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Tim Darcy – Saturday Night [2017]

Tim Darcy – Saturday Night [2017]

The debut full-length solo release, Saturday Night, for the Ought frontman, Tim Darcy, was produced by Ross Gillard and Amy Fort. Tim Darcy is no stranger to introspection. As the singer/guitarist of exuberant Montréal-based art-punk quartet Ought, he’s wrought thoughtful ...

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February 17th, 2017

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Leland Sundries – Music for Outcasts [2016]

Leland Sundries – Music for Outcasts [2016]

Leland Sundries return with more folk rock awesomeness on their new album, Music For Outcasts: the band’s first full-length album. Six years ago, Leland Sundries’ The Apothecary EP came as a smart folk-rock album, well into the country side of alt-country. Now, after ...

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February 16th, 2017

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Miniature Tigers – I Dreamt I Was a Cowboy [2016]

Miniature Tigers – I Dreamt I Was a Cowboy [2016]

Like its titular Western hero, Miniature Tigers’ I Dreamt I Was a Cowboy is unpolished. Frontman Charlie Brand recorded pieces of his band’s fifth album on couches all over the country. When it came time to clean up his ideas for public presentation, he decided to keep ...

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February 8th, 2017

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Menace Beach – Lemon Memory [2017]

Menace Beach – Lemon Memory [2017]

Lemon Memory is a markedly different creature to the Leeds band’s debut and all the stronger and more tantalising for it – Menace Beach seem to be taking the opportunity of a rather ominous looking 2017 to create a pretty attractive alternative musical universe ...

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February 7th, 2017

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TOY – Clear Shot [2016]

TOY – Clear Shot [2016]

Clear Shot, TOY’s third album released on the eminent Heavenly Records, blends late ‘80s synth sounds with their notable gothic tone. Altered consciousness, dreamy detachment and a healthy streak of escapism have long been hallmarks of psychedelic music. TOY is well ...

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February 5th, 2017

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Wall of Death – Loveland [2016]

Wall of Death – Loveland [2016]

Loveland, Wall of Death’s second album, is a repository of several genre stylistics, with psychedelic, classic rock, and prog intermixing into one reverb-heavy affair. The Parisian trio Wall of Death is well versed in the value of nostalgia. On its Facebook page, the ...

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February 4th, 2017

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Grandaddy – Last Place [2017]

Grandaddy – Last Place [2017]

Grandaddy announce Last Place, their first new album in a decade. Grandaddy reunited way back in 2012, but it wasn’t until last month that they shared their first new music in nearly 11 years. Today, they complete the comeback by announcing their long-awaited follow-up to ...

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January 30th, 2017

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Surfer Blood – Snowdonia [2017]

Surfer Blood – Snowdonia [2017]

On Snowdonia, Surfer Blood’s first album since Fekete’s passing, there’s a clear sense of melancholy and yearning, but there’s also optimism spilling out from the edges. It’s a calmer, more contemplative record than 2013’s Pythons or 2015’s 1000 Palms. Surfer Blood ...

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January 29th, 2017

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Quiet Life – Foggy [2016]

Quiet Life – Foggy [2016]

Quiet Life is a roots-rock band that claims no fixed address. Instead, with brothers Sean (vocals/guitar) and Ryan Spellman (drums/vocals) at its centre, the band travels the country in its vegetable-oil-powered van. In the summer of 2014, Quiet Life landed at Mount Slippery

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January 26th, 2017

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Foxygen – Hang [2017]

Foxygen – Hang [2017]

With Hang, Foxygen have proven their capacity for lavish spectacle, but they’re still at their best when they give themselves the freedom to roam. “What are we good for if we can’t make it?” Sam France wondered on the last Foxygen album, …And Star Power. It was a pertinent ...

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January 25th, 2017

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Ezra Furman – Big Fugitive Life [2016]

Ezra Furman – Big Fugitive Life [2016]

Ezra Furman’s latest project, ‘Big Fugitive Life’, released almost a year after his sublime record ‘Perpetual Motion People’, is the closest thing to a microcosm of the artist’s psyche that we’re ever going to get. The thematic context of these six tracks, while ...

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January 20th, 2017

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The Wave Pictures – Bamboo Diner in the Rain [2016]

The Wave Pictures – Bamboo Diner in the Rain [2016]

In retrospect, if February’s A Season in Hull seemed anything less than successful, it might have been because it failed to capture something fundamental about The Wave Pictures‘ sound. The songs may have been recorded around a single microphone, but even this approach ...

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January 18th, 2017

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Tony Molina – Confront the Truth – EP [2016]

Tony Molina – Confront the Truth – EP [2016]

Tony Molina shot to the attention of discerning indie rock fans with the release of 2013’s Dissed and Dismissed, a 12-tracks-in-12-minutes album that featured double-tracked heavy metal guitar heroics, timeless Teenage Fanclub-style melodies, and Molina’s unassumingly ...

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January 14th, 2017

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Charlie Hilton – Palana [2016]

Charlie Hilton – Palana [2016]

Best known for fronting Portland trio Blouse, Charlie Hilton sets out on her own with Palana, her first solo offering to be released via Captured Tracks. Listening to Palana feels like waking up, only to find yourself stoned in a field during the summer of love, which by all

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January 12th, 2017

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Dunes – Bitter Charm [2016]

Dunes – Bitter Charm [2016]

Dunes, the Los Angeles post-punk band, have release their new full-length Bitter Charm. “On the album the four piece take their whimsical pop to new extremes, working late nights in the studio with producer Alex DeGroot (Zola Jesus) experimenting with spacey synths, special ...

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January 10th, 2017

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TUNS – TUNS [2016]

TUNS – TUNS [2016]

TUNS is a Canadian supergroup that unites the indie rock stylings of Sloan’s Chris Murphy, The Inbreds’ Mike O’Neil, and Super Friendz’s Matt Murphy. As three established veterans to the ‘90s Halifax underground scene, TUNS comes together to make indie-indebted power pop ...

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January 8th, 2017

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