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Jens Lekman – Life Will See You Now [2017]

Jens Lekman – Life Will See You Now [2017]

Jens Lekman describes ‘Life Will See You Now’ playfully, but also honestly, as “a thirties-crisis disco album; it’s an existentialist record, about seeing the consequences of your choices”. There’s a technique for writers known as free- writing, which is often ...

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February 14th, 2017

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Barbarisms – Browser [2016]

Barbarisms – Browser [2016]

A cursory play or two of Browser, Barbarisms‘ second LP, would lead the casual listener to think that they had stumbled across some previously unknown alt-country or slacker-rock band with their roots in the 1990s. Something decidedly American. And indeed, there is a ...

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January 24th, 2017

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Magic Potion – Pink Gum [2016]

Magic Potion – Pink Gum [2016]

Swedish band Magic Potion belong to a long tradition of guitar-wielding indie pop innocents. The band definitely has a lot of predecessors, starting in the mid-’60s in suburban garages, where teens would bash through melancholy folk-rock ballads sung into cheap microphones; ...

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December 14th, 2016

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The Radio Dept. – Running Out of Love [2016]

The Radio Dept. – Running Out of Love [2016]

After a prolonged gestation period that included legal battles with their longtime label Labrador, an album that they started and discarded, and a change in musical direction, in 2016 The Radio Dept. issued their first album in six years. Running Out of Love showcased their ...

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October 26th, 2016

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El Perro Del Mar – KoKoro [2016]

El Perro Del Mar – KoKoro [2016]

While taking a break from music to focus on life stuff, El Perro del Mar‘s Sarah Assbring was feeling disconnected from music until she visited a musical instrument museum in Stockholm and was transfixed by the variety of sounds from all different cultures. She was able to ...

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October 14th, 2016

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