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Plaster

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Hyness

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Black Suit Devil

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Chad VanGaalen

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Potengowski Anna Friederike

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Ohama

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Nicolas Horvath

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Hugo Wolf Quartet

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Heat

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Parallels

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Monica Chapman

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Alexis Baro & Pueblo Nuevo Jazz Project

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Jenny Wren and Her Borrowed Wings

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Castanets

Cathedral

San DiegoÂ’s Castanets could almost be called rootsy, if you think dark, near-gothic sounds, a general sense of foreboding, and a lo-fi production approach fit into your definition of the adjective. From the opening track,... read more...
By James Hayashi-Tennant
Nov 12, 2004

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Fol Chen

Part II: The New December

Annoying “mysteriousness” aside (really, the whole “we’re mysterious and no one knows who we really are” thing is tired), Fol Chen seem like they’re on to a good thing.  Their dense, arty weirdo-pop has...

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By James Hayashi-Tennant
Jun 22, 2010

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My Brightest Diamond

A Thousand Shark's Teeth

Though many sang its praises, Shara Warden's My Brightest Diamond debut was a little too unsettling for me.  Melodies seemed to come in at menacing angles – perhaps... read more...
By James Hayashi-Tennant
Jul 14, 2008

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Sufjan Stevens

Come On Feel The Illinoise

Sufjan Stevens is either a certified genius or an authentic wacko. His plan to record an album for every state in the union suggests a little from column A and a little from column B.... read more...
By James Hayashi-Tennant
Sep 5, 2005

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Sufjan Stevens

The Avalanche: Outtakes And Extras From The Illinois Album

If Sufjan Stevens? Illinois album made him a veritable indie rock icon, The Avalanche will suggest he is also a genius. Not because it is markedly better than Illinois- in fact, though it?s an outstanding... read more...
By James Hayashi-Tennant
Aug 11, 2006

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