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By Tania Katherine On Friday, October 12th, 2012

The Offspring: Days Go By

The Offspring Days Go By (Columbia Records) This reviewer has long been a fan of the Offspring. From their first, self-titled punk-as-can-be release, through their tongue-in-check Americana album, all the way More...

By Tania Katherine On Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Dirty Projectors: Swing Lo Magellan

Dirty Projectors Swing Lo Magellan (Domino Recording Co.) The Dirty Projectors’ latest release, Swing Lo Magellan, takes this indie ensemble and their fans back to a simpler time of music. I love “Irresponsible More...

By Tania Katherine On Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Kaiser Chiefs: Souvenir

Kaiser Chiefs Souvenir (Polydor UK) The Kaiser Chiefs latest release, Souvenir, isn’t really even a new release, it’s a compilation of the hit singles the band has had over the past few years of their More...

By Tania Katherine On Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Jukebox the Ghost: Safe Travels

Jukebox the Ghost Safe Travels (Yep Roc Records) Falsetto voices and strong synthetic lines drive this summer fun album released by Jukebox the Ghost. “Somebody” starts off with falsetto voices and More...

By Tania Katherine On Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Barcelona: Not Quite Yours

Barcelona Not Quite Yours (NBD Recordings) Not Quite Yours sounds like one part Sleeping at Last and another part Right Away Great Captain. The tracks are lyrically-based (partially just a man and his piano) and More...

By Tania Katherine On Saturday, August 4th, 2012
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Great Lake Swimmers: New Wild Everywhere

Great Lake Swimmers New Wild Everywhere (Nettwerk Productions) This Canadian band features the folk stylings of singer-songwriter Tony Dekker. The latest release, New Wild Everywhere, isn’t a grand departure More...

By Tania Katherine On Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

The Rapture: In the Grace Of Your Love

The Rapture In the Grace Of Your Love (DFA) The Rapture is definitely a “love them or leave them” kind of band. Couple a vocalist with a unique sound, electronic and loud rhythms and a lot of kinetic More...

By Tania Katherine On Monday, July 30th, 2012

Maximo Park: The National Health

Maximo Park The National Health (Straight To the Sun Records) British alt rock band Maximo Park are back this June with their fourth album, The National Health. Featuring the same bouncy, optimistic and fun rock More...

By Tania Katherine On Friday, July 27th, 2012

Suckers: Candy Salad

Suckers Candy Salad (Frenchkiss Records) You are missing out if you’ve somehow missed listening to the Brooklyn-based band, Suckers. On their second full-length release, Candy Salad, the band reminds listeners More...

By Tania Katherine On Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Liars: WIXIW

Liars WIXIW (Mute Artists Ltd.) Liars is one of those bands that creates albums difficult to classify into a given genre or set of genres. One part experimental rock, another part post-punk, another part indie More...