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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: “Amber Balanced,” by Olan Mill

Stream track #3 from the steady and breathcatching Paths, at page bottom. Olan Mill is Alex Smalley and Svitlana Samoylenko, and their instrumentation includes “guitar, violin, sampler and voice.” Alex writes: “pieces were captured live over two performances and sewn together from the multitrack recordings.guitar, violin, sampler and voice.”

Facture will release Paths in May 2012, on vinyl, CD, and MP3 format.

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