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Hana Vu Shows Sincerity and Polish on Double EP 'Nicole Kidman / Anne Hathaway'

Indie pop singer-songwriter, Hana Vu's second release Nicole Kidman / Anne Hathaway is a fantastically polished double EP but could have made an even better album.

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Soccer Mommy's New LP Finds Her 'Stepping Out of the Bedroom'

After creating a buzz with her bedroom recorded set of songs, Sophie Allison, aka Soccer Mommy proves that she is on the right track.

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Jay Som: Everybody Works

Jay Som has made a glorious bummer of an indie rock record.

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Chook Race: Around the House

Australian bedroom-pop outfit Chook Race put together a vibrant and hopeful breakthrough record.

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Katie Dey: Flood Network

On Flood Network, Katie Dey's proper debut, she creates a fluid, insular world that is at once unrelenting and comforting.

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Alex G: Beach Music

Alex G indulges his precocious genius for lo-fi indie pop on his debut album for Domino.

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Dawn Golden: Still Life

This is quite enjoyable on its own terms, so long as you don’t mind the odd copycat moment or the fact that this moves at the speed of a car stuck in neutral.

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The Tower of Light: The Tower of Light

The Tower of Light is everything all at once: shoegazery dream pop, darkly hued goth, glitchy electronica.

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Youth Lagoon: The Year of Hibernation

This album is about retreat from the world for a reason: it's a deeply anxious record, one that channels deep anxieties, even as they're crowded with textures we usually find relaxing.

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Memoryhouse: The Years EP

The Years EP is the kind of record that you’d listen to on headphones while reclining against a tree on a grassy knoll in the late evening, watching the sun go down and seeing pinkish red light reflect on billowing clouds lazily floating by overhead.

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Elk: Let's Get Married

Adventurous listeners won’t regret this musician’s choice to forgo a roof over his head of his own to create a brave new sonic soundscape, but, let’s be frank, Let’s Get Married is an acquired taste.

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Gregory and the Hawk: Leche

There's something I'm not hearing that tons of people are. Loved by many, this tired, trite, and often unlistenable record is one of the worst things I've heard all year.

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