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2001- The Northern Pikes – Truest Inspiration
December 20, 2009, 4:13 pm
Filed under: Alternative Pop/Rock, Music

Truest Inspiration is the sixth studio album by The Northern Pikes released in 2001. This was their first album of new music since they reformed in 1999 after a 6 year break.

Following the release of Neptune in 1992 and the subsequent live album called Gig in 1993, the band decided to disband. During their time apart, Jay Semko and Bryan Potvin each released a solo album. However, in 1999 Virgin Records asked the band members for their input on a “greatest hits” package. The band decided to do a short promotional tour following the release of Hits and Assorted Secrets 1984-1993, but found themselves enjoying the more relaxed independence of making their own schedule that they continued touring.

After a live album called Live released in 2000, the band decided to record a new album in the latter half of 2000. No longer signed to Virgin Records, the album was released independently by the band’s Square Dog management group.” (Source: Wikipedia)

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2005-Calexico & Iron & Wine – In the Reins
December 12, 2009, 7:12 pm
Filed under: Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Music

Calexico and Iron & Wine – In the Reins [EP] (2005)
Indie Rock | M4A 256 Kbps | 54,1 Mb

“Musical collaborations can be a dicey proposition. The blending of two styles and sounds can lead to the cancellation of the aspects of each that make them interesting and unique in the first place, which in turn leads to an inferior record. Iron & Wine and Calexico decided to tempt fate and hook up in 2004 and In the Reins is the result. The record manages to blend the best aspects of the two groups and comes off a winner in all respects. You get Iron & Wine’s melodicism, emotional depth, and literary grace backed by Calexico‘s desert-bleached C&W orchestral splendor.” (Source:

1 He Lays in the Reins 3:43
2 Prison on Route 41 4:11
3 A History of Lovers 3:09
4 Red Dust 3:31
5 Sixteen, Maybe Less 4:49
6 Burn That Broken Bed 5:06
7 Dead Man’s Will 3:13


2003-The Thrills – So Much for the City
November 9, 2009, 1:16 am
Filed under: Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Music
The Thrills – So Much for the City (2003)
Indie Rock | MP3 320 Kbps | 81,4 Mb

Five friends who grew up together in Dublin, called the Thrills, have produced a remarkably neat debut album. At the heart of their sound is a professed love for the tunes of the American West Coast of the ’60s and ’70s.  (Source: All Music Guide)


1- Santa Cruz (4:13)
2- Big Sur (3:07)
3- Don’t Steal Our Sun (2:50)
4- Deckchairs and Cigarettes (4:58)
5- One Horse Town (3:15)
6- Old Friends, New Lovers (4:01)
7- Say It Ain’t So (2:44)
8- Hollywood kids (5:33)
9- Just Travelling Through (3:21)
10- Your Love Is like Las Vegas (2:23)
11- ‘Til the Tide Creeps in (10:06)