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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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Nathan Gray - “Wayward Ghosts” (video) (premiere)

The Boysetsfire vocalist marks his solo debut with a spare, quietly powerful new video.

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Country Fried Rock: Justin Townes Earle Interview

When you are named for one of the most revered songwriters in American folk music, people expect you to either live up to the honor or crash and burn. Justin Townes Earle has done both in his lifetime.

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‘It Follows’ Has a Deep Dread on Its Mind

This movie is often creepy and unnerving, but it's not unbearably terrifying, if only because Mitchell's distinctive voice as a filmmaker is such a pleasure to behold.

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‘Rocket League’ Is a Beautifully Ridiculous Game

Rocket League is a work of art, but it’s more Pelé than Picasso.

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Roger Waters: Amused to Death (take 1)

In 1992, Roger Waters released a mighty record that was given the bum's rush by pop history. Remixed, repackaged, and remastered, it's back to teach us a lesson.

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Danielewski’s ‘The Familiar, Vol. 1’ Is Too Much, All at Once

As a compendium of inventive thought and prose, The Familiar, Vol. 1 succeeds. As a coherent novel, it's impenetrable.

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23 Jul 2015 // 2:20 AM

Years & Years: Communion

There may be the odd misstep, but Communion is a solid debut, and one of the better pop albums in recent memory.

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Joss Stone: Water for Your Soul

Think of it as the aural equivalent of a Lego set. One can use the simple bricks in different styles and colors to make something that stands out as special.

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The Lover Speaks: The Lover Speaks

Full of bouncy, ebullient grooves and an atmosphere of high drama, the Lover Speaks’ lone 1986 album is a solidly written and performed work which still maintains its charm nearly 30 years later.

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Soldiers vs. Werewolves in the Scottish Highlands

Through their relentless bloodlust and willingness to organize and plot with their own kind, these werewolves are, in many ways, like us.

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23 Jul 2015 // 2:05 AM

Kool Keith: Total Orgasm

A master provocateur, Kool Keith unleashes three discs' worth of the scatological, pornographic and often just plain absurd.

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23 Jul 2015 // 2:05 AM

‘The Seven Good Years’ Is Brilliant and Short

Some of the strangeness Keret works into his fiction comes from the unique way he sees the real world: a little bent, exasperated, amused and yet also with deep wells of kindness.

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Tom Petty and George Harrison Were Two Sides of the Same Bicentennial Coin

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Thirty Three & 1/3, and self-destruction in the Spirit of '76.

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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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22 Jul 2015 // 1:30 PM

Girl Band: The Early Years EP

The Early Years EP offers a mercifully short set of unrelentingly pummeling dance rock from these Dublin noiseniks.

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22 Jul 2015 // 12:30 PM

Tearjerker: Stay Wild

The Toronto trio’s third full-length delivers on the promise of their Hiding EP and expands their playbook in subtle ways.

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K-Pop Round Up: June 2015 - Boy Band Battles and Girl Group Comeback Competitions

There were many strong K-pop releases in June, but two competitions -- one between major boy bands and one between three exciting girl groups -- dominated the conversation.

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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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The Forecastle Festival: Louisville, KY (Day One)

Sam Smith blows the crowd away at a busy, memorable opening day of Forecastle 2015.

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Anderson East Ignites a Fire at Mercury Lounge

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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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