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Winding Down
As of today, The Album Wall will no longer be updated on a regular basis . I've been posting three blogs a week - one on Monday, one on Wednesday, and one on Friday - for nearly four years now, and while I'm proud of myself for sticking to that schedule so ...
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The Crimea: Secrets of the Witching Hour at 10
The Crimea's Secrets of the Witching Hour  came out on the 30th of April, 2007 - ten years ago this coming Sunday. It made headlines at the time not for its musical content (more on which shortly) but for the fact that it was released as a free download on ...
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EP Corner: Four Songs Too Long by Low Horizon
Low Horizon are a band from Houston, Texas. There are currently four people in the band - John Gottlieb, Brandon T. Cane, David Dao and Jasmine Fuller - but it wasn't always thus. In fact, Low Horizon's website  is home to this rather ambitious Venn diagram...
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Fly Towards the Moon: Q&A with Morgan Murphy from Mothpuppy
Maryland band Mothpuppy make scuffed-up indie rock music that, in spite of its own slightly melancholy side, is as warm and as comforting as that well-worn, increasingly threadbare jumper that you've had in your wardrobe for as long as you can remember. The...
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Cool & Pretty by Mothpuppy
Kittens and puppies are cute. Moths and fleas are gross. Boys are tough; girls are pretty. Violins belong in orchestras, whereas electric guitars belong in garages. Good is good and bad is bad and everything is either one or the other. These are the sort of...
Cool & Pretty by Mothpuppy
Cool & Pretty by Mothpuppy
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Q&A with Philippa Zang
Philippa Zang's album Embarrass Yourself  came out earlier this year on No Dice Tapes and it's an oddball DIY pop gem - listening to it feels like getting a fresh start in a sweet new world of fun opportunities and video games and oversized jumpers. There a...
Q&A with Philippa Zang
Q&A with Philippa Zang
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Standing Where The Point Used to Be
I am standing on Mount Stuart Square, about five hundred yards from the waters of Cardiff Bay. It is a warm and sunny April evening - the busiest part of the day is over, and aside from a few stray pedestrians and the odd seagull, the street is more or less...
Standing Where The Point Used to Be
Standing Where The Point Used to Be
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How Do You Wish You Felt? - Embarrass Yourself by Philippa Zang
I first came across Philippa Zang's music on The Le Sigh , who premiered the short 'n' sweet video for Zang's track  how do u feel  last month. Perhaps it's just the sight of that animated pink teacup smiling alongside his cracked brethren on a charity shop...
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Happy Birthday Barafundle (Guest Post)
Barafundle , the fourth LP from off-kilter Carmarthenshire outfit Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, came out on the 7th of April 1997 - exactly twenty years ago today. Christophe from  La Forme  has written a few words to mark the occasion. A sharp contrast to the blo...
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EP Corner: Halogen Days by Vassals
There's an edgy, insomniac nervousness to Halogen Days , the new EP from Brooklyn band Vassals. Shay Spence's staccato basslines twitch like sleep-deprived eyes as she sings of nights spent awake and days spent wandering around in an aimless daze, squinting...
EP Corner: Halogen Days by Vassals
EP Corner: Halogen Days by Vassals
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