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James Blackshaw ‘The Cloud Of Unknowing’

Every now and then, there comes an album that makes you drop everything and find a different career as a shoemaker or whatever. That feeling of “at least when it comes down to shoelaces, I’m not compared to my colleagues” gets a reasonable and offending sense when you understands the music. The understanding I’m talking [...]

Tunesquare – Download Music For Free and Pay the Artist?!

Here’s a pretty straight forward proposition for both music lovers like me and you and all the indie artists out there. As a music lover I can download free music as much as I want and support the artist financially in the process. How is this even possible, you ask?
Apparently it’s fairly simple. The guys [...]

Song of the Week - Covers Edition

Every other week each of our writers shares the song that made his/her week just a little bit brighter. This time we are choosing our favorite covers. We’re also happy to have Ryan of the RSL blog on this one.
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Walking on Sunshine by Jay Walk Snail (Katrina and the Waves)
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Girl Nobody: Balaclava Casino Heist - Break Up To Make Up

Shortly after their debut album “The Future Isn’t What It Used To Be.” (2004) the Vancouver based band Girl Nobody decided to call it quits. Lucky for us they decided to set their differences aside and record their sophomore effort “Balaclava Casino Heist“, with producer Futcher (The Be Good Tanyas) on the boards. Oddly [...]

Album Review: Thurston Moore ‘Trees Outside the Academy’

Following in the same vein as Sonic Youth’s Rather Ripped, the lights are lowered and the aggression is turned down–what pours forth is a mostly subdued and personal affair. Going along for the ride are Samara Lubelski on violin, and Steve Shelly on drums. J Mascis occasionally steps in with a solo and makes sure [...]

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