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Dan Deacon: Gliss Riffer

Dan Deacon: Gliss Riffer

Josh Goller February 24, 2015 0

In recent years, Dan Deacon has been focused on big ideas. His 2012 album, America, was meant to be as vast in concept as the sprawling swaths of land between sea and shining sea.

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S. Carey: Supermoon EP

S. Carey: Supermoon EP

Mike Randall February 24, 2015 0

As the principal architect and primary voice behind Bon Iver, Justin Vernon is rightly associated with the wintry, pastoral feel of their music. After all, the band’s lore originates from the self-imposed isolation Vernon

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THEESatisfaction: EarthEE

THEESatisfaction: EarthEE

Nathan Stevens February 23, 2015 0

Cosmic emperor Ishmael Butler once explained his mission statement within the music and art collective Black Constellation: “Not just the art. Inhaling and exhaling is the thing.” Befuddling on purpose? Maybe, but Butler and

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Breakfast in Fur: Flyaway Garden

Breakfast in Fur: Flyaway Garden

Cole Waterman February 23, 2015 0

There is a helluva lot going on in the debut full-length from Breakfast in Fur. Flyaway Garden is a mélange of textures, atmospheres, and genres mashed together in a seductive ambience. The bucolic folk

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Revisit: Harry Nilsson: Pussy Cats

Revisit: Harry Nilsson: Pussy Cats

John Paul February 23, 2015 0

“It’s an artist’s prerogative to be indulgent to himself, and he owes it to everyone else to be indulgent to himself.” – Harry Nilsson Harry Nilsson was an idiosyncratic artist who operated by his

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Twerps: Range Anxiety

Twerps: Range Anxiety

John Paul February 22, 2015 0

It seems nearly impossible for any group coming from Australia to escape the shadow of Flying Nun, its sound so influential that even musicians born well after the label’s heyday seem to have it

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Lupe Fiasco: Tetsuo & Youth

Lupe Fiasco: Tetsuo & Youth

Owen Duff February 22, 2015 0

Kendrick Lamar’s hit list on “Control,” in which he catalogued all the rappers he considered worthy of competing with him, was notable in part for the names not mentioned. Among these was Lupe Fiasco’s.

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Phosphorescent: Live at the Music Hall

Phosphorescent: Live at the Music Hall

Josh Goller February 19, 2015 0

After the outright triumph that was 2013’s Muchacho, Matthew Houck (aka Phosphorescent) deserved a victory lap. The release of the three-disc Live at the Music Hall feels like exactly that. The album’s 19 live

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Derek Grant: Breakdown

Derek Grant: Breakdown

Darryl G. Wright February 19, 2015 0

Derek Grant deserves some support. The support of a label, the support of his friends and family and, indeed, the support of his fans. Some of those could be counted from a notable career

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Matana Roberts: COIN COIN Chapter Three: river run thee

Matana Roberts: COIN COIN Chapter Three: river run thee

Jake Cole February 18, 2015 0

Long after jazz ceased to be a propulsive force in either popular music or intellectual esoterica, Matana Roberts broke out in 2011 with one of the most ambitious projects that the genre had seen

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