Loka – Passing Place

Loka from Liverpool release their second studio full-length after 2006’s Fire Shepherds.Since that release, Loka lost founding member Karl Webb which left Mark Kyriacou to recruit members from the live Loka band into the studio for Passing Place.

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Falty DL – Atlantis EP

The four songs on NYC artist Falty DL’s Atlantis EP carry virtually flawless relation. Street savvy tunes— unique as they are cohesive as an EP— exist in tune with many past gems of the Ninja catalogue. This comes post high praise for the artist (a.k.a. Drew Cyrus Lustman)’s recent Planet Mu released LP You Stand Uncertain.

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The Howling Hex – Wilson Semiconductors

The new four track EP from Neil Michael Hagerty’s The Howling Hex is another experimental, rambling rock project. Best known for his part in American rock band Royal Trux, he started The Howling Hex after their demise in 2001 and has since worked on nine albums under the Hex pseudonym.

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METRONOMY 2012 TOUR

SET TO RELEASE EVERYTHING GOES MY WAY REMIX EP 12/6 ADD NORTH AMERICAN DATES Mercury Prize nominated band, Metronomy, led by Joseph Mount, has…

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The Rapture Announce “Sail Away” Single

The Rapture released their critically-acclaimed album In The Grace Of Your Love in September via DFA Records, and now the band has announced that “Sail Away” will be the second single from the record. The Sail Away Remix EP is due out in December,

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Black Box Recorder Tour

Belgium’s Black Box Revelation is a two-piece that sounds more like a ten-piece rock band. With layered guitars and booming drums, BBR’s garage rock…

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Ólafur Arnalds – Living Room Songs

Your iTunes will insist on classifying Ólafur Arnalds’s latest release as “Modern Classical,” which is perhaps a bit misleading. I don’t mean to take anything away from these prettily composed instrumental gems, only to suggest that the structures here have at least as much to do with pop music than they do with classical. Not at all a bad thing, especially for a classical lightweight such as myself.

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Bon Iver – live at 02 Arena

Artist: Bon Iver Venue: 02 Academy, Birmingham, UK Date: 9th November 2011 Rating: 9.3 It would seem that the world is Bon Iver’s oyster,…

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