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Drudkh: A Furrow Cut Short

Drudkh seem content to offer us another predicable yet satisfying slab of black metal.

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Moonbabies: Wizards on the Beach

Swedish husband/wife duo Moonbabies take a more rhythm-centric approach on their latest, the dance-heavy indie pop Wizards On The Beach.

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8 Jun 2015 // 3:30 AM

Jenny Hval: Apocalypse, Girl

Jenny Hval’s latest embraces aspects of popular music while also disregarding the limiting expectations that come tied to such forms.

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8 Jun 2015 // 3:20 AM

Chris Stamey: Euphoria

By looking backward, Chris Stamey manages to see a bright, euphoric future, one colored just as much by his influences as his own illustrious career.

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8 Jun 2015 // 3:15 AM

Uncle Lucius: The Light

Uncle Lucius cling tightly to the past, funneling several specific rural rock influences and generally echoing a ragged, Dixie-fried sound with a communal embrace.

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8 Jun 2015 // 3:10 AM

Shampoo Boy: Crack

Vienna-based trio deliver a tension-filled soundtrack for a tour of a post-apocalyptic underworld.

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Pokey LaFarge: Something in the Water

New album from Midwest heroes Pokey LaFarge mines a rich seam of roots styles, on a record which is joyous, musically seamless, progressive, and celebratory all in one.

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Homeboy Sandman: Tour Tape

This limited edition, tour-only cassette release finds Homeboy Sandman directing the conversation in hip-hop towards its pure founding ideals.

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5 Jun 2015 // 3:30 AM

Ash: Kablammo!

They vowed "Never Again", so is Ash's "KABLAMMO!" a "KERPLUNK!" or a "KAPOW!"?

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5 Jun 2015 // 3:20 AM

Jamaican Queens: Downers

Detroit trap-popsters tackle vicissitudes of love amid genre-weaving sophomore album.

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Loren Connors: Blues - The Dark Paintings of Mark Rothko

The aural equivalent of Rothko's Abstract Expressionism, Loren Connors manages an abstraction of the blues that gets to the very heart of the music's overriding emotionality.

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Patrick Watson: Love Songs for Robots

Patrick Watson defies all those who may consider him 'background music' by engulfing listeners in a sound experience that is definitely not just for robots.

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Dion: Recorded Live at Bitter End, August 1971

An archival recording of a transitional period in Dion’s eclectic career, this record offers a smattering of the styles for which he’s best known to varying to degrees of success.

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Jimbo Mathus: Blue Healer

With his 12th album in 18 years, Jimbo Mathus continues his deliberate shift from the fervent blues that inspired him early on and closer towards Americana.

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Almost Free: Human Being / Elephant Man

Detroit trio addresses plight of Joseph Merrick, isolationism, and cognitive dissonance amid airy synths, laser-beam guitar lines, and askew rhythms on new EP.

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Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment: Surf

Surf feels less like the progeny of Chance the Rapper's Acid Rap and more like its twin brother, and it will likely be remembered with the same high esteem.

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4 Jun 2015 // 3:20 AM

Kinski: 7 (or 8)

Kinski’s latest for Kill Rock Stars sweats with liberation and exhales with focus.

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Various Artists: Remembering Mountains - Unheard Songs By Karen Dalton

By enlisting 11 iconic contemporary female artists, Tompkins Square brings these unrecorded songs to life in a manner befitting their creator.

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Coliseum: Anxiety’s Kiss

This is hard rock music in 2015 at its most fun, relevant, and genre-crossing.

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4 Jun 2015 // 3:05 AM

Passenger: Whispers II

Despite the similarities that blanket its selections, there's no denying that Whispers II is an overwhelmingly touching, serene, classy, and earnest work.

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