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The Radio Dept.: Running Out of Love

The Radio Dept. take on the political crises of the day with megalithic electronic epics, adding another essential release to their discography.

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Las Kellies: Friends and Lovers

All the way from Buenos Aires, the dreamy post-punk trio delivers another fine collection of fuzzy, melodic garage rock.

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Blonde Redhead: Maculin Féminin

With this deluxe reissue, Blonde Redhead's fans will be jumping for joy, albeit probably in a lo-fi, no-frills kind of way.

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The Mountain Goats Turn a Concert Into a Celebration of Survival

Sharing good times to help get through the bad with the Mountain Goats.

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14 Oct 2016 // 2:02 AM

Few Bits: Big Sparks

The Belgian band's second album has arrived to wring the last drops of warmth out of summer's end.

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C Duncan - “Do I Hear” (video) (premiere)

Mercury Prize nominated C Duncan returns with a new album of more stunning, classically influenced songs.

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6 Oct 2016 // 7:50 AM

Phantogram: Three

Phantogram's third (and best effort) hides a lot of sadness behind that swagger, and that tension helps define their most scintillating set yet.

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When the Wide World Narrows: A Conversation with Spain’s Josh Haden

With the release of Carolina, Spain's sixth record, founding member Josh Haden looks back at his punk rock roots and how his desire to escape a crumbling scene spawned a particular strain of slowcore.

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28 Sep 2016 // 2:14 AM

Low: The Exit Papers

In 2000, in between the career-defining albums Secret Name and The Things We Lost in the Fire, Low created the EP The Exit Papers, a stab at making film music.

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Blue House - “John the Unready” (video) (premiere)

London's Blue House makes lovely, intricate indie pop music so light and airy.

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15 Sep 2016 // 11:20 AM

J Churcher - “Finding Roxanne” (video) (premiere)

J Churcher muses on the joys and sorrow of love in gorgeous new electropop/dream pop song "Finding Roxanne".

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The Verve: A Storm in Heaven / A Northern Soul

If the Verve had stayed broken up after their 1995 split, leaving behind only the music on these two reissues, it still would have been enough.

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30 Aug 2016 // 10:15 AM

Rosemary Fairweather - “I Wasn’t There” (premiere)

Toronto dream pop artist Rosemary Fairweather shows off her mesmerizing sound on this new single.

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18 Aug 2016 // 2:30 AM

Gonjasufi: Callus

Callus is a bleak, seemingly hopeless sonic landscape. A massive bummer of an album in a year already pushing the bounds of reality in nearly every way imaginable.

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Casket Girls’ Ryan Graveface Talks Music Industry, Audience

Graveface label founder and Casket Girls band member talks about being the little guy in the world of rock 'n' roll.

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8 Aug 2016 // 12:30 PM

Beach House - “The Traveller” (Singles Going Steady)

How you gauge the success of this track depends on how satisfied you are with Beach House simply sounding like Beach House.

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8 Aug 2016 // 7:14 AM

Wild Beasts: Boy King

Wild Beasts’ Boy King is a woefully uncensored portrait of masculine libido woven through their aesthetically tightest record to date.

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Phantogram - “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” (Singles Going Steady)

Dynamic, subtly sinister, and glazed with both breezy melodics and fuzzed-out synths, it's a blistering synth-rock standoff with our culture of outsized desires and uninhibited excess

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25 Jul 2016 // 2:15 AM

Spain: Carolina

Spain's sixth album features a wealth of smart, sophisticated songs from Josh Haden. It's a record both haunting and haunted.

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22 Jul 2016 // 8:53 AM

Bat For Lashes: The Bride

The Bride is an intimate concept album on the death of a loved one and the process one takes in returning to normalcy.

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Oz Is Not Down Under As Everyone Thinks It Is

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"Frank L. Baum's Oz isn't in the land of Aussies, as one might think, but in a far more magical setting.

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