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Tim Kasher: The Game of Monogamy

Tim Kasher: The Game of Monogamy

Justin Wood October 21, 2010 0

Tim Kasher The Game of Monogamy Rating: 4.0/5.0 Label: Saddle Creek Tim Kasher is great at providing stirring accounts of his struggles as an artist, though he remains immature in his accounts of his

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Kathryn Williams: Relations (Re-release)

Kathryn Williams: Relations (Re-release)

Ashley Thiry October 21, 2010 0

Kathryn Williams Relations (Re-release) Rating: 3.2/5.0 Label: One Little Indian Calling your album of covers Relations indicates that you feel a familial kinship with the songs presented; that, like a family, they’ve held you

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The Extra Lens: Undercard

The Extra Lens: Undercard

Michael Merline October 20, 2010 0

The Extra Lens Undercard Rating: 3.8/5.0 Label: Merge Back in the ’90s, while John Darnielle’s Mountain Goats and Franklin Bruno’s Nothing Painted Blue projects gained momentum, the two collaborated sporadically until the end of

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Royal Baths: Litanies

Royal Baths: Litanies

Eric Dennis October 20, 2010 0

Royal Baths Litanies Rating: 2.5/5.0 Label: Woodsist For anyone in the mood for an album filled with crushing and absolutely all-fucking-encompassing dread, boredom, cynicism, sickness and death, Litanies comes highly recommended. The song titles

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Foreign Exchange: Authenticity

Foreign Exchange: Authenticity

Chaz Kangas October 19, 2010 0

Foreign Exchange Authenticity Rating 3.2/5.0 Label: +FE Music If David Fincher’s The Social Network is the movie that, as many reviewers agreed, “is the story of our times,” rapper-producer combo Foreign Exchange is arguably

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Tu Fawning: Hearts on Hold

Tu Fawning: Hearts on Hold

Lukas Sherman October 19, 2010 0

Tu Fawning Hearts on Hold Rating: 3.8/5.0 Label: Provenance Records Portland’s oddly named Tu Fawning have been around for several years now, and while they play regularly, often supporting acts both local (Menomena) and

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Amusement Parks on Fire: Road Eyes

Amusement Parks on Fire: Road Eyes

Chris Middleman October 19, 2010 0

Amusement Parks on Fire Road Eyes Rating: 2.0/5.0 Label: Filter US In the span of five years, Nottingham-born Michael Feerick has taken his Amusement Parks on Fire from a 16 year-old’s bedroom project to

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Die Antwoord: $O$

Die Antwoord: $O$

Lukas Sherman October 18, 2010 0

Die Antwoord $O$ Rating: 4.0/5.0 Label: Cherrytree/Interscope If you don’t know who South Africa’s Die Antwoord (Afrikaans for “the answer”) is, I suggest you look up their videos. While weirdness and surreal imagery is

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Smegma: Mirage

Smegma: Mirage

Chris Middleman October 18, 2010 0

Smegma Mirage Rating: 2.0/5.0 Label: Important Records The genre that can only be (somewhat poorly) defined as “noise,” to me, is like the hot sauce of the music world. Sometimes, a band or music

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PS I Love You: Meet Me at the Muster Station

PS I Love You: Meet Me at the Muster Station

Nick Hanover October 18, 2010 0

PS I Love You Meet Me at the Muster Station Rating: 3.2/5.0 Label: Paper Bag Their name may recall an obscure K Records act but PS I Love You’s sound is squarely in the

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