Concert Review: Teenage Fanclub in Detroit

The band’s tightly knit chemistry was apparent, with lead vocals changing between Norman Blake and Raymond McGinley, however all of the members contribute to vocals, giving an extra layer of melody to the already lush sound. The buzz of the guitars often shimmered but on tracks such as the lovely “Only With You” the band is much more subdued and the piano/synth sounds are captured and highlighted perfectly.

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Modern Synth Compilation – Losing Touch

This weeks compilations feature the latest new releases in modern synthpop. This features the latest from 80’s staples Howard Jones and Blancmange. Plus, new releases from modern favorites TR/ST, Tamaryn and Maps. There are plenty of new bands to check out as well. If you haven’t heard Roosevelt, do yourself a favor and give them a listen. The track from Gesaffelstein ft Electric Youth sounds a lot like Chromatics.

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Book Reviews : Made In Sheffield – A trilogy of music and romance

If there is one literary character that most music geeks, vinyl aficionados, DJs, and mixtape lovers seem to identify with, it is Nick Hornby’s Rob Gordon. The protagonist of High Fidelity, lives his life by the lessons he has learned from Pop music. Everything in his life, is a Top 5 list including romantic interludes. Rob’s credo…what really matters is what you like, not what you are like… Books, records, films—these things matter. Hornby’s’ novel was published in 1995 with the John Cusack starring film version to follow in 2000. What about today though? With so many of us identifying with Rob Gordon, who is our voice of today? How about another Rob?

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