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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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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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Pavo Pavo – Young Narrator in the Breakers (2016)

Pavo Pavo – Young Narrator in the Breakers (2016)

On paper, Pavo Pavo‘s back-story, along with their moustachioed appearance, could see them written off as hipster, wannabe art rockers. The classically trained quintet hail from Brooklyn, and are most at home experimenting in the studio, honing their idiosyncratic wistful ...

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January 13th, 2017

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The Blue Aeroplanes – Welcome, Stranger! [2017]

The Blue Aeroplanes – Welcome, Stranger! [2017]

After a long break that threatened to be more permanent than just a ‘hiatus’, cult rockers The Blue Aeroplanes are back with their twelfth studio album. Their unique mix of rock, folk, poetry, punk, dance and art has long been an acknowledged influence on a wide range of ...

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January 11th, 2017

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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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Jarvis Cocker – Likely Stories [EP] [2016]

Jarvis Cocker – Likely Stories [EP] [2016]

I always thought Neil Gaiman’s short story How to Talk to Girls at Parties sounded like a song that Jarvis Cocker would write. Seriously, think about it. It just makes sense. Fitting it is, then, that this week sees the release of the UK SkyArts TV series Neil Gaiman’s ...

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November 30th, 2016

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Brendan Canning – Home Wrecking Years [2016]

Brendan Canning – Home Wrecking Years [2016]

Broken Social Scene co-founder Brendan Canning has made indie songs for the dog days of summer on his new record, Home Wrecking Years. He complements breezy pop with languid, downtempo arrangements such as those heard on “Once I Was a Runner.” Canning’s delicate vocals ...

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November 24th, 2016

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