BoomBozz Taphouse
$20 Worth of Food for Only $10!
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Animal Feelings

Rafter
ASTHMATIC KITTY

Studio engineer Rafter Roberts sat behind the mixing boards for the Castanets, Fiery Furnaces and labelmate Sufjan Stevens.

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The Waves

The Waves
SELF-RELEASED

Most of the problems with The Waves’ debut record emanate from one source: the faux-Brit affectation.

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State of the U.N.I.O.N.

Truth B. Told
SELF-RELEASED

Having released a series of guerilla/mixtape-style albums in recent years, Truth B.

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Gonzo

Foxy Shazam
SELF-RELEASED

Dare I call this toned-down Foxy? Impossible.

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BBoP

Black Birds of Paradise
SELF-RELEASED
Black Birds of Paradise arrive fully formed on their debut, merging elements of jazz fusion, surf rock and pastoral folk under the banner of prog-leaning psych rock.
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Locked Doors & Pretty Fences

Joel Henderson
TROUBLECURE
In popular music, the awkward years come between 35 and 50 — too young to be a grizzled vet, too old to be hungry and fresh-eyed, just right to begin the Dad Rock years.
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No Fillers

Basement Up
SELF-RELEASED
If only the disc lived up to its title. It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what doesn’t work; it may be as simple as the effort showing so clearly.
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The Astronaut

Wax Fang
DON'T PANIC
You hate to use the word “progressive” before rock only due to all of the horrible connotations: Overwrought, masturbatory, flagellating storylines and soloing masquerading as musicianship
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Dream Sequins®

Nmesh
AMDISCS

Like any product of deep REM sleep, Dream Sequins® operates with its own internal logic that doesn’t necessarily bear any resemblance to the waking world.

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Love and Hate

Joan Osborne
E1

Joan Osborne has one of those voices, the kind that only come around every once in a while.