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13 Jun 2016 // 2:00 AM

Destruction and Space: An Interview with Heron Oblivion

The heavy psych supergroup (that's half of Comets on Fire, Espers' Meg Baird and guitar wizard Charlie Saufley) makes a beautiful noise, with plenty of space for reflection and experiment.

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Garbage: Strange Little Birds

Strange Little Birds is far better than it has any right to be, as few bands ever deliver such a steady and satisfying record this far into their career.

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10 Jun 2016 // 10:30 AM

Band of Horses - “Whatever, Wherever” (Singles Going Steady)

"Whatever, Wherever" is a stripped-down acoustic paean to the selflessness of love.

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9 Jun 2016 // 8:30 AM

Garbage - “Empty” (Singles Going Steady)

"Empty" may not be reinventing the wheel, but at least Garbage are making quality alt-rock that stands on its own two feet instead of drowning in its influences.

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WOMPS: Our Fertile Forever

WOMPS pay homage to the stylings of some modern legends on their debut album.

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An Anxious Eroticism: The Flesh and Machinery Grooves of Elyas Khan

Elyas Khan's sensuously-disquieting music, in his own words, is a hallucinatory event: it embodies the kind of fear, alarm and agoraphobia we sometimes feel when we've read too many headlines for the day.

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Architects: All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us

Architects' seventh album is an ambitious, unforgiving wake-up call from a band that's staring into the abyss.

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Sweet Crude - “Mon Esprit” (audio) (premiere)

Sweet Crude is an extremely exciting new group with haunting and mesmerizing vocals sung in Louisiana French and English.

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Watching for Foxes - ‘Undone Bird’ (album stream) (premiere)

Among the slew of rising Michigan artists in the music industry, Grand Rapids' Watching for Foxes are the ones with the most to prove.

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7 Jun 2016 // 8:07 AM

Sonic Boom 6: The F-Bomb

Sonic Boom 6's highly political new album is driven by their personality and good intentions.

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The 1975: I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It

Colored with neon synthesizers and a widescreen John Hughes-esque aesthetic, The 1975's second album is a studied indulgence in '80s melodrama.

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3 Jun 2016 // 11:00 AM

Queen - “Somebody to Love” (Singles Going Steady Classic)

"Somebody to Love" was Queen's take on gospel.

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3 Jun 2016 // 8:06 AM

WRONG: WRONG

If you like heavy riffs and a sound that bridges hardcore and thrash, then WRONG is a good listen. If not, there won't be much to hang onto here.

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The Claypool Lennon Delirium: Monolith of Phobos

Les Claypool and Sean Lennon come together to do their best early ‘70s prog homage. The results are exactly what you’d expect based on the preceding statement.

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Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds: La Araña Es La Vida

Kid Congo comes back with a record filled with hot lickin' and cool pickin'. It's rock 'n' roll through and through, and if it doesn't reinvent the album it'll certainly move you to catch a live show.

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Minor Victories: Minor Victories

The atmospheric British rock super group, which began as an idea for an experimental noise EP, manages to outweigh the heft of potential behind it.

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31 May 2016 // 7:14 AM

Eric Clapton: I Still Do

For a potential end, Clapton brings it back to the start.

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Red Krayola with Art & Language: Baby and Child Care

Long shelved collection of parental advice from Dr. Spock set to art funk rhythms and new wave sheen is finally given the release it deserves.

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Rachael Sage - “I Don’t Believe It” (video) (premiere)

Rachael Sage has created an uplifting and powerful piece of music that speaks to the pain caused to her from a young life filled with bullying.

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25 May 2016 // 1:15 AM

Cate Le Bon: Crab Day

Cate Le Bon shows the true extent of her powerfully versatile creative voice on Crab Day.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: The Best Games of 2016

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"The Moving Pixels Podcast counts down our top five games of 2016.

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