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New Music Tuesday

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This Tuesday was any indie music snob’s wet dream. Needless to say, I’ll be doing some serious laundry tonight.---

First up: The Cave Singers’ No Witch starts out as good, old-fashioned mellow folk but in no time reveals dangerous edges that are ominous and unsettling (in a good way).

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Portland’s Loch Lomond finally manages to step out of the Decemberists’ shadow with Little Me Will Start a Storm. Sure, the instrumentation and vocals will at times still evoke comparisons to their hometown heroes, but even a passing listen will prove that the band is pushing the folktronic envelope in in a new, innovative direction.

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Radiohead again broke music industry rules by releasing King of Limbs on (gasp!) Saturday. Tribal and rhythmic, then forlorn and melodic and at times strangely and wonderfully both, Radiohead fans will be (and, judging by interwebs chatter, are) pleased with the new addition to the oeuvre.

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Back in the mainstream, British songstress Adele has released her sophomore album 21 to rave reviews and a place at the top of charts all over Europe. Her voice is still smoky and gorgeous and follows in the tradition of some of the best old-school female R & B singers, but doesn’t really work on her lounge-y cover of “Lovesong.” Keep studying your Dusty Springfield and Etta James, Adele, and leave Robert Smith be.

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