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Jenny Owen Youngs: Hot In Herre…As In Michigan

A new artist I found out about yesterday is folk/indie rocker Jenny Owen Youngs. I was referred to her by the amazing weekly podcast, Pop Candy. The podcast is written by USA Today blogger Whitney Matheson and covers everything in pop culture (“Lost”, “30 Rock”, concerts, movies, etc.) and she usually gives some good music […]

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albums Indie

Winterpills: Pleasantly "Light"

Winterpills The Light Divides – 4/5 Narks An afternoon nap on a warm day. A relaxing, gradual boat ride down a narrow waterway. Being read to by the perfect story teller. These are all calming ways to unwind after a busy day/week. Using a mixture of acoustic folk/indie rock with subtle fabling, these are the […]

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albums Indie

Modest Mouse: "Ship" Far From Sinking

Modest Mouse We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank – 4/5 Narks First and foremost, I am not a sailor. When I am on a boat, I am usually sitting back, relaxing with a cold beverage, while the “Captain” is leading the charge through channels and small lakes. The able seaman of Modest Mouse, […]

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Indie

Eclectipus: The Bees

The Bees – Octopus 4/5 Narks Another band I have been listening to as much as possible (Spring = album release fiesta) is The Bees. Straight outta the British Isles, this band quickly became every indie critic’s darling in 2002 with Sunshine Hit Me, which was reportedly recorded in lead singer, Paul Butler’s garden. The […]

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Arcade Fire: Hauntingly Good

Arcade Fire “Neon Bible” 5/5 Narks Though I haven’t heard their 1st album, the heavily lauded The Funeral, Arcade Fire’s latest album has been so highly anticipated I couldn’t ignore it. It has been featured on every blog, column and radio show imaginable. At first, I was a bit hesitant to check out Arcade Fire. […]

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albums Hip-Hop

K-OS: Rapper/Crooner/?

K-OS “Atlantis: Hymns For Disco” 5/5 Narks Canadian rapper/hip hop artist K-OS finally released his 3rd album “Atlantis – Hymns For Disco” last week. The follow up to musically diverse, “Joyful Rebellion”, was already released in Canada last October, but has been repackaged with a bonus track for the States. K-OS has been drawing comparasions […]

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Indie

Start Me Up

I’m not really sure what I am going to do with this space yet. In the future, I’d like it to be a place where I can post new music (hip hop, indie, and anything new I pick up), reviews and insights. We’ll see how it goes, but it should be interesting… For now, here […]