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one-sheet week: “Black & White Mountains,” by Snowblink

One-Sheet Week is in the home stretch: -- In 2008, Daniela Gesundheit of Snowblink moved from San Francisco to Toronto, irreversibly altering Snowblink from a whimsical warm-weather band touting four male backup singers (two of whom were...

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<sup>the bloop:</sup> The music of … mermaids?

It's hard to tell if the counter-skeptics and X-Filers really are fooled by the Animal Planet presentation Mermaids: The Body Found, or if they're just having fun with a fun subject, but the crowing over...

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pre-order: Heaven, by Black Swan

Concluding each successive Black Swan release, the listener could be forgiven for a slight tug of nostalgia. The story seems told in complete, both musically and thematically. The debut album Black Swan In...

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“I know there‚Äôs no other world/ mountains and websites”

Phil Elverum (The Microphones, P.W. Elverum & Sun) returns with another Mount Eerie release, Clear Moon. From the catalog listing: "Part one of a pair of records exploring a living place as a modern...

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stream: Death Dreams, by PS I Love You

Lots (and lots and lots and lots) of acclaim for the new PS I Love You. It comes as no surprise: the last we heard from them was the "Subdivisions" rescore, of which we...

stream: “Twist & Shout” demo, by La Machine

Sung through a pulse jet and stripped down to the sub-bass, La Machine’s “Twist & Shout” is one of those demos you’ll hope the final version leaves as-is. Based in Leeds, La Machine is Lee Morris and Natalie Bolton. And if their white-noise percussion, atomized guitar, and stomping vocals don’t wake industrial from that ten-year catnap, call the authorities. It’s overdosed.

Stream “Twist & Shout” just below. It’s brilliant.

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