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07.01.2014 | 92 days ago | Posted at 01:00 PM

Stream new releases from CRLSS and Linus' Blanket, along with the latest label compilation

By Evan Rytlewski
Life is full of small coincidences, but truly significant coincidences are few are far between. Ryan King and Ryan Hinkel meeting in the same Wisconsin minimum security correctional facility was one of those rare, life-altering coincidences. The two didn’t just share a first name, they shared a background: Both came from similarly comfortable upbringings before falling into drug addiction and la...
12.09.2013 | | Posted at 12:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
For all its weird edges, Barry Clark's adoptahighway began as a fairly tuneful project electronic project showcasing Clark's ear for warm, plush tones. But perhaps unsurprisingly for an artist who runs in Melt circles and has collaborated with electro-goth maestro Lorn, adoptahighway has drifted in darker directions on its recent releases. His latest track, "Where Your Shadow Goes," is all eerie, ...
02.27.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
I'm going to be on FM 102.1's Indie Soundcheck program on Sunday evening at 11 p.m. chatting with Ryan Miller for a bit about the new charity compilation Dark Was The Night, a mostly wonderful, two-disc sequel to the seminal No Alternative CD that sums up the increasingly folky state of indie-rock. For those who haven't heard the album (and it's worth hearing), Ryan will play a healthy sampling. ...
01.07.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
During the CD sales boom of the '90s, labels didn't need much of an excuse to release a tribute album, and although most of the decade's compilations were cheap cash-ins, a handful are true treasures. 1994's If I Were a Carpenter, which I found buried in a dollar bin in a Florida record store last month, remains a cherished relic from the era. It was an oddity from the start, assembling a slew of ...

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