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David Gilmour and Polly Samson Take LA by Musical and Literary Storm

With Gilmour playing his first American shows in a decade, seen here at the Hollywood Bowl, there was a rare opportunity for the couple to appear together to discuss their collaborations.

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Colin Stetson: SORROW - A Reimagining of Górecki’s Third Symphony

Saxophonist Colin Stetson focuses on leading over playing here, assembles a group and building compositions with them to both honor a classic work and render it entirely new.

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The Dandy Warhols: Distortland

Growing up doesn't have to mean growing apart: the Dandies come the closest they ever have to making a hometown album.

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Kilo Kish: Reflections in Real Time

In Reflections in Real Time, Kilo Kish flies through impulsive depictions of her post-adolescent, internet-age anxieties

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Damien Jurado: Visions of Us on the Land

A culmination of his stoner tryptich with fellow merry prankster Richard Swift, a spiritual narrative on getting lost to become found.

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Com Truise: Silicon Tare

The latest EP from Com Truise cements Seth Haley as one of today's most consistent beat makers, for better and worse.

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7 Apr 2016 // 2:29 AM

Ash Koosha: I AKA I

Ash Koosha's latest album is ambitious, creative, and overall an exciting showcase of his musical skills.

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Mike and the Melvins: Three Men and a Baby

20th century sludge metal finally emerges from a decades-long morass. Was it worth it? Don’t believe the hype.

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Ronnie Spector: English Heart

Yes, there are backup singers and playing, but Ronnie’s vocals are front and center. There are many times when it is just her soloing, or just a few quiet instruments behind her. The results are surprising.

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Various Artists: Looking Stateside: 80 U.S. R&B, Mod, Soul & Garage Nuggets

A copious collection of '60s deep cuts pulled from the vaults of a diverse and exciting catalog

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7 Apr 2016 // 2:05 AM

Aparat: Aparat

Achingly fragile and beautiful, Aparat's self-titled debut captures the wide scope of cinematic arrangements in closed and personal spaces.

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7 Apr 2016 // 2:02 AM

Colours: Ivory

Ivory, the debut release from the synth duo Colours, is a sonically sex-drenched affair.

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6 Apr 2016 // 2:30 AM

The Field: The Follower

The Field's new album is not a case of diminishing returns, but a work about refining electronic music which was, by definition, already perfect.

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Parquet Courts: Human Performance

The Brooklyn quartet's latest album is incredibly broad in its sonic palette and focused in its approach.

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Matt Elliott: The Calm Before

British fingerstyle guitarist Matt Elliott may not change up his formula much on The Calm Before, but the changes he makes are significant.

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Graves at Sea: The Curse That Is

Graves at Sea have been around for over a decade and sound like they have spent most of it surviving a prolonged bar fight with the actual sea in their band name.

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The Saint Johns: Dead of Night

The Saint Johns might not reinvent any wheels or blaze any trails, but there’s nothing wrong with making solid, country-inflected indie rock. Especially when this much talent and emotion goes into it.

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Tim Hecker: Love Streams

Tim Hecker and his accomplice Ben Frost are cooking up some of the most striking, beautiful, and genre-defying music of our time.

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5 Apr 2016 // 2:20 AM

Black Mountain: IV

Black Mountain blends the best of its heavy and progressive tendencies on a record that proves that space can also be sexy.

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Anthony Hamilton: What I’m Feelin’

A reflective record for a man much more conflicted than one might guess, What I'm Feelin' turns out to be somewhat of a fascinating listen.

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