Nathan Murphy

Kiss Each Other Clean

This, the fourth studio release by American singer-songwriter Sam Beam A.K.A Iron & Wine, follows his 2007 musical reinvention that was the critically acclaimed album, _The Shepherd’s Dog_. That release saw Beam switch from the simple, raw acoustic sound that he had made his name with, to much broader and...
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Posted Feb. 14, 2011

The King is Dead

2009’s _The Hazards of Love_, the last release by Portland’s indie folk quintet The Decemberists, was a towering rock opera full of shape shifting forest dwellers, jealous fairy queens and lascivious rakes. The album received mixed reviews, with some critics praising its scope and its heavier sound when compared to...
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Posted Feb. 1, 2011


Since first coming to attention with their 2002 debut album ‘Turn on the Bright Lights’, Interpol have won a reputation as one of the more interesting imports from the New York indie scene. Their layered guitars, icily detached vocals and dark, brooding feel have led to comparisons to the likes...
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Posted Nov. 16, 2010