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Distant Cousins - “Taste of Tomorrow” (audio) (premiere)

Expect to hear this sunny tune at summer festivals in 2016.

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Mishka Shubaly - ‘Coward’s Path’ (album stream) (premiere)

Through great pain comes great art, as this brutally honest album proves.

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Gláss - “Glass(-accent)” (audio) (premiere)

Gothic post-punk meets surf rock on this searing new track.

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Metric: Pagans in Vegas

Indie veterans Metric tone down their stadium rock proclivities for a more sedated take on their spirited pop sound.

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2 Oct 2015 // 2:20 AM

Born Ruffians: Ruff

The Ontario quartet have landed on a fertile middle ground between their spark-and-buzz beginnings and those first wearier-but-wiser bends in life’s learning curve.

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Positive No - “Weird Hugs” (video) (premiere)

Monster attacks and shootouts with shop owners highlight the wonderful new video by the Virginia band.

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John Grant: Grey Tickles, Black Pressure

John Grant unleashes a confrontational, unapologetic sensuality that is celebratory, but also tempered by melancholy.

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Motel Beds - “Mind Glitter” (video) (premiere)

The fabulous new video by the Dayton rockers celebrates classic moments of American decadence and gluttony.

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The Libertines: Anthems for Doomed Youth

A satisfying return from the British indie rock band led by Pete Doherty and Carl Barât.

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Kuroma - “Twenty Centuries in Time” (audio) (premiere)

Featuring members of the Whigs and MGMT, this new band heads straight into psychedelic pop territory.

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Jean-Paul Sartre Experience: I Like Rain: The Story of the Jean-Paul Sartre Experience

Compiling everything they recorded, I Like Rain makes a case for the Jean-Paul Sartre Experience’s influence and continued relevance.

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Adir L.C. - “Dinosaurs” (audio) (premiere)

Written on one side of the world and recorded on the other, the universal appeal of this single is rather appropriate.

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28 Sep 2015 // 2:20 AM

Wand: 1000 Days

1000 Days is the blissed-out soundtrack to a society on the verge of collapse.

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25 Sep 2015 // 2:15 AM

Ought: Sun Coming Down

The Canadian post-punk band's second album is just the same, but brand new. The excitement the band generated is still very much present.

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Nadia Kazmi - “Haunting” (video) (premiere)

The searing, dark blues rock of this track lives up to its title.

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Girl Band: Holding Hands with Jamie

The Dublin band's debut LP documents four musicians in flux together, their increasing ability to rely on one another allowing them to bother less with outside expectations.

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Kurt Vile: B’lieve I’m Goin’ Down

It feels very much like another Kurt Vile album, but close listening will reveal some serious blues.

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22 Sep 2015 // 2:14 AM

Tijuana Panthers: Posters

Poster's sepia-tinted surf rock glides along with all the grace of a surfer atop a too-calm ocean.

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21 Sep 2015 // 2:15 AM

Darwin Deez: Double Down

For his third release, a pretender to Prince's throne trips over his own nastiness.

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The Bohicas: The Making Of

The Bohicas enjoyable debut calls to mind the sound of garage rock from the turn of the century. It's nothing groundbreaking, but the hooks are solid and the tunes are catchy.

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//Mixed media

Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm's 'Lifestyle' - "Ooh La La"

// Sound Affects

"Lifestyle's penultimate track eases the pace and finds fresh nuance and depth in a rock classic, as Silkworm offer their take on the Faces' "Ooh La La".

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