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Plushgun – Pins and Panzers Album Review

Thanks to bands like the Postal Service, synth-pop has steadily been creeping back into peoples’ CD players (do people still use those?), and Plushgun is another band among the many that are taking cues from the likes of New Order and putting a contemporary twist on them. Plushgun’s new full-length, Pins and Panzers, is more...Read...
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Patrick Pleau – Hype-Moi Album Review

Singer-songwriters are very rarely my thing, because let’s face it; the majority of them are boring and seem to think that an acoustic guitar, a voice, and minimal songwriting talent are all you need to make it in the music world. Hence, my complete surprise when I randomly received a press release to download Montreal’s...Read...
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Eulogies – Here Anonymous Album Review

Eulogies walk the delicate line between the indie rock and the ever-dreaded “emo” subgenre. Compared often enough to bands like Death Cab for Cutie, Eulogies rarely break out of that mold lyrically. Although the full-length album, Here Anonymous, doesn’t have enough monotony to throw at the bottom of the review pile, Eulogies fail to stand...Read...
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SXSW 2009 Festival Review: Hyperpotamus, Scissors For Lefty, Freeland, The Everyday Visuals, Port O’ Brien

Perhaps I’m jaded these days, but out of the 30+ bands I saw this year at SxSW, only one truly astounded me. HEALTH, Constantines, and Anavan won my heart last year, but this year, my heart goes solely to Madrid’s Hyperpotamus, brought to SxSW by SonicBids. Nonetheless, there were definitely other enjoyable acts – albeit...Read...
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Foreign Born – Person To Person Album Review

When it comes to pop music, bands can try to “defy convention” in a myriad of ways. Some reach for far off musical influences, seeking to add some contrived spice to their normally pedestrian songwriting. Some try to create jarring textures that say to the listener, “Hey! I really hate music. You should too.” Some...Read...
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