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Reservations - ‘Taking Time’ (album stream) (premiere)

The sumptuous debut album by the Austin trio shows remarkable maturity.

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The Parlor - “Wishes in the Sheets” (audio) (premiere)

The upstate New York band focus on the more psychedelic side of indie folk on their latest track.

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Seth Glier - “It’s a Bitch! (Craigslist)” (audio) (premiere)

Who says an activist singer-songwriter can't be funny?

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Family & Friends - “Vestiges” (audio) (Premiere)

Americana roots collective Family & Friends shares a track with PopMatters from their upcoming new EP.

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Dawes: All Your Favorite Bands

The rootsy SoCal group stays the course on album number four, begging the question of whether honing a narrowly-defined sound amounts to progress.

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Joel Plaskett: Park Avenue Sobriety Test

These blues are cast as irrational, but also related to the pressures of aging; awareness of death, what can manifest itself as mid-life crisis.

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Songs of Water - ‘Stars and Dust’ (album stream) (Premiere)

The lush indie folk of the new album by North Carolina's Songs of Water, Stars and Dust, is an enveloping musical experience.

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21 May 2015 // 3:20 AM

The Acorn: Vieux Loup

Vieux Loup is more of a holding pattern than a great revelation.

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18 May 2015 // 3:15 AM

Juan Wauters: Who Me?

Wauters slouches, sighs, and whines his way to goofy charm.

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Jenn Grant - ‘Compostela’ (album stream) (Premiere)

The Juno-nominated singer/songwriter Jenn Grant's newest LP, Compostela, will see its stateside release next week.

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The Tallest Man on Earth: Dark Bird Is Home

What do you do when “the new Dylan” starts to sound like the old Don Henley? If you're wise, you'll dive in and listen more deeply.

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27 Apr 2015 // 2:04 AM

The Late Call: Golden

Golden may be the one record to bring Johannes Mayer (The Late Call) to wider awareness.

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Ruby the RabbitFoot - “Misery” (video) (Premiere)

The charming indie pop/folk of Ruby the RabbitFoot meets the intimate environs of Sofar Sounds' Dallas venue with this performance of "Misery".

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Villagers: Darling Arithmetic

The addition of a full musical ensemble has done little to alter Villagers’ sound, what with the lush, ethereal arrangements, the lonely reminiscing and reflection, and the hushed gaze that pervades these pieces overall.

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Pigeons - “Two Years on Land” (audio) (Premiere)

The Austerlitz, New York indie rock group Pigeons describes their dreamy tune "Two Years on Land" as "fluorescent in an intoxication of color".

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Calexico: Edge of the Sun

Seeds of experimentation and collaboration planted long ago bear some of the best fruit of Calexico's long career.

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9 Apr 2015 // 2:05 AM

Lord Huron: Strange Trails

Bringing a broader instrumental palette, more cinematic in scope than their debut, Lord Huron aims high and largely succeeds.

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The Mountain Goats: Beat the Champ

The Mountain Goats follow up albums about divorce, heartbreak, and scripture with one about professional wrestling.

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Fact and Fiction: The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle on Wrestling and the Creative Process

The prolific songwriter and now acclaimed author John Darnielle tells PopMatters how he created his wrestling-themed album Beat the Champ, what he calls the Mountain Goats' "most musically interesting record by a country mile".

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Pocket Panda - “There You Go” (audio) (Premiere)

The latest tune by the Seattle band Pocket Panda, "There You Go", brings to mind the music of Ben Howard, albeit with a rock-oriented sound.

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Smashing Pumpkins Rock for Revolution at Irvine Meadows

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"You know Corgan isn’t just going to play a greatest hits set and that’s to his credit, for a formidable catalog of deep cuts the Smashing Pumpkins have.

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