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Record Store Day is a marketing gimmick, friends, like Valentine’s Day. After all, you shouldn’t wait for just one day per year to tell your local music purveyor that you love him/her/them, right? But it wasn’t that long ago that the death knell was being sounded for all record stores,

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Swedish metallers IN FLAMES have set "Siren Charms" as the title of their eleventh album, due in September via Epic. The CD was recorded at Hansa Studios (DAVID BOWIE, DEPECHE MODE, U2) in Berlin, Germany. The "Siren Charms" cover artwork can be seen below.

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It’s easy to get lost in the clockwork of TEENs new album. The harmonies produced by the Brooklyn band don’t just dress Teeny Lieberson’s lead melodies; they lock into them like two gears meshing. Each song on The Way and Color

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Photography by Ted Maider

Even though most of America tuned into YouTube last weekend, and tens of thousands of festivalgoers braved the desert, and pretty much every publication (including this one

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What day follows Record Store Day, year-in, year-out?

Ah, yes, 'rushing to lob everything onto eBay to sell for a healthy profit day'. Very much the cold leftovers from Record Store Day's turkey lunch.<…
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Heaps of worthy music to report on from Coventry & Warwickshire this month; it really is a struggle to choose who to feature. But we thought we’d give you a flavour of just how diverse our music scene is around here. Sometimes even within the same band, the styles and inspirations are so numerous that it’s very hard to pin down what the sound is.

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This month sees the 40th anniversary of a transitional moment in David Bowie’s career: the release of the Diamond Dogs LP. His first set of original songs since "retiring" his Ziggy Stardust character (and firing his band, the Spiders from Mars), the record has its roots in a theatrical adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984 that Bowie had hoped to make, but which

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Guest Mix No 12 - Belgian Fog Seattle's Belgian Fog aka Robert Dale has featured on electric sound of joy thrice already with a stream of excellent releases. Now he has found time to construct an immense guest mix for us. 

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Vintage Crawl Toronto returned to Toronto's west-end vintage shops this week, letting vintage hoarders of all era allegiances have a blast shopping, drinking, and snacking (instead of doing it at home on Etsy

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Guillermo Prog Reviewer In 1980 I went to a record shop and I saw this live album there. I also saw other ROXY MUSIC albums there, and they had in common the presence in the covers of very glamorous female fashion models and backing singers. But in the back cover of this live album there were listed in the credits two famous names

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