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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 12 October
Sorry for two weeks of quick hits in a row - I was out of town at a wedding, so I was unable to do as much prep. Should be back on course next week. Must-Listens : * Dusty Stray - Estranged * K Michelle Dubois - Harness * The Watson Twins - Duo * Yowler - ...
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First Listen: New Releases for 5 October
By my count, there were well over 30 new releases out this week. Add in a couple I missed, and I honestly bit off more than I could chew. So excuse the quick hits this week: Best of the Week : * Anamon - Purple, Green, and Yellow (great indie pop) * The C...
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First Listen: New Releases for 21 September
Better late than never? Artist : St. Lucia Album : Hyperion Quick Description : Return to form from the light indie poppers. Why You Should Listen : St. Lucia makes some really gorgeous, fun music. Overall Thoughts : Their debut? Awesome. Their follow-up? D...
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First Listen: New Releases for 14 September
Artist : Low Album : Double Negative Quick Description : Latest anticipated album by the slowcore indie act. Why You Should Listen : Low has been required listening for close to two decades. Overall Thoughts : To say this is one of the more highly -anticipa...
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First Listen: New Releases for 7 September
Another busy week... Artist : Jordie Lane Album : GLASSELLLAND Quick Description : Aussie Americana. Why You Should Listen : This is sneaky great. Overall Thoughts : My favorite of the week, and unexpected at that. Judging an album by its cover is a bad id...
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First Listen: New Releases for 31 August
Here comes the last third of the year... Album of the Week : Artist : Riley Pinkerton Album : Nothing Ever Is Quick Description : Debut full-length from a favorite here. Why You Should Listen : We've been a fan for a while, and her previous releases have be...
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First Listen: New Releases for 13 July
Album of the Week : Artist : Jenn Champion Album : Single Rider Quick Description : Latest from the longtime singer-songwriter; first album under the Jenn Champion moniker. Why You Should Listen : You like intense, mature songwriting. Overall Thoughts : I’m...
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First Listen: New Releases for 29 June
It must be summer... Album of the Week : Artist : Let's Eat Grandma Album : I'm All Ears Quick Description : Weird, compelling indie pop. Why You Should Listen : Let's Eat Grandma is buzzworthy right now anyway, and this might put them on the map. Overall T...
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First Listen: New Releases for 15 June
A slower week, but one with some pretty impactful releases. Album of the Week : Artist : V. V. Lightbody Album : Bathing Peach Quick Description : Debut solo project from a Chicago-area singer-songwriter. Why You Should Listen : You wish Lucy Dacus would to...
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First Listen: New Releases for June 8
A slower week after last week's big one. Artist : Soft Science Album : Maps Quick Description : Shoegazey pop rock. Why You Should Listen : This is the best release from last week that we missed? Overall Thoughts : We missed this from last week, and I’m gla...
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