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Julian Lynch : Lines

Ridgewood, New Jersey’s Julian Lynch may have come up through the same close-knit musical community as members of Real Estate and Titus Andronicus, but the solo career he has forged for himself over the course of four albums – recorded whilst working at the Smithsonian Folkways label and studying for a Ph.D in ethnomusicology – shares little in the way of common ground with indie pop or punk rock. A skilled arranger and multi-instrumentalist, Lynch’s woozy fusions of traditional American folk music, post-rock and gently skronking free jazz are meandering, sun-dazzled pieces to go scrambling up hillsides or floating downriver to and his latest long-player Lines (out March 26 via Underwater Peoples) is his loveliest yet, playing like the soundtrack to an imaginary Wes Anderson film. Listen to “Gloves” below, and stream the whole thing over at NPR.

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My name is Michael Dix; I'm a decade or so past being down with the kids, but to me new music never gets old. Apparently I like music that sounds like faulty kitchen appliances and ritual slaughter; really I just like what I like, whether that happens to be indie, pop, punk, hip hop, metal, electronica, Afrobeat or jazz. Follow me on Twitter @FoamHandsBlog to receive notifications of new posts and the occasional random brain-fart, and please share links wherever you can. Enjoy!

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