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Beat The Indie Drum – 2004-2011

About six months back I had a gut feeling that I would be drafting my concession speech for this music blogging website thing and, well, here I am. Lately it feels like I’m beating a dead horse instead of an … Continue reading

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32 Albums You Need To Hear So Far In 2011

‘Halfway’ album lists are probably about as pointless and irrelevant as year-end lists but, for whatever reason, music bloggers (like myself) can’t let go of the notion and burning desire to thrust our ‘well-informed’ opinions upon the ‘uninformed’ masses. So … Continue reading

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Record Store Day ’11

RSD’11 – This year I ended up taking a 4-pronged approach to the still-relevant Record Store Day celebrations. This past Wednesday I took a trip to Fishtown’s very own Milk Crate Cafe, who announced the grand opening of their bargain … Continue reading

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The Beat’s Best of 2010 Pt. 2 – 25-1

25. Blackbird Blackbird – Summer Heart (self-released) (buy) Kings 24. LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening (DFA) (buy) All I Want 23. The Wiggly Tendrils – Romance In The Executive Branch (Beat The Indie Drum) (download for free) Dear Martha … Continue reading

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The Beat’s Best of 2010 Pt. 1 – 50-26

I wanted to add commentary for all my selections (like I’ve aspired to every year previous) but the time just hasn’t been there lately with all the holidays and whatnot. This year provided equal amounts of musical pleasure as 2009, … Continue reading

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This Just In…

It’s about that time to update BTID readers with a slew of news-like morsels that we’ve been chewing on for quite awhile now – which is what always happens during the summer-fun months. Hopefully there will be a little more … Continue reading

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