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a cauldron of collectives and malapropisms

“Lifeissin” from Carmen Villain “Strange Fruit” from Virals “Feeling Is New” from Pia Fraus “Just Make It Stop” from Low “Transmission” from Deathfix  “Almond Man” from Prince Rupert’s Drops “Silver Miner” from National Park System “Meow” from Anamanaguchi “Honey Hide” from Rice Cultivation Society “Coalition” from Iceage “Payday” from The Title Sequence “Burning Gold” from Midnight Gold  “I’ll Take The Minute Snake” from This Town Needs Guns  “Fake […]

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How the hippie dream spawned a frankenstein

“Simple Selfish Plan” from Chris McFarland “Birds” from Poor Moon “Appian Way” from Land Observations “Old Oak Tree” from Southeast Engine “Sweet Defeat” from Save Ends “Another You” from MoZella “Need You By My Side” from The Sun Parade “A Little Revolution” from Firewater “Here She Comes” from Skipping Girl Vinegar “Every Day Is Like The First Day” from Malka Spigel

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The absurdity, audacity, and further conceit of the decimal system

“Jona” (demo) from Edda Magnason “East Kensington Run Down” from Chris Forsyth “The Stars Above Looked So Bright And Green” from Let’s Say We Did “Luminous” from Alicia Lemke “Falling Away” from Big Scary “Miss You Bad” from White Widow “Summer Dress” from A Lull “East Coast” from Alexander & The Grapes “Secret Knowledge of Back Roads” from Silver Jews “Walk” […]

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that saying concerning believing none of what you hear

“Chateau” (Mickey Remix) from Housse De Racket “Gliss” from I Am Oak “Afria Talks To You” from Delicate Steve “Take Me Out To The Coast” from WATERS “Ghost Ship” from Christopher Paul Stelling “The Line The Lie” from Lost Leaders “Harmonie” from Oxia “All Outta Love” from Lonesome Savages “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings” from Father John Misty “Resuscitate” from Wintersleep

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at altars made of sand

“Anchor” from Tu Fawning “No Sleep” from DZ Deathrays “Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)” from Silversun Pickups “Election Day” from Long Distance Runners “Let Us Light A Fire” from Bus Stop Dreams “Idiom Wind” from Zammuto “Rainy Day” from Young Hines “Never the Same Way Twice” from Shout Out Out Out Out “Winter Ghosts” from JBM “Dismantle My Heart” from Stars in Coma “Squawk” from Y […]

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baubles, bobbles, and the continuing disturbance of lowered expectations

“Girls” from Royal Headache “Galaxy of Doom” from Joshua McCormack “Mumbo Jumbo” (Live At The Fillmore) from Squeeze “Follow Me” from House of Wolves “Sunbird” (ShazaLaKazoo Remix) from The Elkcloner “Ten Tiny Fingers” from Marriages “Bright Night” from Dntel “Atom” from Inca Gold “Oh, Magic” from Like Pioneers “reSpite” from Paul Barker

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look not for horns but deception clothed in charity

“Henry” from Mike O’Neill “Promise, I Won’t Laugh” from Barna Howard “A Gentle Reminder” from The Jealous Sound “Strange Attractor” for Animal Kingdom “Close To Me” from Sophia Knapp “Pushin’ Aside, Pushin’ Along” from First Serve “Glitter Party” from Sauna “Little Talks” from Of Monsters and Men “Marathon Runner” from Yellow Ostrich “Those That Dance” from Lowry “In The Yard” from Bowerbirds

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Best of sort of

Historically in times of trouble the music reacts and inversely gets better. However, I don’t believe 2011 was a standout year in any capacity. As for lists I don’t have a proper one though all the following releases caught my ear at one point or another. This isn’t complete and is in no designated order. […]

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Teamers, Homers, and Loners

Looking at the state of things around the world it could be said that a lot of flawed philosophy has been in play. Many are wondering who has really been controlling things as the decisions that allowed us to reach this point surely weren’t made for our benefit.  Perhaps we’re just seeing the limits of intellectualism on […]

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Codas, Outros, and Exits

“Cut My Teeth” from Peggy Sue “The Morning Charade” from SSK “Search:Party:Animal” from And So I Watch You From Afar “Dodecahedron” from Beth Jeans Houghton “The Evidence” from Alpine White “Bring Me Coffee Or Tea” from Can “Disintegrate” from Fallon Cush “Warm Winter” from The Moor “Robin Egg Blue” (Gun Drum Mix) from Cass McCombs “Silverdrive” from Alert New London “Scissors” from Bear Lake

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Falsities, Outlands, and Etcetera

While staying awake may be a necessity its hard to find the news cycle anything but dizzying. Yesterday’s disaster again obscured by today’s theatre of absurd.  As if any of this has been good for the middle class. “Sweetness” from Pearl and the Beard “Oh My Word” from Buffalo Killers “Stitches” and Polinski “Lines” from Said The Whale “Skin” from Ty […]

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It’s only castles burning

“The Birds” by Folklore “School Girl” by Apache Dropout “That Magic Feeling” by Ross and the Wrongens “Man/Woman” by Miniboone “Doughnut For A Snowman” by GBV “Portland” by Coasting “BEAUTIFULUNIVERSEMASTERCHAMPION” by And So I Watch You From Afar “Don’t Be Afraid” by Virgin Forest “Sheet of Night” by John Mark McMillan “Please Excuse Me” by Scout “Dreams” by Chinese Christmas Cards “Tonight, Tonight, Tonight (Edit)” by […]

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