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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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Las Rosas – Everyone Gets Exactly What They Want [2017]

Las Rosas – Everyone Gets Exactly What They Want [2017]

Las Rosas are a band made up of members with previous experience in the bands Wild Yaks and Harlem. That means that Everyone Gets Exactly What They Want sounds totally confident and together, even though it is their debut full-length. Neat and clever garage-pop from New ...

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March 11th, 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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Peter Silberman – Impermanence [2017]

Peter Silberman – Impermanence [2017]

The arrangements of the songs on Impermanence, Brooklyn singer Peter Silberman’s first solo album, are so minimal and sparse that they make his exquisite recordings with his group the Antlers seem positively rococo. On intimate tracks such as Maya and Karuna, Silberman’s ...

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March 3rd, 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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Helado Negro – Private Energy [2016]

Helado Negro – Private Energy [2016]

Private Energy is the fifth album from Roberto Carlos Lange a.k.a. Helado Negro. Written and produced by Lange, Private Energy is an interpersonal communication of sounds about his surroundings past, present, and future. In fourteen tracks, Private Energy coalesces into a ...

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February 13th, 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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Okkervil River – Away [2016]

Okkervil River – Away [2016]

The eighth studio long-player from the Will Sheff– led ensemble, Away serves as both a denouement and a commencement for Okkervil River; a string of old beer tickets and a crisp hundred-dollar bill fished out of a retired jean jacket during a basement purge. Written during a

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January 16th, 2017

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Pavo Pavo – Young Narrator in the Breakers (2016)

Pavo Pavo – Young Narrator in the Breakers (2016)

On paper, Pavo Pavo‘s back-story, along with their moustachioed appearance, could see them written off as hipster, wannabe art rockers. The classically trained quintet hail from Brooklyn, and are most at home experimenting in the studio, honing their idiosyncratic wistful ...

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January 13th, 2017

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The Narrative – Golden Silence [2016]

The Narrative – Golden Silence [2016]

For close to a decade Suzie Zeldin and Jesse Gabriel have been creating music as The Narrative, but when they began work on their new album four years ago it seemed that the future was uncertain. The group had achieved recognition for their charming indie pop, yet the ...

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December 21st, 2016

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Public Access T.V. – Never Enough [2016]

Public Access T.V. – Never Enough [2016]

Public Access T.V. are under no illusions about the task that lies ahead of them. “They say the kids don’t like rock ’n’ roll any more,” laments frontman John Eatherly on aptly titled new single ‘End of an Era’. It’s true; even in Eatherly’s beloved Lower East Side, rock ’n’

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October 30th, 2016

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Kevin Devine – Instigator [2016]

Kevin Devine – Instigator [2016]

Kevin Devine is a powerful storyteller. Whether set to the tender strum of an acoustic guitar or amplified, encompassing riffs, each of his lyrics paint a picture. Though his writing reflects deeply personal thoughts and experiences, it resonates universally, even when he’s ...

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October 29th, 2016

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The Lemon Twigs – Do Hollywood [2016]

The Lemon Twigs – Do Hollywood [2016]

The D’Addario brothers, Michael and Brian, must have grown up on a steady diet of oddball singer/ s ongwriters and weird ’70s pop, absorbing it like it was candy until they were able to create their own strange and wonderful version that merrily blended the two styles until ...

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October 24th, 2016

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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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