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The Strokes: ‘Angles’ Review

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Artist: The Strokes Album: Angles Label: RCA/Rough Trade Editor’s note: We’re about 50/50 on this album, so here are two of our writers’ opinions. Be sure to check out Angles to make up your own mind and let us know on which side of the coin you fall! Over the past decade, The Strokes have carved out a niche as being 21st century indie/garage rock pioneers. With ...

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Arcade Fire and Bon Iver Artists Team Up for “Alone Together” Tour

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  Arcade Fire and Bon Iver Artists Team Up for “Alone Together” Tour Beginning April 7 in Brooklyn, instrumentalists from some of indie rock’s biggest groups will have the stage to themselves. Violinist Sarah Neufeld (Arcade Fire) and pianist Gregory Rogrove (Devendra Banhart) will be joined by percussionist Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin & Wood) for a five-city East Coast leg, ...

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Wild Beasts: ‘Smother’ Review

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Artist: Wild Beasts Album: Smother Label: Domino Records When U.K. quartet Wild Beasts released their second full length album Two Dancers in 2009, it seemed imminent that the lads were on the verge of something big. This wasn’t your father’s English import rock ‘n roll band of yesteryear; these guys offered something different. Lush, melancholy melodies drifted over perfect percussive parts ...

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Funeral Party: ‘The Golden Age of Knowhere’ Review

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Artist: Funeral Party Album: The Golden Age of Knowhere Label: Sony Music/RCA/Jive One might think a band named Funeral Party would be a gloom and doom band with a legion of wristcutters as their fanbase. Although their band name may be taken from a song title by 1980′s goth alternative supergroup The Cure, Funeral Party’s newest release, The Golden Age ...

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Bibio: ‘Mind Bokeh’ Review

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Artist:Bibio Album: Mind Bokeh Label: Warp Records Mind Bokeh,  Bibio’s sixth studio album and third with Warp Records, serves as nothing more than a let down.  Bibio (Stephen Wilkinson) is an English producer known mostly for his experimental and innovative nature.  He describes Mind Bokeh as “a balance of the familiar and non familiar”, and although this may be an ...

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Okkervil River: ‘I Am Very Far’ Review

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Artist: Okkervil River Album: I Am Very Far Label: Jagjaguwar Using 2010 to serve as back up band for the legendary/mythical Roky Erickson (watch “You’re Gonna Miss Me”), Okkervil River is back with I Am Very Far. Marking a swift and dramatic separation from the style of their two previous albums, their sixth is guaranteed to fester in your brain ...

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Foo Fighters: ‘Wasting Light’ Review

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Artist: Foo Fighters Album: Wasting Light Label: RCA Finding a great rock album among the sea of space oddity costumes, country tartlets and electronically altered hip hip vocals is like trying to find a diamond in the rough. Luckily for those of us who appreciate heavily laden guitars riffs, super powered basslines and drums that are aimed to destroy, we ...

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Joe Lovano: ‘Bird Songs’ Review

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Artist: Joe Lovano Album: Bird Songs Label: Blue Note Inspired by the notion of what Charlie “Yardbird” Parker could have been, Grammy Award winning saxophonist Joe Lovano’s 22nd album, Bird Songs, puts a post bop twist on the bebop jazz styling of Parker’s music. Backed by his band, Us Five, Lovano belts out smooth sax riffs in Parker classics such ...

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