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Western Settings – Old Pain

Posted June 13, 2016, 5:53 p.m.

Western Settings – Old Pain

Ever wondered what it would sound like if Off With Their Heads and Iron Chic had a baby? Well, even if you haven't, you need ... read more

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Blaqk Audio – Material

Posted May 30, 2016, 5:32 p.m.

Blaqk Audio – Material

Davey Havok and Jade Puget (you may recognize them from AFI) are back this year with a new Blaqk Audio album. Because the duo is ... read more

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Ignite – A War Against You

Posted April 4, 2016, 6:15 p.m.

Ignite – A War Against You

Even after a decade, Ignite still managed to put out a record that was the logical step forward from Our Darkest Days. While it's not ... read more

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Make Do and Mend – Don't Be Long

Posted Dec. 7, 2015, 6:13 p.m.

Make Do and Mend – Don't Be Long

Back in 2010, Make Do and Mend were taking over top 10 lists with their debut, End Measured Mile. The band went on to shake ... read more

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Lagwagon – Hang

Posted July 6, 2015, 6:50 p.m.

Lagwagon – Hang

Punk rock veterans, Lagwagon, had been missing from the scene for quite some time. Sure, they had a tour here and there as well as ... read more

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Dan Webb and the Spiders – Now It Can Be Told

Posted May 11, 2015, 8:27 a.m.

Dan Webb and the Spiders – Now It Can Be Told

Dan Webb and the Spiders have been out spreading their punk rock for a few years now. They've collected a bunch of unreleased tracks, some ... read more

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United Nations – The Next Four Years

Posted Oct. 13, 2014, 8:53 p.m.

United Nations – The Next Four Years

United Nations have been locked away for a few years now. Members have come and gone and we aren't even exactly sure which ones. In ... read more

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Various Artists – Balsa/Sei Hexe - Split EP

Posted Sept. 29, 2014, 10:16 p.m.

Various Artists – Balsa/Sei Hexe - Split EP

Two bands hailing from the US Northwest bring a Metalcore filled split from String Break Records. Seattle's, Balsa, take control of the first half with ... read more

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The Chantey Hook – Underground

Posted Sept. 15, 2014, 11:44 a.m.

The Chantey Hook – Underground

The Chantey Hook have been around for a few years now, but have only released a handful of songs to the masses. Their most recent ... read more

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Andrew Jackson Jihad – Christmas Island

Posted June 16, 2014, 10:04 p.m.

Andrew Jackson Jihad – Christmas Island

Andrew Jackson Jihad make a return on their new label home, Side One Dummy, after a long tenure on Asian Man Records. Usually when a ... read more

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Green Day – Demolicious

Posted May 26, 2014, 6:02 p.m.

Green Day – Demolicious

Many people don't realize it, but Green Day released a trio of albums throughout the fourth quarter of 2012. However, due to some personal problems ... read more

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Architecture in Helsinki – NOW + 4EVA

Posted May 12, 2014, 8:27 p.m.

Architecture in Helsinki – NOW + 4EVA

I haven't been following Architecture in Helsinki too much since the underwhelming, Places Like This. In 2011 they released, Moment Bends, which almost completely flew under my radar. ... read more

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Seagulls – The Royal We EP

Posted April 21, 2014, 10:50 p.m.

Seagulls – The Royal We EP

I don't get too excited about new bands anymore. However, Seagulls recently swooped into my radar and have me pumped for sing-a-longs. If you're a ... read more

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The Faint – Doom Abuse

Posted April 14, 2014, 9:11 p.m.

The Faint – Doom Abuse

It came as a surprise to everyone. The Faint sprung up from the ground out of nowhere after being gone for a few years. They ... read more

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Gazer – Phone Commercial EP

Posted March 18, 2014, 12:55 a.m.

Gazer – Phone Commercial EP

GAZER is a new band hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio. On their debut EP, Phone Commercial, they use a combination of noise and punk to rock the ... read more

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Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues

Posted Feb. 10, 2014, 8:50 p.m.

Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues

It's been a long time coming, but Against Me! have finally released their sixth album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues. It packs a hit harder than previous records. ... read more

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Dave Hause – Resolutions EP

Posted Dec. 30, 2013, 6:43 p.m.

Dave Hause – Resolutions EP

We've finally come to the last of Dave Hause's EP series. The final EP comes from Side One Dummy and features covers of Flogging Molly's "Whistles ... read more

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Iron Chic – The Constant One

Posted Dec. 24, 2013, 1:20 a.m.

Iron Chic – The Constant One

Since their inception, Iron Chic have had a steady rotation through out the years through my speakers and a special place in my heart. Following ... read more

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Various Artists – UNFUN/Despite Everything - Split EP

Posted Dec. 16, 2013, 10:27 p.m.

