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Music Review: Wembley

Chapel Hill band Wembley mixes up a rousing blend of classically trained indie pop on its second EP, You Are Invisible. The band is composed of four musicians whose skills, when combined, create a synchronized effort that translates into four stimulating tracks.

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Music Review: Oberhofer

On its debut EP, o0O0o0O0o, Oberhofer ties a strong knot with synth-pop and secures a promising future for a full-length debut. The band sets its sights on the horizon, outfitted with a colorful pop palette, its sails attuned for deeper seas.

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Music Review: Radiohead

The King of Limbs is a raft afloat in a sea of homogenous vessels, inflated with hot air, reserved tunes, and a ballooned egoism — devoid of any real mass and asking to be popped.

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Music Review: Lexicon

“My music used to get bad reception like Cricket phones/ Now there are bars everywhere like AT&T, homes,” raps Lex Jordan on “Tomorrow Comes,” the first song on Lexicon’s latest album.

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Music Review: Cassingles Vol. 1

With acts like The Love Language and Megafaun, the area’s music scene has been breaching the national spotlight as of late, and it does not seem to be slowing. Cassingles Vol. 1 compiles the best of what’s next out of the state, featuring Embarrassing Fruits, Birds of Avalon, Yardwork, Lonnie Walker, Gross Ghost, Whatever Brains and more.

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Music Review: Gilbert Neal

“Honesty with a groove” — Gilbert Neal describes his brand of contemporary, funkified acoustic rhythm and blues with this vague statement, drawing on appeal rather than truth.

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Music Review: Akron/Family

Akron/Family is delivering the first radically diverse folk album of the year with the release of S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT_. This album balances innumerable influences from across the globe with the band’s folk-rock roots and odd personality.

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Music Review: The Decemberists

The sun is rising on the Decemberists again after several albums of sensational Broadway plots and operatic arrangements. Half a decade later, the sun has reached its peak with The King Is Dead. The album is full of happy-go-lucky indie folk-rock without all the unnecessary clutter and tediousness that goes along with telling a complicated story.

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Music Review: Zoon Van Snook

If Gregg Gillis (a.k.a. Girl Talk) were to write his own music, it would sound a little something like Zoon Van Snook and its latest scatterbrained electro-ambient smorgasbord. The obscure (Falling From) The Nutty Tree will entrance audiophiles but send the public running for Advil.

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