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27 Oct 2010 // 9:00 PM

Future Islands: Undressed

This acoustic EP highlights Future Islands' compositional chops, proving why they're one of the most exciting bands to come around in years.

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26 Oct 2010 // 9:00 PM

Small Black: New Chain

Small Black blends elements of shoe gaze and New Wave revivalism to often remarkable results, but sometimes get carried away by chill-wave atmospherics.

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20 Oct 2010 // 9:00 PM

The Extra Lens: Undercard

Franklin Bruno proves himself an integral part of this collaboration with John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats.

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19 Oct 2010 // 9:00 PM

Dustin Wong: Infinite Love

Ponytail's Dustin Wong creates a record of appreciable technical skill, sure, but one that really succeeds in its warmth and sense of open-armed invitation.

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18 Oct 2010 // 9:00 PM

Goose: Synrise

Goose are on the hunt, they’re after you, and they probably smell like they sound: Jäger shots and sweat.

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¡Mayday!: Stuck on an Island

In which we enumerate those aspects of hip-hop band ¡Mayday! that are really, really annoying.

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Download a Drip Audio Sampler for Yourself

In the past I have sang the praises of the Canadian label Drip Audio, home of No More Shapes, Inhabitants, Fond of Tigers, and lots

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The Hundred in the Hands: The Hundred in the Hands

Brooklyn-based duo the Hundred in the Hands create a debut album that seeks to move your hips by borrowing from any number of electro-genres.

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Dirty Projectors: Bitte Orca (Expanded Edition)

This collection of acoustic live takes and b-sides offers no substantial addition to Dirty Projectors' instant classic.

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3 Oct 2010 // 9:00 PM

Clinic: Bubblegum

Clinic returns with yet another solid album, this time turning the volume down and letting the '60s psych-pop haze pour in.

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His Name Is Alive: The Eclipse

There is no story; or if there is a story, it isn’t well written. The album plays like a collection of out-takes, some of them quite beautiful but nonetheless without cohesion.

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Swans: My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky

Michael Gira's legendary Swans return from over a decade of silence to create a heart-stopping album of sin, death, hope, and reclamation.

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26 Sep 2010 // 9:00 PM

Grandchildren: Everlasting

Animal Collective acolytes make an album that's not much more than the sum of its influences' parts.

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Arab Strap: The Week Never Starts Round Here / Philophobia (Deluxe Reissues)

Arab Strap has their first two albums reissued and expanded, offering fans an opportunity to revisit the early work of the outstanding, and legendarily morbid, Scottish folk act.

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19 Sep 2010 // 9:00 PM

PVT: Church With No Magic

PVT, representing legendary electronic label Warp Records, make an album of mind-bending and energizing music that defies genre.

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George Thorogood and the Destoyers: Live in Boston 1982

Everybody should have at least one Destroyers album in their collection.

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25 Aug 2010 // 9:00 PM

Coil Sea: Coil Sea

Coil Sea, fronted by Arbouretum's Dave Heumann, offers an interesting improvisational experiment.

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24 Aug 2010 // 9:04 AM

Óðmenn: Óðmenn

Óðmenn sits not only on the cusp of two decades, but also on the cusp of two sounds. One is younger, grubbier and percussive, the other is more expansive and guitar-rooted.

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Ultimate Fakebook Release Free Full-Length Album

Power-pop favorites Ultimate Fakebook release their first full-length album since their seven-year hiatus. Daydream Radio is Smiling Static is a collection of lost recordings from 200

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Foals: iTunes Festival London 2010 EP

Foals successfully translate their complex indie rock into a live setting on this EP.

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