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Quiet Company: Transgressor

This is a record of top-notch power pop that’s a strong candidate for one of 2015’s best in its genre.

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Jeremy and the Harlequins - “You’re My Halo” (video) (Premiere)

The New York City rock outfit Jeremy and the Harlequins channel the spirit of '50s rock 'n' roll and turn it on its head with their latest music video.

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The Weather Machine - “Wannabe Cowboys” (audio) (Premiere)

The newest tune by this Portland, Oregon band is a fine encapsulation of the genre-melding going on in the Pacific Northwest music scene.

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‘The Wrecking Crew’ Celebrates One of the Music Industry’s Best Kept Secrets

By showing the range and the influence these session musicians had on the hits from the '50s to the '70s, The Wrecking Crew proves their place in rock 'n' roll history.

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Buffalo Killers - “Stand Back and Take a Good Look (The Nerves Cover)” (audio) (Premiere)

In paying tribute to the extensive catalogue of the classic rock 'n' roll label Alive Naturalsound, the Ohio group Buffalo Killers take on a tune by an under-the-radar '70s power pop outfit.

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People’s Blues of Richmond - “Outta My Mind” (audio) (Premiere)

The bluesy retro rock of the People's Blues of Richmond, especially on their latest track "Outta My Mind", is owed in no small part to producer Mark Neill (the Black Keys' Brothers).

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The Rua - “I’m OK” (video) (Premiere)

The final installment of PopMatters' six week series on the UK up-and-comers of the Rua concludes with an upbeat number about moving on and being confident in oneself, "I'm OK".

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BoDeans - “Slave” (audio) (Premiere)

The classic Wisconsin rock outfit BoDeans will release their 12th studio outing, I Can't Stop, this April. Now you can stream the pounding rocker "Slave".

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Jorma Kaukonen: Ain’t in No Hurry

This is feel-good music, played by a seasoned and assured troubadour equally at home on a spotlit stage or a front porch.

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By the Numbers?: An Interview with Kasabian

Following the release of their new album 48:13, Kasbian guitarist and producer Serge Pizzorno discusses ripping off the Silver Apples and ponders why, even now, people still aren't getting the joke.

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Daniel Lanois: Flesh and Machine

Daniel Lanois has upped the ante with Flesh and the Machine by pledging to search "for something that’s never been heard before".

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Sloan Picks Up Where the Beatles Left Off

Picking up where the Fab Four left off isn't easy, but if one band has done it in the past 30 years, it's Toronto's Sloan.

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Subverting the Rules: An Interview with Cory Branan

Cory Branan's brand of rocking country doesn't fit very well into music industry slots, but the Nashville-based songwriter is carving an idiosyncratic niche for himself regardless.

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22 Oct 2014 // 2:20 AM

The Voyage Impulse in the Music of Sting

No matter what hat he wears as an artist, the impulse to voyage beyond defines Sting, as do the impulses that compel him to stay.

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moe. - “Same Old Story” (video) (Premiere)

The latest video from the longstanding jam group moe., "Same Old Story", directed by Jay Blakesberg, is a sprightly run through a graveyard.

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Queen: Live at the Rainbow ‘74

This lost live record captures one of rock’s most unassailable giants, right when it was discovering how to really belt out its “fee-fi-fo-fums”.

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Counterbalance: Jane’s Addiction’s ‘Ritual de lo Habitual’

Don't save the complaints for a party conversation. The world is loaded—it's lit to pop and nobody is gonna stop talking about the 420th most acclaimed album of all time. Further dispatches from the Alternative Nation in this week’s Counterbalance.

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Tinariwen - “Arhegh Danagh” (video) (Premiere)

The Saharan band Tinariwen have been going strong since coming to international acclaim in the late ‘90s, playing the largest music festivals in the world and receiving a Grammy in 2012 for the album Tassili.

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Big Star: #1 Record / Radio City

If you don’t have these two albums, your record collection has a massive hole.

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Oasis: (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? (Deluxe Edition)

Oasis' Morning Glory still holds up, which can be attributed to the fact that albums with this level of cultural clout and collective popularity tend to help define the sounds of their era.

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Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

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"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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