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Liquid Spirit

Gregory Porter
BLUE NOTE

If you’re a jazz fan and haven’t heard of Gregory Porter, then do yourself a favor and check him out.

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Invisible Hour

Joe Henry
WORKSONG

Joe Henry’s latest is both an extension of recurring themes and a return from whence he came.

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Easy Pain

Young Widows
TEMPORARY RESIDENCE LTD.

At full-length number four, Young Widows show no sign of relenting.

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New Mother Nature
SELF-RELEASED

New Mother Nature make music that hits all the right beats for an indie band, especially one based in our fair city.

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3=4

Interstates
SELF-RELEASED

Dig, if you will, a picture. Because not only is that all an all-instrumental band can provide, but that’s precisely the intent of such soundscape specialists like Interstates.

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A Modest Proposal

Lather
SELF DESTRUCT

Where more than a few local groups turned to one person to handle vocals, singer-guitarist Jeremy Podgursky and bassist Brian Kaelin, both formerly of Dybbuk, divided those duties and conquered.

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Kinetic Meditations

Gardiner/ Vasconcellos
SELF-RELEASED

Lourenço Vasconcellos’ congas, almost ritualistic, set a scene; Graeme Gardiner’s sinuous saxophone percolates through … waves of sound wash over the percussion … i

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Little Voices

D’Arkestra
SELF-RELEASED

D’Arkestra accurately describes its music as “post-rock and indie-jazz.” Led by saxophonist/composer Drew Miller, the band includes many of our best younger players (Graeme Gardin

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After the Disco

Broken Bells
SONY

James Mercer and Brian Burton’s second full-length trip as Broken Bells is a decidedly brighter listen than before, though as catchy and repeatable.

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Mr. Sunshine

Marc Adams
SELF-RELEASED
Life isn’t like kindergarten. One doesn’t get high marks just for “satisfactory”; it’s sink or swim.