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Only a select few artists can pull off the “dude with a guitar” thing as well as California-native M. Ward does. You have Jose Gonzalez, Beck when he feels like it, and a few others. But Ward has something just as unique, allowing him to silence a thousand...

Monday, 05 February 2007
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It would be a really easy thing to give the new Orthodox record a quick listen and toss it aside as another wannabe Lysol or Dopesmoker. I say this because initially it is easy to spot the similarities; all three move at a glacier’s pace, they drone obsessively,...

Sunday, 04 February 2007
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Ok, so maybe not cookies. But Deerhoof are popping up at Sundance in Dedication, starring Billy Crudup and Mandy Moore. They are all over the charts, cracking the Billboard Top 200 (#150) and CMJ Top 200 (#3). And now they are on tour in support of their new album...

Saturday, 03 February 2007
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“I will charm, I will slice, I will dazzle, I will outshine them all” The bummer part about coming out with a first album which receives a good deal of hype is that your second album becomes a point of comparison. (Sorry, I’m going to do it here) If...

Saturday, 03 February 2007
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So you’ve got a couple of rock critics (okay, most of them) saying you sound like the Velvet Underground. Then you, eager listener, are sitting at your local hipster-inhabited coffee house that lets you smoke inside after 10pm (no names will be named for the sake...

Saturday, 03 February 2007
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Interviews can be tricky. Some artists dread the whole press "thing" and cough up information about as willingly as a potential third-strike suspect under the bright lights. Others babble on incessantly, leaving interviewers with hours of tape and mere...

Friday, 02 February 2007
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ARTIST: Explosions In The Sky DATE: 02-02-07 WRITER: Aaron Autrand PHOTO: Dianne Jones   Interviews can be tricky. Some artists dread the whole press “thing” and cough up information about as willingly as a potential third-strike suspect under the...

Friday, 02 February 2007
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THE SEA AND CAKE'S EVERYBODY SET FOR MAY RELEASE The Sea and Cake are back! Thrill Jockey is proud to release Everybody, the band's seventh album and first full-length release in over four years. The record, available nationwide on May 8, marks the latest,...

Wednesday, 31 January 2007
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Sweden's IN FLAMES was honored with the Swedish "Grammis" award in the "Best Hard Rock" category during a ceremony that was held Tuesday night (January 30) at Hovet in Stockholm. The award marks is the third Swedish Grammy the band has received...

Wednesday, 31 January 2007
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When Jeff Buckley passed away, I felt an intense sadness usually reserved for family members or other close loved ones. His music suddenly transmogrified from haunting love songs or existential queries into dark opuses and reminders of something that seemed unfinished....

Tuesday, 30 January 2007
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