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The Smiths as covered by members of Built to Spill, Wedding Present, Vivian Girls, and…

[video:] (Doug Martsch covering a Smiths song that isn’t “Reel Around The Fountain”) It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything new from a member of the Smiths, so it’s perfect timing for a new Smiths covers album… especially one with tracks interpreted by the Wedding Present,  Doug Martsch (Built To Spill), The Rest (one […]

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igAsh's favorite songs of 2007, with {some} free downloads!

I made a ‘Best of ’07’ compilation for coworkers and thought I’d share my picks with you, in no particular order. Hope you’ve got a little time to spare! All downloads have been posted with permission from the bands themselves. Thanks bands!   1. Nicole Atkins and the Sea: “The Way It Is” I think […]

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CMJ 2007: Part 1

Show Date: October 29, 2020

Each fall, countless college radio staffers and music industry insiders descend on NYC for the CMJ Music Marathon, a five-day bonanza of rock shows during which in all certainty you will miss many of the bands you went to see due to scheduling conflicts and filled-to-capacity venues. In turn, you end up discovering some band […]

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New Believers


Elk City's moody, dreamy pop sensibility makes for a serene and fulfilling listening experience. Though the songs on New Believers have structure, the band takes risks and lives outside of the box, resulting in an album that is respectable, genuine, and exquisite. The booming, melodramatic songs sound like the soundtrack to a love-drunk evening spent […]

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