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The Shills - “Oh, This Devilish Place” (video) (premiere)

Straddling multiple rock genres at the same time, the Boston band's shimmering new single is bolstered by a gorgeous video.

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Ducktails: St. Catherine

Matt Mondanile's (Real Estate) latest solo excursion improves upon his refined fuzz-pop approach, though he struggles to find an emotional core inside his casual synth arrangements.

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Strange Wilds: Subjective Concepts

Though the group manage to display flashes of powerful punk prowess, their debut record cant quite escape the shadows of their considerable Northwest predecessors.

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29 Jul 2015 // 2:10 AM

Cold Cave: Full Cold Moon

This vinyl reissue of a year’s worth of singles serves as an ideal introduction to Cold Cave’s icy aesthetic.

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Tommy Keene - “Last of the Twilight Girls” (audio) (premiere)

The power-pop genius returns with a gem of a track from his 12th album.

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Getting the Poison-to-Punch Ratio Just Right: Mini Mansions Steps Into the Limelight

Mini Mansions discusses the band's current/future efforts, the sometimes-arduous process of writing compelling lyrics, and the intimate interrelationship they maintain to pop, music, and the wider culture of major-label work.

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Kopecky: Drug for the Modern Age

Drug for the Modern Age shows Kopecky's ability to repeatedly create instantly catchy indie-pop tracks over and over again, almost to a fault.

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Moving Panoramas - “One” (audio) (premiere)

Fans of Dum Dum Girls and Best Coast will immediately gravitate to this charming new band.

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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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Silver Shields - “I Wonder if You’re Thinking of Me Now” (audio) (premiere)

The shoegaze tradition is upheld faithfully by this talented young English band.

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The Jean-Paul Sartre Experience - “Elemental” (audio) (premiere)

The underrated band from New Zealand's legendary Flying Nun label gets the reissue treatment.

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22 Jul 2015 // 2:30 PM

Weed: Running Back

Canadian noise poppers deliver a lean set of loud, hooky guitar rock on their latest.

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Ha the Unclear - “Growing Mould” (video) premiere)

The New Zealand band command your attention with a clever and very fun new video.

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22 Jul 2015 // 2:30 AM

Tame Impala: Currents

Australia's most promising young rock band masterfully blend psychedelia with dance music on their bold and epic third album.

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21 Jul 2015 // 2:30 AM

Wilco: Star Wars

Saying "What's more fun than a surprise?" Wilco drops their shortest, barest album in their career, and it feels fresh and new.

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Wavves Announces New Album ‘V’ and Shares New Song “Way Too Much”

Indie rockers Wavves have announced they'll release their fifth album this fall.

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Eleventh Dream Day: Works For Tomorrow

Works For Tomorrow is not just a nice reminder of the Chicago rockers’ early vitality, it often feels as urgent and careening as any of their previous high-water marks.

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17 Jul 2015 // 2:05 AM

God Damn: Vultures

Loud yet dynamic, a duo that's never minimal, God Damn take heavy music to task on Vultures.

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16 Jul 2015 // 3:13 PM

Valley Hush: Don’t Wait

Detroit group crafts evocative collage of electronica, pop, and indie rock on second EP.

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Sara Curtin - “Sweet Dreams” (video) (premiere)

The singer-songwriter has her cake in her new video, and eats it too. Literally.

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"Hot off the release of his album Delilah Anderson East's performance was full of vim and vigor.

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