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The second installment of Lunarcast features Big Business, perhaps the busiest and most productive rock band around. Bassist/singer Jared Warren and arguably one the best drummers alive, Coady Willis, not only thrive as a two-piece, cultivating a style of heavy music...

Friday, 16 March 2007
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Let’s just start this straight off. The Arcade Fire’s latest, Neon Bible, isn’t as good as Funeral. Tear-jerking crescendos are much fewer and farther between. The hair on the back of your neck won’t get quite as much of a workout. But consider...

Tuesday, 13 March 2007
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I have spent the past year in every record shop I could find up the coast of California looking for albums by the Mexican alternative rock band, Zoé. The song "Deja Te Conecto" was burned on a mix CD for me a few ago, and has been on repeat in my car...

Tuesday, 13 March 2007
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Whether or not the title of The Ponys’ new record, Turn the Lights Out, has anything to do with Interpol’s famed 2002 release Turn on the Bright Lights (or whether it’s remotely related to the fact that the Chicago foursome just got signed to Matador,...

Monday, 12 March 2007
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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club will headline a spring tour that will start with support from The Fratellis in San Diego on May 6th and have them touring through June. The tour will fall on the wings of the release of their fourth album, Baby 81, out May 1st on RCA...

Thursday, 08 March 2007
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THE DECEMBERISTS – [DVD]
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ARTIST: The Decemberists – DATE: 03-07-07 REVIEW BY: Clara Druzgalski ALBUM: The Decemberists: A Practical Handbook (DVD) LABEL: Kill Rock Stars   The Decemberists are headed up. They recently signed to Capitol Records for their fourth studio album The...

Wednesday, 07 March 2007
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The Decemberists are headed up. They recently signed to Capitol Records for their fourth studio album The Crane Wife, have been touring to promote it with sold out shows, and have somehow managed to get their name on the Coachella poster printed larger than Sonic...

Wednesday, 07 March 2007
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Undoubtedly, one of last year’s best albums was Midlake’s The Trials of Van Occupanther. Actually, inarguably is probably a better word than undoubtedly, because while non-listeners may doubt its brilliance, they can’t argue after hearing...

Wednesday, 07 March 2007
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This is the first finger-to-buzz-modulated-button that Jean-Benoit Dunckel and Nicolas Godin from Air have raised in three years—and it doesn't even buzz. In their latest effort, Air take a classical bend to their breathy electronic soars: the prominent...

Wednesday, 07 March 2007
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The evening of March 3, 2007, marked the return of Bikeride, who chose local Long Beach venue DiPiazza’s to unleash their latest release The Kiss upon the world. It’s been four long and eventful years, but the time was well spent, making an incredibly...

Wednesday, 07 March 2007
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