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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.
With a headlining show as part of Ghostly International's 20th anniversary, Tobacco reflects on his own start, why he went with Ghostly, and why his old band Black Moth Super Rainbow is closing up shop.
Ranging in tone and style, Metronomy's Metronomy Forever feels like a spiritual successor to their second album Nights Out.
Friendly Fires' first album in eight years, Inflorescent, brings the band's poppy, vibrant sensibilities to their full blast, a euphoria people definitely need in 2019.
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.
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.
Animal Companionship is indie pop artist Advance Base's most cohesive and accomplished work yet.
Low Swans Debut Melodic and Richly Layered Electronic Track "No One Was Supposed to Know" (premiere)
Chicago electropop duo Low Swans offer a timely song that examines the way in which we relay and disclose information online.
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.
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.
Poliça collaborates with the orchestral group s t a r g a z e on their latest album, which moves away from the personal to the polical.