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Agnes Obel – Citizen of Glass [2016]

Agnes Obel – Citizen of Glass [2016]

Berlin-dwelling Dane Agnes Obel has been racking up the accolades throughout mainland Europe since her platinum-selling 2011 debut, Philharmonics. With the beguiling Citizen of Glass, her third studio long-player, she looks poised to enchant the rest of the world with her ...

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November 4th, 2016

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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – PersonA [2016]

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – PersonA [2016]

Ten-piece folk-rock group Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are letting go of their fictional messianic leader with PersonA. Edward Sharpe’s dramatic crossing out on the album covers alludes to the band’s progression towards a new era, in which they continue to embrace ...

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November 3rd, 2016

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Sweet Jean – Monday to Friday [2016]

Sweet Jean – Monday to Friday [2016]

Vacancy featured heavily on Sweet Jean‘s 2013 debut Dear Departure. The Melbourne duo structuring a conversational vocal format around the folk-focused sparsity, completing the comfortingly homemade aesthetic. For the follow-up, Monday to Friday, Alice Keath and Sime Nugent ...

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November 2nd, 2016

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The Hidden Cameras – Home On Native Land [2016]

The Hidden Cameras – Home On Native Land [2016]

The aptly named Home on Native Land sees head Hidden Cameras operator Joel Gibb returning to his Canadian homeland after a long stint in Berlin, Germany. The sonic antithesis to 2014’s relatively dark, electro-pop-heavy AGE, the 14-track set can be downright bucolic at ...

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November 2nd, 2016

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Michael Nau – Mowing [2016]

Michael Nau – Mowing [2016]

From the pastel indie pop of Page France to the Americana of Cotton Jones, there’s an airiness to frontman Michael Nau’s songwriting that belies its melodic durability. His masterful instinct for arrangement, along with his reedy voice, earns Nau a place in the rock’n’roll ...

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November 1st, 2016

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De Rosa – Weem [2016]

De Rosa – Weem [2016]

Though they announced their reunion back in 2012, the release of Weem bookends a hiatus of almost seven years for Bellshill quintet De Rosa. Now a trio in their latest guise, it’s hard to imagine they’ve been sat on their hands all that time as this third album arrives with ...

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October 31st, 2016

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StrangeJuice – Black Honey [2016]

StrangeJuice – Black Honey [2016]

Independent, underground hermit song-maker StrangeJuice describes this experimental album as a “week-long lock in of creativity and misery.” Blinds closed inside the studio with a mattress on the floor, all songs were written and recorded from scratch under a ...

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October 31st, 2016

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Public Access T.V. – Never Enough [2016]

Public Access T.V. – Never Enough [2016]

Public Access T.V. are under no illusions about the task that lies ahead of them. “They say the kids don’t like rock ’n’ roll any more,” laments frontman John Eatherly on aptly titled new single ‘End of an Era’. It’s true; even in Eatherly’s beloved Lower East Side, rock ’n’

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October 30th, 2016

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Kevin Devine – Instigator [2016]

Kevin Devine – Instigator [2016]

Kevin Devine is a powerful storyteller. Whether set to the tender strum of an acoustic guitar or amplified, encompassing riffs, each of his lyrics paint a picture. Though his writing reflects deeply personal thoughts and experiences, it resonates universally, even when he’s ...

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October 29th, 2016

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Terry Malts – Lost at the Party [2016]

Terry Malts – Lost at the Party [2016]

Terry Malts made their name as a super-intense punk band with plenty of pop running through their veins. With a handful of singles and a couple of albums under their belt, they seemed established as one of the finest purveyors of tough-as-nails, hooky-as-candy punk around, ...

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October 28th, 2016

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Lambchop – Flotus [2016]

Lambchop – Flotus [2016]

Since then, the ever-evolving ensemble, with songwriter, singer and guitarist Kurt Wagner as its only constant component, has been striving to perfect their brand of humbly epic everyday balladry that, at its finest, locates the magic in the mundane (for evidence, see 2006’s

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October 27th, 2016

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The Radio Dept. – Running Out of Love [2016]

The Radio Dept. – Running Out of Love [2016]

After a prolonged gestation period that included legal battles with their longtime label Labrador, an album that they started and discarded, and a change in musical direction, in 2016 The Radio Dept. issued their first album in six years. Running Out of Love showcased their ...

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October 26th, 2016

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Laura Gibson – Empire Builder [2016]

Laura Gibson – Empire Builder [2016]

It takes roughly three days to travel on the Amtrak from Portland, Ore., to the East Coast. At a speed of roughly 50 miles per hour, the Empire Builder rumbles across the Willamette River and Columbia River Draw Bridge, past rolling hills and scenic landscapes. In theory, ...

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October 25th, 2016

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The Lemon Twigs – Do Hollywood [2016]

The Lemon Twigs – Do Hollywood [2016]

The D’Addario brothers, Michael and Brian, must have grown up on a steady diet of oddball singer/ s ongwriters and weird ’70s pop, absorbing it like it was candy until they were able to create their own strange and wonderful version that merrily blended the two styles until ...

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October 24th, 2016

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Pretenders – Alone [2016]

Pretenders – Alone [2016]

Unsurprisingly, this studio incarnation of the Pretenders shares some ’60s AM aesthetics with the Arcs, sometimes cooking along with the cool grace of Memphis soul and sometimes feeling as thick as rockers cranked out in a greasy garage. The latter is familiar territory for ...

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October 24th, 2016

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Songs for Walter – Songs for Walter [2016]

Songs for Walter – Songs for Walter [2016]

After years of gracing the various backstreet and basement stages of his hometown, Manchester’s Laurie Hulme finally releases his debut album. A hotch-potch of homespun folk and ramshackle acoustic pop, Songs for Walter is the eponymous tribute to the singer’s late ...

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October 23rd, 2016

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