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  • 14 years ago | Music News

    "Yeah, I jumped off a cliff, but let's talk about something else," Elliott Smith told me back in 1997. It was shortly after the release of his breakthrough album on Kill Rock Stars, Either/Or, and Smith had recently tried to commit suicide by thro...

  • 17 years ago | Music News

    764-HERO, while still at peace in the relative obscurity of the underground, is no longer the sort of new phenomenon that can be judged one release at a time. After two full-length albums (Salt Sinks, Sugar Floats and Get Here and Stay), an EP (We...

  • 19 years ago | Music News

    Various Artists Post Marked Stamps (Tree Records) Sometime in early 1996, a young man in Chicago named Ken Shipley conceptualized a series of two-song, seven-inch singles to release on his label, Tree. The series was called Post Marked Stamps, and...

  • 19 years ago | Music News

    Joan of Arc Live in Chicago, 1999 (Jade Tree) Joan of Arc's third disc is not a live album, as the title would have you believe. Rather it's the materialization of the members' collective artistic expressions while living in Chicago circa 1999. Ti...

  • 19 years ago | Music News

    True hidden treasures in the music industry are few and far between. Sure, industry monoliths occasionally dredge up a "lost" Beatles single or recover masters long forgotten, but the reality is that these situations rarely occur. And when they do...

  • 19 years ago | Music News

    Greetings to our friends and fans, the Passion Seeds would like to invite you to our last show in South Florida. Next month we will be relocating to Boston, Massachusetts.... To all of our friends in the South Florida bands, press, radio, clubs an...


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