Monthly Archives: May 2012

Album To Check Out: The Mynabirds – Generals

The Mynabirds is the solo moniker of singer-songwriter Laura Burhenn, former member of Georgie James. Recalling 60s old soul roots and country influences, Burhenn has a looping hypnotic voice that she projects onto her songs which is meant to soothe … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Laurel Halo – Quarantine

Laurel Halo is Brooklyn via Ann Arbor based electronic DJ producer Ina Cube. After releasing two EPs the last two years – 2010’s King Felix and 2011’s Hour Logic, Halo is now ready to release her excellent debut LP, Quarantine. … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Japandroids – Celebration Rock

Celebration Rock, the proper sophomore full length of Vancouver noise rock garage duo Japandroids has a very appropriate album title. Brian King and David Prowse have basically created a record that is the very definition of a rocking exercise in … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Edward Sharpe & The Magenetic Zeroes – Here

The ten man strong members of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes form a communual relationship. Hearing the music from the breakout debut Up From Below makes you feel like in you are in one big camp fire singing along … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: The Walkmen – Heaven

New York-based rock band The Walkmen have been around for a while. Now well into their 30s, the members of The Walkmen continue to make grand, slow-thumping rock anthems. Similar to their contemporaries in The National, The Walkmen are your … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Sigur Ros – Valtari

Valtari, the sixth full length album from Icelandic shoegazers Sigur Ros is a thing of beauty. But you didn’t need me telling you in order for you to know that. Sigur Ros are well known for creating some of the … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Regina Spektor – What We Saw From The Cheap Seats

I have always adored Regina Spektor. Regina was – and is still is – one of my favorite singer songwriters. She has a knack for creating universal narratives in her lyrics that somehow still feels personal and relatable. And her … Continue reading

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