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Cut Worms Keeps Mining the Past on 'Nobody Lives Here Anymore'

Despite its ambitious concept, Cut Worms' Nobody Lives Here Anymore is as much a product of nostalgic consumer culture as the society it criticizes.

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Jamila Woods Honors Her 'Legacy! Legacy!'

Jamila Woods, herself, a poet, singer, activist, and teacher, casts Legacy! Legacy! as a beacon for a type of self-empowerment informed by the predecessors who built and shaped culture.

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Sharon Van Etten Rips Up the Script for 'Remind Me Tomorrow'

Sharon Van Etten's Remind Me Tomorrow bucks expectations and her previously visceral songwriting tone for something more reflective, exploratory, and ultimately more impactful.

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Gordi: Reservoir

Gordi's debut seamlessly blends epic electronic soundscape with intimacy in lyricism and folk sensibilities, even if it pulls a little too often from Justin Vernon’s toolkit.

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Wolf People: Ruins

Britain's Wolf People get back to the earth with a heavy, fuzzy wallop of an album reaches into the past while carving out a sound of its own.

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Okkervil River: Black Sheep Boy (10th Anniversary Edition)

Okkervil River return to their surreptitious magnum opus, and for that, we are grateful.

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"The Closer I Look": A Conversation With Small Black

Recovering from a devastating loss from Hurricane Sandy, Small Black's Josh Kolenik crafted not only his best record, but also one inspired by loss, an affinity for Blue Nile records, and '70s American cinema.

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J. Mascis and Me

But of all the ways J. has ever been there when I needed him, nothing comes close to the song he wrote for me: “Over It” from 2009’s Farm.

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Supreme Dicks: Breathing and Not Breathing

As much as we want to think every underground band in the 1990s was producing quality just because no one was listening, the truth is sometimes underground bands are unknown for a reason. This is the kind of alternative music indie snobs drool over.

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Peter Wolf Crier: Garden of Arms

Yep, another duo in the indie scene. But, I gotta admit...this one's pretty damn good.

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Gayngs: Relayted

Gayngs produce a debut that lets its melodic accessiblity compliment its denser qualities.


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