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Convenience

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Convenience, the latest offering from local indie-popster Matthew Shaw, could easily draw a handful of comparisons to his emotion-pouring peers (hello, Conor). He draws upon the influence of Bright Eyes' emotive vocal stylings, Dntel's hooky electronics, and Dolour's pop sensibilities to create a likeable EP saturated with voice and vision. Opening with "The Drunk," a […]

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Three Imaginary Girls Best Northwest Releases of 2005 Readers' Poll Results {40-31}

{50-41} * {40-31} * {30-21} * {20-11} * {10-1} {top 100} * {imaginary picks} #40 Vendetta Red — "Sisters Of the Red Death" (Sony) {official website} * {buy it}   #39 Matthew Shaw — Convenience (Self-released) {official website} * {buy it}   #38 Fruit Bats — Spelled in Bones (Sub Pop) {official website} * {buy […]

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AstroPOP! for January 2006

Your monthly imaginary horoscope told in album reviews! Capricorn (December 22 – January 19) There is more to Capricorns than meets the eye. The first month we find out just how deep the proverbial waters run with you, winter baby, just like the listener will hear layers of keyboard melodies and drum machine burps and […]

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Top 50 Northwest Releases of 2004: the Imaginary Readers' Poll Results {50-41}

#50 Argo — Jetpacks for Everyone (Ana-Them Records) {official website} * {buy it} * {tig review}   #49 The Purrs — No Particular Bar, No Particular Town (self-released) {official website} * {buy it}   #48 Rochester Fosgate — Rochester Fosgate (Smooth Excavator) {official website} * {buy it} *   #47 These Arms Are Snakes — […]

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