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11 Feb 2016 // 2:30 AM

Wild Nothing: Life of Pause

Jack Tatum’s third album doesn’t chase new horizons so much as it absorbs their reflection into his fondly familiar dream pop bubble.

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1 Feb 2016 // 2:20 AM

DIIV: Is the Is Are

The Brooklyn-based band seems either unwilling or incapable of taking the artistic steps to make music that isn't just more of what they've done before.

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25 Jan 2016 // 9:50 AM

Laser - ‘Night Driver’ (album stream) (premiere)

Broken Social Scene's Lisa Lobsinger teams up with two other well-known Canadian indie rock musicians and forms the dream-poppy Laser.

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The Anchoress: Confessions of a Romance Novelist

Like the medieval anchoresses from whom the artist takes her stage name, Davies carves out a niche for herself and steadfastly inhabits it.

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Badly Drawn Boy: The Hour of Bewilderbeast (15th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

Badly Drawn Boy's beloved first album gets a nice reissue with a well-curated disc of bonus material. It's well worth revisiting.

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Ty Segall: Emotional Mugger

Ty Segall has always reliably subscribed to rockist orthodoxy, but he’s left room enough on his new album for noisy evolution.

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6 Jan 2016 // 2:30 AM

Hinds: Leave Me Alone

Hinds' debut is fuelled by an infectious lust for life. Well, that and copious amounts of Sangria.

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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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