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Primal Scream – Chaosmosis [2016]

Primal Scream – Chaosmosis [2016]

In their 30-year carer, Primal Scream have demonstrated a savvy for keeping themselves current. They joined the anorak convention with their cut “Velocity Girl” on the C86 compilation; helped push acid house into the mainstream with 1991’s rave-rock symbiosis Screamadelica; ...

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December 24th, 2016

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TOY – Clear Shot [2016]

TOY – Clear Shot [2016]

Altered consciousness, dreamy detachment and a healthy streak of escapism have long been hallmarks of psychedelic music. TOY is well aware of this — but at the same time, the British band is savvy enough to know just how far a pop song can be pushed, pulled and stretched. On

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November 6th, 2016

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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – PersonA [2016]

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – PersonA [2016]

Ten-piece folk-rock group Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are letting go of their fictional messianic leader with PersonA. Edward Sharpe’s dramatic crossing out on the album covers alludes to the band’s progression towards a new era, in which they continue to embrace ...

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November 3rd, 2016

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Still Corners – Dead Blue [2016]

Still Corners – Dead Blue [2016]

The follow up, 2013’s Strange Pleasures, had them replace the monochrome murk with glorious technicolour, Tessa Murray’s vocals remaining a non-committal sigh but given the space to breathe alongside the music of Greg Hughes, be it the heartbreak disco beats, the stolen ...

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October 13th, 2016

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