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250 word album review: The 1984 Draft – Makes Good Choices

If you’re going to dabble in the indie rock scene, modeling yourself after The Hold Steady is a pretty solid game plan. The cleverly named The 1984 Draft seems to have done just that, from the jagged guitar licks in … Continue reading

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250 word album review: The Yellow Bellied Sapsuckers – Don’t Think About Tomorrow Night

With some simple instrumentation and themes as old as lyrical music itself The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers put together a smooth throwback album. A lot of fiddle and acoustic guitar lead the way here but what set the Sapsuckers apart is their … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Whiskey For The Lady – Passing Times

“Passing Times” is Whiskey For The Lady’s second album and it is distinctly different than their debut. The bluegrass band is four long years removed from their debut album “Too Many F Holes” and sometimes life comes at you hard … Continue reading

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250 word album review: The Decemberists – I’ll Be Your Girl

If you’re reading this you probably know what The Decemberists are all about, they have a well established catalog defining the band which makes an album like this challenging. Once you define yourselves as a band you spend the rest … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Monks of Doom – The Bronte Pin

Monks of Doom basks in the weird. The largely Camper Van Beethoven side project sounds like exactly that. “The Bronte Pin” is their first proper album since 1993 and you would never know it by listening to it. It is … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Dreamgirl – Dreamgirl

Dreamgirl blindsided 2018 with the release of their first full length album on New Year’s Day following a couple single releases and the brilliantly titled “Illuminaughty” EP in 2015. The Midwest band’s take on dreampop is as west coast as … Continue reading

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250 word album review: The Deslondes – Hurry Home

The Deslondes are making quite a wake with their first two records. Their extremely old school country style paired with great songwriting has carved themselves quite the niche in modern music. Their second record “Hurry Home” is more than a … Continue reading

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