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Dispatch: America, Location 12

Hopeful and bright, the indie rockers yet again showcase all of what have made them a hot commodity for more than two decades.

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Dan Auerbach: Waiting on a Song

The consistently working musician delivers his own version of a vacation on a set of tunes that pays homage to Nashville and opens up a bright road ahead.

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5 Jun 2017 // 2:20 AM

Bobby Osborne: Original

Bluegrass legend Bobby Osborne teams with an intergenerational contingent of admirers to produce a fine set of traditional country and bluegrass.

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Jesu and Sun Kil Moon: 30 Seconds to the Decline of Planet Earth

Jesu and Sun Kil Moon's latest 30 Seconds to the Decline of Planet Earth is at times tedious and frustrating, but ultimately worth consideration.

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5 Jun 2017 // 2:10 AM

Coco Hames: Coco Hames

Imagine Dusty Springfield joining a country-fried indie garage band and you’ve got the general idea what you’re in for on Coco Hames’ beautiful, soaring debut solo album.

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The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir

50 Song Memoir might not quite capture the magic of Merritt’s landmark work, but it’s the best collection to come from the Magnetic Fields project in at least a decade.

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2 Jun 2017 // 8:52 AM

Joni Void: Selfless

At heart, Selfless is an interesting exercise in intentional dissociation.

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Daniel Romano: Modern Pressure

Daniel Romano continues to confound expectations with yet another stylistic shift, this time into widescreen indie rock cut through with a cluttered, ramshackle charm.

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Swet Shop Boys: Sufi La EP

Swet Shop Boys’ new EP Sufi LA is a showcase for MC Himanshu Suri and is altogether stronger than their debut Cashmere.

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2 Jun 2017 // 2:30 AM

The Mountain Goats: Goths

Goths, like the Mountain Goats' music in general, is based on a deep understanding of what it feels to be out of step with the world, and of the sort-of communities built around that feeling.

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1 Jun 2017 // 9:05 AM

Sexmob: Cultural Capital

The longstanding quartet, led by slide trumpet maestro Steven Bernstein, makes a mosaic of a record: short bits of original composition that add up.

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Wizz Jones / Pete Berryman / Simeon Jones: Come What May

Jones, Berryman, and Jones make it sound easy and make wonderful sounds on this inspired collection of British folk.

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1 Jun 2017 // 8:22 AM

ESG: Step Off

Legendary post-punk/no wave group’s 2002 album gets the reissue treatment and continues to sound as timeless as ever.

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1 Jun 2017 // 8:12 AM

Dauwd: Theory of Colours

Dauwd offers a consummate lesson in taking one's time on masterful debut techno album.

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31 May 2017 // 8:41 AM

Krokofant: Krokofant III

Although Krokofant's stylistic choices do not result in surprises for fans of progressive rock or jazz, the music is often exciting in its own right.

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Russ: There’s Really a Wolf

One of the most prolific figures in recent rap history has finally dropped his major label debut.

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Land of Talk: Life After Youth

After a seven-year hiatus, Land of Talk return with a rock album obsessed with mortality.

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31 May 2017 // 8:10 AM

Evan Dando: Baby I’m Bored

Overdue and unexpected in 2003, the solo return from the former alt rock pin-up still has secrets tucked between its confessions.

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30 May 2017 // 10:00 AM

Bobby Watson: Made in America

The master alto saxophonist makes his best record in at least a decade with the Curtis Lundy Trio, each tune a tribute to a great African-American leader or creator.

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30 May 2017 // 9:14 AM

BNQT: Volume 1

Volume 1 is a pleasant love letter to '70s rock, but rarely does it transcend its constituent members and feel like a true "super group" album.

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