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250 Word album review: Beth Bombara – Map & No Direction

Beth Bombara is a midwest songstress in the vein of Lucinda Williams and with the delivery of Aimee Mann. Her latest release “Map & No Direction” finds her skillfully weaving her way in and out of soul searching numbers while … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: The Flood Brothers – Boom Land

These bluesy fuzz rockers from Columbia, Missouri have a great sound. The two-piece band is adorned with distorted guitar picking, noisy slide guitar and driving drum beats to create some loose noise. “Girl I Know” is a slowed down jam … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: Tracy Huffman and the Walking Sticks

Tracy Huffman can really write a song, this album proves it. If you know Huffman this record is not much new to you with only 4 are new tracks. The songs do sound different though, they are very loose and … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Just Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit

Here’s an interesting record, Courtney Barnett’s “Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit.” The Austrailian singer/songwriter ravages her way through a grungy debut. Not since Kim Deal of the Breeders delivered such confident vocals as a frontwoman … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: Dismal Swamp Lords EP

The Dismal Swamp Lords could be any bar band. They also could be your favorite bar band just as easily. Their bluesy rock pulls few punches, they just hold steady on their righteous path. They let their southern rock influences … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: The Shivers – Charades

Shivers got lost in the indie rock shuffle of the 2000s. In the days when Saddle Creek was thriving as a label and indie acts were moving records like never before, a ton of good bands just got shuffled into … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: Universe Contest – We Are The Rattlesnake

Universe Contest’s second full-length album is a morphing collection of songs that refines the sound from their first record. The music is more cohesive as a whole and feels less like individual songs and more like blobs of music. The songs … Continue reading

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