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Becoming A Jackal

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The first album from Ireland’s latest export Villagers has been lavished with tribute from the New York Times and NPR, giving much early Stateside attention for these lads from Dublin. Becoming The Jackal features 11 songs filled with shrewd lyrics about “longing on trial” in all manner of ways, sung with very gentle melodies from […]

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Two Sunsets

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Two Sunsets is a single disc release from a Glasgow band, The Pastels, and a Tokyo band, Tenniscoats. It was recorded when Tenniscoats had some studio time booked in the former’s city, and they collaborated “just to see what would happen, and maybe find out what it is they have in common,” their label Domino […]

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Win tickets to see Clinic and Shearwater at Neumos this Friday!

Clinic put on a great show for many reasons. They (usually) wear matching hospital garb on stage. They pound out frantic songs with hooks that grab your psyche with their trademark frantic, controlled vocals, cerebral lyrics, and menacing guitar/keyboard hooks. Imaginary Liz has even proclaimed they are her favorite Liverpudlian band. The band is going […]

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Do It!

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There is something appealing about an album that sounds like it was recorded completely off the cuff. There is an inherent danger with that sometimes; it can come across as sloppy, careless or a throwaway effort. However, sometimes it just works well, sounding spontaneous and electric. Clinic's Do It!, although by no means a perfect […]

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Beat Pyramid

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Any music critic who tells you that the life of a music critic isn't one of constant regret and second-guessing is either (a) lying, (b) self-deluded, or (c) both. Heck, I can start second-guessing my reviews before I even finish writing the darn things, like the angel and devil of musical taste on my shoulders […]

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The Freed Man

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DIY didn't used to be a proud badge worn by bands, it was instead a fact of life for musicians trying to get anyone and everyone to listen to their music. In the late 80s, amid top singles by the Bangles and Bobby Brown, indie rockers would have especially looked to DIY as a way […]

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