Various Artists – UNFUN/Despite Everything - Split EP

It's always cool when bands from opposite sides of the world do a split together. It worked great for Thursday and Envy. Here, we have ... read more

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Iron Chic – Spooky Action

Posted Dec. 9, 2013, 10:32 p.m.

Iron Chic – Spooky Action

Iron Chic are back with their first new music since their split with Pacer. For some, a couple years isn't long, but waiting for new ... read more

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Dave Hause – Heavy Heart

Posted Aug. 5, 2013, 9:21 p.m.

Dave Hause – Heavy Heart

Of all of Dave Hause’s 7-inch’s for this series, this was the one I was most excited about. Jade Tree is one of my favorite ... read more

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Dave Hause – C'Mon Kid EP

Posted July 1, 2013, 9:28 p.m.

Dave Hause – C'Mon Kid EP

We’re close to the end of Dave Hause’s 7-inch series. The fourth in the series comes from Sabot Productions. Hause decided to tackle his friends ... read more

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The Shell Corporation – Time And Pressure

Posted June 24, 2013, 10:34 p.m.

The Shell Corporation – Time And Pressure

I glorious little EP fell into my lap, thanks to my editor. It’s the Time & Pressure EP from The Shell Corporation. It’s a beautiful little set ... read more

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The Scutches – Ten Songs, Ten Years

Posted May 6, 2013, 11:21 p.m.

The Scutches – Ten Songs, Ten Years

The Ramones were, and still are, such an influence on music. These days, they’re garnered as a genre all on their own, known simply as, “Ramones-core.” ... read more

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Self Evident – We Built A Fortress on Short Notice

Posted Feb. 19, 2013, 12:55 a.m.

Self Evident – We Built A Fortress on Short Notice

Self Evident have been a band for over 15 years, but unfortunately, I’ve been in the dark until I heard their most recent endeavor, We Built ... read more

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JJ and The Real Jerks – The Wringer

Posted Jan. 28, 2013, 10:20 p.m.

JJ and The Real Jerks – The Wringer

Ok, so yeah, this is a relatively old release. The band has released a new EP since, but that’s not an excuse to ignore this ... read more

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Dave Hause – Pray For Tuscon

Posted Dec. 17, 2012, 5:13 p.m.

Dave Hause – Pray For Tuscon

The second installment of Dave Hause's 7-inch series comes from Bridge Nine. Lots of interesting choices for Hause to choose songs to cover from. In ... read more

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Dave Hause – Time Will Tell EP

Posted Nov. 9, 2012, 2:25 p.m.

Dave Hause – Time Will Tell EP

Dave Hause recently embarked on a little project that involves five indie labels. He took two artists from each label and covered a song from ... read more

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Murder By Death – Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon

Posted Oct. 9, 2012, 2:22 a.m.

Murder By Death – Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon

Murder by Death are back with their sixth studio album, and it's their moodiest album yet. It's a stark contrast to their last record, Good ... read more

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Stiletto Assassins – Self Titled

Posted Sept. 24, 2012, 3:18 p.m.

Stiletto Assassins – Self Titled

I don't really know where to begin with this EP. Its groovy rock sensibilities throw back to 70's glam rock, but without the theatrics and ... read more

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The Keystone Kids – Things Get Shaky

Posted Sept. 14, 2012, 2:07 a.m.

The Keystone Kids – Things Get Shaky

Half of The Keystone Kids is half of Slingshot Dakota, while the other half is Ryan O'Donnell of Yo Man Go, and that was enough ... read more

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White Lung – Sorry

Posted July 23, 2012, 9:34 p.m.

White Lung – Sorry

If you were a fan of White Lung's debut album, It's The Evil, for it's raw and straight forward approach, then you might be a ... read more

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Ruin Everything – Lioniser EP

Posted June 25, 2012, 3:40 p.m.

Ruin Everything – Lioniser EP

There's a new hardcore quartet on the rise in The UK named Ruin Everything, and they just released their debut EP, Lioniser. When I read ... read more

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fun. – Some Nights

Posted April 10, 2012, 7:47 a.m.

fun. – Some Nights

I'm just gonna say right now that I'm a huge fan of The Format and fun. I could go on and on about how easily ... read more

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Fat Shadow – Foot Of Love

Posted April 2, 2012, 7:10 a.m.

Fat Shadow – Foot Of Love

It's hard to categorize female-fronted, Fat Shadow. They blend a mix of indie-rock with late 60s-psychedelia, while bleeding over into punk-rock as well. They do ... read more

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Cursive – I Am Gemini

Posted Feb. 27, 2012, 11:58 a.m.

