Concert Review: The Builders and the Butchers/Loch Lomond
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Concert Review: The Builders and the Butchers/Loch Lomond

Portland (by way of Alaska) quintet The Builders and the Butchers played the Wonder Ballroom…

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Lightning Dust: Infinite Light
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Lightning Dust: Infinite Light

Lightning Dust Infinite Light Rating: 4.0/5.0 Label: Jagjaguwar Lightning Dust is the side project of…

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Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs: Under the Covers Vol. 2
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Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs: Under the Covers Vol. 2

Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs Under the Covers Vol. 2 Rating: 2.0/5.0 Label: Shout! Factory…

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Interview: Emil Amos of Holy Sons
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Interview: Emil Amos of Holy Sons

Holy Sons’s latest album, Drifter’s Sympathy, is one of my favorite albums of the year…

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Nurses: Apple’s Acre
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Nurses: Apple’s Acre

Nurses Apple’s Acre Rating: 4.0/5.0 Label: Dead Oceans When some groups cite bands as influences,…

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Soft Black: The Earth Is Black (And Other Apocalyptic Lullabies for Children)
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Soft Black: The Earth Is Black (And Other Apocalyptic Lullabies for Children)

Soft Black The Earth Is Black (And Other Apocalyptic Lullabies for Children) Rating: 3.5/5.0 Label:…

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Concert Review: Camera Obscura/Anni Rossi
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Concert Review: Camera Obscura/Anni Rossi

At a time when it’s fairly easy to obtain albums for free, seeing a band…

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The Antlers: Hospice
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The Antlers: Hospice

The Antlers Hospice Rating: 4.5/5.0 Label: Frenchkiss Records The indie world loves a good backstory…

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Starlight Mints: Change Remains
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Starlight Mints: Change Remains

Starlight Mints Change Remains Rating: 3.0/5.0 Label: Barsuk As a lover of oddball pop, I…

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Julian Plenti: Julian Plenti is… Skyscraper
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Julian Plenti: Julian Plenti is… Skyscraper

Julian Plenti Julian Plenti is…Skyscraper Rating: 3.0/5.0 Label: Matador As frontman and the imposing baritone…

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