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ToEleven.net

THE 4-QS, COMFORT CLOUDS, LEAH LOU AND THE TWO LEFT SHOES, AND THE SINGULAR AT THURSDAY’S LOUNGE, DECEMBER 10TH By: Jason …And finally, the headliner of the show, The Singular, came on. As you know, I really like the Singular, and, like Comfort Clouds, these guys sound the same live as they do on their album. This was emphasized by… Read more →

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Cleveland Scene

The Sad Machine by Jeff Niesel This talented Cleveland foursome cites Modest Mouse, Radiohead, Josh Ritter, and Wilco as influences. And they live up to those high standards on their debut album, which follows a pair of EPs. There are some missteps on The Sad Machine — the coy “CMF” sounds like Barenaked Ladies, hardly a band that should be… Read more →

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Akron Beacon Journal

The Singular: ‘The Sad Machine’ by Malcolm Abrahm This Akron quartet, led by singer/songwriter/label owner James Pequignot, has a surprisingly expansive sound. The most obvious touchstone is OK Computer-era Radiohead, minus the fancy recording studio locations, uber-hip producer, bummed-out lyrics and supreme Englishness. That’s not to say The Sad Machine sounds cheap or lo-fi. The nine tracks are sequenced to… Read more →

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ToEleven.net

The Singular-The Sad Machine. Penguinaut records, 2010. Full disclosure: I am friends with the band’s bassist, Terry Mortensen. On The Sad Machine, The Singular paint a cold, desolate sonic landscape. Much like their home town of Cleveland, which seems to have lost all hope since losing its favorite son to warmer climes, front man James Pequignot sings of longing and… Read more →

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Exclaim! Music Magazine

The Singular – I Finally Know What’s Good For Me By Sari Delmar The Singular are a band that refuse to let music simply be a background to our superficial lives. Their debut EP can’t simply play in your car, it can’t simply be on a TV show, nor can it let any listener in its vicinity simply be. The… Read more →

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Scene Magazine

The Singular – I Finally Know What’s Good for Me By Matt Gorey I Finally Know What’s Good for Me has its share of pleasantly coherent moments. The Singular doesn’t have a guitarist, so it relies heavily on singer-keyboardist James Pequignot’s synthesizer atmospherics. “Nobody” is a sublime slice of Fender Rhodes-driven pop-rock, showcasing Pequignot’s exceptional voice while demonstrating what acts… Read more →

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