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29 Jul 2015 // 1:00 PM

Caravan of Thieves: Kiss Kiss

Caravan of Thieves deliver a fun-packed album that will have listeners dancing in the rain.

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Bill Payne, Carol Liebowitz, Eva Lindal: Payne/Lindal/Liebowitz

Bill Payne, Carol Liebowitz, Eva Lindal make an entire album's worth of music by the seat of their three pairs of pants.

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Slow Down Molasses: Black Burnt Cars

Powerfully blending melody and discord and inspired by pictures of the Paris events in May 1968, Canada’s Slow Down Molasses reflect the tension between ideals and reality, then and now.

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Tim Bowness: Stupid Things That Mean the World

So few of Bowness’s peers show the same level of artistic integrity and fearlessness, not to mention boundless creativity and precise expressionism.

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Ducktails: St. Catherine

Matt Mondanile's (Real Estate) latest solo excursion improves upon his refined fuzz-pop approach, though he struggles to find an emotional core inside his casual synth arrangements.

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Strange Wilds: Subjective Concepts

Though the group manage to display flashes of powerful punk prowess, their debut record cant quite escape the shadows of their considerable Northwest predecessors.

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29 Jul 2015 // 2:10 AM

Cold Cave: Full Cold Moon

This vinyl reissue of a year’s worth of singles serves as an ideal introduction to Cold Cave’s icy aesthetic.

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Neil Young and Promise of the Real: The Monsanto Years (Take 2)

While the message often appears to overpower the music, the album is nowhere near the unlistenable mess some critics have claimed.

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The Forecastle Festival Louisville, KY (Day Three)

It was a hot time in the old time tonight as Widespread Panic, Modest Mouse, TWEEDY, and more put the cap on Louisville's riverfront festival.

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28 Jul 2015 // 2:30 AM

Future: DS2

On his second installment of the Dirty Sprite series, Future redeems himself and creates his own minimalist paradise.

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28 Jul 2015 // 2:20 AM

High Tides: High Tides

High Tides swirls nostalgia, synthesizers and neon-coated pop together for a sun-bleached beauty

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Watkins Family Hour: Watkins Family Hour

The long-running L.A. musical variety show yields a slight but enjoyable album without pretensions to being anything more than slight and enjoyable.

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Ted Drozdowski’s Scissormen: Love & Life

Love & Life creates a continuous buzz that often translates into a very deep groove or the sound of a persistent rumble.

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Kopecky: Drug for the Modern Age

Drug for the Modern Age shows Kopecky's ability to repeatedly create instantly catchy indie-pop tracks over and over again, almost to a fault.

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27 Jul 2015 // 12:10 PM

Two Sheds: Assembling

Much like a diamond, Assembling is brilliant due to its flaws.

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27 Jul 2015 // 2:30 AM

Lianne La Havas: Blood

With Blood, Lianne La Havas rediscovers herself and adds a prefix to her name.

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27 Jul 2015 // 2:20 AM

Mas Ysa: Seraph

Many moments of Seraph may seem random but are really meticulously placed in an effort to create something truly graceful and charming.

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The Dustbowl Revival: With a Lampshade On

If these cats don’t get you out on the dance floor, you need to see a doctor about your missing pulse.

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27 Jul 2015 // 2:10 AM

LA Priest: Inji

Producer Sam Dust arises as a maverick electronic pop revisionist on his full-length debut as LA Priest.

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27 Jul 2015 // 2:05 AM

Simply Red: Big Love

Big Love come across as a kind of audio time capsule, one that makes the passage of the past 30 years simply disappear.

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