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Three from the Stacks: French wailing, twee folk, and poppy surprises

I have finally caught up with SIFF madness and found three musical selections in the TIG stacks that are worthy of a shout-out. Hermetic Delight: Universe Like Thousands of Red Alternatives This band hails from Strasborg, France, so it was a pretty exciting package to open (we ♥ INTL mail, you guys!). Anyway, despite a […]

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The Pretender

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We All Have Hooks for Hands, hereafter referred to as Hooks for Hands for brevity’s sake, are probably the biggest thing to explode out of Sioux Falls, SD since, well since probably ever. The band, which has enough players to fill the Mariners’ starting roster and could probably pitch better, play surprisingly stripped-down, low-key sunshine […]

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The End

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Minneapolis band Mouthful of Bees' first album, The End, opens with the sunshine and light breeze of spring, taking listeners on a tour reminiscent of the four seasons as tracks progress from sunlight infused whimsy to the depths of winter doldrums and back to the first opening flower bulbs announcing the oncoming warmth. Katelyn Farstad's […]

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