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The Narrative – Golden Silence [2016]

The Narrative – Golden Silence [2016]

For close to a decade Suzie Zeldin and Jesse Gabriel have been creating music as The Narrative, but when they began work on their new album four years ago it seemed that the future was uncertain. The group had achieved recognition for their charming indie pop, yet the ...

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December 21st, 2016

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J Churcher – Borderland State [2016]

J Churcher – Borderland State [2016]

Recorded over a two-year period with London- based producer Dreamtrak and featuring vocal contributions from Anna B Savage, J Churcher’s Borderland State is an evocative collection that recalls the delirious haze of Maps, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Mazzy Star, and the

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December 20th, 2016

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Flyying Colours – Mindfullness [2016]

Flyying Colours – Mindfullness [2016]

Mindfullness is Australian shoegaze quartet Flyying Colours’ full-length debut following two EPs, Flyying Colours and ROYGBIV. As with the band’s first two releases, this album continues to showcase their winning blend of heavy, swirling guitars, driving rhythms, and distant

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December 19th, 2016

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Dead Man Winter – Furnace [2017]

Dead Man Winter – Furnace [2017]

Furnace, the sophomore album from Dead Man Winter, is a highly revealing and deeply personal offering from accomplished singer and songwriter Dave Simonett. He performs under the pseudonym Dead Man Winter. Widely known as the lead vocalist and songwriter for the acclaimed ...

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December 18th, 2016

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Emma Pollock – In Search of Harperfield [2016]

Emma Pollock – In Search of Harperfield [2016]

Devotees of former indie magicians The Delgados will find much to love in Emma Pollock’s third solo album since her revered band amicably split in 2005. The album’s name, In Search of Harperfield, refers to the first house bought by Pollock’s parents after they ...

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December 17th, 2016

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The Ocean Party – Restless [2016]

The Ocean Party – Restless [2016]

The Ocean Party are crafting incredible sounds that are reaching well past our ears and into our damn inner souls. However, it’s been a bit of time since they’ve gifted us with some new tunes, so we were seriously getting “restless” for their upcoming sixth studio album! ...

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December 16th, 2016

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Big Deal – Say Yes [2016]

Big Deal – Say Yes [2016]

Big Deal‘s third album is a high-stakes affair. After a disastrous home robbery in 2014, the band lost a laptop containing the record’s demos and were forced to re-write from scratch, losing their label in the process. It feels trite to spin a silver-lining story, but a ...

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December 15th, 2016

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Magic Potion – Pink Gum [2016]

Magic Potion – Pink Gum [2016]

Swedish band Magic Potion belong to a long tradition of guitar-wielding indie pop innocents. The band definitely has a lot of predecessors, starting in the mid-’60s in suburban garages, where teens would bash through melancholy folk-rock ballads sung into cheap microphones; ...

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December 14th, 2016

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Dinosaur Jr. – Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not [2016]

Dinosaur Jr. – Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not [2016]

The original line-up of Dinosaur Jr. (J Mascis, Lou Barlow & Murph) only recorded three full albums during their initial run in the ’80s. Everyone was gob-smacked when they reunited in 2005. Even more so when they opted to stay together, as they have for 11 years now (on

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December 13th, 2016

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Metronomy – Summer 08 [2016]

Metronomy – Summer 08 [2016]

Despite their impressive ascent to mainstream success in the UK with their last couple of albums, it appears that success isn’t such a big concern for Metronomy‘s frontman/founder Joe Mount. Now a family man, Mount chose to follow up 2014’s Love Letters by ignoring any ...

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December 12th, 2016

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Radiation City – Synesthetica [2016]

Radiation City – Synesthetica [2016]

Starting as a friendship between singer/keyboardist Lizzy Ellison and guitarist Cameron Spies, Radiation City had quaint beginnings at a DIY record label, Apes Tapes, which released music only on cassette. Soon after, they would be known as Portland’s best new band, with alt

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December 11th, 2016

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Lawrence Arabia – Absolute Truth [2016]

Lawrence Arabia – Absolute Truth [2016]

Over the course of a decade, James Milne made a quiet name for himself as a first-rate purveyor of classic McCartney-meets-Nilsson pop under the moniker Lawrence Arabia. His way with a sneaky hook, the care he puts into arrangements, and the quirky nature of his lyrical ...

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December 10th, 2016

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American Wrestlers – Goodbye Terrible Youth [2016]

American Wrestlers – Goodbye Terrible Youth [2016]

After St. Louis-based Scotsman Gary McClure made waves in the indie sphere with his lo-fi solo project’s eponymous debut American Wrestlers, he scored a record deal with Fat Possum and regrouped, so to speak. The follow-up, Goodbye Terrible Youth, finds American Wrestlers ...

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December 9th, 2016

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His Clancyness – Isolation Culture [2016]

His Clancyness – Isolation Culture [2016]

His Clancyness are kinda difficult to define. Hell, even the geography is difficult – the band owe their roots to Bologna and Ottawa, a trans-Atlantic conversation between the Italian and Canadian underground. The band’s Fat Cat-supported debut was a real charmer, an ...

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December 8th, 2016

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John K. Samson – Winter Wheat [2016]

John K. Samson – Winter Wheat [2016]

On his second solo effort, Winnipeg native John K. Samson builds on his long-tenured role as poet laureate of contemporary prairie culture. Former frontman of beloved Canadian indie rockers the Weakerthans, Samson’s trademark tales of blue- collar Canadians and downtrodden, ...

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December 7th, 2016

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Piano Magic – Closure [2017]

Piano Magic – Closure [2017]

After twenty years, Piano Magic announce final ‘closure’ Piano Magic’s final album, ‘Closure,’ will be formally released by Second Language Music on January 20th 2017 worldwide on CD, 180gm vinyl and digital download formats. However, those pre-ordering the CD ...

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December 6th, 2016

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