Terence Praet

Terence Praet

Terence Praet contributes to The Manual’s New Music Monday column. He studied Philosophy and History at Skidmore College, where he was also the music director at the school’s radio station. He has worked in the music industry since graduation. Though he became a Portland, Oregon resident in 2014, Terence is a proud New Jersey native. He can often be found singing along to Bruce Springsteen songs and roaming the streets of Portland in search of Taylor Ham.
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Best Records of 2016: Swet Shop Boys’ ‘Cashmere’

For all the brightness and energy in its music, Cashmere is a charged album.
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Agnes Obel’s New LP, ‘Citizen of Glass’

"There’s an increasing sense in this world that you have to make yourself a bit of glass."
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Alsarah and The Nubatones Return With the Excellent Manara

Alsarah & The Nubatones' new record, Manara, is a thrilling mix of African, Middle Eastern, and Western music.
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20 Years of Hard Work Comes to Fruition on Paul & The Tall Trees’ ‘Our Love in The Light’

Our Love in The Light takes inspiration from rootsy Americana and vintage soul.
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Lady Wray Finds Her Voice on ‘Queen Alone’

Queen Alone is Wray's first full-length as Lady Wray, but she has the better part of two decades of experience in a mercurial music industry behind her.
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Shine a Light: Billy Bragg & Joe Henry on the Railway

Early this year legendary British musician Billy Bragg and American songwriter Joe Henry boarded an Amtrak train bound for Los Angeles.
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Weyes Blood Experiments With Singer-Songwriter Traditions on ‘Front Row Seat to Earth’

Much of Weyes Blood's output has an experimental bent to it.
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Drive-By Truckers Take a Stand on ‘American Band’

Race plays a major part throughout the album.
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Reimagining Véronique Vincent & Aksak Maboul’s Not-So-Lost Masterpiece

"Fake jazz, electronics, imaginary African & Balkan music, [and] minimalism."
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Nihilism Reigns on The Wytches’ ‘All Your Happy Life’

A standout record that sees the band avoiding a "sophomore slump" by focusing on a smaller set of sounds.
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Death By Unga Bunga’s Refreshing New EP, ‘Fight!’

A working combination of irreverence, silliness, and earnestness ...
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Aquaserge’s ‘Guerre EP:’ A Journey Into Sound

From something you might hear in a French film to noisy free jazz...
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Okkervil River Is Dead. Long Live Okkervil River!

Okkervil River's Away is out now through ATO Records.
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The Frightnrs Say It All on ‘Nothing More to Say’

'Nothing More to Say,' is a stirring tribute to the band's late vocalist and the Rocksteady genre.
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Joseph’s New Album, ‘I’m Alone, No You’re Not,’ is a Really Big One

Joseph is comprised of three sisters: Allison, Meegan, and Natalie Closner
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The Evocative Folk Music of River Whyless’ ‘We All The Light’

It can seem easy to dismiss indie folk bands as a dime a dozen--not this band.
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Getting Real with Lydia Loveless

As its title suggests, Real deals with issues surrounding the idea of authenticity.
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Of Montreal Bring In New Influences on ‘Innocence Reaches’

Kevin Barnes is back at it and more upbeat than ever.
New Music Monday

‘Quiero Creedence,’ Is a Tribute to the Band’s Popularity in Latin America

Between 1968 and 1972 Creedence Clearwater Revival released seven albums before disbanding bitterly. Despite Creedence's short-lived existence, today the group ranks among the most popular rock bands in American history, and that…
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Floating Points unveils new ‘Kuiper’ EP

The EP consists of only two tracks: the titular eighteen-minute A-side and a fourteen minute B-side.
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Heliotropes: Moving Toward the Light

Heliotropes released its sophomore record last Friday—July 15—through The End Records.
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A Q&A With The Dead Ships

 On June 24th, The Dead Ships released CITYCIDE via Nevado Music. The album is the band's first on Nevado after signing with the label late last March. CITYCIDE's release is the culmination of four years' hard work. The album is shot…
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Margaret Glaspy’s Emotions & Math

, After growing up in Northern California, Glaspy moved to Boston. With money from the YoungArts Program she was able to attend Berklee College of Music for a semester. As Glaspy explains it, “I wasn’t able to afford school after that…