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Monday, July 14 2014

Strata Florida: Made of Stars

Former Swallow frontwoman charts a different course.


Thursday, July 10 2014

Weller: I

I is a rare, generous album, one that doesn't latch on to what is lost but instead focuses on what could be found.


The Provincial Archive: Hide Like a Secret EP

If you’re into or even remotely interested in folk rock, this is the EP for you.


Ela Stiles: Ela Stiles

The opening song feels like a traditional folk song, but not; an impression that carries through the album.


Wednesday, July 9 2014

The Relapse Symphony: Shadows

This is the sound of a band making waves, and, despite its slight faults, it’s largely enjoyable and a soundtrack to your next backyard summer barbeque.


Total Control: Typical Systems

Typical Systems succeeds on good songcraft and -- most importantly -- heavy and convincing emotional weight.


OBN IIIs: Third Time to Harm

Austin-based fivesome does its part to save rock 'n' roll.


Tuesday, July 8 2014

Viet Cong: Cassette

Cassette both promises future growth from the band and delivers a hear-and-now exciting set of tunes.


fo/mo/deep: The Groovy Goodness

Fo/mo/deep keeps on the straight-and-narrow, giving their most concise set of funky jazz thus far.


Alfredo Rodríguez: The Invasion Parade

Alfredo Rodríguez keeps jazz flourishing on progressive sophomore LP The Invasion Parade.


Monday, July 7 2014

Matt Kivel: Days of Being Wild

On Days of Being Wild, Kivel's first record for the Woodsist label, he uses percussion and layered guitars to stretch out his folk-pop songs in new ways.


Dan Melchior und Das Menace: Hunger

Dan Melchior und Das Menace continue to explore their lo-fi eccentricities, adding yet another to an ever-expanding, wildly prolific catalog.


Collin Herring: Some Knives

Some Knives, Herring's first album in five years, travels an uneasy road and leans into the ruts all the way.


Monday, June 30 2014

My Fictions: Stranger Songs

Topshelf Records continues its foray into 21st century emotive angst with My Fictions’ punishing Stranger Songs.


Friday, June 27 2014

The Vacant Lots: Departure

Departure is an ambitious and brave debut, one that reveals a lot of promise and an awfully big sound for just two players.


The Clientele: Or Thousands of Prizes

The Clientele didn't exactly bring their A-game to this exclusive offer from Merge records. Lucky for us, their B-game is still a good one.


Shook Twins: What We Do

Yup, they really are twins, and they really are named Shook.


The Jones Family Singers: The Spirit Speaks

Vibrant gospel album burns bright at first, then fizzles.


Wednesday, June 25 2014

Candide: Don’t You Go EP

Young hearts run free on New York duo's intriguing analog travelogue.


Panic! at the Disco: Nictotine

Once again, Panic! trade in guitars for keyboards on an EP that features outtakes from their 2013 fourth studio album.


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