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Bloc Party – Four

written by: Evan Brown on August 25, 2012

With the direction of their latest producer, Alex Newport, Bloc Party abandons both their earlier, punchy sound and Okereke’s later electronic leanings for a modern regurgitation of the past three decades of pop/rock.

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Real Estate at Mass MoCA on August 9, 2012

written by: Evan Brown on August 10, 2012

A set that focused on the second album was to be expected considering its 2011 release but it was certainly nice to hear the jangly “Beach Comber” along with a handful of other songs from their self-titled debut.

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Glacial – On Jones Beach

written by: Evan Brown on August 9, 2012

Glacial’s instrumentation might sound like a kitschy experiment, but On Jones Beach transcends the realm of mere novelty.

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Q&A: Sharon Van Etten

written by: Evan Brown on August 6, 2012

Sharon Van Etten has graduated from National Public Radio darling to one of the most exciting female singer/songwriters in recent memory.

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Clueless? As If!

written by: Evan Brown on July 31, 2012

Clueless offers a soundtrack that contradicts the movie’s title.

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