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Faux Hoax = Folks?

The great Dave Allen of Gang of Four, Danny Seim (Menomena) and John Askew (Tracker) have a new project: Faux Hoax, crazily pronounced "Folks". The Portland trio are creating a canvas of lyrics and music onto which all sorts of collaborators will make their stamp as well, birthing an experimental-style approach that challenges the conventional […]

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Talk like Blood

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On their fourth full-length release — and the first full-length with Polyvinyl Records, Portland's prodigious 31 Knots takes a small step to the side of standard rock form and launches full-speed ahead into something new and interesting. They tread that thin tight rope between excessively rehearsed and completely unhinged rock and roll. The vocals are […]

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AstroPOP! for October-November 2003

Libra {September 23-October 22} Death Cab for Cutie truly are indie rock's Hall and Oates: not only do DCfC possess both rock and soul, vocalist/guitarist Ben Gibbard's dreamy tenor is so unabashedly romantic that it literally spells out the M-E-T-H-O-D of modern love. Please listen closely, Libra: your usual balance is upset by love troubles […]

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