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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’s 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...

“I know there’s 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...

still warm: Future Nostalgia for sale, by Hiva Oa

The first half-minute, indeed the first ten seconds set the terms. This whitewashed chorus is the sound of inner...

Stream: The Neighborhood – “I’m Sorry”

I stumbled across the band The Neighborhood this morning to great pleasure. The band is a Los Angeles based quintet...

name your price: The Rigged Orchestra, by Temi I Idei

One of our most frequently-revisited songs from 2009 is "02," track #6 from the fydhws release Impresii. The artist...

free download: Symptomatic EP, by La Machine

In March we met La Machine, concluding, "Sung through a pulse jet and stripped down to the sub-bass." Their...

The Only Way To Kill You by Greylag

Just making sure everyone is on the same page today: Greylag’s debut EP The Only Way To Kill You...

video: “Arrows Drawn,” by Orcas

In January we were introduced to Orcas, the free trade agreement between Benoît Pioulard and Rafael Anton Irisarri. (A...

new to the watchlist: Leyfdu ljosinu, by Hildur Guðnadóttir

Wildbirds and Peacedrums fans take note. (The rest of you, too.) Icelandic cellist Hildur Guðnadóttir -- who provided...

video: “The Innocent,” by Adam Hurst

He's got a new album, a new goatee, and some more instruments onstage (including one that plugs in), but it...

spelunking: Quirky, by Greyhound Out Of Mainline

There is no telling who -- between Ally Winford, Matthew Collings and Chris Tenz -- wanted to name their still-fresh...

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