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New Reviews

Travis - 10 Songs

On their ninth album 10 Songs, Travis return with another collection of mostly mid-tempo acoustic tracks the band all but perfected on their 1999 album The Man Who…

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Thurston Moore - By The Fire

By The Fire, backed by members of My Bloody Valentine and Negativland, finds Moore in rocker mode…

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New 90s Episode

Built To Spill - Perfect For Now On

Built To Spill might have released the guitar rock album of the decade with 1997s Perfect From Now On, balancing songwriting and shredding

With a major label budget backing them, Doug Martsch and his rotating cast of Built To Spill members made something special with 1997's Perfect From Now On. While his previous indie releases, along with Martsch's original band Treepeople, pointed to a capable songwriter and inventive guitar player, Perfect From Now On raised the bar for nearly every guitarist who studied J Mascis' frenetic shredding, Neil Young's extended jams, or Kevin Shields layered shoegaze. Thanks to the time on their side, layers of guitar intertwine throughout, switching between clean picking and fuzzed leads, backed by an array of studio indulgences that include a cello, mellotron, organ, and more. The result is lush and dreamy without losing its bite, and a timeless record that influenced a generation of artists that none have equaled. Special guest: Johnny Hooper - DMO UNION

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New Releases

Gord Downie - Away Is Mine

Final solo recording by The Tragically Hip frontman who passed away in 2017. Featuring Downie's son Louis plays drums on the recording.

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Autechre - Sign

Fourteenth studio album by the British electronic music duo.

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Tommy Lee - Andro

Features collaborations from Killvein, Push Push, Brooke Candy, Lukas Rossi, Josh Todd of Buckcherry, and more

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Martin Popoff - Limelight: Rush in the ’80s

Part two of the definitive biography of the rock ’n’ roll kings of the North ― covering Rush’s most iconic and popular albums, Moving Pictures and Power Windows

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Jeff Tweedy - How to Write One Song: Loving the Things We Create and How They Love Us Back

There are few creative acts more mysterious and magical than writing a song. But what if the goal wasn't so mysterious and was actually achievable for anyone who wants to experience more magic and creativity in their life? That's something that anyone will be inspired to do after reading Jeff Tweedy's How to Write One Song.

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Pearl Jam - Get It Back - single

Exclusive track to the Bandcamp Good Music To Avert The Collapse Of American Democracy, Volume 2.

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Coming Soon on Dig Me Out

Record labels of the 90s

Our record label roundtable post got a lot of brilliant suggestions! We’ll be opening up the ZOOM to our DMO Union members to drop in and talk about their favorite 90s labels like: Estrus Records, Touch and Go, Matador, Revelation and Jade Tree.

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Built To Spill - Keep It Like A Secret

On Keep It Like A Secret, Built To Spill attempt to make a record that indulges the indie rock guitar while keeping melody at the forefront Released: 1999 Label: Up Records, Warner Bros. Records Producer: Phil Ek, Doug Martsch

Kill Rock Stars - Record Labels - Roundtable

Founder Slim Moon joins us to talk the origins, growth, evolution and more of the legendary independent record label Kill Rock Stars

The Tragically Hip - Trouble at the Henhouse

Positioned between successfully selling albums, The Tragically Hip's moody and sparse 1996 release deserves a deeper listen. Released: 1996 Label: MCA Producer: Mark Vreeken, The Tragically Hip

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