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The Sound of Everything: An Interview with Thousands

A Fleet Foxes guitarist, a strict philosophy about recording their studio album outdoors, and never using more than one mic to do so -- this is the journey of Thousands, and they tell us all about it ...

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Referencing the Bulldozer: An Interview with Akron/Family

Mysterious album sessions near a volcano? Multiple copies of the same disc leaked online? Citing bulldozers for inspiration? The latest Akron/Family album is the band's most daring yet, and Miles Seaton sits down with PopMatters to set things straight (somewhat).

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The New Year + Dirty on Purpose + Tre Orsi

Although there tends to be such a long lapse between the New Year’s albums and tours, rare nights like this make it all worth the wait.

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The Donkeys

Polished by the California sun and worn smooth by ocean breezes, The Donkeys’ music captures the past and makes it sound shiny and new.

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Cass McCombs

Playing in a dark room, with swirling purple lights and a smoke machine, the atmosphere during Cass McCombs’ set was oddly reminiscent of a school dance -- stately, sleepy, and a little awkward.

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Earlimart

Earlimart seem to be heading in a new direction—one that embraces the lows and the journey back up. It’s a bittersweet trip and one that we all encounter daily—but it can’t be that bad when we’ve got music as beautiful and poignant as this to serve as a soundtrack.

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Siren Festival

The Siren Festival is a quirky, quintessential part of summer that brings the community at large together, regardless of the bands playing.

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Grand Archives

Grand Archives (led by Mat Brooke, formerly of Carissa's Wierd and Band of Horses) evoke the pastoral beauty of the Pacific Northwest with their lush sound and wistful pop melodies that are both earthy and earnest.

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