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Spoon – Hot Thoughts [2017]

Spoon – Hot Thoughts [2017]

Spoon’s Hot Thoughts is a Triumphant Experiment.  The rockers’ ninth album dabbles in mystery and psychedelia without sacrificing the band’s appeal. Despite remaining perennial indie rock favorites over the last decade, Spoon have always been about that small-stakes ...

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March 19th, 2017

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Letting Up Despite Great Faults – Alexander Devotion EP [2017]

Letting Up Despite Great Faults – Alexander Devotion EP [2017]

Letting Up Despite Great Faults’ Alexander Devotion is a set of songs with breezy synth-bliss; a swirl of indie pop that is so irresistibly stuck in their 80s groove. A bittersweet dream pop with a sting in the tail. With their Alexander Devotion EP, Letting Up Despite

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February 20th, 2017

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Molly Burch – Please Be Mine [2017]

Molly Burch – Please Be Mine [2017]

Molly Burch’s first album, Please Be Mine, is a throwback – a heavily retro collection of lost loves, smoky vocals, and instrumentals that are deliberately familiar. Released the week of Valentine’s Day 2017, Please Be Mine is a collection of reverb-washed love songs ...

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February 19th, 2017

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Crushed Stars – Displaced Sleepers [2017]

Crushed Stars – Displaced Sleepers [2017]

Displaced Sleepers is the first Crushed Stars album in four years, but Todd Gautreau has been busy in the interim. Since starting out 20 years ago as Tear Ceremony, Todd Gautreau and his Simulacra label have been turning out thinking persons’ chill-out music on a consistent ...

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February 12th, 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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Devendra Banhart – Ape in Pink Marble [2016]

Devendra Banhart – Ape in Pink Marble [2016]

Nonesuch Records releases Devendra Banhart’s new album, Ape in Pink Marble. The album, Banhart’s ninth, was written, produced, arranged, and recorded in Los Angeles by the singer / songwriter / guitarist with his longtime collaborators Noah Georgeson and Josiah ...

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December 22nd, 2016

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Cantina – A Sea of Keys [2016]

Cantina – A Sea of Keys [2016]

That dream factory of surrealistic, experimental indie-pop known as the Elephant 6 Collective never really closed its doors for good. As drummer for the Apples in Stereo since 2006, John Dufilho – also the driving force behind indie-rock darlings the Deathray Davies – likely

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October 9th, 2016

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