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When David Bowie released his previous album, Reality: Senator John Kerry was challenging incumbent George W. Bush for the presidency; Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube didn’t exist; The war in Iraq was but six months old; Michael Jackson was alive; So were Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein; TV broadcast signals were transmitted through the airwaves; Eminem won an Oscar for 8 Mile. It seems like a long time ago in a pop culture far, far away. And in some senses, […]

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  There are quite a few releases that I’m looking forward to in the first quarter of 2013. The first to hit shelves is Beta Love, the third full-length LP from indie darlings Ra Ra Riot. Following 2010′s The Orchard, the last time we had a new release from the band was their excellent cover of Steve Winwood’s “Valerie” a Record Store Day 2012 exclusive release. Just over a month ago, the band leaked “When I Dream” in advance of the album. As I noted in our Singles Bar post on the track , “When […]