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Wednesday, October 7 2015

Glenn Mercer: Incidental Hum

Glenn Mercer's second solo album -- and first since 2007 -- is proof that that this Feelies man is a formidable presence in guitar music. For the weird side of your mood.

Tuesday, October 6 2015

Nicole Willis and the Soul Investigators: Happiness in Every Style

Entertaining soul outfit hits mark one more time.

Monday, September 28 2015

Tess Parks and Anton Newcombe: I Declare Nothing

For once it's not Anton Newcombe you need to be afraid of. Just don't look into their eyes okay?

Jonas Reinhardt: Palace Savant

Jonas Reinhardt/Jesse Reiner understand that within electronic music, you can easily spin the old into something new.

Monday, September 14 2015

John Howard and the Night Mail: John Howard and the Night Mail

John Howard and the Night Mail offers more lush, sophisticated chamber pop from the unlikeliest of comeback artists.

Thursday, September 10 2015

Soda Shop: Soda Shop

Sad that summer's over? Feeling blue? Soda Shop may be the place for you.

Thursday, September 3 2015

Triumph of the Wild: We Come with the Dust

The bluesy Americana outlet's sophomore release leaves them in the dust.

Tuesday, September 1 2015

Fort Romeau: Frankfurt Versions

Remixes of four from Fort Romeau’s latest offering makes for a slightly repetitive, less-than-compelling listen.

Monday, August 31 2015

Will Samson & Heimer: Animal Hands

Two well-regarded electronic artists come together for the first time as a whole with their debut full-length.

Kanaku y el Tigre: Quema, Quema, Quema

The Peruvian folk outlet release a more studied, atmospheric effort for their worldwide debut.

Friday, August 28 2015

Raccoon Fighter: Spiral Flag

The masters of the short-form album return with another winning EP.

Jarryd James: Give Me Something

Australian singer-songwriter/producer Jarryd James shows some pop sophistication on "Give Me Something".

Thursday, August 27 2015

Los Crema Paraiso: De Pelicula

The Venezuelan bossa nova outlet is at it again, this time bringing some worldwide fan favorites into the fold.

Joe Goodkin: Record of Life

Indie's most emotional release of the year thus far comes from the heart at the tip of Paper Arrows.

El Ten Eleven: Fast Forward

On their sixth full-length album, El Ten Eleven connects their well-honed musical idiosyncrasies with personal tragedy.

Wednesday, August 26 2015

Sweat Lodge: Talismana

The Sword aren't the only Austin band capable of kicking up a little 4:20-friendly riffology

Wednesday, August 19 2015

The Cocoon: While the Recording Engineer Sleeps

The Cocoon could have been something special. Hell, they were something special!

Stuart Mason: Tradition

Mason finds evolution in devolution with this 15-track package of folk classics.

Tuesday, August 18 2015

Tart: These Are Not Love Songs

Detroit femmelectro duo display growth and maturity while retaining noir sexiness on second EP.

Monday, August 17 2015

Astrid Williamson: We Go to Dream

On her sixth studio release, the Shetland-born singer delves even deeper into the reaches of ambient-pop.

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Authenticity Issues and the New Intimacies

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"The social-media companies have largely succeeded in persuading users of their platforms' neutrality. What we fail to see is that these new identities are no less contingent and dictated to us then the ones circumscribed by tradition; only now the constraints are imposed by for-profit companies in explicit service of gain.

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