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Craig Leon: Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol. 1: Nommos/Visiting

Craig Leon: Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol. 1: Nommos/Visiting

Pat Padua July 17, 2014 0

Craig Leon was 24 when he produced the Ramones’ debut album in 1976. He went on to shape some of the seminal recordings of the American punk scene, producing albums by Blondie and Richard

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Quantic: Magnetica

Quantic: Magnetica

Brian Hodge July 17, 2014 0

There’s a great little tapas place by me that showcases traditional foods and flavors, but in a totally transcendent way. The preparation is straightforward and the seasonings simple, but this allows these authentic tastes

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Mike Cooper: Trout Steel/Places I Know/The Machine Gun Co. with Mike Cooper

Mike Cooper: Trout Steel/Places I Know/The Machine Gun Co. with Mike Cooper

Jacob Adams July 16, 2014 0

A Wikipedia search for the name “Mike Cooper” turns up entries on a Canadian politician, a rugby player and a British photographer, but none on the neglected avant-folk musician who made some killer albums

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Oren Ambarchi, Keiji Haino and Jim O’Rourke: Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It a Lack of Contentment That Stirs Affection for Those Things Said to Be as of Yet Unseen

Oren Ambarchi, Keiji Haino and Jim O’Rourke: Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It a Lack of Contentment That Stirs Affection for Those Things Said to Be as of Yet Unseen

Jake Cole July 16, 2014 0

It’s hard to pass off a trio of experimental musicians as a supergroup. Not only is broader recognition of stand-out performers too low to justify the term, the natural inclination toward collaboration in underground

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James: La Petite Mort

James: La Petite Mort

Michael Merline July 15, 2014 0

As its title implies, La Petite Mort is a reaction to death (and doesn’t shy away from sex); the death of vocalist Tim Booth’s mother, the death of his best friend, Booth’s well-known childhood

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Craft Spells: Nausea

Craft Spells: Nausea

Kevin Korber July 15, 2014 0

Since Justin Vallesteros began working under the name Craft Spells a few years ago, his work has been characterized by both its beauty and its insignificance. His early output had charm, and his take

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Sia: 1000 Forms of Fear

Sia: 1000 Forms of Fear

Jester Jay Goldman July 14, 2014 0

Let me tell you a story about a girl who missed her first shot at pop stardom. Although her debut release was poorly received, she eventually found some success as a singer, but it

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Bloody Hammers: Under Satan’s Sun

Bloody Hammers: Under Satan’s Sun

David Maine July 14, 2014 0

Bloody Hammers are a bloody good four-piece out of North Carolina whose gritty, stoner-influenced brand of grunge-metal plays with some of the same B-movie schlock elements as, say, Rob Zombie, but with smoother grooves

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A Sunny Day in Glasgow: Sea When Absent

A Sunny Day in Glasgow: Sea When Absent

Nathan Stevens July 13, 2014 1

In high school, I lived about an hour away from the beach. Not the traditional image of blue water and pristine sand. This was the Gulf of Mexico, which meant that on most days,

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Red Wanting Blue: Little America

Red Wanting Blue: Little America

Jester Jay Goldman July 13, 2014 0

Have you heard the story of the boy who sang “wolf?” Red Wanting Blue infuses every inch of Little America with an overblown sense of import and meaning, but the album fails to deliver

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