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Parasol’s Top Ten

1. Lloyd, Richard "The Radiant Monkey" (Parasol) 2. Tulsa "I Was Submerged" (Park The Van) 3. Wooden Shjips "S-T" (Holy Mountain) 4. Lazarus "Hawk Medicine" (Temporary Residence) 5. 1900s, T...
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Scaling Mount Eerie

Mount Eerie (formerly known as The Microphones) is a musical project led by frontman Phil Elverum who has been releasing CDs since ’98 and playing guitar since ’94. Using creative songwriting and stellar produc...
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Yondering Back Home

The quiet brick paths of Urbana worked as a petri dish for the festering talent of two college lads. Yonder Mountain String Band’s Dave Johnston and Jeff Austin may have seemed like your typical Nevada St. boys...
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The Fiery Furnaces Burn One Down in Champaign

Transcending through a strange, dense forest of musical ground, The Fiery Furnaces have singed the tip of electric pop accompanied by their own form of rock and roll inspired (at least partially) by the ‘60s an...
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Hooked on Telephonics

I don’t have an iPod. I’ve mentioned this before, mainly by asking for one from a) the compassionate public b) my uncompassionate parents and c) the Apple store on the first floor of the Illini Media Building i...