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Loquat

Loquat’s music is a dreamy mix of intelligent, electronic pop, often infused with synthesizers, guitar, percussion and subdued atmospherics. The result is musically intoxicating and never superfluous or over-reaching.

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Tracy Bonham – Masts Of Manhatta

Masts of Manhatta clearly shows that Bonham’s penchant for writing smart, engaging songs is no fluke. For her fourth album, she seems truly comfortable with herself and her approach to music writing and these songs simply flow beautifully.

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Liz Phair – Funstyle

Writing this review in particular is difficult for me, as I’ve always considered Liz Phair to be my most cherished artist and I fear I have no choice but to be biased.

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The Woodlands

The Woodlands

Nestled quietly in an apartment in Portland, Oregon, were borne the sounds of the Woodlands, a husband and wife folk-pop duo who have created a cozy and delicately arrangement of sounds that elicit dreamy stories and the most peaceful of settings.

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Butterfly Boucher

Butterfly Boucher

Although a battle with her record company prevented a timely release for her sophomore album, Australia’s Butterfly Boucher makes good with the release of Scary Fragile and continues on a tireless journey of musical projects

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Saint Bernadette

Saint Bernadette

Armed with DiMenna’s take-charge vocals and the tight and masterful music-makers that support her, Saint Bernadette create a lively and kinetic mix of rock that while completely relevant today, it also contains hints of Concrete Blonde‘s earlier recordings; DiMenna herself possessing a Napolitano-like grit.

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Claire Cronin

Claire Cronin

Armed with an acoustic guitar and the some beautifully poignant stories, Claire Cronin is a great example of how art is all-encompassing.

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Amy Kuney

Despite being a young artist in her 20’s, Kuney has been through some amazing life experiences that have undoubtedly shaped her to become a very talented songwriter and an artist to keep an eye on.

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Raina Rose

Raina Rose

Through her earlier beginnings as one of the Gypsy Moths and the many songs she has written along the way, Rose is finally set to emerge as a fully fluttering butterfly – young and vibrant with a life full of beautiful songs she has yet to write.

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Sarah Burton

Sarah Burton

Sarah Burton is a young, Canadian songwriter and self-taught guitarist who last year, released her debut EP, Love Is For Pussies. The collection, like it’s tongue-in-cheek title, features a smart selection of original, charismatic songs about breaking up and making up and the many shades in-between.

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Olivia Chrestomanci

Chrestomanci has somehow tapped into the ability to exude that same mesmerizing pull that can be found on works by Jolie Holland and earlier songs by Cat Power.

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Zoë Pollock

Together, Young and McQuaid have created a very unique record with Crow Coyote Buffalo. One that will require several listens to truly absorb.

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