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Women | Public Strain

Jagjaguwar Records (2010)
For their sophomore effort, Women returned to the same Calgary studio that had birthed their 2008 debut, the basement of fellow musician/neighbor Chad Van Gaalen.
By: MICHAEL GRIMES  |  September 30, 2010

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The Walkmen refuse to break stride

Slow and steady
"My lord, where's the satisfaction? It's all uphill for me," croons Hamilton Leithauser in "Victory," a standout track from the Walkmen's new Lisbon (Fat Possum), and a perfect example of the sort of musty and swelling anthems the New York band — who come to Royale next Thursday — have mastered over the past decade.
By: MICHAEL GRIMES  |  September 28, 2010

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Les Savy Fav | Root for Ruin

Frenchkiss Records (2010)
Les Savy Fav's fifth studio album finds the veteran Brooklyn quintet further channeling the gonzo energy of their live show, and with winning results.
By: MICHAEL GRIMES  |  August 24, 2010
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