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Smith Westerns: Dye It Blonde

Smith Westerns make an unfussy record full to the brim of subtle pop brilliance and unimpeachable rock touchstones.

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The Radio Dept.: Never Follow Suit

This follow-up EP to last year's brilliant Clinging to a Scheme delivers more pop delicacies from the Swedish trio.

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2 Dec 2010 // 8:59 PM

Koen Holtkamp: Gravity/Bees

Koen Holtkamp blends live recordings with studio sessions to form an interesting and engaging ambient experiment.

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Sun Airway: Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier

Sun Airway delivers a genuinely beautiful record, meant for the summer but a perfect gift for the winter.

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Modest Mouse: Sad Sappy Sucker / The Fruit That Ate Itself

Modest Mouse reissue Sad Sappy Sucker and The Fruit That Ate Itself, both works that give an interesting glimpse into the band's early days -- and one definitely worth the time to listen.

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17 Nov 2010 // 9:00 PM

Girl Talk: All Day

Girl Talk returns with a surprise (and free) new album of mash-up fervor, but the formula's wearing thin by now.

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16 Nov 2010 // 9:00 PM

Athlete: Singles 01-10

Athlete are devoid of melodic affability. Go on. I dare you to list five of the group’s biggest hits? Stumped?

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‘Winter’s Bone’: Where Crime and Loss are the Only Family

A tough 17-year-old dropout searches for her missing father in the poverty- and meth-scared hills of the Missouri Ozarks.

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Brian Eno: Small Craft on a Milk Sea

The equally venerable Brian Eno and Warp Records come together for the first time, and the electronic music pioneer manages yet another astonishingly immersive creation.

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Morrissey: Bona Drag (20th Anniversary Edition)

Morrissey -- is there any greater, more consistent talent to be found in the last 30 years? Bona Drag, remastered and reissued with bonus material, reminds us why Moz is still so beloved and so worthy of attention.

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27 Oct 2010 // 9:00 PM

Future Islands: Undressed

This acoustic EP highlights Future Islands' compositional chops, proving why they're one of the most exciting bands to come around in years.

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26 Oct 2010 // 9:00 PM

Small Black: New Chain

Small Black blends elements of shoe gaze and New Wave revivalism to often remarkable results, but sometimes get carried away by chill-wave atmospherics.

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20 Oct 2010 // 9:00 PM

The Extra Lens: Undercard

Franklin Bruno proves himself an integral part of this collaboration with John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats.

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19 Oct 2010 // 9:00 PM

Dustin Wong: Infinite Love

Ponytail's Dustin Wong creates a record of appreciable technical skill, sure, but one that really succeeds in its warmth and sense of open-armed invitation.

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The Hundred in the Hands: The Hundred in the Hands

Brooklyn-based duo the Hundred in the Hands create a debut album that seeks to move your hips by borrowing from any number of electro-genres.

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Dirty Projectors: Bitte Orca (Expanded Edition)

This collection of acoustic live takes and b-sides offers no substantial addition to Dirty Projectors' instant classic.

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3 Oct 2010 // 9:00 PM

Clinic: Bubblegum

Clinic returns with yet another solid album, this time turning the volume down and letting the '60s psych-pop haze pour in.

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Swans: My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky

Michael Gira's legendary Swans return from over a decade of silence to create a heart-stopping album of sin, death, hope, and reclamation.

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26 Sep 2010 // 9:00 PM

Grandchildren: Everlasting

Animal Collective acolytes make an album that's not much more than the sum of its influences' parts.

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Arab Strap: The Week Never Starts Round Here / Philophobia (Deluxe Reissues)

Arab Strap has their first two albums reissued and expanded, offering fans an opportunity to revisit the early work of the outstanding, and legendarily morbid, Scottish folk act.

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Is Black Widow Still a Hero? Dissecting the Misogynistic Outrage Against the Avengers

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"Black Widow may very well be the pinnacle of the modern action heroine, so why is there so much backlash about her role in the new Avengers film?

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