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Recommendations for April 28, 2012

Song: “Obedear” by Purty Ring http://pitchfork.com/news/46271-new-purity-ring-obedear/ These guys have been trickling out songs for the past several months (more than a year, maybe?), every one of which has been somewhere between good and great. They are hard to classify; it’s electronic more than acoustic, and the song structures are pretty straightforwardly pop, but the palette …

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Recommendations for 4/21/2012

So, I haven’t managed to get these together for a couple of weeks. Things have been busy, with the result that I have not been discovering new stuff as much as usual. But here is my attempt to climb back on the wagon. Book: Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway http://www.amazon.com/Angelmaker-Nick-Harkaway/dp/0307595951/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1334891908&sr=1-1 This is a book that has …

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Recommendations for April 1, 2012.

Song: “Ekki Mukk” by Sigur Ros http://stereogum.com/985711/sigur-ros-ekki-mukk/mp3s/ This is a song about…whatever it is Sigur Ros songs are about. Trees? Love? God, possibly? I don’t speak Icelandic, and I wonder if it would help me if I did. But this band just scratches an itch that nobody else can get to. Article/Video: The Mimic Octopus …

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