Cursive – I Am Gemini

Oh, our beloved Cursive--shall we never hear another Ugly Organ from you? No, we shall not, so stop asking for one. For three albums now, ... read more

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Fucked Up – David Comes To Life

Posted Dec. 1, 2011, 2:03 a.m.

Fucked Up – David Comes To Life

It was one of the most anticipated albums of the year, and was welcomed with such positive reception. Needless to say, my expectations were high. ... read more

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Small Brown Bike – Fell & Found

Posted Nov. 21, 2011, 4:17 p.m.

Small Brown Bike – Fell & Found

It's been 8 years since Small Brown Bike released their last full length, The River Bed, but they haven't lost their touch in the slightest. ... read more

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You, Me, & Everyone We Know – Things Are Really Weird Right Now

Posted Oct. 31, 2011, 8:36 a.m.

You, Me, & Everyone We Know – Things Are Really Weird Right Now

You, Me, & Everyone We Know came to my attention with the announcement of their break-up earlier this year. I didn't give them a listen ... read more

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Larry And His Flask – All That We Know

Posted Oct. 10, 2011, 12:34 p.m.

Larry And His Flask – All That We Know

Larry and His Flask have been getting more and more attention over the past year and a half. They reached a new plateau this past ... read more

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Des Ark – Don't Rock The Boat, Sink The Fucker

Posted Sept. 19, 2011, 10:44 a.m.

Des Ark – Don't Rock The Boat, Sink The Fucker

So far, 2011 is proving to be a great year for music, and a great year for Indie-Rock. Des Ark's second full length, Don't Rock ... read more

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How Do We Jump This High? – Funny/Not Funny

Posted Sept. 12, 2011, 7:35 a.m.

How Do We Jump This High? – Funny/Not Funny

Answer Key Records, the new record label formed by Bridge & Tunnel's, Jeff Cunningham, chose How Do We Jump This High's, Funny/Not Funny, for the ... read more

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Junior Battles – Idle Ages

Posted Sept. 1, 2011, 3:01 a.m.

Junior Battles – Idle Ages

After a few years of EPs and splits, Canada’s Junior Battles finally released their debut full length this Summer on Paper + Plastick. With speedy ... read more

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Face To Face – Laugh Now, Laugh Later

Posted Aug. 25, 2011, 2:37 a.m.

Face To Face – Laugh Now, Laugh Later

By the end of 2004, Face to Face had disbanded and there were no signs that would have suggested they’d ever write or play again. ... read more

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Jeff The Brotherhood – We Are The Champions

Posted Aug. 25, 2011, 2:36 a.m.

Jeff The Brotherhood – We Are The Champions

Have you ever wondered what Weezer would sound like had they turned into a psychedelic garage band? Well, look no further because the Nashville duo, ... read more

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By Surprise – Mountain Smashers

Posted Aug. 8, 2011, 10:47 a.m.

By Surprise – Mountain Smashers

Although the Indie-Emo genre has been getting over-saturated with new artists lately, there are a few that wear the title suitably; By Surprise are one ... read more

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Various Artists – Grey Area & Go Rydell - Split

Posted Aug. 1, 2011, 5:17 a.m.

Various Artists – Grey Area & Go Rydell - Split

After 10 years since their last release, Grey Area returns with 2 new songs. They’ve brought along Go Rydell—the melodic-hardcore up-and-comers who are fresh off ... read more

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The Riverboat Gamblers – Smash/Grab EP

Posted July 25, 2011, 9:38 p.m.

The Riverboat Gamblers – Smash/Grab EP

When The Riverboat Gamblers released their last full length, Underneath the Owl, many fans were put off by the cleaner production and poppier approach. Their ... read more

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Attica! Attica! – Napalm & Nitrogen

Posted July 25, 2011, 9:37 p.m.

Attica! Attica! – Napalm & Nitrogen

Before your red flag goes up, we are not talking about the "crab-core" group, Attack Attack. Don't worry; I was wary of the same thing. ... read more

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Nick 13 – Self Titled

Posted July 4, 2011, 10:16 a.m.

Nick 13 – Self Titled

Many were intrigued when Tiger Army frontman, Nick 13, first announced he’d be releasing a solo country album. It was a sound that fans were ... read more

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Mock Orange – Disguised As Ghosts

Posted July 4, 2011, 10:16 a.m.

Mock Orange – Disguised As Ghosts

Mock Orange took me completely by surprise. They only just came to my attention despite having been a band for nearly 2 decades. Although, they ... read more

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Gangpol & Mit – The 1000 Softcore Tourist People Club

Posted June 28, 2011, 12:39 a.m.

