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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.
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Gold

Anwar Sadat
SOPHOMORE LOUNGE
Exhibiting an onslaught of displeasure, Gold is as complete as a post-punk record gets while working with such firm intensity and soft, yet duly discordant, melodies.
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Fear and Loathing in Clarksvegas

Dr. Gonzo
GRIMEY RHYME REGIME)
The producer of Scanners has put in his bid for the “Producer Album” and succeeds in achieving something more The Chronic than Aftermath Presents. Dr.
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The Steven Johnson Syndrome

Polio vs. Filthy Rich
GRR/Kill Noise Collective
Polio has stepped up a lot in the couple years he’s been on the radar.
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Meets the Morning

Ben Purdom
(SELF-RELEASED)

With his plaintive vocals and coffeehouse-friendly acoustic backdrops, it’d be tempting to think of Ben Purdom as just another earnest Louisville singer-songwriter.

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Me and Armini

Emiliana Torrini
(ROUGH TRADE)

Nobody knows it but everybody’s already heard Emiliana Torini.