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update time [Mar. 3rd, 2006|11:17 am]
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interviews with:

Jonah Matranga

Mudhoney

Shoplifting

Jodelle

His Name Is Alive

Rose For Bohdan

Orthrelm

Valient Thorr

and some excitingly exclusive pics of Devendra Banhart and An Albatross coming together as one. They like to call it: Moon and Moon

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now that we've got your attention [Feb. 10th, 2006|02:44 am]
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go to www.auralminority.com and read about The Elected, Bell Orchestre, BARR, Man Man, AIDS Wolf and The Advantage...

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if you're having trouble seeing some of our CD reviews [Feb. 7th, 2006|03:23 pm]
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fear not.

apparently our web mistress's new fancy dancy computer is encrypting too difficult of a code for poor internet explorer to read....

so she's going to dumb it down a tad.

but, if you're interested in reading the affected CD reviews (some girls, the dead betters, under 21 comp, jenny lewis, the elected, wooden wand and the vanishing voice and corm) you can download the new fancy dancy browser firefox.

thanks for your patience. if you don't want to download firefox, wait til this weekend. she's fixing it over the next two days, because that's how cool she is...

Jeremiah
www.auralminority.com
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UPDATES: [Jan. 26th, 2006|02:03 am]
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 NAKED CANADIANS (a.k.a. AIDS WOLF)

 NINTENDO FREAKS (a.k.a. The advantage)

and 5 question interviews with NIGHT WOUNDS, D. YELLOW SWANS and THE POPE

 

at www.auralminority.com

oh...and contests for

kate beckinsale (underworld)

and

ON the OUTS

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(no subject) [Jan. 14th, 2006|02:52 am]
auralminority

if you're bored, check out my new blog here

 

it's fun and it's called Spanning Time

 

jeremiah

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riding a blueberry boat w/ The Fiery Furnaces [Dec. 5th, 2005|04:57 pm]
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[mood |drinking tea]
[music |kites - peace trials]

The Fiery Furnaces: Badasspandas
By Jeremiah Griffey

SAMPLE PARAGRAPH: On the phone, The Fiery Furnaces sound like a veritable yin and yang of expression, at least on this particular day. Eleanor, the younger of the two, seems calm, but also rather distant. A manic Matthew comes on the line after a little while, bursting with energy, incomplete sentences, interrupting new sentences. In talking to these seeming polar opposites, even for the 20 or so minutes I had with them, I saw how they can dysfunctionally function as a band.
Read more...

the fiery furnaces
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celebrate [Nov. 7th, 2005|03:54 pm]
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[mood |workingworking]
[music |matt pond pa]

Aural Minority has moved to a monthly format and as such, we’re making each month’s update a little chunkier with more interviews and reviews. And as I sort of slowed down on both the writing and promotion aspects of the magazine, I’m gonna turn a new leaf with this November update and will again start spamming people about how awesome we are...

Celebration: The Artists Formerly Known As Birdland
By Jeremiah Griffey
Celebration

Sample paragraph:
In Celebration, the band continues their classic evolution from primordial to primeval to primal by essentially eliminating the guitars, instead favoring organs and piano. The resulting sound is as soulful as Billy Holliday, as punk as The Birthday Party and as indescribable as Tom Waits. They’ve grown from volatile punks to mature adults over the course of four full-length albums and a few seven inches.
Keep reading...

-nick
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Quintron and Miss Pussycat Benefit concert (victims of Katrina bitchy wrath) [Sep. 27th, 2005|02:37 pm]
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Oct. 7th at the Che Cafe!

8 PM. Price TBA

Starring:

 (a.k.a. Kill Me Tomorrow)

 (a.k.a. My Sexual Dad [Not Not Fun Records])

 (a.k.a. Liqdzunshine--funk-hip-hop from Long Beach)

 (a.k.a. Lipstick Terror from Mexicali, Mexico)

 

Maybe one or two surprises. Maybe not. We'll have to see....

go. it's for a good cause.

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we're hugging it out, bitches [Aug. 21st, 2005|02:44 pm]
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updates for 8/21

 

 oh, the Mae Shi

 Rahim me

 go xbxrx yourself

plus cd reviews of At the Drive-In, Ween, Rasputina, Lali Puna, Chad Vangaalen, Holopaw and Fruitbats.

and more at www.auralminority.com

including CONTESTS with the hottest thing in clubbing: MIA, The Transplants and Rev. Run (FROM RUN DMC---COME ON>>>NO ONE HAS SIGNED UP FOR THIS YET>>>)

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hard to tell: this or DANGERDOOM? [Aug. 18th, 2005|06:15 pm]
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DO THEY KNOW IT'S HALLOWE'EN?


BOO!
This fall's sweetest and scariest benefit song is "DO THEY KNOW IT'S HALLOWE'EN?"

This single features a star-studded ensemble known as the NORTH AMERICAN HALLOWEEN PREVENTION INITIATIVE.  Both a trick and a treat, this song is a satire - as well as a charity-benefit song with all profits being donated to UNICEF.




AN ALL STAR CAST SAYING "ENOUGH!" TO HALLOWEEN:  This rallying cry features a who's-who of current alternative music:

Beck                                   
Sum 41
The Arcade Fire                          
Sonic Youth
Yeah Yeah Yeahs                     
Sloan
Peaches                           
Feist
Devendra Banhart                  
Wolf Parade
Postal Service                 
Buck 65


This anti-Halloween call-to-arms also stars a grab-bag of legends such as:
Comedian David Cross
Sex Pistols' founder Malcolm McLaren
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
60s soul legend Gino Washington
Psychedelic singer Roky Erickson
Los Angeles 70s group Sparks
Inuit throat singer, Tagaq (a frequent collaborator with Björk)
Co-produced by Steven McDonald of Redd Kross
And many more...

LABEL INFO: 
VICE RECORDINGS

RELEASE DATE: OCT. 11 2005

AVAILABLE ON iTUNES and all DSPs: OCT 4  2005

A BENEFIT FOR UNICEF
All profits are donated to UNICEF. This project is also intended to raise awareness of UNICEF's annual tradition of Trick-or-Treat For Halloween, wherein Kids Help Kids by going door-to-door collecting funds in boxes.


A SATIRE OF DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS

"Well tonight thank God it's them instead of you
(Here's to them) underneath that burning sun
Do they know it's Christmastime at all?"
- Do They Know It's Christmas

This song's inspiration stems from a frustration with other benefit songs' misguided, somewhat patronizing attitude, and Western-centric worldview. (See the July 15th New York Times editorial calling Live 8 an "insult both to Africans and to common sense")

Hallowe'en is primarily a North American holiday, and this song asks the rest of the world to help us end this night of fear and terror. 


                                                                               
A CELEBRATION OF HALLOWEEN
Halloween is a fun holiday, and as such, this song is meant to be fun. As a satire, it is a comment on the current climate of fear and western-centric benefit songs.  We're celebrating Halloween in all its spoooooky splendor. Think of it as both a trickŠand a treat, for your ears!
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