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Wolf Parade – EXPO 86 Album Review

Wolf Parade’s debut, Apologies To Queen Mary, surprised almost everyone as the “little anthemic rocker that could,” ending up on many critics’ “Best Of” lists and remaining in people’s heads and iPods until long after. Of course, the album was not without its faults: spotty sequencing, lack of overall direction — issues you’d expect from...Read...
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Fernando Tarango – October 31, 2009 Album Review

Fernando Tarango is a singer-songwriter with a bit of a hilarious history which he strangely isn’t scared to reveal. To quote: “After three months performing on Holland America Cruise Lines, concerts with the Grammy Award Winning Pacific Boychoir in California, and bar shows in Wyoming…” Essentially, this says a lot about his character. Tarango is...Read...
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Netherfriends – “Brett Easton Ellis Novel” Music Video

It’s not the best quality video, but it seems intentionally campy, like a stop-motion animation founded on webcams or point-and-shoot cameras. The resulting video for “Brett Easton Ellis Novel” (one has to wonder, did they really misspell Bret Easton Ellis on purpose?) is a homegrown piece of fun without all of the bells and whistles.
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New Politics – “Yeah Yeah Yeah” Music Video

The film-this-band-in-a-room music video aesthetic has grown tired through the years, and it’s rare to find a garage rock video these days that can hold much attention. Leave it to the Scandinavians, who’ve been blowing up the music scene lately. The unpredictability in this video for “Yeah Yeah Yeah” captures the band’s infectious live energy...Read...