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Japanese Breakfast: Soft Sounds From Another Planet

Michelle Zauner follows her breakout Japanese Breakfast debut with Soft Sounds From Another Planet, easily one of the more compulsively listenable indie records of 2017.

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19 Jul 2017 // 7:30 AM

DWNTWN: Racing Time

Although Racing Time showcases DWNTWN’s hook-driven pop sensibilities, it positions such displays on the played out stage of ‘80s emulation and in the less-than-stellar lighting of the album’s second half.

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“Gotta Stay Up ‘Til the Sunrise”: An Interview with Animal Collective’s Avey Tare

Animal Collective's Avey Tare talks with PopMatters about his California album Eucalyptus and the importance of space and mystery in music.

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17 Jul 2017 // 9:47 AM

Thurston Moore on Exes, Money and His New Sound

Moore talks about his new album, his greatest fear, and the public implosion of his old life.

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17 Jul 2017 // 9:27 AM

Arcade Fire - “Creature Comfort” (Singles Going Steady)

"Creature Comfort" is a big, bold statement of intent from Arcade Fire. This is a song that leaves you anything but anesthetized.

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Beach House: B-Sides and Rarities

This collection adds further definition to our understanding of a band too often reduced by oversimplified interpretations.

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13 Jul 2017 // 8:03 AM

Lo Tom: Lo Tom

David Bazan's new group, Lo Tom, makes low-stakes indie rock that's easily enjoyable.

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Haim: Something to Tell You

These songs remain as tightly constructed, propulsive, and personally relatable as ever, and it's hard to deny the talent Haim has for hooks and intricate songwriting.

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‘Complicated Fun’ Is a Thorough Study of the Glory Days of the Twin Cities Punk and Indie Scenes

The tales of a record store, a set of like-minded club owners, and a record label all tie together into a beautiful narrative of the burgeoning Minneapolis music scene.

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Broken Social Scene: Hug of Thunder

Broken Social Scene return after a seven-year hiatus with their most vital release since their 2005 self-titled album.

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10 Jul 2017 // 2:30 AM

Waxahatchee: Out in the Storm

Waxahatchee releases her strongest selection of songs to date on open and honest fourth record.

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Kane Strang: Two Hearts and No Brain

Kane Strang stretches his songwriting muscles on a hook-filled, razor-sharp indie album.

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28 Jun 2017 // 11:00 AM

Radiohead - “Man of War” (Singles Going Steady)

Previously unreleased "Man of War" is quintessential Radiohead: melancholy, unsettling, and full of high drama.

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The Wild Things - “F.I.A” (video) (premiere)

Stay tuned to London's the Wild Things as they are an exciting new band headed places and with something to say.

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27 Jun 2017 // 7:33 AM

Portugal. The Man: Woodstock

Woodstock demonstrates just how peculiar and adventurous yet relatable and enjoyable music can be.

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The Drums: “Abysmal Thoughts”

With "Abysmal Thoughts", the Drums have made a record that is emotionally powerful, disarming in its honesty, and unexpectedly fun.

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How Perfume Genius Learned to Live in the Moment

After touring his essential fourth album No Shape for a month, Mike Hadreas (aka Perfume Genius) talks to PopMatters about why this project is his most immediate and everything that implies.

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22 Jun 2017 // 2:30 AM

Beth Ditto: Fake Sugar

Former Gossip frontwoman makes a welcome return with her first solo album of pure pop bliss.

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I’ll Fight for Your Life: An Interview with the Drums

He seemed to lose a band member with each passing album, and then a big breakup made him rethink things. Jonny Pierce turned all of that into an album some are calling The Drums' best.

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16 Jun 2017 // 2:30 AM

Fleet Foxes: Crack-Up

On their first album in six years, Fleet Foxes produce a dense, complex album that's easily their best, most ambitious work yet.

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'Doctor Who': Casting a Woman as the Doctor Offers Fresh Perspectives and a New Kind of Role Model

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"The BBC's announcement of Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor has sections of fandom up in arms. Why all the fuss?

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