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The Fever: In The City of Sleep

A shockingly entertaining and ambitious resurgence from what used to be just another NYC postpunk regurgitation.

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The Black Angels: Passover

As clumsily poetic and irresistible as a city storm, these BJM devotees mount an engaging psych-rock rebellion.

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Rahim: Ideal Lives

Rahim is something of a rarity -- a good band now that promises to get even better later.

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The Creeping Nobodies

Doing it all for the love of the music, Toronto-based band the Creeping Nobodies keeps the romantic dream alive while diligently slogging through the dirty work, finding themselves on the cusp of expanding both their territory and their audience's horizons.

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Wilderness: Vessel States

Baltimore's high-flown tyrants release another dose of bombastic post punk.

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Oakley Hall: Second Guessing

Oneida cofounder heads back-to-basics with his countrified band of sun drenched romantics.

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Quintron & Miss Pussycat: Swamp Tech

Grime-synth soul meets puppetry in the weird world of Quintron & Miss Pussycat.

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Neon Blonde: Chandeliers in the Savannah

Blood Brothers' Side Project Makes Their Noise With A Side of Lovely.

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The (International) Noise Conspiracy: Armed Love

Rick Rubin leads the rocking Swedes to their demise.

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K'naan

This is K'naan. A rebel calling for change, a rapper battling international injustices. This is for real.

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Tangiers: The Family Myth

Animated rock and roll never felt so frightening and right as this.

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Bloc Party: Silent Alarm Remixed

Finally, new Bloc Party material. Hey, wait a second...

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The Deadly Snakes: Porcella

A soundtrack for both the hungry and the overfed; this is soul food.

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The Eames Era: Double Dutch

It's a shame kids aren't having as much sex as they used to (i.e. stop listening to music).

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The Deadly Snakes

The scourge of Toronto serves up the best album of the year (that nobody was waiting for).

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Seu Jorge: Cru

Fresh off his scene stealing performance The Life Aquatic, Seu Jorge's solo album provides more clues to his mystery.

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Matthew Barber: Sweet Nothing

Perfectly titled, this album is required listening for down-to-earth toddlers (and their parents).

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Wolf Parade: Apologies to the Queen Mary

Cue the Hyperbole.

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Tenement Halls: Knitting Needles & Bicycle Bells

Merge Records Veteran Chris Lopez Gives You What You Want - Probably.

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The Jan Martens Frustration: The Jan Martens Frustration

Another Swedish garage sale. A collection of vintage instruments, used up riffs, and an overbearing antique dealer.

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Wilderness: Wilderness

Bombastic art-rock for vocal fetishists. This might break your head.

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Bruce Springteen / The Go Team / The Deadly Snakes

Three awe-inspiring shows that couldn't have less to do with each other. Three amazing nights that shouldn't have ended and really, should've ended me.

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Wolf Parade: Wolf Parade

A Brilliant Sample Of Their Fall Debut. Will Summer End Already!?"

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