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First Listen: It Was My Season by Okkervil River

It’s the right time of year for some new Okkervil River, titled It Was My Season. If you’ve ever heard their past efforts like Black and Mermaid, then you’ll know that frontman Will Sheff can manipulate words like any of … Continue reading

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First Listen: Byegone by Volcano Choir

It may not be Bon Iver, but it includes Justin Vernon using the half of his voice that doesn’t high-five angels all day long. Yes, this is Volcano Choir, the teaming of Vernon with a ‘post-rock’ band that isn’t Sigur … Continue reading

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First Listen: One Way Trigger by The Strokes

The Strokes’ timeline is an interesting one. Is This It (2001) is one of the best albums of the century. Room On Fire (2003) has Reptilia, so its existence is justified. The same can be said about First Impressions of … Continue reading

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First Listen: Christmas Unicorn by Sufjan Stevens

Somehow I think that if Sufjan Stevens ever went on a date with Christmas, he’d end up blurting out ‘I think I’m in love with you‘ on the first meeting. After releasing five festive EP’s in 2006, he’s just announced … Continue reading

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Hear This Song Today: Choy Lin by Fishing

Fresh from having seen and enjoyed POND the other night, I’m now going to dip back into the pool of Sydney music talent and wade through the flowing streams of bubbly hooks from Fishing. Is that enough? Okay great, moving on.

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First Listen: Apocalypse Dreams by Tame Impala

Tame Impala have announced a follow-up album to Innerspeaker, due out in October, and yes it is called Lonerism as was implied by the recent teaser trailer. With at least the name keeping with Innerspeaker’s blissful proclamation of the benefits of … Continue reading

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Hear This Band Today: Olympic Ayres

About a year and a half ago Olympic Ayres put out an online EP, the existence of which was highlighted to me on Facebook by the brother of one of the members. Usually, I’d expect little good to come from … Continue reading

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