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Marissa Nadler: Marissa Nadler

Marissa Nadler: Marissa Nadler

Ashley Thiry July 12, 2011 0

Marissa Nadler Marissa Nadler Rating: 2.8/5.0 Label: Box of Cedar Records Let’s get one thing straight. Marissa Nadler can sing. Sing with a capital S. And not just impress you with endless runs and

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Eleanor Friedberger: Last Summer

Eleanor Friedberger: Last Summer

Kyle Fowle July 11, 2011 0

Eleanor Friedberger Last Summer Rating: 3.1/5.0 Label: Merge As one half of the brother-sister duo Fiery Furnaces, Eleanor Friedberger knows her way around complex arrangements and jaunty melodies. Early Fiery Furnaces records-specifically, 2003’s Gallowsbird’s

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diskJokke: Sagara

diskJokke: Sagara

Jory Spadea July 11, 2011 0

diskJokke Sagara Rating: 4.0/5.0 Label: Smalltown Supersound You’re only reading this if a) You’re an indie e-zine junkie; or b) You’ve spent ample time on an Oslo dance floor. Though diskJokke, otherwise known as

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John Maus: We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves

John Maus: We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves

Joe Clinkenbeard July 10, 2011 0

John Maus We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves Rating: 2.8/5.0 Label: Ribbon Music/Upset the Rhythm When an artist sets the frustration of his listeners as one of his goals, it has a

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Matt Valentine: What I Became

Matt Valentine: What I Became

Sky Madden July 10, 2011 0

Matt Valentine What I Became Rating: 2.3/5.0 Label: Woodsist Matt “MV” Valentine is known primarily for his work with partner and band mate Erika Elder for their project conveniently dubbed MV & EE. Along

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Iceage: New Brigade

Iceage: New Brigade

Chris Middleman July 7, 2011 0

Iceage New Brigade Rating: 3.6/5.0 Label: What’s Your Rupture?/DAIS Goddamn, almighty, I can’t properly express to you what a pleasure it is to sit in my Music Criticdom ivory tower and actually pontificate on

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Hooray for Earth: True Loves

Hooray for Earth: True Loves

Joe Clinkenbeard July 7, 2011 0

Hooray for Earth True Loves Rating: 3.1/5.0 Label: Dovecote When it comes to ’80s-era influences, almost every band reads from the same book. It’s a good book, but after a while, to have the

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WU LYF: Go Tell Fire to the Mountain

WU LYF: Go Tell Fire to the Mountain

Nick Hanover July 6, 2011 0

WU LYF Go Tell Fire to the Mountain Rating: 2.9/5.0 Label: LYF Funny, isn’t it, that British press accolades are to young bands what bright colors are to insects- a gigantic warning sign to

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The Rosebuds: Loud Planes Fly Low

The Rosebuds: Loud Planes Fly Low

Rafael Gaitan July 6, 2011 0

The Rosebuds Loud Planes Fly Low Rating: 3.7/5.0 Label: Merge Contrary to popular musical opinion, breaking up is NOT the hardest part – it’s staying together. Ivan Howard and Kelly Crisp formed the Rosebuds

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Memory Tapes: Player Piano

Memory Tapes: Player Piano

Dan Seeger July 5, 2011 0

Memory Tapes Player Piano Rating: 4.0/5.0 Label: Carpark Records Dayve Hawk opens and closes Player Piano, his second full-length release under the guise of Memory Tapes, with a crackly recording of an old music

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