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Jeff Raymond
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Politics, books, and all sorts of other forms of nerdity.
Politics, books, and all sorts of other forms of nerdity.

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First Listen: New Releases for 19 May
A busy release week, but also a busy weekend for me, so this is somewhat truncated. Still, some real highlights: Album of the Week : Artist : !!! Album : Shake the Shudder Quick Description : Latest from the dance-rockers. Why You Should Listen : !!! is al...

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First Listen: New Releases for May 12
A much more standard week this week. Album of the Week : Artist : Girlpool Album : Powerplant Quick Description : Folk rockers turn up the noise a bit. Why You Should Listen : This is a positive evolution for this duo. Overall Thoughts : Album of the week t...

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First Listen: New Releases for May 5
With 27 new releases this week to highlight (and yes, I listened to all of them), I honestly have no idea how to approach this. Half this many often results in a two day post. So I’m just going to highlight some stuff with quick hits and recommendations t...

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First Listen Part 2: More New Releases for April 28
And the rest! Artist : Airling Album : Hard to Sleep, Easy to Dream Quick Description : Light and airy poppy singer-songwriter stuff. Why You Should Listen : Comfortable and pleasant is the name of the game here. Overall Thoughts : Airling was a pleasant su...

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First Listen Part One: New Releases for April 28
A crazy week, so two weeks it is! Album of the Week : Artist : Sarah Shook and the Disarmers Album : Sidelong Quick Description : Rootsy rock. Why You Should Listen : You like the sound of Lydia Loveless with a little more grit. Overall Thoughts : When I st...

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First Listen: New Releases for April 21
A busy week! Album of the Week : Artist : Charly Bliss Album : Guppy Quick Description : Much-anticipated debut album. Why You Should Listen : You love that late-1990s indie alt-rock sound. Overall Thoughts : I’ve been obsessed with “Ruby” since it came ou...

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First Listen: New Releases for April 14
A short week, likely due to the Easter holiday. Album of the Week : Artist : Lillie Mae Album : Forever and Then Some Quick Description : Your new favorite Third Man roots record. Why You Should Listen : You love good rootsy music with a raw feel to them. O...

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First Listen: New Releases for April 7
Some solid stuff out this week! Album of the Week : Artist : Diet Cig Album : Swear I'm Good at This Quick Description : Debut from an indie-alt duo. Why You Should Listen : This is one of the great releases of the last few months. Overall Thoughts : After ...

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First Listen: New Releases for March 31
Yes, I listened to 20 new releases over the course of the weekend. No, it's not going to be possible for me to do a detailed post for all of them, so we're gonna do some quick hits: Great Albums Worth Your Time This Week : * Tei Shi - Crawl Space : Probabl...

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First Listen: New Releases for March 24
Lots to get to today... Album of the Week : Artist : Desperate Journalist Album : Grow Up Quick Description : Poppy post punk. Why You Should Listen : You still have some Doc Martens in the closet and want to party. Overall Thoughts : My favorite listen of ...
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