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23 Jun 2017 // 9:27 AM

Banditos: Visionland

Banditos are at the fore of a new generation of Southern rock bands capable of both mining the region's deep musical heritage and nudging it forward.

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The Drums: “Abysmal Thoughts”

With "Abysmal Thoughts", the Drums have made a record that is emotionally powerful, disarming in its honesty, and unexpectedly fun.

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How Perfume Genius Learned to Live in the Moment

After touring his essential fourth album No Shape for a month, Mike Hadreas (aka Perfume Genius) talks to PopMatters about why this project is his most immediate and everything that implies.

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22 Jun 2017 // 2:30 AM

Beth Ditto: Fake Sugar

Former Gossip frontwoman makes a welcome return with her first solo album of pure pop bliss.

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I’ll Fight for Your Life: An Interview with the Drums

He seemed to lose a band member with each passing album, and then a big breakup made him rethink things. Jonny Pierce turned all of that into an album some are calling The Drums' best.

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16 Jun 2017 // 2:30 AM

Fleet Foxes: Crack-Up

On their first album in six years, Fleet Foxes produce a dense, complex album that's easily their best, most ambitious work yet.

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Sonnder - “Along the Way (I’ve Been Alive)” (video) (premiere)

Sonnder's video for "Along the Way (I've Been Alive)" offers a sweetly humble visual to complement its titular sentiment.

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14 Jun 2017 // 11:41 AM

Arcade Fire - “Everything Now” (Singles Going Steady)

Opinions are sharply divided about Arcade Fire's latest single.

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The Charlatans: Different Days

Different Days may not be a match for its predecessor Modern Nature, but the Manchester talent and spirit of the Charlatans shine through.

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Chastity Belt’s ‘I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone’ and the Power of Termite Art

Chastity Belt's latest is a killer album, laid back but upbeat, honest and laser sharp, a highly unified piece of work by four people who know exactly what they want to say and how to say it.

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9 Jun 2017 // 2:30 AM

alt-J: Relaxer

The real gold on Relaxer happens when alt-J reins in the gimmickry a bit and starts writing folk songs.

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7 Jun 2017 // 9:00 AM

Now Hear This!: Hoops

The guitars ring with lo-fi charm and some would easily compare Hoops to the basement pop madness of Ariel Pink. This band has something to say and one of the catchiest albums of the year.

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Said the Whale - “I Will Follow You” (video) (premiere)

Canadian indie rockers Said the Whale offers up a new video from this year's As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide.

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Dispatch: America, Location 12

Hopeful and bright, the indie rockers yet again showcase all of what have made them a hot commodity for more than two decades.

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Dan Auerbach: Waiting on a Song

The consistently working musician delivers his own version of a vacation on a set of tunes that pays homage to Nashville and opens up a bright road ahead.

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5 Jun 2017 // 2:10 AM

Coco Hames: Coco Hames

Imagine Dusty Springfield joining a country-fried indie garage band and you’ve got the general idea what you’re in for on Coco Hames’ beautiful, soaring debut solo album.

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Daniel Romano: Modern Pressure

Daniel Romano continues to confound expectations with yet another stylistic shift, this time into widescreen indie rock cut through with a cluttered, ramshackle charm.

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2 Jun 2017 // 2:30 AM

The Mountain Goats: Goths

Goths, like the Mountain Goats' music in general, is based on a deep understanding of what it feels to be out of step with the world, and of the sort-of communities built around that feeling.

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The National - “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness” (Singles Going Steady)

The National 2.0 have been given a slightly modern makeover but have managed to make it sound like a natural progression

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Cedar Teeth - ‘Farewell to Green Mountain’ (album stream) (premiere)

Cedar Teeth follow in the footsteps of Dispatch and Lord Huron by adeptly riding the line between folk and rock 'n' roll.

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