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Purling Hiss – High Bias [2016]

Purling Hiss – High Bias [2016]

At his best, Purling Hiss frontman Mike Polizze simultaneously embraces, tweaks, and subverts all kinds of vintage garage, punk and grunge moves. High Bias is their most classic-rock record so far.  Where most pop songwriters would throw in some guitar jangle, Mike Polizze ...

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March 25th, 2017

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Ride – Weather Diaries [2017]

Ride – Weather Diaries [2017]

Ride have announced details of their long-awaited new album ‘Weather Diaries’. The shoegazers’ first record in over 20 years finally has a release date and tracklist. The four-piece, considered to be pioneers of shoegaze, last released a full-length record, ‘Tarantula’, back

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March 24th, 2017

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Conor Oberst – Salutations [2017]

Conor Oberst – Salutations [2017]

Salutations is the eighth solo studio album by Conor Oberst, released on Nonesuch Records. The album is a companion piece to 2016’s Ruminations. Growing up is hard to do. Growing up a wunderkind in public – your youth commodified as a talisman of sensitive youth – creates an

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March 23rd, 2017

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The Charlatans – Different Days [2017]

The Charlatans – Different Days [2017]

The Charlatans announce new album ‘Different Days’. It features contributions from New Order, Verve, Smiths, Paul Weller, Ian Rankin & many more. The Charlatans have announced plans for new album ‘Different Days’ – featuring a plethora of ...

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March 22nd, 2017

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Secret Shine – There Is Only Now [2017]

Secret Shine – There Is Only Now [2017]

UK-based shoegaze/dream-pop band Secret Shine is back with There Is Only Now, the album melds the textured guitar drive of shoegaze with the heightened, diaphanous drift of dream-pop. Back in the early 1990s, Secret Shine was courted by and joined the roster of the renowned ...

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March 21st, 2017

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The Jesus and Mary Chain – Damage and Joy [2017]

The Jesus and Mary Chain – Damage and Joy [2017]

Nineteen years after their last album, the Jesus and Mary Chain pick up where they left off, offering their usual mix of feedback-spiked rockers and stoned ballads on Damage and Joy.  Whether they’re playing 15-minute gigs or taking 19 years between albums, the Jesus and ...

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March 20th, 2017

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Spoon – Hot Thoughts [2017]

Spoon – Hot Thoughts [2017]

Spoon’s Hot Thoughts is a Triumphant Experiment.  The rockers’ ninth album dabbles in mystery and psychedelia without sacrificing the band’s appeal. Despite remaining perennial indie rock favorites over the last decade, Spoon have always been about that small-stakes ...

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March 19th, 2017

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Cherry Glazerr – Apocalipstick [2017]

Cherry Glazerr – Apocalipstick [2017]

On Apocalipstick, their sophomore album, the Los Angeles rock trio, Cherry Glazerr, fronted by Clementine Creevy, have offered their fiercest recordings yet, full of shredding jams, furious howls, and self-aware swagger. In the few short years since Cherry Glazerr released ...

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March 18th, 2017

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Real Estate – In Mind [2017]

Real Estate – In Mind [2017]

Real Estate have announced a new album, In Mind — the follow-up to their 2014 LP Atlas. It’s out via Domino Records. They have also shared the first song from the record, as well as its accompanying music video. The “Darling” video (directed by Weird Days) features the band ...

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March 17th, 2017

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Charlie Cunningham – Lines [2017]

Charlie Cunningham – Lines [2017]

The Bedfordshire-born, London-based artist, Charlie Cunningham, presents a dreamy, slow-building sound on Lines. The standout track “Minimum” personifies the exact sonic qualities that earned Cunningham such a sizeable fanbase initially. Clocking in at just over three ...

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March 16th, 2017

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Sodastream – Little By Little [2017]

Sodastream – Little By Little [2017]

Sodastream’s new record, Little by Little, shows no sign of age. It’s folk that avoids shoving a periscope up its whimsical fundament, social reflection that eschews philosophical pretension, careful orchestration devoid of artistic indulgence. Sodastream was — and now is ...

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March 15th, 2017

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Porcelain Raft – Microclimate [2017]

Porcelain Raft – Microclimate [2017]

On his third full-length as Porcelain Raft, Mauro Remiddi continues to put out sumptuous dream-pop that’s easy to mistake as style over substance. With Microclimate, Remiddi grows as a songwriter/arranger while refining the subtlety of his approach. The third ...

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March 15th, 2017

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Blonde Redhead – 3 O’Clock EP [2017]

Blonde Redhead – 3 O’Clock EP [2017]

Blonde Redhead’s Rather Beautiful ‘3 O’Clock’ EP: An expansive, yet remarkably personal document. EP is out via Wa Kuru Records in collaboration with the Italian label Ponderosa. The four tracks on the EP are shaped by the Blonde Redhead’s 2016 ...

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March 13th, 2017

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The Shins – Heartworms [2017]

The Shins – Heartworms [2017]

The Shins’ Heartworms is an understated and charming production of orchestral rock, surfy riffs cresting summery melodies and experimental streaks of reverb. It even includes a couple of just-about-danceable dashes of synth-heavy trips glowing with a glammy new-wave ...

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March 12th, 2017

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Las Rosas – Everyone Gets Exactly What They Want [2017]

Las Rosas – Everyone Gets Exactly What They Want [2017]

Las Rosas are a band made up of members with previous experience in the bands Wild Yaks and Harlem. That means that Everyone Gets Exactly What They Want sounds totally confident and together, even though it is their debut full-length. Neat and clever garage-pop from New ...

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March 11th, 2017

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The Magnetic Fields – 50 Song Memoir [2017]

The Magnetic Fields – 50 Song Memoir [2017]

Stephin Merritt’s richly observed life through The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir. The singer-songwriter rifles through twice that number of instruments as his lugubrious baritone drolly documents pivotal experiences. Following his late-1990s triumph 69 Love Songs, ...

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March 10th, 2017

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