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High fidelity

“It’s a complicated subject,” says Peter Kember — a man more commonly known by his pseudonym, Sonic Boom — on the relationship between music and drugs.
Sonic Boom’s Spectrum are worth the trip
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 14, 2010
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Feel the music

I personally find it comforting that the current number-one single in the country has a chorus that goes "I'll gas up the jet for you tonight, and baby we can go wherever you like."
We may be the last generation to give tangible tunes for Christmas
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 08, 2008
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All Tomorrow's Parties: MBV

If you thought that you could handle the band’sjangly rattle and strum, then you had to brace yourself for “You Made Me Realise,” which was interrupted by an excursion into bone-melting NOISE.
My Bloody Valentine at Kutshers Country Resort, Monticello, New York, September 19-21, 2008
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  September 23, 2008
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The Big Hurt: Pied-pipers lead innocent teens to emo cult Valhalla!

As a connoisseur and frequent purveyor of shitty journalism, I have to applaud the Mail for its tremendous gusto.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 28, 2008
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Asobi Seksu

In the two years since their debut, NYC’s Asobi Seksu have found solid footing for their dreamy, effervescent mixture of coy indie rock and shoegazer noisemaking. Asobi Seksu, "New Years"  (mp3 via MySpace)
Citrus | Friendly Fire
By MICHAEL PATRICK BRADY  |  June 20, 2006