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Silje Nes – Opticks

Norwegian multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Silje Nes is no stranger to crafting the picturesque.

Explosions in the Sky – All of a Sudden, I Miss Everyone

All Of A Sudden, I Miss Everyone delivers a focus on sharply branded musical lyricism.

The Saddest Song

Rouge and Blanc were OK, but I put my main focus on Bleu. It wasn’t the movie alone that grabbed my attention, but the music- a soundtrack by Zbigniew Preisner

The Repeat Binge

One song can change your whole perspective on life and when you’ve got the repeat button, it’s on.

The Truth About The Lies

When it comes to the question of truth. Does it have to be true?

Echo & The Bunnymen – Siberia

Echo & The Bunnymen's Siberia transcends the stereotypical sounds of most reuniting bands.

Dredg – Catch Without Arms

I believe in deja vous. I throw salt over my shoulder and clear my way from black cats. For Dredg’s new album, Catch Without Arms, I found myself in a very sticky situation.

Belle & Sebastian – Push Barman to Open Old Wounds

Once again, Belle & Sebastian fascinate their fans with an intriguing title. The question really, is where have the friends gone?

CMJ Music Marathon 2004

For last year’s CMJ Music Marathon, we sent our New York-based writer Simone Jung into the smoke, the music, and the experience that is the four day event. Here is what she brought back from the four nights we sent her out.

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