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V.22 No.36 | 9/5/2013

Music

Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Sep 6 2013 2:45 PM ]

MGMT are some weird dudes. While I was a fan of Oracular Spectacular, 2010's Congratulations just flew by without really sticking, and I don't regret that. But the third time's a charm? They have an upcoming self-titled album coming out on Sept. 17 via Columbia, and the band has shared a short film/trailer featuring some tracks from the soon-to-be-released record.

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V.22 No.29 | 7/18/2013

Music

Story of Her Life: Waxing nostalgic about Loretta Lynn’s Van Lear Rose

By Mark Lopez [ Wed Jul 17 2013 2:34 PM ]

It's been almost a decade since Loretta Lynn's last record, Van Lear Rose, hit the shelves. A lot has gone down in those nine years. We've seen some of the worst natural disasters in history (BP anyone?), and we've also seen a further-magnified shift from music being played on LP devices to almost exclusively digital formats. Yet that's one of the great things about a recordit has the power to take you back. Back to where? That depends on the person, but the whole premise of a good album rests on the fact it doesn't lose its touch as the casing weathers or when the charts don't signify its importance, as it once did.

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V.22 No.28 | 7/11/2013
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Music

Single Before Double

Beck releases new single in anticipation of two albums coming out this year

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Jul 5 2013 12:42 PM ]

Like most Beck fans, I was turned on to the cryptic chameleon when I first heard Odelay in '96. Though it's probably considered his most mainstream effort, save the post-breakup lament of 2002's Sea Change, it's one of his most dynamic, beat-packed and outlandish releases. Yet, the thing with Beck is that he keeps going, regardless of the direction. Sure, that's a fairly exciting thing when you've been a fan of a musician for so many years; but unless you're in it for the long haul, it can become a little tiring. After contemplating the '60s psych-twinged alt-pop of 2008's Modern Guilt, I worried that Beck was running out of steam, trying desperately to retain some semblance of the alternative cool that propelled him to stardom at the peak of '90s weirdness. But Beck's new single “I Won't Be Long” gives me hope.

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V.21 No.43 | 10/25/2012

Music

Glitter Dick ISO rock and roll alms

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Tue Oct 30 2012 10:44 AM ]

Captain America reports on Glitter Dick’s fundraising efforts for their debut album, Sparkling Richard, in Kick(start) their crotch. Watch music videos from the group after the jump.

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Aural Fixation

Kick(start) Their Crotch

Glitter Dick's Sparkling Richard

By Captain America
Captain America delivers a jocular and enlightening report on rock and roll foursome Glitter Dick’s debut album Kickstarter campaign.

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V.18 No.49 | 12/3/2009

Sonic Reducer

[url]http://www.lechatlunatique.com[/url]Le Chat Lunatique[xurl] Under the Covers, Vol. 1 · Nirvana Bleach: Deluxe Edition

Reviews of new music releases.

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V.18 No.45 | 11/5/2009

Sonic Reducer

Matt Wilson Quartet That's Gonna Leave a Mark · Chris Potter Ultrahang

By Mel Minter
Reviews of new music releases.

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