REVIEW: Elvis Perkins – In Dearland (XL)

It took me two listens to shimmy my way into Dearland- a rich, heartbreaking New Orleanian funeral procession-inspired record- the 2nd “second-line” album of Elvis Perkins. He plays seamlessly and tautly with his three versatile band-mates who pick up instruments…

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REVIEW: Wavves – Wavvves (Fat Possum)

Wavvves (3 v’s) is the second full-length album from Wavves (2 v’s), the pseudonym of San Diego musician Nathan Williams. This album radiates with the atmosphere of Williams’s laid-back hometown, helping to create fuzzy, relaxed beach punk reminiscent of surf…

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REVIEW: Mirah – (a)spera (K)

Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn makes beautiful music based mostly around her picked guitar and amazing voice. This is her fourth solo album, and first since 2004's 'C'mon Miracle' (separated by her collaboration with Spectratone International on the also excellent 'Share…

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REVIEW: tUnE-YaRdS – BiRd-BrAiNs (Marriage)

tUnE-YaRds is a one-woman (Merrill Garbus) creative force. As a graduate of Smith College, she knows what us elitist liberal arts students want, and does a great job making it: unique yet instantly accessible pop music. 'BiRd-BrAiNs', recorded over 2.5…

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