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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

I’m not great at clever introductions to themed playlists, so here’s a bunch of songs about characters and people I think are super interesting. Tom Waits – Gun Street Girl I’ve always viewed Tom Waits as sort of a bizarro Bob Dylan. They share a penchant for genre jumping, raspy discordant vocals, and immersive songwriting […]

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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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Cloud Nothings – Here and Nowhere Else (Review)

When you meet a Cloud Nothings fan, the conversation can vary depending heavily on which album they are familiar with, due to the vast differences between their first three albums. Attack on Memory is flooded with patterns of build-to-explode song forms, their self-titled is lighter and upbeat, and Turning On is fuzzy and has a […]

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The Hold Steady – Teeth Dreams (Review)

Listening to The Hold Steady’s six studio albums breeds a familiarity with the subject matter more than the entire discographies of most bands can. Vocalist Craig Finn frequently mentions his (anti) heroes Gideon and Holly. The antagonist’s, besides Gideon and Holly’s plentiful self-destructive vices, frequently appear as the Cityscape Skins, a tattooed gang of thugs […]

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Mac DeMarco – Salad Days (Review)

With his last album, 2 becoming one of the most surreal albums of 2012, Mac DeMarco had high expectations to live up to with his next solo album, Salad Days. Mac, one of the goofiest and quirkiest musicians in indie-rock today, appears to have taken a different approach with this album, while still managing to […]

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