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Lord Huron- Strange Trails (Review)

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For anyone who listened to Lord Huron’s first album, Lonesome Dreams, it should already be clear that the group is somewhat consumed with the ideas and themes surrounding death, immortality and ghosts. For such a fairly young group, these ideas are only increased in their sophomore album, Strange Trails. For a band I sincerely hope […]

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Sufjan Stevens- Carrie & Lowell (Review)

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How well do we know Sufjan Stevens—or perhaps rather, what comes to mind when we hear his name? We could maintain that he’s that indie artist behind those fluttering compositions that involve grandiose orchestras, like a modern revision of baroque but with literal bells and whistles attached. We could credit him with the vocals and […]

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Discs From the Desk

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Written by Brenda Herrera Doldrums- The Air Conditioned Nightmare Airick Woodhead’s solo project, the Doldrums, first originated in 2010, following later on with a widely successful debut album, Lesser Evil. Doldrums’ latest release, The Air Conditioned Nightmare, first caught my attention with the illustration on its cover of a haunting image of a shadow, with […]

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Discs From The Desk

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Barbacoa – Italian Medallion I originally grabbed the Italian Medallion disc because of the intriguing cover art. The sun-burst color scheme and kitschy fonts suggested some kind of throw back sound – something psychedelic or at least something that would rock hard – while the back sleeve has a Stephen Malkmus looking dude holding a […]

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Death Cab For Cutie- Kintsugi (Review)

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A long awaited release since Codes and Keys in 2011, Death Cab For Cutie has finally released their eighth album Kintsugi. Sad-sap singer-songwriter Ben Gibbard has always been known for his melancholic coming-of-age lyrics, sound tracking the life of young teenage lovers and rebels alike, but alas everyone has to grow up sometime. Kintsugi tells […]

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Courtney Barnett- Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit (Review)

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Written by Brenda Herrera From the moment you first hear the infectious banter of Courtney Barnett in her music, you will instantly fall in love for the fact the Aussie songstress can hold her own in clever use of wordplay. It is certain that Barnett is definitely an artist to watch for as she continues […]

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