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Creativity, Codes, and Conditions: An Interview With A.C. Newman of the New Pornographers

With Dan Bejar busy with Destroyer, celebrated power-pop stylists the New Pornographers get inspirations from horn honks and alarm codes on their latest riled-up set.

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Robyn Hitchcock: Robyn Hitchcock

The British elder statesman of indie rock comes out swinging with a terrific album that's both twisted and full of great hooks.

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The Wooden Sky: Swimming in Strange Waters

Swimming in Strange Waters is, by far, the Wooden Sky’s most ambitious album to date.

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17 Apr 2017 // 11:55 AM

Coco Hames - “I Don’t Wanna Go” (Singles Going Steady)

Ettes vocalist Hames has crafted a lovely, buzzed-out sound that recalls '60s girl group harmony combined with a punk/rockabilly fusion.

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Ripples in the Water: A Conversation With Nick Allbrook of Pond

Nick Allbrook discusses politics, new music from Pond, and the influence of his native country, Australia, on his music.

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Make What You Can: An Interview With Maximo Park

In a change of pace, UK guitar-rock giants Maximo Park tackle both the political and the personal on their latest effort.

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King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard: Flying Microtonal Banana

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard's experiments with microtones are ambitious, strange and dense.

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12 Apr 2017 // 2:20 AM

Sondre Lerche: Pleasure

Messy in its composition and its emotions, Pleasure finds Sondre Lerche creatively unhinged -- and what fun it is.

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LuxDeluxe - “Keep Your Distance” (video) (premiere)

LuxDeluxe brings listeners into the mind of a "paranoid schizophrenic" on their latest single "Keep Your Distance".

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The Jesus and Mary Chain: Damage and Joy

The Jesus and Mary Chain become their own context on their first new album in forever.

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The Gang’s All Here: An Interview With the Cairo Gang’s Emmett Kelly

Emmett Kelly's the Cairo Gang returns with an Untouchable album of no frills rock 'n' roll; Ty Segall guests.

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Guided By Voices: August By Cake

Setting “Pollard’s 100th LP” up as a historic marker may set up expectations the album isn’t prepared to deliver. At this point, it’s best to think of his discography as a raging river -- jump in, hold in for as long as you can handle it.

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Father John Misty: Pure Comedy

Joshua Tillman has crafted one of the year’s most undoubtedly ambitious albums, melding of-the-moment musings with classicist songwriting. It’s his best work yet.

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Ha Ha Tonka - “Everything” (video) (premiere)

Ha Ha Tonka shares a joyful vibe with their new video "Everything" that celebrates life's memories and a bit of fun in the sun with friends.

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At Home with Father John Misty: “I’m basically a meme at this point”

“People act like there’s this glut of artists doing what I do,” Father John Misty said. “I’m basically a meme at this point. But who else does this? Even when I’m writing a pop song, my values are markedly different."

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Entrance: Book of Changes

Echoing the past can be more problematic than it is cool, a case made by the first Entrance release in a decade.

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The New Pornographers: Whiteout Conditions

Whiteout Conditions continues the New Pornographers' traditions of great hooks and vocals while increasing the band's use of synths even more than on their last album.

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Merci Raines - ‘Merci Raines’ (album stream) (premiere)

New Orleans songwriter releases debut EP steeped in mystique and nocturnal vibes.

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Dolly Spartans - “It’s Not Easy” (audio) (premiere)

New York quartet explores loss, change on new EP and new track.

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Peter Silberman: Impermanence

Antlers' frontman Peter Silberman releases the solo LP Impermanence which works wonderfully as a peaceful protest among louder glitchier new releases.

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