Deleter’s Zweite Komposition EP

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A follow up to their earlier EP, Komposition, Minneapolis based post-punk group, Deleter, releases their delightfully Deutsch follow up, Zweite Komposition, today. The four song effort revels in purposeful and crafted noise, loud hooks, and a vibrant, warm hue. The music oscillates between slower, funky grooves and noisy outbursts with some sustained ferociousness.

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Eric and Magill’s “In This Light”

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The duo of Ryan Weber and Eric Osterman met in Milwaukee, one branched off to travel the world in the Peace Corp, and the other relocated to New York. Now both stateside, they’re split between New York and L.A., and cozy, little, lonely Milwaukee is sitting between them. Yet, through a collaborative, cross-continental partnership, they still managed to record In this Light, an excellent little dream pop album.

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Enjoy the Journey with Firestations’ “Never Closer”

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Some stories take a while to tell and some journeys take a while to complete. Firestations‘ Never Closer takes a while, but is worth every minute. The band, a London five-piece that includes members of Astronauts, Dark Captain, Quickspace and Left With Pictures, recorded most of the album to 8 track tape over five summer days, and spent another few months putting on finishing touches at their home studio. A fun journey from start to finish, it begins with “French Caves”, and you can practically see a hazy sunset on the horizon as the song’s mostly gentle wash contrasts with a more pointed bridge.

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Bleak and Beautiful – Low Country Hill

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Let’s talk about the weather. It’s only mid-November, and the Those Who Dig crew is already digging out from their first snowfall and struggling with biting colds. In truth, we secretly love it, as cold weather is a great excuse for warm, whiskey drinks and your new favorite winter album, Low Country Hill‘s debut, self-titled release.

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Jack Campbell

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At Those Who Dig, we’ve reviewed some pretty industrial music, and we’ve reviewed some really raw songwriting, but we have admittedly overlooked most of the in between. Luckily, Chicago’s Jack Campbell reminded us of the wonderful world of possibilities in blending acoustic and processed sounds and ideology, with his new release, “Keen Coyote Music.”

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Grasping at Straws

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The album begins. Within 5 seconds, we hear banjo, we hear some shouted vocals. We’re in Riverwest. We here Ernest Brusubardis’ violin playing, with more swing and soul than his fiddling with the now-on-hiatus Calamity Janes. It’s that sort of sound at which every brick in this area of town must now permanently reverberate. That’s not to say that this is just another folk album, though.

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