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East India Youth's William Doyle Discusses His New Solo Album and Music

William Doyle speaks to PopMatters about the end of East India Youth, his experience of living in the suburbs, and how his new album, Your Wilderness Revisited, came into being.

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Maps' 'Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss' Is an Expansive, Widescreen Record

Maps' Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss is a triumphantly realized album that finds him taking the concept of Pet Sounds, adding the 1960s folk-pop of the Byrds all while channeling the spaced-out rock of 1990s Spiritualized.

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Passion Pit Are Ready to Hit the High Notes Again

Ten years after a medication paralyzed his vocal cords and forced some of his favorite songs out of rotation, Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos can't wait to tour his debut album Manners and perform those songs again.

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Poliça and Stargaze Is a Crossover Worth Your Time

Poliça's collaboration with the Berlin orchestral collective Stargaze is as promising as it is intriguing.

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Keep Dancing Inc Turn a Cult, New Wave Classic Into a Synthpop Gem on "The Most Forgotten French Boy" (premiere)

French indie band Keep Dancing Inc strip a cult new wave song to its very core, uncovering a new way to articulate its meaning and imbuing it with even greater emotional depth.

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CHVRCHES' 'Love Is Dead' Is an Energetic but Hollow Step Toward the Mainstream

CHVRCHES' Love Is Dead is an album whose makers are screaming "we're ready for the spotlight", whether or not the sentiment is actually true.

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Cut Copy: Haiku from Zero

Haiku from Zero is as rooted in a vintage '80s sound as any album in some time.

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Hundred Waters: Communicating

Hundred Waters' third album has many appealing parts, but a core that feels unstable or even nonexistent.

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Washed Out: Mister Mellow

Mister Mellow is an album of interludes and abstract experimentations as much as it is a pop record.

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Toro y Moi: Boo Boo

Boo Boo is an engaging, immersive album that unfolds itself over repeated listens.

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Laurel Halo: Dust

Dust dissects the modes and techniques of commercial advertisement and displaces them in barely recognizable, decidedly non-commercial contexts.

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Teengirl Fantasy: 8AM

Teengirl Fantasy gesture plenty at dark, intense, minimal electronic music on 8AM, but too often the duo fails to commit.

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Mozart's Sister: Field of Love

If the candied aspect of Field of Love makes for an entertaining listen, the same characteristic at times limits the album's emotional scope and depth.

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Sampha: Process

Sampha's gorgeous debut brings physicality and immediacy to internal experiences like memory and fear.

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Austra: Future Politics

Austra's third album represents a fuller realization of their self-concept as a queer political band.

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Poliça: United Crushers

Poliça's third full-length is an understated take on their singularly dark synthpop sound.

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CHVRCHES: Every Open Eye

CHVRCHES hit new heights of confidence on their upbeat, synthpop-laden second album.

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Chvrches: The Bones of What You Believe

If their failings are failings in the pursuit of greatness, they are forgivable.

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Poliça: Give You the Ghost

On this promising debut, the Minneapolis quartet (with the help of Gayngs producer Ryan Olson) puts singer Channy Leaneagh's emotional turmoil in the spotlight, then artfully blurs it.

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