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Letting Up Despite Great Faults – Alexander Devotion EP [2017]

Letting Up Despite Great Faults – Alexander Devotion EP [2017]

Letting Up Despite Great Faults’ Alexander Devotion is a set of songs with breezy synth-bliss; a swirl of indie pop that is so irresistibly stuck in their 80s groove. A bittersweet dream pop with a sting in the tail. With their Alexander Devotion EP, Letting Up Despite

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February 20th, 2017

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Molly Burch – Please Be Mine [2017]

Molly Burch – Please Be Mine [2017]

Molly Burch’s first album, Please Be Mine, is a throwback – a heavily retro collection of lost loves, smoky vocals, and instrumentals that are deliberately familiar. Released the week of Valentine’s Day 2017, Please Be Mine is a collection of reverb-washed love songs ...

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February 19th, 2017

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Novella – Change of State [2017]

Novella – Change of State [2017]

London dream-pop outfit Novella have returned with their follow-up to 2015’s ‘Land’. Billed as a reflection on the stormy events of 2016 — Brexit, Trump, a never-ending stream of bombings and shootings, and the passing of a stupid number of musical and cultural icons — ...

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February 18th, 2017

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Toothless – The Pace of the Passing [2017]

Toothless – The Pace of the Passing [2017]

The Pace of the Passing, Bombay Bicycle Club’s Ed Nash’s solo debut as Toothless has bite Made up of a mixture of wistful acoustic melodies, swelling electronic instrumentals and throbbing bass lines, Bombay Bicycle Club’s Ed Nash’s first solo venture isn’t worlds apart from

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February 15th, 2017

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Jens Lekman – Life Will See You Now [2017]

Jens Lekman – Life Will See You Now [2017]

Jens Lekman describes ‘Life Will See You Now’ playfully, but also honestly, as “a thirties-crisis disco album; it’s an existentialist record, about seeing the consequences of your choices”. There’s a technique for writers known as free- writing, which is often ...

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February 14th, 2017

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Crushed Stars – Displaced Sleepers [2017]

Crushed Stars – Displaced Sleepers [2017]

Displaced Sleepers is the first Crushed Stars album in four years, but Todd Gautreau has been busy in the interim. Since starting out 20 years ago as Tear Ceremony, Todd Gautreau and his Simulacra label have been turning out thinking persons’ chill-out music on a consistent ...

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February 12th, 2017

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Teen Daze – Themes for Dying Earth [2017]

Teen Daze – Themes for Dying Earth [2017]

After last year’s foray into vibrant indie-pop, Themes finds Teen Daze returning to more ambient, electronic production with new insight. Following 2015’s Morning World, a just OK effort that found Teen Daze traveling to John Vanderslice’s San Francisco studio and ...

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February 11th, 2017

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Ariel Pink & Weyes Blood – Myths 002 EP [2017]

Ariel Pink & Weyes Blood – Myths 002 EP [2017]

Myths 002 is the second release in a series of collaborative EPs spawned from the annual Marfa Myths festival, held in Marfa, Texas in association with nonprofit organization Ballroom Marfa and the Brooklyn-based Mexican Summer label. This volume brings together Ariel Pink ...

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February 9th, 2017

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Ciggie Witch – Classic Connection [2016]

Ciggie Witch – Classic Connection [2016]

If you’re new to Ciggie Witch, Classic Connection will probably leave you feeling slightly torn. It is their first new work since 2014, and it’s pretty much an all encompassing of the guitar sounds of Melbourne; it’s casual and catchy, filled with pop sensibility that’s ...

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February 6th, 2017

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Louise Burns – Young Mopes [2016]

Louise Burns – Young Mopes [2016]

Young Mopes, the new album from Vancouver- based goth-pop songwriter Louise Burns, follows 2013’s Midnight Mass and the 2011 Polaris Prize-nominated Mellow Drama. The nine-track effort takes its name from a description out of a Globe and Mail review, but despite the title, ...

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February 1st, 2017

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Teeth & Tongue – Give Up On Your Health [2016]

Teeth & Tongue – Give Up On Your Health [2016]

The latest from Australia’s Teeth & Tongue proves that the project’s Jess Cornelius has had a wine-like career: it just keeps getting better as time passes. With one foot planted firmly in synth-pop and the other in her characteristic guitar-driven rock, her latest ...

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January 31st, 2017

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Methyl Ethel – Everything Is Forgotten [2017]

Methyl Ethel – Everything Is Forgotten [2017]

Everything Is Forgotten, by Methyl Ethel, is a vivid, compelling and mysterious creature, all sinewy, curvaceous pop nuggets and enigmatic currents. Methyl Ethel have announced details of their new album, Everything Is Forgotten, alongside a new track and video, plus ...

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January 28th, 2017

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The Proper Ornaments – Foxhole [2017]

The Proper Ornaments – Foxhole [2017]

On “Foxhole”, The Proper Ornaments have sliced away a whole stratum of their sound, removing some distortion and lowering the frequency of plectrum strokes to allow more nuanced, piano-led ideas to emerge. You can easily imagine James Hoare strolling around ...

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January 27th, 2017

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Tim Cohen – Luck Man [2017]

Tim Cohen – Luck Man [2017]

Tim Cohen’s Luck Man marks the first album in six years under the prolific San Francisco songman’s own name. It’s also his debut on the Sinderlyn label. Like the output of his concurrent bands the Fresh & Onlys and Magic Trick, Cohen’s solo albums have become a ...

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January 23rd, 2017

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Cat’s Eyes – Treasure House [2016]

Cat’s Eyes – Treasure House [2016]

The fact Cat’s Eyes are able to get away with such uber-retro stunts is mainly due to the timelessness of their sound. Multi-instrumentalist Rachel Zeffira is a dab hand at utilising her classically trained background to craft multi-layered pop songs that echo both 1960s ...

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January 19th, 2017

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M83 – Junk [2016]

M83 – Junk [2016]

The success of Saturdays = Youth and Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming led M83‘s Anthony Gonzalez to even bigger, arguably less personal, projects like his score for the 2013 sci-fi blockbuster Oblivion, so it’s no surprise that he reclaims his independence — sometimes wilfully so — ...

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January 17th, 2017

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