Gangpol & Mit – The 1000 Softcore Tourist People Club

It’s a great thing when bands can mesh cartoon visuals with their music. It in turn enhances the listening experience, and Gangpol & Mit’s, The ... read more

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Samiam – Orphan Works

Posted June 6, 2011, 12:41 p.m.

Samiam – Orphan Works

We haven’t heard a new album from Samiam in 5 years. However, in 2010, they did release a rarities collection of outtakes, radio performances, and ... read more

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The Wealthy West – Volume One

Posted April 25, 2011, 4:27 a.m.

The Wealthy West – Volume One

The folk scene doesn’t get enough appreciation these days. Luckily, Mumford and Sons earned it some recognition when they performed at The Grammys. Now is ... read more

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The Dead Milkmen – The King In Yellow

Posted April 18, 2011, 1:19 p.m.

The Dead Milkmen – The King In Yellow

Who would have thought that after 16 years The Dead Milkmen would release a new album? The band went their separate ways in 1995 and ... read more

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Thursday – No Devolución

Posted April 11, 2011, 6:32 p.m.

Thursday – No Devolución

It’s comforting when a band can successfully progress. Some stay stagnant—resulting in some stale and boring music. Thursday’s a band that has been progressing since ... read more

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Bright Eyes – The People's Key

Posted April 4, 2011, 11:30 a.m.

Bright Eyes – The People's Key

When word broke out that Bright Eyes would be writing one final album before retiring the moniker—expectations were set pretty high. Since then, the band ... read more

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The Pauses – A Cautionary Tale

Posted March 25, 2011, 5:43 p.m.

The Pauses – A Cautionary Tale

Remember when you were a little kid getting tucked into bed? Then someone would reach for a thin book with a shiny gold spine, and ... read more

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Hank & Cupcakes – Self Titled EP

Posted March 15, 2011, 7:16 a.m.

Hank & Cupcakes – Self Titled EP

It’s time to loosen up because Hank & Cupcakes are looking to get you out of your chair and out on the dance floor. This ... read more

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Less Than Jake – Hello Rockview (Reissue)

Posted March 15, 2011, 7:07 a.m.

Less Than Jake – Hello Rockview (Reissue)

It has been nearly 13 years since Hello Rockview was first released, and the album still holds up. Like with the first couple of re-releases, ... read more

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LEADTHEWAY – And In Vengeance We Strike

Posted Feb. 28, 2011, 11:51 a.m.

LEADTHEWAY – And In Vengeance We Strike

LEADTHEWAY has been around since 2002, but they broke up once in 2004. By 2009, they were back together and self-released their debut full length, ... read more

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Various Artists – Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely State)/Into it. Over it. – Split

Posted Feb. 7, 2011, 4:59 a.m.

Various Artists – Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely State)/Into it. Over it. – Split

There has been resurgence within the indie-emo genre lately, and these advocates of punctuation are taking cues from American Football and Sunny Day Real Estate.The ... read more

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Joyce Manor – Self Titled

Posted Jan. 31, 2011, 11:06 a.m.

Joyce Manor – Self Titled

Who ever said louder isn’t better? Joyce Manor have been breaking down the walls of every town they play up and down the west coast ... read more

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The Bombpops – Like I Care

Posted Dec. 21, 2010, 5:20 a.m.

The Bombpops – Like I Care

Hailing from San Diego, California, The Bombpops are a female fronted quartet and a force to be reckoned with. Their 6 track debut EP, Like ... read more

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The Thermals – Personal Life

Posted Dec. 14, 2010, 4:53 a.m.

The Thermals – Personal Life

It’s very rare that an album can be described as “charming.” However, it’s an appropriate way to describe indie-punk outfit The Thermals’ fifth full length ... read more

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The Gamits – Parts

Posted Dec. 6, 2010, 1:59 p.m.

The Gamits – Parts

What do you get when you throw Jawbreaker and Alkaline Trio into a blender? One of the finest pop-punk albums of the year. The Gamits’ ... read more

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Less Than Jake – TV EP

Posted Nov. 22, 2010, 11:27 a.m.

Less Than Jake – TV EP

In theory, Less Than Jake covering catchy theme songs and product jingles sounds like a good idea. It seemed to work in the past. However, ... read more

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Best Coast – Crazy For You

Posted Nov. 15, 2010, 1:23 p.m.

Best Coast – Crazy For You

Right off the bat you can’t help but feel Best Coast’s full-length debut, Crazy for You, is going to be an album you listen to ... read more

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Iron Chic – Not Like This

Posted Oct. 26, 2010, 8:51 p.m.

Iron Chic – Not Like This

There are albums that you listen to with headphones to catch every subtle detail in its production. Then there are albums you blast from whatever ... read more

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