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Timber Timbre: Hot Dreams

Timber Timbre: Hot Dreams

Josh Goller April 7, 2014 0

Taylor Kirk’s voice can deftly sway between ephemeral beauty and impending doom; and as their frontman’s vocals go, so goes gothic-tinged Canadian folk-bluesmen Timber Timbre. Ever since the band’s 2009’s self-titled breakthrough—which followed two

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S. Carey: Range of Light

S. Carey: Range of Light

Nathan Stevens April 7, 2014 0

Justin Vernon’s voice can be polarizing, but the meticulous crafting that has gone into his songs can’t be denied. Songs like “Perth” and “Holocene” were serene beauties. With Vernon’s bandmate Sean Carey releasing his

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The Notwist: Close to the Glass

The Notwist: Close to the Glass

Jacob Adams April 7, 2014 0

On the 2002 masterpiece Neon Golden, and on the first half of 2008’s The Devil, You + Me, German indie-rock quartet the Notwist struck the perfect balance between experimentalism and classicism, between acoustic sounds

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Revisit: George Harrison: Gone Troppo

Revisit: George Harrison: Gone Troppo

Katherine Springer April 7, 2014 0

There was a period in George Harrison’s solo career from 1974 to 1982 that is considered by many to be littered with flops and sellouts. Conveniently, this period goes completely unmentioned in Martin Scorsese’s

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Kevin Drew: Darlings

Kevin Drew: Darlings

Kevin Korber April 6, 2014 0

As co-leader of Broken Social Scene, Kevin Drew specialized in being the eye of a musical hurricane. Every BSS song seems haphazardly written on the fly, only anchored together by Drew’s vision and his

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Various Artists: Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life

Various Artists: Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life

David Maine April 6, 2014 1

In theory it’s a great idea. Ronnie James Dio was one of the great heavy metal vocalists, fronting bands as diverse in approach as the pop-metal of Rainbow, the dense textures of Black Sabbath

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Lost In the Trees: Past Life

Lost In the Trees: Past Life

Will Ryan April 6, 2014 0

Past Life is a very different record from its predecessor. North Carolina chamber folk outfit, Lost In The Trees, have up to this point been characterized by frontman Ari Picker’s soaring tenor backed by

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Concert Review: …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

Concert Review: …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

Jester Jay Goldman April 6, 2014 0

Contradictions are at the heart of what powers …And You Will Know Us by The Trail of Dead. They ambitiously create rich, concept-heavy post-rock albums that are executed with raw punk rock intensity. Their

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Bob Mould: Workbook 25

Bob Mould: Workbook 25

Nathan Kamal April 3, 2014 0

A confession: I know little to nothing of Bob Mould, Hüsker Dü or Sugar. Workbook 25, the re-release of the musician’s debut solo album is the first of his prolific, storied career that I’ve

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Jerome LOL: Deleted/Fool EP

Jerome LOL: Deleted/Fool EP

Derek Staples April 3, 2014 0

As the co-founder of LA’s Body High label, Jerome Potter (aka Jerome LOL) has made his intentions clear: “inserting integrity back into a sphere that’s lacked such in recent years“. Although the imprint, which

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