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+ Donato Wharton - Body Isolations
+ 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
+ Supersilent - 7
+ Band Of Horses - Everything All The Time
+ Dudley Perkins - Expressions
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+ Red Carpet - The Noise Of Red Carpet
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Erase Errata
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Erase Errata make that rock-reviewer's adjective "angular" seem too loose, too loopy, its conception too curvaceous for the acute angles EE bang out in their mighty-uptighty art-punk angularity. Such acute acuity keeps corners so tight that the spastic guitar lines turn back on themselves again and again until all the turning makes for pirouettes and the angled tightness comes out looking like some geometric blossom. For it all seems pretty, all this angularity, seems pretty even when the metronomic precision of their downpick'd guitar and bang'd-out bass and neo-free drums comes out as crisp and clean as Morse code, so staccato the vibrato is but the speakers' shuddering under the ack-ack attack of a band resembling typewriter. Hitting beats like a writer hitting keys, Erase Errata tell the story of post-punk/no-wave skree with a Fresh New Voice In Modern Fiction, their devotion to their art and their rockband and playing in the way they play all the kinds of things that make both eyes and panties moist, at once futuristic and nostalgic and sexy and ugly and fucked-up and friendly and, like, angular, yeah. With At Crystal Palace being their second record, and all, the Bay Area ladies make with the "growth" you expect to come on a second record, it/they displaying tighter playing, better melodies, higher fidelity, vocals bumped up in the mix, increasing confidence. And confidence like how (like a tiger, p'rhapsss?); this record finds a band scaling the heights of their precise craft in a way that gives upward mobility a good name, their increasing popularity and the looming possibility that rock-revivalism'll afford them crossover p'tential being things that even the snide can rejoice in. I mean, rock 'n' roll hasn't been this good since the last time rock 'n' roll was this good.


by Anthony Carew




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