Monthly Archives: January 2013

Album To Check Out: Grouper – The Man Who Died in His Boat

Grouper is the solo musical project of Portland resident Liz Harris. Possessing an abstruse and almost-ethereal voice, Harris surrounds it with tons of looping reverb from her guitar and synthesizers to produce an immersive moody atmosphere about her. The songs … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Guards – In Guards We Trust

If you had been to one of Cults‘ shows a couple of years back, you might have noticed a band named Guards opening for them who looks suspiciously like Cults – all young lads and lasses with long dark hair … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Unknown Mortal Orchestra – II

Like a lot of people, my first exposure to Unknown Mortal Orchestra was through their insatiably jangly first single Ffunny Ffriends. At that time, no one knew anything about the band (is it even a band or just a single … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: The History Of Apple Pie – Out Of View

The first time I read about The History of Apple Pie in a music blog, I had to make sure I had the right website on and have not accidentally clicked on a Pinterest site. With a name like that, … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Ducktails – The Flower Lane

Ducktails is the one-man side project of Matthew Mondanile. You might know him as being the guitarist of New Jersey chill rock band, Real Estate. When Mondanile first started out Ducktails, it was an entirely solo project – more of … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Indians – Somewhere Else

Indians is the moniker of a one-man band – Copenhagen resident Søren Løkke Juul. As Indians, Juul has created an immersive, beautiful, yet lonely sound that have some describing him to be Denmark’s answer to Bon Iver, albeit in a … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Local Natives – Hummingbird

One of my favorite bands that came out the last couple years was Los Angeles-based quintet Local Natives. With their five-part choir boy harmonies and baroque indie pop sensibilities, the most appropriate description for them would be Grizzly Bear with … Continue reading

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