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Steady Dark Grooves: An Interview with the Horrors

Rhys Webb of the Horrors opens up about the process and direction behind their latest album, V, and how they've managed to thrive and stay together through their first decade.

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16 Oct 2017 // 2:30 AM

St. Vincent: Masseduction

Despite some great moments, Masseduction doesn't always sound comfortable letting its artifice crumble, and its half-hearted attempts at social commentary cause it to sag at times.

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Zuli - “ohfm” (audio) (premiere)

The melancholic sway of Zuli’s "ohfm" makes it a perfect autumn tune for indie rock fans.

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Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile: Lotta Sea Lice

Indie rock collaborations can be ripe for disappointment, but Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile wow by doubling down on the clever lyricism and exploratory guitars that make them each revered figures on their own.

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12 Oct 2017 // 2:05 AM

Melkbelly: Nothing Valley

The Chicago band’s combustion engine runs on chaotic cohesion.

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Backtrack to Center: An Interview with Wild Cub’s Keegan DeWitt

"We made the first [album] as a bunch of kids in a house, so we're just really happy that we've gone through this process to make this big, emotionally and artistically dense record."

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Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile - “Continental Breakfast” (Singles Going Steady)

If you don’t find this video endearing, you probably don’t have a soul.

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Little Coyote - ‘The Trouble with Teeth’ (album stream) (premiere)

Years in the making, the Toronto-based trio produce an uncannily progressive folk-rock record.

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Stars: There Is No Love in Fluorescent Light

Listening to Stars' new album is like being wrapped in a warm, comforting blanket. A catchy synth-pop blanket where our biggest concerns are who we're dating, not what's going on in the world at large.

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Deradoorian: Eternal Recurrence

Following a very open and expansive record, Deradoorian dives into a minimalistic state with Eternal Recurrence, exposing all the subtlety and emotion of her music.

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Hope Is Big: An Interview with Deer Tick

A long break for the band yielded not one but two albums: one all-acoustic and one all-electric. Deer Tick are back, baby.

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Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: Talk Tight

The Melbourne band's first EP gets an official US release.

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Listener - “A Love Letter to Detroit” (video) (premiere)

Listener's "A Love Letter to Detroit" is frenetic, exploratory indie rock reflecting on the meaning of life through the mind of Robert Ettinger.

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The Chordaes - “What Do You Want From Me” (video) (premiere)

Soaring, psychedelic, and dark indie rock encompassing self-realization and empowerment.

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5 Oct 2017 // 7:28 AM

Mirah: Sundial

Classic Mirah tracks get a sophisticated boost from sweeping strings on Sundial.

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Noah Gundersen: White Noise

On White Noise, Gundersen fully transitions from a pensive folk singer to a layered rock star.

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Alex Lahey: I Love You Like a Brother

Alex Lahey has made a rock record for the worst in us, and it’s awesome and powerful and liberating.

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2 Oct 2017 // 12:00 PM

Torres - “Helen in the Woods” (Singles Going Steady)

This is a song full of promise, but it burns right up when it flies a little too close to the sun.

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MERCH - “Ten Quetzales” (audio) (premiere)

MERCH offers up progressive indie rock featuring a 30-piece symphony orchestra on "Ten Quetzales".

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2 Oct 2017 // 8:16 AM

Raleigh: Powerhouse Bloom

The mildly psychedelic title is spot on; this a creatively fertile album.

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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

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"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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