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Lanterns on the Lake: Beings

If Mad Max were an art house movie, this third album from the UK dream pop outfit would make a great soundtrack.

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Keep Shelly in Athens: Now I’m Ready

The birthplace of Western Civilization have been on the phone. They want their groove back.

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Beach House: Thank Your Lucky Stars

Beach House once again has us drifting slowly in musical space. Thank Your Lucky Stars is hypnotic head trip music of the highest caliber.

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Wyteshayds - “Slow Climb” (audio) (premiere)

The Virginia trio excel at classic dream pop on their new track.

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29 Sep 2015 // 1:30 AM

U.S. Girls: Half Free

On her 4AD debut, a Toronto artist produces a damaged pop nightmare and one of the best albums of the year.

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16 Sep 2015 // 1:15 AM

Air Waves: Parting Glances

Who knew that simple storytelling and subtle tweaks to a proven formula could work so well?

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8 Sep 2015 // 1:10 AM

Tamaryn: Cranekiss

Tamaryn channels the spirit of 1980s 4AD with the help of a new collaborator and new producer.

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Beach House: Depression Cherry

Indie dream pop band Beach House broaden their approach with bolder textures and brighter sounds on their fifth studio album.

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Fade Away Slow: An Interview with Tamaryn

When a musician describes one of her tracks as "an early Madonna song if it was produced by My Bloody Valentine", you know you're in for something special.

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20 Jul 2015 // 1:03 PM

Porcelain Raft in Performance for Seattle’s KEXP (video)

Indie pop's Porcelain Raft (a.k.a Mauro Remiddi) creates gorgeously delicate, dreamy pop.

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Moonbabies: Wizards on the Beach

Swedish husband/wife duo Moonbabies take a more rhythm-centric approach on their latest, the dance-heavy indie pop Wizards On The Beach.

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MacGillivray - “Night Skin” (audio) (Premiere)

With "Night Skin", the Scottish protest poet and singer MacGillivray paints a lyrical image of Marilyn Monroe over a dreamy electronic nocturne.

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Best Coast: California Nights

Lo-fi no longer, Best Coast give listeners an avalanche of hooks and waves of power chords with their third LP, California Nights.

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Jeen - “Higher and Higher” (audio) (Premiere)

Prime for clapping and singing along, "Higher and Higher" is one of the catchiest numbers from Toronto musician Jeen's new record, Tourist Deluxe Edition.

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The Mountain Goats: Beat the Champ

The Mountain Goats follow up albums about divorce, heartbreak, and scripture with one about professional wrestling.

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Fact and Fiction: The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle on Wrestling and the Creative Process

The prolific songwriter and now acclaimed author John Darnielle tells PopMatters how he created his wrestling-themed album Beat the Champ, what he calls the Mountain Goats' "most musically interesting record by a country mile".

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Ride: OX4: The Best of Ride

Reissue of the British dream-rock band's 2001 compilation, to "celebrate" their current reunion. As ever, the back half of Ride's career nearly spoils the party.

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SILVA - “Vista Pro Mar (Tom Bailey Remix)” (audio) (Premiere)

Winter may have just begun its thaw, but one listen to this remix of Brazil's SILVA will have you in a summertime island paradise.

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12 Nov 2014 // 2:04 AM

2:54: The Other I

2:54 craft a weirdly woven tapestry of implied grunge, dream pop, and psychedelic folk in compelling sophomore record.

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6 Nov 2014 // 2:05 AM

Grouper: Ruins

It’s as if she took a previous Grouper album and stripped everything away, down to the bones, down to dust.

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Marina and the Diamonds Wrap Up U.S. Tour at Terminal 5 (Photos)

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"Marina's star shines bright and her iridescent pop shines brighter. Froot is her most solid album yet. Her tour continues into the new year throughout Europe.

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