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Woods – With Light and With Love (Review)

With Light and With Love is the eighth album that Woods has released since the band’s formation in 2005. The album, like their 2012 release Bend Beyond and those before, demonstrates the band’s remarkable ability to churn out lots of music over a relatively short amount of time. There are plenty of indie bands that […]

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Monday Mixer

St. Vincent- “Huey Newton” I went to the Riviera Theater this Saturday to see St. Vincent play, and got to witness Annie Clark showcase her command of the stage and creativity on guitar. I saw St. Vincent’s tours for Actor and Strange Mercy several years ago, so I’ve been lucky enough to see Clark progress […]

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St. Vincent – St. Vincent (Review)

St. Vincent, a.k.a. Annie Clark, had many expectations to live up to with her new self-titled album, which is her fourth solo full-length album. Since her first album, St. Vincent has largely been regarded as the representative for a genre of her own, virtually incomparable to other any other artist. Her music combines so many […]

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Monday Mixer

“Ha Dvash” –Fool’s Gold This mellow tune is from the 2009 Fool’s Gold debut album. The band is worth following because their music fuses many styles and influences together, creating a sound that is, amazingly, kind of singular. Though formed in L.A., their music sometimes features Hebrew lyrics instead of English lyrics, creating a style […]

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Cut Copy – Free Your Mind (Review)

At first, Free Your Mind is a bit of a disappointment. To be honest, I dug into the album with a stubbornly set mind, convinced that the album would not meet expectations set by the awesomeness of 2010’s Zonoscope. I know it’s never fair to expect a band to beat the same ideas into the […]

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Arcade Fire – Reflektor (Review)

The wait is finally over. Arcade Fire have released their fourth album, Reflektor, on Merge. The album, overall, marks a point of departure from The Suburbs. Reflektor shows that the band has embraced a more rounded musical style, and has more charged and upbeat moments packed into 85 minutes than any of their past albums. […]

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