Son Rompe Pera's 'Batuco' Challenges Notions of Punk and Cumbia

Marimba-driven cumbia punk sounds celebrate the old and new on Son Rompe Pera's debut album Batuco.


Ceschi's "The Gospel" Is a Vibrantly Abstract Trip Into His Wide-Ranging Hip-Hop World (premiere)

Ceschi's "The Gospel" expresses arresting personal and universal experiences that only scratches the surface of what his upcoming LP Sat, Fat Luck will convey.

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Girlpool Expand Their Sound on 'What Chaos Is Imaginary'

Girlpool's What Chaos Is Imaginary reckons with internal struggles that demand, but don't often get external confirmation. More often than not, it's successful in its quest to make sense out of transition and disarray.


Austin Lucas Explores Life's Small Steps Via Soulful "Immortal Americans" (premiere)

Austin Lucas reclaims his rightful place in the Americana pantheon with "Immortal Americans".

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Frank Turner Asks Us to 'Be More Kind'

For Frank Turner on his new album Be More Kind, the self-evident truth is to "make racists ashamed again" and "make compassion in fashion again".


What Neutral Milk Hotel's 'In the Aeroplane Over the Sea' Is Really About

At the core of Neutral Milk Hotel's highly acclaimed 1998 album is an exploration of love and the process of unity and separation.

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