July '12 CD of the Month: Ruler of the Night by Magic Trick

Tim Cohen, best known as the frontman of San Francisco’s The Fresh and Onlys, releases Magic Trick’s top-notch second album, Ruler of the Night. Magic Trick was initially conceived as a solo side project, where Cohen would pour out new material during spare hours between touring with The Fresh and Onlys. Cohen recruited his friends James Kim (of Kelley Stoltz’s band), Alicia Vanden Heuvel (of Aislers Set),...

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June '12 CD of the Month: Celebration Rock by Japandroids

  Vancouver, B.C., duo Japandroids follow up their excellent debut Post-Nothing with another stellar album: Celebration Rock. The band, comprised of singer/guitarist Brian King and drummer David Prowse, formed in 2006. They self-released a pair of five-track EPs, All Lies (2007) and Lullaby Death Jams (2008) before releasing 2009's Post-Nothing. Thanks to the album's critical acclaim, the duo beg...

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May '12 CD of the Month: Locked Down by Dr. John

Dr. John is back with another exceptional record, the aply titled Locked Down, a well-rounded effort synthesizing the many styles of the legendary artist. Though the album has an undeniably modern sound, it still possesses that classic swamp-rock funk that Dr. John is known for. Dr. John has been active in the music industry since the late '50s when the teenager was still known as Mac Rebennack. The musician ...

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April '12 CD of the Month: 151a by Kishi Bashi

Kishi Bashi, the pseudonym of singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter K. Ishibashi, makes his LP debut with the fantastic 151a out on Joyful Noise Recordings. Kishi Bashi got his start as a touring violinist for artists including Sondre Lechre and Regina Spektor. This culminated in opening for Of Montreal on their Spring 2011 tour which led to a collaboration with Kevin Barnes on their new release, resulting ...

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March '12 CD of the Month: Something by Chairlift

  Chairlift met at CU Boulder in 2006, forming for the unusual purpose of crafting music for haunted houses. The bandmates, Aaron Pfenning, Caroline Polachek and Patrick Winberly soon realized that their music transcended their original purpose and collectively decided to move to the musical mecca of Brooklyn, seeking inspiration.   Their debut effort Does This Inspire You was released in Apr...

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