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Slowdive Sell Out Brooklyn and Release Bonus Song “30th June”

Although sound issues delayed their set on the second night, Slowdive put on an unforgettable show in Brooklyn, or rather two shows.

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23 May 2017 // 8:37 AM

Takashi Miyaki: The Dream

The Dream could loosely be described as a shoegaze dreampop album, though that doesn't even begin to touch the number of genres and styles that show up in one form or another.

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Swarming Branch - ‘Surreal Number’ (album stream) (premiere)

Swarming Branch returns with a tuneful meditation on the nature of authenticity, contemporary life.

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22 May 2017 // 2:30 AM

Alex G: Rocket

Alex G offers a richly observed album that uses a raft of different characters to explore the universal truths that define us all.

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Nightlands: I Can Feel the Night Around Me

Lush harmonies combine with retro-style synths on the gorgeous third album from Dave Hartley's Nightlands.

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10 May 2017 // 11:00 AM

Ty Segall - “Break a Guitar” (Singles Going Steady)

Fuzzy, catchy, and well-balanced between garage and glam, “Break a Guitar” has infectious riffs and a tongue-in-cheek vibe.

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10 May 2017 // 2:30 AM

Slowdive: Slowdive

Beneath all the stylish and escapist waves of sound and texture on Slowdive's return, there is a profoundly human core waiting to be sought out and unearthed.

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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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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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Guided By Voices: August By Cake

Setting “Pollard’s 100th LP” up as a historic marker may set up expectations the album isn’t prepared to deliver. At this point, it’s best to think of his discography as a raging river -- jump in, hold in for as long as you can handle it.

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Lana Del Rey’s “Love” in the Era of Trump

"Love" makes me wonder if we've misheard Del Rey's use of nostalgia, mistaking it for the rose-colored (and heart-shaped) variety when instead it produces a fog.

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R. Stevie Moore and Jason Falkner: Make It Be

Lo-fi legend and power pop genius collaborate on a one-of-a-kind LP that tickles the brain as often as it tickles the funny bone.

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Mathew Lee Cothran: Judas Hung Himself in America

Mathew Lee Cothran’s Judas Hung Himself in America is a worthy addition to the electro freak-out canon, and a vital album for our time.

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Mount Eerie: A Crow Looked at Me

A Crow Looked at Me is a masterpiece in the manner of A Grief Observed and “She Will Find What is Lost”. These works create a special communion between creator and observer.

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Methyl Ethel: Everything Is Forgotten

Methyl Ethel might not forge anything very unique in their introspection, yet their power to possess still manages to yield results.

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15 Mar 2017 // 11:04 AM

Lorde - “Green Light” (Singles Going Steady)

Lorde's "Green Light" is the kind of song that will be remembered.

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15 Mar 2017 // 2:30 AM

The Shins: Heartworms

Heartworms is a sonic course correction from 2012's Port of Morrow, but the songwriting is still spotty, so it's simply too little, too late.

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Jay Som: Everybody Works

Jay Som has made a glorious bummer of an indie rock record.

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Tennis: Yours Conditionally

Tennis's fourth LP adds nuance, definition, and depth to their already well-established sound.

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Lost in Stars - “All We Ever Wanted Was Everything” feat. Kid Moxie (premiere)

Lost in Stars pairs with Kid Moxie for a dream poppy electronic single, "All We Ever Wanted Was Everything".

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