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Future Islands: Singles

When you get a chance, listen to the last minute or so of “Long Flight” off of Future Islands 2010 debut album, In Evening Air. It is an unfathomable flurry…

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Bombay Bicycle Club, Broken Bells and Drenge: Mercury Prize Sessions @ The Hospital Club, London, 26/03/14

This side of the pond, the Barclaycard Mercury Prize is a pretty big deal. Get recognition from this prestigious organization and you know you’re on your way to the big…

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The Jones Family Singers: The Spirit Speaks

There are some genres that contain considerably more baggage than others. Country music, for example, generally conjures up images of ample beer and truckin’ bumpkins. The mention of metal is…

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The Julie Ruin Launch International Tour @ Flywheel, Easthampton, MA

Remember the days when you’d begin to sweat simply standing around waiting for a band to take the stage?  Remember the days when crossing the path of a giant industrial…

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Skrillex: Recess

Skrillex’s debut album Recess trickled it’s way into the ears of eager fans through the Alien Ride app on March 10th, giving millions of people a chance to stream the…

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The Coathangers: Suck My Shirt

The fact that The Coathangers originally formed as a joke in 2006 gives some insight into their vulgar song titles, simple musicianship, and aggressive lyrics. The playful demeanor of the…

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Little Daylight, Terraplane Sun, & Flagship @ The Space, CT

The Three of Clubs tour was billed as a sort of tour-de-force of up-and-coming bands. Each band powerful in their own right but little to no overlapping style. Flagship opened…

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Ibibio Sound Machine: Ibibio Sound Machine

Ibibio Sound Machine, a London based octet group, has released their self titled debut album. The group takes a heavy influence from West African culture, featuring Nigerian folk songs and…

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Real Estate: Atlas

Through three albums, Real Estate have carved out a clear niche for themselves as the go-to band for beautiful guitar-laden songs about suburban ennui. Real Estate deals heavily in subtlety…

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Typhoon, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, & Wild Ones @ The Outer Space, Hamden

In recent months, The Outer Space has hosted indie rock greats like Mission Of Burma, Built to Spill, and Pinback. By name recognition, Typhoon does not seem to be at…