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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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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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10 Jul 2017 // 8:29 AM

White Sea: Tropical Odds

White Sea's debut separated her sound from her previous work with M83, but the lush, morose dance-pop of her piecemeal sophomore effort paints her as a truly compelling pop figure.

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29 Jun 2017 // 11:56 AM

Ariel Pink - “Another Weekend” (Singles Going Steady)

“Another Weekend” is a swooning '60s psychedelic pop delight.

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26 Jun 2017 // 10:28 AM

M83 - “Holograms” (Singles Going Steady)

This M83 track with the time lapse visuals works nicely and is almost reminiscent of the Philip Glass/Godfrey Reggio Koyaanisqatsi project.

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Cigarettes After Sex: Cigarettes After Sex

The Brooklyn-based quartet's smokey-eyed songs breathe with dark nuance, each devastating track allowing Greg Gonzalez’s seductive voice, one of elegant, epicene beauty, to blossom and dance in the shadows.

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20 Jun 2017 // 2:30 AM

Lorde: Melodrama

Lorde continues to mine the uncertainties of youth, the tribulations of romance, and an ambivalence toward partying on her revelatory sophomore album.

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London Grammar: Truth Is a Beautiful Thing

While compelling, London Grammar did not exactly sound wildly original when they first emerged in 2013. In 2017, it is even harder to find a context for their work.

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15 Jun 2017 // 9:11 AM

Ride: Weather Diaries

Oxford’s dreaming sons erase their ending with an album that is fondly unfamiliar and more rewarding for it.

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7 Jun 2017 // 9:00 AM

Now Hear This!: Hoops

The guitars ring with lo-fi charm and some would easily compare Hoops to the basement pop madness of Ariel Pink. This band has something to say and one of the catchiest albums of the year.

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Sleep Party People - “Lingering Eyes” (audio) (premiere)

Denmark's Sleep Party People return with a fourth album and a dreamy new single, "Lingering Eyes".

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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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Yes, It's 'Déjà Vu' All Over Again

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"Here's a romantic reincarnation thriller whose plot twists and chronology perch it between The Reincarnation of Peter Proud and Dead Again.

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