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Owl and Bear’s Best Albums of 2012

Best Albums of 2012 - Owl and Bear

Download: The Owl and Bear Podcast vol. 174: Best of ’12 Edition

Well, 2012 has come and gone, and with it new heights of political rancor, an adorably masochistic fiscal cliff, a near-apocalypse, and yet another Twilight movie. Continue reading…

The Owl and Bear Podcast vol. 174: Best of ’12 Edition


San Diegans in this podcast:
The Burning of Rome

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Stars – The Five Ghosts (Review)

Most people know, recognize, and love Stars for their hit 2005 album, Set Yourself on Fire. With its songs about wanton breakups, doomed second chances, and last nights with lascivious lovers, Fire placated the heart of the love-scorned listener.

The Five Ghosts, to be released on June 22 on Stars’ own Soft Revolution label, finds us five years later: more playful, less vengeful, but plagued by the persistence of memories. The haunting by the ever-present past is the central theme of The Five Ghosts, and resonates throughout the new songs. Continue reading…