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Hand Habits – Wildly Idle (Humble Before the Void) [2017]

Hand Habits – Wildly Idle (Humble Before the Void) [2017]

Hand Habits’ debut LP, Wildly Idle (Humble Before the Void), evokes a striking image, that of submitting oneself to an expansive unknown with arms outstretched. It’s a feeling Meg Duffy, the singer-songwriter behind this project, knows well; the upstate New York native

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March 9th, 2017

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Jay Som – Everybody Works [2017]

Jay Som – Everybody Works [2017]

On her first proper album as Jay Som, Melina Duterte, 22, solidifies her rep as a self-made force of sonic splendor and emotional might. If last year’s aptly named Turn Into compilation showcased a fuzz-loving artist in flux—chronicling her mission to master bedroom ...

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March 8th, 2017

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Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – The French Press EP [2017]

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – The French Press EP [2017]

Blending critical insight and literate love songs, ‘The French Press’ cements Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever as one of Australia’s smartest working bands. In early 2016, the release of ‘Talk Tight’ put Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever on the map with ...

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March 7th, 2017

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Tim Kasher – No Resolution [2017]

Tim Kasher – No Resolution [2017]

Tim Kasher – singer/guitarist for bands Cursive and The Good Life – will release his third solo album No Resolution on March 3, 2017 via 15 Passenger, the newly launched label owned and run by Cursive. Following a more exuberant sophomore LP that diverged from his debut with

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March 6th, 2017

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Fránçois & The Atlas Mountains – Solide Mirage [2017]

Fránçois & The Atlas Mountains – Solide Mirage [2017]

Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains – Solide Mirage: indiepop gets political. A firm step on the way to cementing a solid, humanist vision. There are a few tracks on Fránçois & The Atlas Mountains fifth album that saunter past the five minute mark, but even the ...

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March 5th, 2017

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Broads – Vacancy [2017]

Broads – Vacancy [2017]

Described as “an aural wonderland” (Paul Gough, The Inside Sleeve, Radio National), Vacancy is Broads at their most expansive and intoxicating. With guest appearances by acclaimed Melbourne musicians Alex O’Gorman on bass, Sarah Galdes on drums, Matt Dixon ...

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March 4th, 2017

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Peter Silberman – Impermanence [2017]

Peter Silberman – Impermanence [2017]

The arrangements of the songs on Impermanence, Brooklyn singer Peter Silberman’s first solo album, are so minimal and sparse that they make his exquisite recordings with his group the Antlers seem positively rococo. On intimate tracks such as Maya and Karuna, Silberman’s ...

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March 3rd, 2017

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Rainbrother – Tales from the Drought [2017]

Rainbrother – Tales from the Drought [2017]

Rainbrother’s upcoming album, “Tales From the Drought,” isn’t just music – it’s a musical experience. Opening with a joyful and instantly memorable piano motif on the track Riverside, Tales from the Drought announces its intentions from ...

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March 2nd, 2017

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Tennis – Yours Conditionally [2017]

Tennis – Yours Conditionally [2017]

Tennis have announced their next studio album, Yours Conditionally. The fourth album from husband-and-wife team of Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore is out via Mutually Detrimental. It marks their first release since Ritual in Repeat in 2014. Denver indie pop duo and sailing ...

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March 1st, 2017

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Froth – Outside (briefly) [2017]

Froth – Outside (briefly) [2017]

Outside (briefly) is the sound of a band that’s truly found its voice, and in many ways feels like Froth’s proper debut. Across the ten songs, the band dialled back the noise and psych-pop found on their previous LPs to reveal delicately beautiful melodies, intricately

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February 28th, 2017

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Andy Shauf – The Party [2016]

Andy Shauf – The Party [2016]

The third album by Saskatchewan’s Andy Shauf sets after-hours stories to a doleful ‘60s songwriter vibe. Shauf plays the wallflower at his titular party. Most of us have been to the kind of crowded house parties where you hang back and people-watch in relative ...

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February 27th, 2017

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Modern English – Take Me To The Trees [2017]

Modern English – Take Me To The Trees [2017]

“Take Me to the Trees” is the first new album from Modern English in 30 years that features four-fifths of the original lineup: Robbie Grey (vocals), Michael Conroy (bass guitar), Gary McDowell (guitar), and Steve Walker (keyboards). Doubtlessly, the release of ...

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February 26th, 2017

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Wire – Silver/Lead [2017]

Wire – Silver/Lead [2017]

Influential post-punk bank Wire continues to show no signs of slowing down with the March 31st release of its 15th album, Silver/Lead. It arrives on the 40th anniversary of the band’s debut performance, and follows in the footsteps of 2016’s solid mini-LP Nocturnal Koreans. ...

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February 25th, 2017

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Hello Ocho – In Portuguese [2016]

Hello Ocho – In Portuguese [2016]

Atlanta psychedelic mainstays Hello Ocho release their sophomore album In Portuguese; it’s been a long time in the making; a time that witnessed changes in both Hello Ocho’s personnel and indeed the group’s approach to songwriting. But the constituent psychedelic parts ...

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February 24th, 2017

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Electric Guest – Plural [2017]

Electric Guest – Plural [2017]

Electric Guest’s Plural opens with the bright piano of Zero, frontman Asa Taccone’s familiar falsetto and a laidback, retro vibe setting the tone of the album. Singer/songwriter Asa Taccone — brother of The Lonely Island’s Jorma Taccone — and drummer Matthew ...

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February 23rd, 2017

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Shintaro Sakamoto – Love If Possible [2016]

Shintaro Sakamoto – Love If Possible [2016]

Shintaro Sakamoto, former Yura Yura Teikoku guitarist, continues lap steel-dappled explorations of melancholy, funky kitsch on Love If Possible. In Japan, the dream of the ’90s is alive. Or parts of it are, anyway, with CDs still making up the majority of music sales and a ...

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February 22nd, 2017

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