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CD Review: North Elementary – Not For Everyone Just For You

North Elementary   Not For Everyone, Just For You Eskimo Kiss By Julia Reidy Not For Everyone, Just For You is a workout in recent redux. Chapel Hill band North Elementary’s fourth full-length recycles, albeit quite competently, so many of the now clichéd sonic styles found in ‘90s alternative, recalling the likes of Vertical Horizon, […]

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CD Review: Madeline — White Flag

Madeline White Flag Orange Twin By Julia Reidy It’s unfortunate that the first comparison we’re inclined to make when it comes to female singer-songwriters is who else’s voice theirs resembles. In this case, though, it seems a dual and unavoidable comparison. Athens, Ga.’s Madeline Adams, on her third full-length release at least, sounds like Regina […]

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CD Review: Golden — Night Reminds the Day

Golden Night Reminds the Day Self-released By Leila Regan-Porter Golden makes their mark on the Atlanta music scene by managing to mix up a slew of genres to keep their music constantly interesting. Mostly veering on the side of alternative rock, with Joshua Golden's strong and clear vocals (reminiscent of Train's Patrick Monahan) leading the […]

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CD Review: Strezo — Haunted House Volume 1

Strezo Haunted House Volume 1 Stick Figure Recordings By Samantha Parvin Kristen Strezo, the vocalist after whom the band is named, along with multi-instrumentalist Robert Filippo, introduce their second full-length album, Haunted House Volume 1, today. Collin Guy, Pablo Cerda, Fernando Medina, Kilton Hopkins and Deisha Oliver complement the duo with several instrumental additions to […]

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CD Review: Black Lips — 200 Million Thousand

Black Lips 200 Million Thousand Vice Records By Julia Reidy As one of Atlanta ’s most rapidly maturing acts of recent years, the Black Lips already Let It Bloom, and now they’ll “Let It Grow.” The latter, the fourth track to their fifth studio album, 200 Million Thousand (their third record for Vice), introduces the […]

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CD Review: Winston Audio — The Red Rhythm

Winston Audio The Red Rhythm Favorite Gentlemen Records By Samantha A. Parvin Winston Audio’s The Red Rhythm is the first full-length album released by the Atlanta-based quintet. The current band members have only been playing together since 2006, yet producer Dan Hannon’s skill and the poetry of the band successfully introduce an album of clever, […]

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CD Review: Morrissey — Years of Refusal

Morrissey Years of Refusal Attack/Lost Highway First of all, we must admit (and by we, I mean myself, who has been gawking at this cover ever since the banner ads started appearing on my favorite blogs weeks ago), Moz is looking pretty sharp. His biceps could rival those of Springsteen. Alright, not quite, but still, […]

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CD Review: MarvelAnn — Bad Advice

  MarvelAnn Bad Advice  By Eileen Tilson What do Portland, Ore. and Australia have in common? Both serve as the inspiration for duo Marvelann’s sophomore album Bad Advice. Written and recorded by founding members Simon Honisett and Jonathan Jubera, the album is a crafted compilation of dreamy pop recorded entirely in Jubera’s basement.    Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Honisett […]

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CD Review: A Shoreline Dream — Recollections of Memory

A Shoreline Dream Recollections of Memory  Latenight Weeknight Records By Eileen Tilson Recollections of Memory is the second full-length album by Denver natives, A Shoreline Dream. Released on Latenight Weeknight Records, the album is a hypnotic cyclone of sound filled with ethereal effect-laden guitars, haunting vocals and dashes of electronic ambiance. The textures on this heavily instrumental album […]

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CD Review: Bloodkin — Baby They Told Us We Would Rise Again

  Bloodkin Baby They Told Us We Would Rise Again SCI Fidelity Records   By Eileen Tilson   “Let’s take a road trip, its been a while…” swoons Daniel Hutchens on the the final track of Bloodkin’s latest studio album, Baby They Told Us We Would Rise Again. Recorded in their hometown of Athens, this is the band’s […]

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CD Review: Matt Duke — Kingdom Underground

Matt Duke Kingdom UndergroundRykodisc By Al Kaufman Matt Duke stares out from the cover of his current CD with a mop-haired head, wide open puppy dog eyes, and enough scruff to make the girls think he has a dangerous side. Or maybe he's been too busy saving drowning kittens to shave. He exudes that kind of sensitivity. […]

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