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Alabama 3: Blues

Alabama 3 show once again why they're the sheriffs of this two-bit blues-rock town.


George Sarah: Who Sleep the Sleep of Peace

Who Sleep the Sleep of Peace manages to transcend music and elevate itself into forward-thinking art, and that's something we could use much, much more of.


It's a Musical: For Years and Years

For Years and Years is a record that feels positively alive. It's a joyous, vibrant, and inventive affair that may go a long way in bringing the duo greater recognition.


Good Night & Good Morning: Narrowing Type

Good Night & Good Morning are a young Chicago-based band. They're quiet, but they're unbelievably good, and they've created a small masterpiece with Narrowing Type.


Old Time Machine: Old Time Machine

Old Time Machine began as an art-show contribution of a bluesman and a bedroom musician. They've stuck together since that exhibition and become one of the most exciting new bands in music.


Loquat: We Could Be Arsonists

Loquat offer up a concise batch of engaging pop songs with their latest, We Could Be Arsonists.


Dark Room Notes: Dark Room Notes

A surprisingly engaging album from the Irish synth-pop trio.


Big Science: Difficulty

Difficulty is an engaging record packed with ideas that are executed flawlessly.


Pumice: Puny

Noise music is supposed to be challenging. That's something that Pumice understands and has taken to heart as Puny makes clear. Fortunately, like the best noise releases, there are breaks from the madness where everything makes sense, at least for a little while.


Young Man: Vol. 1

Young Man's second release in a three-part series about the fleeting nature of youth and transition into adulthood is nothing short of spectacular.


Electric Guest: Mondo

This Danger Mouse-produced debut LP shows serious promise for the electro-pop duo.


Tomat: 01-06 June

Tomat's debut 01-06 June is an occasionally terrifying, often exhilarating, record that finds the delicate balance between structure and chaos.


Devin: Romancing

Romancing is Devin's fiery debut that packs several punches and leaves a very impressive mark.


La Sera: Sees the Light

Kickball Katy goes out of her Vivian Girls perimeter and proves she can do better on her own with her sophomore effort as La Sera.


Killing Joke: MMXII

Killing Joke's 15th full-length effort, MMXII is everything you'd think it would be.


Darwin Deez: Darwin Deez

Oddball New York scenester's lo-fi debut keeps things sweet and simple.

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