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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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Blonde Redhead – 3 O’Clock EP [2017]

Blonde Redhead – 3 O’Clock EP [2017]

Blonde Redhead’s Rather Beautiful ‘3 O’Clock’ EP: An expansive, yet remarkably personal document. EP is out via Wa Kuru Records in collaboration with the Italian label Ponderosa. The four tracks on the EP are shaped by the Blonde Redhead’s 2016 ...

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March 13th, 2017

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The Magnetic Fields – 50 Song Memoir [2017]

The Magnetic Fields – 50 Song Memoir [2017]

Stephin Merritt’s richly observed life through The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir. The singer-songwriter rifles through twice that number of instruments as his lugubrious baritone drolly documents pivotal experiences. Following his late-1990s triumph 69 Love Songs, ...

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March 10th, 2017

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Hand Habits – Wildly Idle (Humble Before the Void) [2017]

Hand Habits – Wildly Idle (Humble Before the Void) [2017]

Hand Habits’ debut LP, Wildly Idle (Humble Before the Void), evokes a striking image, that of submitting oneself to an expansive unknown with arms outstretched. It’s a feeling Meg Duffy, the singer-songwriter behind this project, knows well; the upstate New York native

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March 9th, 2017

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Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – The French Press EP [2017]

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – The French Press EP [2017]

Blending critical insight and literate love songs, ‘The French Press’ cements Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever as one of Australia’s smartest working bands. In early 2016, the release of ‘Talk Tight’ put Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever on the map with ...

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March 7th, 2017

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Fránçois & The Atlas Mountains – Solide Mirage [2017]

Fránçois & The Atlas Mountains – Solide Mirage [2017]

Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains – Solide Mirage: indiepop gets political. A firm step on the way to cementing a solid, humanist vision. There are a few tracks on Fránçois & The Atlas Mountains fifth album that saunter past the five minute mark, but even the ...

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March 5th, 2017

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Tennis – Yours Conditionally [2017]

Tennis – Yours Conditionally [2017]

Tennis have announced their next studio album, Yours Conditionally. The fourth album from husband-and-wife team of Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore is out via Mutually Detrimental. It marks their first release since Ritual in Repeat in 2014. Denver indie pop duo and sailing ...

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March 1st, 2017

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Froth – Outside (briefly) [2017]

Froth – Outside (briefly) [2017]

Outside (briefly) is the sound of a band that’s truly found its voice, and in many ways feels like Froth’s proper debut. Across the ten songs, the band dialled back the noise and psych-pop found on their previous LPs to reveal delicately beautiful melodies, intricately

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February 28th, 2017

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Andy Shauf – The Party [2016]

Andy Shauf – The Party [2016]

The third album by Saskatchewan’s Andy Shauf sets after-hours stories to a doleful ‘60s songwriter vibe. Shauf plays the wallflower at his titular party. Most of us have been to the kind of crowded house parties where you hang back and people-watch in relative ...

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February 27th, 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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Electric Guest – Plural [2017]

Electric Guest – Plural [2017]

Electric Guest’s Plural opens with the bright piano of Zero, frontman Asa Taccone’s familiar falsetto and a laidback, retro vibe setting the tone of the album. Singer/songwriter Asa Taccone — brother of The Lonely Island’s Jorma Taccone — and drummer Matthew ...

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February 23rd, 2017

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Shintaro Sakamoto – Love If Possible [2016]

Shintaro Sakamoto – Love If Possible [2016]

Shintaro Sakamoto, former Yura Yura Teikoku guitarist, continues lap steel-dappled explorations of melancholy, funky kitsch on Love If Possible. In Japan, the dream of the ’90s is alive. Or parts of it are, anyway, with CDs still making up the majority of music sales and a ...

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February 22nd, 2017

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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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