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Indie Music Reviews: ‘Several Shades of Why’ by J Mascis

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Indie Music Reviews:  Several Shades of Why by J Mascis Release Date: March 15, 2011 Sub Pop We have a new review up of Several Shades of Why, the latest album from indie rocker J Mascis. The review was written by Gravy and Biscuits writer Holly Miller-Carufel. J Mascis: Several Shades of Why Review J Mascis Bio More Music Reviews  

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Vivian Girls: ‘Share the Joy’ Review

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Artist: Vivian Girls Album: Share the Joy Label: Polyvinyl Sometimes, there is a band or a record that makes you wish you were a teenager growing up in the 1950s or 60s. With their third full-length release, and first for indie powerhouse Polyvinyl Records, Brooklyn trio Vivian Girls have done just that with Share the Joy. This effort finds the ...

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The Airborne Toxic Event: ‘All At Once’ Review

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Artist: The Airborne Toxic Event Album: All At Once Label: Island Records The Airborne Toxic Event’s sophomore album, All At Once, is darker and grittier than their self-titled debut album. This five piece California-based band has an album filled with themes of death, love in all variations, being true to oneself, and even politics swirled together by beautiful and thought ...

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Joel Plaskett Emergency: ‘Scrappy Happiness’ Review

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A Gravy and Biscuits Micro ReviewArtist: Joel Plaskett Emergency Album: Scrappy Happiness Joel Plaskett, a musician and producer from Halifax,Nova Scotia,Canada, has been a prominent member of the Canadian music scene for the upwards of twenty years. Scrappy Happiness is his fourth LP with his band Emergency, and was written over the course of ten weeks, with one track released ...

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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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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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Indie Concert Reviews: Voxhaul Broadcast, Skybombers, Rooney at Variety Playhouse Atlanta

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Indie Concert Reviews: Voxhaul Broadcast, Skybombers, Rooney at Variety Playhouse Atlanta Recently, we had a contest on Gravy and Biscuits where we picked a winner and a guest to accompany us on a trip to see indie artists Voxhaul Broadcast, along with Skybombers and Rooney, at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta. The winners also received Gravy and Biscuits T-shirts and ...

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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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