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Lexi Scherr - “Not the Kind” (audio) (premiere)

If you're going to take inspiration from a contemporary singer-songwriter, you can't do much better than Natasha Khan.

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‘I Dream of Wires’, Like It’s Subject, Is Large, Intimidating and Multi-faceted

Before the film's halfway point, you are not dreaming of wires, you are in the wires.

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25 Aug 2015 // 2:05 AM

Ryn Weaver: The Fool

An electrifying, although imperfect, debut that rightfully sets the anti-pop princess on the map.

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Luxxe - “Entomologist” (audio) (premiere)

If you want confident, hooky folk pop, this new Arizona band has you sorted.

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

New Zealand’s noisy and delightful Jean Paul Sartre Experience, overlooked in their time, are resurrected in this box set for a new generation that should not let them pass by unnoticed again.

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Duncan Sheik - “Birmingham” (audio) (premiere)

Duncan Sheik returns with a vibrant new track from his eighth album.

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Al Pacino Is the Showstopper in ‘Danny Collins’

Al Pacino steals the show as Danny Collins in a feel-good redemption story that also happens to be his best role in many years.

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Bob Dylan’s Magical, Controversial Night Shows No Signs of Losing Life

Elijah Wald expertly recreates the (in)famous Newport electric set, shifting perspective amongst Dylan, Seeger and others to fans in the crowd and even the beleaguered sound man.

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Monks of Mellonwah - “Show Me Something More” (audio) (premiere)

The latest single by the Australian band captures the bombast/sensitive dynamic expertly.

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‘Straight Outta Compton’ Could Have Come Straight Outta Today’s Headlines

As a biopic, as a social commentary, as a reminder of our current cultural limits and liabilities, you couldn't ask for a better film.

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The Zolas - “Molotov Girls” (video) (premiere)

The Canadian band hope to make a big impression with their explosive alt-pop single.

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31 Jul 2015 // 2:10 AM

Elizaveta: Messenger

A cocktail of style, skill and beauty, Elizaveta's second album leaves fans wondering if there is anything this singer-songwriter cannot do.

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Slow Down Molasses: Black Burnt Cars

Powerfully blending melody and discord and inspired by pictures of the Paris events in May 1968, Canada’s Slow Down Molasses reflect the tension between ideals and reality, then and now.

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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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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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The Grateful Dead’s Deep History Is Captured in ‘So Many Roads’

If the road doesn’t go on forever, if the Dead's reign really ends here, David Browne’s volume on The Grateful Dead may well prove to be the go-to encyclopedia for fans.

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T. Hardy Morris - “Drownin’ on a Mountaintop” (video) (premiere)

In which the Dead Confederate frontman mercilessly takes a shot at his critics.

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Roses & Revolutions - ‘Torch’ (EP stream) (premiere)

The duo step away from singer-songwriter fare and move towards a broader sound on this winning new EP.

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Name That Tune: ‘Koji Kondo’s Super Mario Bros. Soundtrack’

Thirty years after the release of his most famous work, there are likely still many who don’t know the name Koji Kondo -- yet they know they've heard his music, somewhere.

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‘Amy’: She Was All About the Music

As sad as Winehouse's story may be, Amy is gorgeous and provocative, too.

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