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Video: Agnes Obel – “Riverside” (Live at Studio Brussel)

Danish-born Agnes Obel released her vulnerable album Philharmonics at the end of last year in the UK and U.S. via the internet.  The CD version of the album will be available in the states this...

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La guele de bois 2011: The Ruby Spirit

(email|facebook|linkedin) Our favorite anti-shoegaze microhearts have settled on their top 10 list for 2010. Five co-conspirators and 10 albums? Something tells us that -- shall we say -- moral suasion was the order of...

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La guele de bois 2011: Cagey House

(email|facebook|linkedin) Dave Keifer of Cagey House writes in with his top tracks of the year. (You still have time to register to win a free, customized Cagey House ringtone, we should add.) Also file...

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La guele de bois 2011: N’T

(email|facebook|linkedin) Scott French of N'T (napostrophet) writes in with his top 15 list for 2010. File this one other "top 15 heard in 2010." 15. Refused -- Shape of Punk to Come 14. Wilco...

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La guele de bois 2011: Part two

(email|facebook|linkedin) Here are a few more 2010 releases we missed. Start with the fragile, almost barren Sléptis, by Strië. It's one of those rare works of art which seem intended for critical alliteration: Sléptis,...

La guele de bois 2011: Part two

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Here are a few more 2010 releases we missed. Start with the fragile, almost barren Sléptis, by Strië. It’s one of those rare works of art which seem intended for critical alliteration: Sléptis, Strië, slow, sparse, secretive, shy, sublime. (Does “cerebral” count?)

You’re forgiven if you, like MiM staff, confused this next album with a Sunset Rubdown cut, or with the soundtrack to a major motion picture. It’s Black Swan (in 8 Movements), by Black Swan, an anonymous New York musician, who sounds a bit like this:

And this one is different, considering. It’s a band called Adebisi Shank, and the album, This is the Second Album of a band called Adebisi Shank. Stream it right here. “Dance instrumental punk rock Ireland,” indeed:

Hat tip for all: The Silent Ballet.

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