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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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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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Blonde Redhead – Masculin Feminin [2016]

Blonde Redhead – Masculin Feminin [2016]

Before they made intricate, transporting pop for labels like 4AD, Blonde Redhead took inspiration from ’70s no wave and released singles and albums on Smells Like Records, the label of Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley. This connection between the bands led some to call ...

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October 11th, 2016

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Kyle Forester – Kyle Forester [2016]

Kyle Forester – Kyle Forester [2016]

Kyle Forester has spent much of his career helping others sound good, from running a live band karaoke series to scoring independent films and doing time as a sideman for New York indie acts the Ladybug Transistor and Crystal Stilts. With his 2016 self-titled solo debut, the

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October 6th, 2016

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EZTV – High in Place [2016]

EZTV – High in Place [2016]

On Calling Out, EZTV seemed to have mastered timeless, effortless guitar pop. Their poignant melodies and tumbling riffs were so perfect that it was hard to believe they could be improved upon — and on High in Place, they’re a tough act to follow. Though the band didn’t make

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October 5th, 2016

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