Review: Pujol – Kisses (EP)
Review: Sally Dige – Hard To Please

Review: Sally Dige – Hard To Please
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Sally Dige = Kelly Clarkson (or any Idol winner) – 
Dave Gahan  … read more

Review: Gardens & Villa – Dunes

Review: Gardens & Villa – Dunes
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Much like their eponymous 2011 debut, the new Gardens & Villa album frequently combines lead singer and guitarist Chris Lynch’s flute playing with the synths of Adam Rasmussen that recalls the early-’80s styling of this amalgam, with mostly successful results.  … read more

Review: Twinstar – The Sound Of Leaving

Review: Twinstar – The Sound Of Leaving
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LA-based trio Twinstar is comprised of some talented musicians, especially main songwriter and vocalist Keith Joyner and his musical cohort Chris Candelaria, who came together after disbanding two bands most of us have probably never heard of before—Chihuahua and Revolux. … read more

Review: Manicanparty – The District EP
Review: Suzanne Vega – Tales From The Realm Of The Queen Of Pentacles

Review: Suzanne Vega – Tales From The Realm Of The Queen...
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“Black is the truth/of my situation/and for those of my station/In life/all other colors lie,” Vega ominously sings on the thrillingly catchy “I Never Wear White,” one of many highs on this, her eighth studio album. … read more

Review: MS MR – Secondhand Rapture

Review: MS MR – Secondhand Rapture
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It is something of a small miracle that the New York based duo of Lizzy Plapinger (she being the ‘ms’) and Max Hershenow (and he the ‘mr’) have made a rarity in today’s music world— a consistently solid debut record. … read more

Pet Shop Boys’ Super: We’re Gonna Burn This Disco Down!

Pet Shop Boys’ Super: We’re Gonna Burn This Disco Down!
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Ever the purveyors of sophisticated dance music, Pet Shop Boys’ Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe return to show us why 35 years in they not only have the goods, but are still thrillingly active in pioneering the sound that made them famous. … read more

Review: Pujol – Kludge
Review: Marshall Holland – And The Etceteras

Review: Marshall Holland – And The Etceteras
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One-man band Holland (this Bay–Area based maestro writes, produces, plays and sings everything himself) returns with a catchy, frequently funny and even poignant new record. … read more