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Liverpool quartet Clinic will make their first U.S. live appearances since 2004 this March with eight select performances. The Grammy-nominated masked band will be touring in support of their fourth full-length, Visitations, due in stores January 23rd on Domino...

Tuesday, 05 December 2006
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Once again due to a delay at the production plant, Gold Standard Laboratories is pushing back the release of BIG SIR “Und Die Scheiße Ändert Sich Immer” to February 2007. Press copies have been sent out, but please let us know if you have not...

Tuesday, 05 December 2006
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It’s one of the more annoying things about writing about music. An album crosses your desk in a little cardboard sleeve or a jewel case with no cover. It’s a band you’ve never heard of, one of twenty or so in the stack you have to listen to that day....

Monday, 04 December 2006
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Australia’s The Drones made a splash with last year’s Wait Long By the River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float By. The album—which won an Australian Music Prize—garnered a lot of attention for the Melbourne-based band, making them...

Monday, 04 December 2006
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ARTIST: Pela DATE: 12-04-06 WRITER: Aaron Autrand It’s one of the more annoying things about writing about music. An album crosses your desk in a little cardboard sleeve or a jewel case with no cover. It’s a band you’ve never heard of, one of twenty or so in the...

Monday, 04 December 2006
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ARTIST: Pavement DATE: 12-04-06 REVIEW BY: Casey Lombardo ALBUM: Wowee Zowee: Sordid Sentinels Edition LABEL: Matador Records Now Playing: “Grounded” from Wowee Zowee Ah, sweet Wowee Zowee. The difficult third album. The one that true blue Pavement-philes...

Monday, 04 December 2006
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No one wants their rock stars to be clean cut, apart from all the Buddy Holly fanatics out there. Musicians are heroes that we can live through vicariously—swilling whisky every night, nonchalantly hooking up with random groupies in towns big and small, making...

Monday, 04 December 2006
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Ah, sweet Wowee Zowee. The difficult third album. The one that true blue Pavement-philes derive the greatest pleasure in championing: it’s neither the definitive classic (Slanted & Enchanted) as deemed by establishment rock journos nor the...

Monday, 04 December 2006
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The Cold War Kid’s debut full-length album Robbers & Cowards out on Downtown Recordings is more or less a compilation of songs found on previously released EPs. Singer Nathan Willett’s amazing vocal pitch and dexterity is probably the first thing...

Monday, 04 December 2006
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In the weeks before the 2006 CMJ Music Conference, the annual music industry event which takes place in Manhattan every year, I have done possibly more research and preparation than I have for any other industry event in my life. Why? Well, I have decided that I want...

Sunday, 03 December 2006
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