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Mae

Virginia Beach–based Mae play catchy, pretty pop-rock perfect for kids whose parents won’t let them wear their Death Cab for Cutie T-shirts to Sunday school.
Singularity | Capitol
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  August 07, 2007
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Saosin

Love second-wave emo but can’t make it to New York this weekend for either of Texas Is the Reason’s sold-out reunion shows at Irving Plaza?   Saosin, "Seven Years"  (mp3)
Capitol
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  November 20, 2006
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Hi Octone

Like Paranoid Social Club’s debut before it, As Fast As’ first record for Octone Records will be pretty familiar for the band’s local fans
As Fast As’s label debut is something fierce
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 10, 2006