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Punk Hybrids: Back in the Garage

Punk's idea(l)s may have been fostered in Art schools, but its musical foundations were cultivated in garages.

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Benin City's 'Last Night' Is One of the Most Accomplished, Hook-Laden, Diverse Albums of the Year

Benin City's Last Night is not only the perfect soundtrack for one monumental night out, but it's also the soundtrack to the entire formative clubbing years.

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Craig David's 'The Time Is Now' Is Fine but Forgettable

The Time Is Now feels remarkably lightweight, in the best and the worst of senses. It is a very easy album to like, in that there's very little anger or melancholy or negativity to be found.

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Coco Hames: Coco Hames

Imagine Dusty Springfield joining a country-fried indie garage band and you’ve got the general idea what you’re in for on Coco Hames’ beautiful, soaring debut solo album.

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Menace Beach: Lemon Memory

Menace Beach return with their sophomore effort, Lemon Memory, with their ‘cool’ intact and some new tricks.

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WOMPS: Our Fertile Forever

WOMPS pay homage to the stylings of some modern legends on their debut album.

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Lee Bannon: Pattern of Excel

On his latest album, left-field garage producer Lee Bannon emphasizes his true sonic passions with moody ambient pieces and glitchy soundscapes.

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Davila 666: Pocos Años, Muchos Daños

You're aware that they could defect into another sound at any moment.

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The Rickaneers: Ghost Town EP

From ‘60s garage to ‘70s glam to ‘90s grunge, the band distinctly has its own sound, and that can be heard on their sophomore EP, Ghost Town.

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Ty Segall: $ingle$ 2

Segall's collection of cast-off numbers is a slow burn build to the single stand-out track.

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FaltyDL: In the Wild

FaltyDL's newest floats around without aim or interest.

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Katy B: Little Red

The sound is there, but the energy is missing.

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The Traps: Boom Pow Awesome Wow

Boom Pow Awesome Wow and its lack of fidelity makes Hüsker Dü’s Land Speed Record sound like Steely Dan’s Aja.

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Ty Segall: Twins

The prolific Ty Segall is back with another great album.

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Misty Hush Revival: Your Heart Is Broken

Your Heart Is Broken is no long-lost classic; it’s simply a document by an amateur psych band out of tune with the times.

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The Sights: Left Over Right

Detroit garage/pop/soul ravers may be mellowing a bit with age, but they still know how to keep the party going.

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Cheap Time: Wallpaper Music

Jeffrey Novak's third full-length showcases yet another new lineup, with equally varied results.

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Heavy Cream: Super Treatment

Can't miss Nashville up-and-comer garage punk lasses (and lad) hit the mark.

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Radar Eyes: Radar Eyes

Needle-in-the-red garage has been done a thousand times before, but hey, it still sounds good.

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Mikal Cronin: Mikal Cronin

Mikal Cronin a master of crafting the impressionistic pop gem -- accessible, catchy, ambrosial, and evocative -- and that's a rare and peculiar talent.

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Howler: America Give Up

Rock 'n' roll is a place for outcasts, freaks, geeks and the clinically insane. Howler, quite sensibly, believe it should stay that way. Bravo!

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Zomby: Nothing EP

UK DJ offers up a sampling of outtakes.

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The Pack A.D.: Unpersons

Unpersons is stripped-down, high-dudgeon garage from two pissed-off gals trying to hold onto a shred of their humanity in 21st-century America.

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Jacuzzi Boys: Glazin'

Who could've guessed in 2011 that plunking girl-group aesthetics down at the beach with some fuzzed-out guitars would be a legitimate path to glory?

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Art Brut: Brilliant! Tragic!

Art Brut team-up with Black Francis at Wavelength Studios in Salem, Oregon, and offer another batch of infectious, witty punk songs.

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The Soft Pack: The Soft Pack

Formerly known as the Muslims, this four-piece grow into their new name on their second LP with their unique brand of beach-y, garage-punk undercut by a heavy dose of dry and dark sarcasm.

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Various Artists: Mind Expanders Volume 2

The neverending trove of dusty psychedelic treasures continues to be dug out. That's not to say we don't encounter cobwebs along the way.

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Disco's Not Dead

In praise of disco on the anniversary of the notorious Disco Demolition Day.

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Lo-Fi Highlights

It seems that indie has turned from the glam and glitz of orchestral pop to the grit of lo-fi.

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The Streets: Everything Is Borrowed

Happy and healthy aren't really adjectives normally associated with Mike Skinner's output as the Streets thus far, and perhaps that's enough to make Everything Is Borrowed worth a listen.

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