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On their first record in nearly 20 years, local punks 88 Fingers Louie sound better than ever

It’s been 19 years since local melodic hardcore outfit 88 Fingers Louie released a proper full-length, and on the brand-new Thank You for Being a Friend (Bird Attack), the reunited band haven’t skipped a beat. Throughout the 90s, 88 Fingers Louie made beyond-catchy, turbo-speed, uplifting punk that was without a doubt better than (but unfortunately […]

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On Find Me Finding You, Laetitia Sadier transcends clunky Marxist lyrics with her lovely vocals

Laetitia Sadier has been pairing honeyed, seductive melodies with lyrics that read like strident Marxist tracts since her days in Stereolab. On her new solo album, Find Me Finding You (Drag City), the tactic still works for me, more or less—I qualify that judgment because I often don’t bother paying attention to what she’s singing […]

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Sisters Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer bring an imperfect country intimacy to the new Not Dark Yet

On the new Not Dark Yet (Silver Cross/Thirty Tigers), their first collaborative album, sisters Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer don’t harmonize in the manner of other famous country siblings, such as the Delmore or Louvin Brothers. Though the two of them grew up singing together, their approach is intuitive, so at certain moments emotion supplants […]