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Theo Verney – Brain Disease EP [2015]

Theo Verney – Brain Disease EP [2015]

Theo Verney’s unique blend of scuzz and rock and roll captivates your attention within an instant. Harnessing the energy of a full live band in his own hands, Verney’s self-produced work has drawn him respect and admiration from a wide audience. With his Brain ...

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January 5th, 2017

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case/lang/veirs – case/lang/veirs [2016]

case/lang/veirs – case/lang/veirs [2016]

It was K.D. Lang who had the crazy (wonderful) idea: Neko Case, Laura Veirs and she should make a record together. It took the songwriting supergroup three years, but here it is — and it actually lives up to expectations. On opener “Atomic Number,” the three singers’ ...

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January 4th, 2017

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Escondido – Walking with a Stranger [2016]

Escondido – Walking with a Stranger [2016]

Escondido’s first album, The Ghost of Escondido, made for an auspicious entrance when they self-released it in 2013, establishing a high bar that a less talented duo might have found hard to overcome. Jessica Maros’ soaring, seductive vocals, framed by the sturdy ...

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January 3rd, 2017

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Department M – Deep Control [2016]

Department M – Deep Control [2016]

“It’s not too late/to fall below/fall under my/my deep control”. Thus goes the mantra-like opening lyric to Department M’s debut full-length Deep Control – the title was plucked from a Patti Smith poem, and serves as a focal point for the album’s central themes. If ‘deep ...

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January 2nd, 2017

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Elephant Stone – Ship of Fools [2016]

Elephant Stone – Ship of Fools [2016]

For their fourth LP, Elephant Stone could have stuck to a recipe that’s worked well for founder and main songwriter Rishi Dhir. It’s one that lays breezy melodies over a pop blueprint, adding luscious psychedelic accompaniment that welcomes experimentation and often features

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January 1st, 2017

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Pajaro Sunrise – The Collapse [2016]

Pajaro Sunrise – The Collapse [2016]

Yuri Méndez started working on “The Collapse” in the early months of 2015, when, struck by conjunctivitis, he found himself sitting alone in the dark with an irresistible urge to make new songs. With his MD’s severe voice resounding in his head, telling him

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December 31st, 2016

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Vanishing Twin – Choose Your Own Adventure [2016]

Vanishing Twin – Choose Your Own Adventure [2016]

London ensemble Vanishing Twin will release their debut album “Choose Your Own Adventure” on 16th September 2016 via Soundway Records. Under the name Orlando, former member of Fanfarlo Cathy Lucas put together a couple of albums on her own Association for the Re-Alignment of

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December 30th, 2016

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Joyce Manor – Cody [2016]

Joyce Manor – Cody [2016]

This past fall, touring behind his sleek, jubilant debut album, Rachet, Las Vegas dance pop artist Shamir would occasionally play an unusual cover song: “Christmas Card”, a cut from Joyce Manor’s 2014 breakout album Never Hungover Again. The pick was surprising because, on ...

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December 29th, 2016

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Damon & Naomi – Spirit Of Love [2016]

Damon & Naomi – Spirit Of Love [2016]

Damon & Naomi have just released an album of “B​-​sides, bonuses, and soundtracks” onto bandcamp. Spirit of Love is available for a bargain price of whatever you want to pay. As well as the excellent title track, from a Ptolemaic Terrascope compilation, there

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December 28th, 2016

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

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

The Jesus and Mary Chain are set to release their first new album in 18 years, Damage and Joy, on 24 March via ADA/Warner Music. The record is the first new full-length release from the Scottish noise-pop group since Munki in 1998. The Independent revealed in December last ...

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December 27th, 2016

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Ryan Adams – Prisoner [2017]

Ryan Adams – Prisoner [2017]

Ryan Adams has announced a new album, Prisoner. It’s out February 17 via Pax Am/Blue Note. Adams also announced that the album’s first single “Do You Still Love Me?”. In a recent interview with the Japan Times, Adams spoke about the inspiration for the album: “I ...

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December 26th, 2016

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Thievery Corporation – Temple of I & I [2017]

Thievery Corporation – Temple of I & I [2017]

Thievery Corporation are a well-known trip-hop duo from Washington DC that have been at it for more than 20 years now. The duo have announced a new album called “Temple of I & I”. It will follow 2014’s ‘Saudade”. The album was recorded ...

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December 25th, 2016

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Primal Scream – Chaosmosis [2016]

Primal Scream – Chaosmosis [2016]

In their 30-year carer, Primal Scream have demonstrated a savvy for keeping themselves current. They joined the anorak convention with their cut “Velocity Girl” on the C86 compilation; helped push acid house into the mainstream with 1991’s rave-rock symbiosis Screamadelica; ...

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December 24th, 2016

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STAY – The Mean Solar Times [2016]

STAY – The Mean Solar Times [2016]

Hailing from Barcelona, STAY are psych-rock collective with a closer allegiance to Britpop than the vibrant latin sounds of their home city. Their fifth album The Mean Solar Times was produced by Owen Morris (The Verve, Oasis) and features a guest guitar slot for Andy Bell ...

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December 23rd, 2016

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Devendra Banhart – Ape in Pink Marble [2016]

Devendra Banhart – Ape in Pink Marble [2016]

Nonesuch Records releases Devendra Banhart’s new album, Ape in Pink Marble. The album, Banhart’s ninth, was written, produced, arranged, and recorded in Los Angeles by the singer / songwriter / guitarist with his longtime collaborators Noah Georgeson and Josiah ...

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December 22nd, 2016

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 Jon Parks – Mercy (EP) [2016]

 Jon Parks – Mercy (EP) [2016]

Jon Parks is a singer-songwriter who creates pensive pop music. His new “Mercy” EP ends the 10-plus year silence since the release of his debut album “Out Here”, recorded while living in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His new EP combines thought-provoking lyrics

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December 22nd, 2016

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