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Thursday, November 1, 2012

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 12:14 PM


Another week, another Mercury music section that should be slightly more surprising than the fact that Michael Jackson topped Forbes' list of top-earning dead musicians. The real surprise is that showtuner Richard Rodgers came in at number 5. Go, Richard!
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The Afghan Whigs are back! The Afghan Whigs are back! The Afghan Whigs are back! The Afghan Whigs are back! The Afghan Whigs are back! [deep breath] The Afghan Whigs are back! The Afghan Whigs are back! The Afghan Whigs are back! The Afghan Whigs are back!
LISTEN:

The Afghan Whigs - "Summer's Kiss"
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Nucular Aminals had some big plans for their new album—plans that included Steve Albini. But they didn't stick to those plans, and it totally paid off.
LISTEN:

Nucular Aminals - "Red Rag"
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Jens Lekman has always sung of heartache and woe, but until now, he always seemed like was always able to coolly walk away from any breakup. But with Lekman's new album, the feelings get even more feelings-ier.
LISTEN:

Jens Lekman - "Become Someone Else's"
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Toronto band METZ (that's short for "Metropolitans") are a professional baseball team that play in Queens, New York. They won the World Series 1969 and 1986, and... what? Sorry, hold on one second, I'm being told that I'm a jackass.
LISTEN:

Metz - "Headache"
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Plus a gaggle of Up & Coming shows that you should go to.

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