Although Wash Westmoreland's Colette is a tale of becoming, its titular star is impressively self-contained from the start.
Leverage Models bring electronic textures, jazz inflections, and global rhythms to their infectious indie pop, all the while addressing potent cultural and political issues both personal and public.
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The Goon Sax's We're Not Talking is a fun, breezy listen proving they are really good with melody at this point.
Soundway Records' latest collection, covering a variety of Brazilian synthpop sounds from a prominently upbeat decade in the country's history, is fascinating, funky curio.
Fucked Up's Dose Your Dreams compensates for its conceptual emptiness with a sound that blasts on all fronts.
Drnaso's Sabrina explores how isolation, both psychic and social, fuels the evolution of tragedy into social paranoia and a dehumanized narrative of fraud.
Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly goes in for a bit of classic poetry on his latest album, Nature.
In the US in this year alone there have been new short story collections by at least five fine writers with origins in the Indian subcontinent: Vandana Singh; Akil Kumarasamy; Neel Patel; Chaya Bhuvaneswar; and Anita Felicelli.
Josh Caterer of Smoking Popes talks with PopMatters about musical and spiritual experiences, and reflections about the legendary Judy Garland, who inspired their new album Into the Agony.
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