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The Felice Brothers have returned with Celebration, Florida – an album that is sincerely sinister, oddly beautiful and creepy, at times. It is an album that begs for repeated listens and may be their best to date. I was first introduced to the Brothers with their 2008 self-titled release and immediately fell in love with their ramshackle Americana sound. Their self-titled album was a raucous experience – full of tall tales and gritty characters – and it makes for great...

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Wednesday, 11 May 2011
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Yr. ship done come in junky! Whenna boat hitsa beach, it don't mess around, does it? This week, I gotcha ova SEVENTY little bits o' SWAG ta calm yer nerves an' make everything alright. Some of it's pretty good too. I gotcha the new Mayer Hawthorne single (which might help me get well too, las' time I included one o' his tracks, I got me a subscription ta SPIN Magazine), a Hella song so new, it DON'T EVEN HAVE A...

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Wednesday, 11 May 2011
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The Killers’ Ronnie Vannucci will release his debut solo album, Big Talk, on July 12th via Epitaph Records. Produced by Joe Chicarelli (The Strokes, My Morning Jacket), and mixed by Alan Moulder (U2, Foo Fighters), Big Talk sees Vannucci step out from behind the drum kit of one of the biggest bands of the past ten years to show us what he’s got. The album's first single, "Getaways" will be available on iTunes May 10th and fans are invited to...

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Wednesday, 11 May 2011
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The Killers’ Ronnie Vannucci will release his debut, self-titled solo album, Big Talk on July 12th via Epitaph Records. Produced by Joe Chicarelli (The Strokes, My Morning Jacket), and mixed by Alan Moulder (U2, Foo Fighters), Big Talk sees Vannucci step out from behind the drum kit of one of the biggest bands of the past ten years to show us what he’s got. The album's first single, "Getaways" will be available on iTunes May 10th and fans are invited...

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Wednesday, 11 May 2011
And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – [Live]
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Artist: And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead Venue: Lee’s Palace – Toronto, Ontario, Canada Date: May 3, 2011 Ten years ago, Trail of Dead was the hottest band in America. They were band that played groundbreaking progressive, alt rock, combed their black hair forward, acted like brats and smashed their guitars on stage. It was aggressive, melodic, soulful music and when you heard it you could not help but hurl yourself into the person beside with...

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Wednesday, 11 May 2011
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Can the format on which some music appears alter a listener's enjoyment of it in any way? Could there really be that great a difference between the overall experience a listener may gain from it? It's likely that most perspective buyers of the First Four EPs by OFF! will find themselves asking that very question as the weigh the pros and cons of purchasing the four-piece box set (which was released on December 14, 2010) or the CD edition (released...

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Tuesday, 10 May 2011
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Some musicians, (Brian Eno comes to mind) are able to wear a variety of artistic hats. At any given time, they're able to switch between composer, solo act, band member and producer (and more), thereby enhancing their reputation. Others pull off the same trick just as well only to find it diffuses, and therefore diminishes, their reputation. Nick Lowe is one of the latter. Despite over a decade of solid work in all of those roles, including some very influential...

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Monday, 09 May 2011
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Titans Eve, a currently independent metal band out of British Columbia, Canada, has a new album out entitled The Divine Equal. This energetic four-piece plays fist-pounding, head-banging modern thrash metal occasionally tinged with a sound that’ll drag you straight back to the California Bay Area metal scene of 1984. This is Titans Eve’s first full-length album, which is made up of the four songs from their first demo/EP, re-recorded, and a handful of new offerings to appease their fans’ appetites....

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Monday, 09 May 2011
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Ten years ago, Trail of Dead was the hottest band in America. They were the band that played groundbreaking and progressive alt rock, combed their black hair forward, acted like brats and smashed their guitars on stage. It was aggressive, melodic, soulful music and you could not help but hurl yourself into the person beside you with a massive smile plastered across your face when you heard it. Music has changed a lot in ten years; Trail of Dead perfected...

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Sunday, 08 May 2011
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The last three years have been a strange journey for Burning Hell singer Mathias Kom. In that time, the singer has gone from wowing critics to disappointing them to confusing them in as many records; in 2008, the singer announced his arrival with The Burning Hell with Happy Birthday and thrilled both audiences and critics with his unusually deadpan vocal delivery in songs that were both celebratory and macabre (check out the first tow installments of “Grave Situation”) AND re-validated...

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Saturday, 07 May 2011