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+ Svalastog - Woodwork
+ Tim Hecker - Harmony In Ultraviolet
+ Rosy Parlane - Jessamine
+ Jarvis Cocker - The Jarvis Cocker Record
+ Múm - Peel Session
+ Deloris - Ten Lives
+ Minimum Chips - Lady Grey
+ Badly Drawn Boy - Born In The U.K.
+ The Hold Steady - Boys And Girls Together
+ The Blood Brothers - Young Machetes
+ The Places - Songs For Creeps
+ Camille - Le Fil
+ Wolf Eyes - Human Animal
+ Christina Carter - Electrice
+ The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
+ Junior Boys - So This Is Goodbye
+ Various Artists - Musics In The Margin
+ Rafael Toral - Space
+ Bob Dylan - Modern Times
+ Excepter - Alternation
+ Chris Thile - How To Grow A Woman From The Ground
+ Brad Mehldau - Live in Japan
+ M Ward - Post-War
+ Various Artists - Touch 25
+ The Mountain Goats - Get Lonely
+ The White Birch - Come Up For Air
+ Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out of This Country
+ Coachwhips - Double Death
+ Various Artists - Tibetan And Bhutanese Instrumental And Folk Music, Volume 2
+ Giuseppe Ielasi - Giuseppe Ielasi
+ Cex - Actual Fucking
+ Sufjan Stevens - The Avalanche
+ Leafcutter John - The Forest And The Sea
+ Carla Bozulich - Evangelista
+ Barbara Morgenstern - The Grass Is Always Greener
+ Robin Guthrie - Continental
+ Peaches - Impeach My Bush
+ Oakley Hall - Second Guessing
+ Klee - Honeysuckle
+ The Court & Spark - Hearts
+ TV On The Radio - Return To Cookie Mountain
+ Awesome Color - Awesome Color
+ Jenny Wilson - Love And Youth
+ Asobi Seksu - Citrus
+ Marsen Jules - Les Fleurs
+ The Moore Brothers - Murdered By The Moore Brothers
+ Regina Spektor - Begin To Hope
+ The 1900s - Plume Delivery EP
+ Alejandro Escovedo - The Boxing Mirror
+ Function - The Secret Miracle Fountain
+ Sonic Youth - Rather Ripped
+ Loscil - Plume
+ Boris - Pink
+ Deadboy And The Elephantmen - We Are Night Sky
+ Glissandro 70 - Glissandro 70
+ Calexico - Garden Ruin (Review #2)
+ Calexico - Garden Ruin (Review #1)
+ The Flaming Lips - At War With The Mystics
+ The Glass Family - Sleep Inside This Wheel
+ Various Artists - Songs For Sixty Five Roses
+ The Fiery Furnaces - Bitter Tea
+ Motorpsycho - Black Hole/Blank Canvas
+ The Red Krayola - Introduction
+ Metal Hearts - Socialize
+ American Princes - Less And Less
+ Sondre Lerche And The Faces Down Quartet - Duper Sessions
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The Rogers Sisters
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And you thought Chicks on Speed liked The B-52's. The Rogers Sisters — two actual sisters, aided by one, like, dude on bass — start up a New Yorker new-wave party out of bounds on their debut disc, taking skeletal garage-rock form and dancing this mess around with all kinds of anthemic enthusiasm. With their tunes kept to the unfettered drumbeaten beats, things are kept clean enough for the combo to have a whole lot of fun. Jennifer Rogers works that skirt as frontman, eking out spindly, staccato guitar lines like she's downpicking Morse-code. She and bassist Miyuki Furtado swap comically screechin' Fred/Kate vocals, hilariously sung in snotty voices and often played off each other in argumentative one-of-these-days straight-to-the-moon fashion. And fashion may be a big part of the Rogers Sisters' shtick; but, hailing from halfway around the globe, I find it hard to say without actually seeing the kind of threads they deck out in (although one could guess). From hearing the combo's highly-strung songs on this record, it'd seem like the whole thing is one big exercise in highly-styled reverie. There are definite times here where the trio like to make like they're presiding over some ecstatic soul revival, and that they're not just the latest light-footed revisionists dancing in that neo-new-wave way. Somewhat strangely, these Rogers Sisters were the same Rogers sisters who did duty in Cynthia Nelson's pre-Retsin quiet-to-loud shout-rock combo Ruby Falls, who were just as earnest and opaque as this new gig is obnoxious and clean-lined.


by Anthony Carew




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