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Purling Hiss – High Bias [2016]

Purling Hiss – High Bias [2016]

At his best, Purling Hiss frontman Mike Polizze simultaneously embraces, tweaks, and subverts all kinds of vintage garage, punk and grunge moves. High Bias is their most classic-rock record so far.  Where most pop songwriters would throw in some guitar jangle, Mike Polizze ...

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March 25th, 2017

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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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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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Rainbrother – Tales from the Drought [2017]

Rainbrother – Tales from the Drought [2017]

Rainbrother’s upcoming album, “Tales From the Drought,” isn’t just music – it’s a musical experience. Opening with a joyful and instantly memorable piano motif on the track Riverside, Tales from the Drought announces its intentions from ...

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March 2nd, 2017

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Hello Ocho – In Portuguese [2016]

Hello Ocho – In Portuguese [2016]

Atlanta psychedelic mainstays Hello Ocho release their sophomore album In Portuguese; it’s been a long time in the making; a time that witnessed changes in both Hello Ocho’s personnel and indeed the group’s approach to songwriting. But the constituent psychedelic parts ...

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February 24th, 2017

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Novella – Change of State [2017]

Novella – Change of State [2017]

London dream-pop outfit Novella have returned with their follow-up to 2015’s ‘Land’. Billed as a reflection on the stormy events of 2016 — Brexit, Trump, a never-ending stream of bombings and shootings, and the passing of a stupid number of musical and cultural icons — ...

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February 18th, 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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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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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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Tim Cohen – Luck Man [2017]

Tim Cohen – Luck Man [2017]

Tim Cohen’s Luck Man marks the first album in six years under the prolific San Francisco songman’s own name. It’s also his debut on the Sinderlyn label. Like the output of his concurrent bands the Fresh & Onlys and Magic Trick, Cohen’s solo albums have become a ...

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January 23rd, 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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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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La Femme – Mystère [Disque Pointu – 2016]

La Femme – Mystère [Disque Pointu – 2016]

Mystère is the follow-up to La Femme’s 2013 debut. The pressure is on because Psycho Tropical Berlin was awarded a Victoire de la Musique for Album Révélation of the Year by the French Ministry of Culture. One gets the feeling that the collective’s leaders, ...

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January 7th, 2017

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Vanishing Twin – Choose Your Own Adventure [2016]

Vanishing Twin – Choose Your Own Adventure [2016]

London ensemble Vanishing Twin will release their debut album “Choose Your Own Adventure” on 16th September 2016 via Soundway Records. Under the name Orlando, former member of Fanfarlo Cathy Lucas put together a couple of albums on her own Association for the Re-Alignment of

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December 30th, 2016

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