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Love is War EP

Lotus Blake
SELF-RELEASED

There’s something intangible and beautiful about the four songs that make up Love is War.

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Contra

Vampire Weekend
XL

However precious and popped-collar these New Yorkers appear, Vampire Weekend ultimately win out on top in the taste department.

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Seeds to be Planted, Trees to be Cut

The Parade Schedule
THE RECORD MACHINE

This debut from Louisville’s The Parade Schedule (or more specifically, mastermind Matt Kinder) is a collection of hushed acoustic songs that, at their best, recall Ryan Adams’ dr

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Stale Champagne

State Champion
SOPHOMORE LOUNGE

Anyone can write a sad song, but not everyone can do it well. You have to combine technique and belief.

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Love Hasn’t Killed Me Yet

King Bees
SELF-RELEASED

Modern blues recordings are a little too electric and a little too neat.

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How to Play Pretend

The Commonwealth
SELF-RELEASED

The surface analysis is that Daniel Duncan fills his sandbox with something illicit.

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$200 Man

The Olympia Three
DUNKENSTEIN

What appears to be Olympia Three’s final effort — the band is splitting up next month — shows the group evolving toward modern nu-grass and ending on a mixed result.

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Late Night

Nothing People
S-S

As far as careerist schemes go, naming your band Nothing People and titling your first album Anonymous has to be pretty high up on the list of bad ideas.

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S/T

1069
SELF-RELEASED

Country swagger comes unexpectedly from a band made up of ex-members of umpteen local punk bands from the ‘70s on (including The Blinders and The Endtables), but then again, curveballs

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What Day Is It Tonight?

Trans Am
THRILL JOCKEY

Live albums generally serve two main purposes: as documentation of a one-time-only, you-had-to-be-there concert that defines an artist’s career (think James Brown’s 1963 classic <