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Nite Fields: Depersonalisation

Down Under and down in the mouth, Brisbane's Nite Fields are a certainly a moody bunch, but is that a smile lurking in the gloom?

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Frank Black and the Catholics: The Complete Discography

This seven-disc set takes all Frank Black's output with the Catholics favors the moment, the song, over the career, which is not a new concept for Black.

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Gavin Harrison: Cheating the Polygraph

The music of Porcupine Tree meets the rhythmic intensity of Whiplash in these eight dazzling reinterpretations.

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East Cameron Folklore: Kingdom of Fear

Heavy on literary references but lacking any relative substance, Kingdom of Fear is akin to AM band conspiracy theorists spouting questionable source material with impunity.

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Aidan Baker: The Confessional Tapes

One of heavy music's most prolific and interesting artists makes a quiet, patient album that stands with his best work.

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10 Apr 2015 // 1:02 AM

Fort Romeau: Insides

London's Fort Romeau delivers a treat for progressive house fans and old-school electronica devotees alike.

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George Van Eps: Once in Awhile

'40s Jazz Guitar Pioneer in Full Regalia

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9 Apr 2015 // 1:06 AM

Waxahatchee: Ivy Tripp

Waxahatchee​’s latest album is a brilliant self-study that occupies a haunting liminal space.

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9 Apr 2015 // 1:05 AM

Lord Huron: Strange Trails

Bringing a broader instrumental palette, more cinematic in scope than their debut, Lord Huron aims high and largely succeeds.

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The Apartments: The Evening Visits… and Stays for Years

The first album from one-time Go-Between Peter Milton Walsh plus attendant early material, spanning 1979-85. Moody and impressive. But loveable?

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MilkDrive: Places You’ve Not Been

MilkDrive becomes an Americana band to watch with their genre-defying new release full of pop-ready jams.

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Kylie Minogue: Kylie / Enjoy Yourself / Rhythm of Love / Let’s Get to It

On these reissues of Kylie Minogue's first four records, the singer starts to figure out who she is, no matter how little her producers/hit-making assembly lines seemed to care.

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8 Apr 2015 // 12:25 PM

April Verch: The Newpart

All in all, The Newpart represents Verch in tip-top musical shape, albeit in ex post facto force.

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The Mountain Goats: Beat the Champ

The Mountain Goats follow up albums about divorce, heartbreak, and scripture with one about professional wrestling.

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Becca Stevens Band: Perfect Animal

Becca Stevens makes a giant leap into pop music complexity with her latest, an exhilaratingly fun listen.

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Yoko Ono: Antony & Yoko / Yoko Ono & John Zorn

With a pair of singles, Yoko Ono furthers her case for artistic relevance as a proponent of fringe music that, like much of her back catalogue, was never intended for mass consumption.

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The Go-Betweens: G Stands for Go-Betweens (Vol.1)

First volume of the Go-Betweens' box set series: four LPs, four CDs, with re-issued albums, rarities and a live concert – a completist’s reverie.

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George Usher and Lisa Burns: The Last Day of Winter

After fighting the crippling effects of chemotherapy, George Ushers's dogged determination is apparent even at the outset.

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Peter Katz: We Are the Reckoning

The Juno nominee proves that he still has what it takes to innovate in We Are the Reckoning.

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7 Apr 2015 // 9:30 AM

Timbre: Sun & Moon

Ambitious, beautiful indie pop and alt-classical concept album creates sonic images of dark and light, sun and moon.

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