...

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Southern Culture on the Skids: Zombified

A horrifying Halloween hootenanny from the prolific southern three-piece.

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Metal Postcard

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Miles Zuniga: These Ghosts Have Bones

A splendidly heartbroken solo album that laughs in the face of love and everything it stands for.

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Cute Lepers: Adventure Time

A blend of oldies and Brit-punk with tight execution and sticky choruses that is good from start to finish.

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Kudzu

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Lotus: Lotus

A tame collection of instrumental electro-jams that sounds pretty good, but are ultimately unsatisfying.

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Robert Earl Keen: Ready For Confetti

Though it has shorter songs and a distinctly happier mood, Ready for Confetti is pure Keen and will satisfy fans of the eminent lyricist.

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Strung Out: Top Contenders, the Best of

After 20 years of service, Strung Out releases a greatest hits CD with remixes and new songs.

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