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Fuck All Y’all Motherfuckers

Lords
(BLACK MARKET ACTIVITIES)

Punk metal billy goats return with a new album full of sunshine and lollipops.

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Sangria

Mariah Parker
Ancient Future

Featuring musicians from the bands Sun Ra, Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters and Ancient Future, Mariah Parker’s debut blends rhythmic syncopations of Latin jazz, hypnotic East Indian cadenc

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Tribute To

Yim Yames
ATO

Yim Yames (aka, um, Jim James) is intimate in his six-track EP homage Tribute To, recorded a few days after George Harrison passed away in 2001.

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The XX

The XX
YOUNG TURKS/XL

The XX are England’s latest indie-rock export, and they arrive with an impressive debut in tow.

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Singles

Tokyo Sex Destruction
BCORE

If Nick Cave, Rage Against the Machine, Marvin Gaye and Bradley Nowell mixed their genes in a laboratory, Tokyo Sex Destruction might emerge.

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Squeeze-bot

Squeeze-bot
SELF-RELEASED

Even if you are as tired as I am of that overworked lineup of accordion, tuba, banjo and drums, you still need to see why Squeeze-bot stands head and shoulders above its competitors.

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You Wish

Scott Mertz & His Panel of Experts
(SELF-RELEASED)

On “Flight of the CrowBear,” the fourth track on Scott Mertz and His Panel of Experts’ LP You Wish, the mandolin, pedal steel and banjo give way to a steady acoustic guitar

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“In Madagascar”/“Bar Abbas Blues”

D. Charles Speer & The Helix
SOUND@ONE

Backed by the No Neck Blues Band and members of Sunburned Hand of the Man, Charles Speer is making me regret I missed his Lisa’s performance not too long ago.

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I’ve always wondered why Jawbox didn’t receive the same reverential treatment as Fugazi.

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Estil Cortez Ball was a singer and fingerstyle guitar player from Rugby, Va. Before he passed in July 1978, he wrote countless folk ballads with his wife, Orna.