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On their new album Escape from Evil, it appears as if the Baltimore-based quartet Lower Dens have seen the light at the end of the tunnel.
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Yann Tiersen couldn’t be happier with his latest album, Dust Lane. His sixth studio album and first for the Anti- label, the eight tracks offer a full-band sound that’s largely performed by Tiersen, and he provides plenty of room for his themes to evolve. It’s a record of remarkable breadth, at times resembling an upbeat Bad Seeds with cinematic scope or Tindersticks with a brighter pop aesthetic, though ultimately it stands simply as one of the more unique releases of the past twelve months.
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Writer Swifty Lang has a unique knack for splicing current global issues with classic horror fare. In Plunder, Lang revisits his specialty, this time melding Somali pirates with aliens on the high seas.
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Kim Gordon’s memoir, Girl In A Band, begins with the end of Sonic Youth, and right out of the gate, Gordon is giving fans and readers exactly what they came for.