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Smilewound

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If it’s the frozen, outer space soundscapes of Sigur Rós that floats your soul, it can seem like your only hope is a genre of one. But as Yoda said, “No, there is another.” Also hailing from Iceland, also active since the late ‘90s, and equally bizarre, múm use electronics embellished by ethereal, child-like vocals […]

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Recommended show: Tom Brosseau live on A Prairie Home Companion this Saturday {1/15}

There are days when I miss the land of actual mailing lists, of finding out about a band’s appearance close to your town only by way of a fateful bright piece of cardstock-turned-band-mailer that would come in the post by surprise. Today is not one of those days. Thanks to Twitter, we’re delighted to find […]

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Cavalier

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Tom Brosseau isn't going to win any awards for silky smooth vocals or full band bravado. Brosseau's latest effort, Cavilier, features his sparse instrumentation paired with his signature weathered 1950's folk singer voice. The fragility and intermittent cracking and breaking put the release in a sub-genre with Woody Guthrie and Will Oldham. Mixed and produced […]

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You Follow Me

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As great as Warren Ellis' violin playing is, the drumming of Jim White has always been the most fascinating element of the Dirty Three's sound. He tends to play more expressionistically, working around a drum beat rather than with one. In the context of the Dirty Three's meandering, moody instrumentals, it works wonders to create […]

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