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Cherry Glazerr – Apocalipstick [2017]

Cherry Glazerr – Apocalipstick [2017]

On Apocalipstick, their sophomore album, the Los Angeles rock trio, Cherry Glazerr, fronted by Clementine Creevy, have offered their fiercest recordings yet, full of shredding jams, furious howls, and self-aware swagger. In the few short years since Cherry Glazerr released ...

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March 18th, 2017

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Porcelain Raft – Microclimate [2017]

Porcelain Raft – Microclimate [2017]

On his third full-length as Porcelain Raft, Mauro Remiddi continues to put out sumptuous dream-pop that’s easy to mistake as style over substance. With Microclimate, Remiddi grows as a songwriter/arranger while refining the subtlety of his approach. The third ...

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March 15th, 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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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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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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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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The Molochs – America’s Velvet Glory [2017]

The Molochs – America’s Velvet Glory [2017]

The Molochs’ America’s Velvet Glory is a love-letter to guitar rock, though not in the sense that the tracks are packed with searing solos or especially complex fretwork. The album is simply drenched in guitar, from cheery acoustic chords, warbling melodic lines ...

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February 10th, 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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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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Vinyl Williams – Brunei [2016]

Vinyl Williams – Brunei [2016]

On “Brunei”, Vinyl Williams brings things into sharper focus. The percussion is much tauter and more regimented, and the krautrock leanings are increasingly noticeable. On his 2015 album Into, Vinyl Williams expanded the scope of his arrangements, added some new ...

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February 3rd, 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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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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Morgan Delt – Phase Zero [2016]

Morgan Delt – Phase Zero [2016]

West Coast slacker psychedelia – it’s hardly under-represented on the record racks these days. Which isn’t necessarily a problem – at least until originality falls subservient to vibe, and whilst Morgan Delt’s first LP on the Sub Pop label acknowledges the ...

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January 15th, 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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The Blank Tapes – Ojos Rojos [2016]

The Blank Tapes – Ojos Rojos [2016]

One of Matt Adams’ drawings for his band The Blank Tapes depicts a bearded, shirtless dude in sunglasses on a beach, dipping his feet in the waves. A bottle of beer, a small keyboard and shakers lay nearby, and, hands clasped behind his head, the dude is smoking something ...

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December 1st, 2016

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La Sera – Music for Listening to Music To [2016]

La Sera – Music for Listening to Music To [2016]

As you’d expect from a country record, La Sera’s fourth album is full of love. This love includes good and bad romances, adoration of Johnny Marr’s guitar playing and classic songwriting, but essentially it’s in love with the redemptive power of music. Hence the title, which

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November 28th, 2016

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