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Rolling Blackouts C.F.: French Press EP

Rolling Blackout C.F.'s new EP is for indie rock fans alone and can’t stretch past the borders of the genre.

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5 May 2017 // 2:30 AM

Mac DeMarco: This Old Dog

Don't let its modest exterior fool you: DeMarco's latest has a rich emotional life that will reveal itself over time. This Old Dog indeed has some new tricks in it.

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The New Pornographers Bring Siren Songs and a Monkey’s Paw to Oakland’s Fox Theater

Their siren sound draws indie rock fans like the sailors who would shipwreck after being enchanted by the sirens’ voices of mythological lore.

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Hiber - “What You Wanted” (audio) (premiere)

"What You Wanted" offers a great introduction to Hiber's indie/pop/rock sound.

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Black Lips: Satan’s Graffiti or God’s Art?

New band members help resurrect a classic Black Lips sound. Rock 'n' roll is safe and sound for now.

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Cinema Cinema: Man Bites Dog

Brooklyn duo makes loud, angry music that reminds us that there is no escape from the inevitable.

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Sing Like a Thunderstorm: An Interview with Eisley’s Sherri Dupree-Bemis

Her kids can sleep on a tour bus like pros, her new album comes after two other songwriters (amicably) left the band. Yes, Eisley's Sherri Dupree-Bemis proves you really can have it all.

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1 May 2017 // 12:00 PM

Slowdive - “Sugar for the Pill” (Singles Going Steady)

Based on "Sugar for the Pill", Slowdive's forthcoming LP looks like it may be their most nocturnal and reflective yet.

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The Afghan Whigs: In Spades

On their second reunion album, the Afghan Whigs craft a layered exploration of the fluid nature of memory and how experiences shape us as individuals.

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Why Wasn’t This Band Massive?: A Conversation with Six By Seven’s Chris Olley

"Under virtually all YouTube video of ours, there's a comment that says, 'Why wasn't this band massive?' This thing has followed me around all my life," says Chris Olley.

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Maxïmo Park: Risk to Exist

On their sixth release, the Newcastle post-punk band lay out an impassioned cry of protest with a danceable disposition.

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Mark Lanegan Band: Gargoyle

Cult bard's new LP finds him continuing to deliver hardscrabble tales of dashed romance and yearnings for second chances amid bluesy, dark wave-laden compositions.

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TW Walsh - ‘Terrible Freedom’ (album stream) (premiere)

Lo Tom member TW Walsh releases a new album Terrible Freedom reflecting our current state of existential anxiety and populist politics.

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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: The Tourist

Alec Ounsworth takes his long-running project in a different direction -- a new branch on a creative tree 12 years in the making.

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Thurston Moore: Rock n Roll Consciousness

Thurston Moore and his band dig into his old sound while finding success in new ways.

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Robyn Hitchcock: Robyn Hitchcock

The British elder statesman of indie rock comes out swinging with a terrific album that's both twisted and full of great hooks.

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The Wooden Sky: Swimming in Strange Waters

Swimming in Strange Waters is, by far, the Wooden Sky’s most ambitious album to date.

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17 Apr 2017 // 11:55 AM

Coco Hames - “I Don’t Wanna Go” (Singles Going Steady)

Ettes vocalist Hames has crafted a lovely, buzzed-out sound that recalls '60s girl group harmony combined with a punk/rockabilly fusion.

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Make What You Can: An Interview With Maximo Park

In a change of pace, UK guitar-rock giants Maximo Park tackle both the political and the personal on their latest effort.

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12 Apr 2017 // 2:20 AM

Sondre Lerche: Pleasure

Messy in its composition and its emotions, Pleasure finds Sondre Lerche creatively unhinged -- and what fun it is.

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