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Sam Doores Brings New Sounds to Americana on His Solo Debut (album stream + interview)

Deslondes member Sam Doores goes solo during down time from the band. His new album upsets expectations about the nature of Americana music in 2020 and yet maintains strong ties to Doores' roots.

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Timelost Give Marilyn Manson's "Cryptorchid" a New Lease on Life (premiere + interview)

Lo-fi, black metal-cum-goth-ish outfit, Timelost share a cover of Marilyn Manson's "Cryptorchid". They talk with us about the importance of making the old new.

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Sebadoh Come Back Revitalized with 'Act Surprised'

Indie rockers Sebadoh have a new energy and brightness to their challenging vision for their first record in six years, Act Surprised.

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Coming Out in Weird Ways: Sotto Voce's New Album is a Beautifully Twisted Pop Gem

Considering it's all the work of one person, Sotto Voce's Safety is surprisingly ambitious, and Ryan Gabos' musical chops seem to fly in the face of what sounds like the lack of a proper recording studio.

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Homeshake's Fourth Album Is a Chill Exploration of Lead Man Peter Sagar's Inner Musings

Helium, Homeshake's fourth album is a further exploration of Peter Sagar's inner musings, and it may be his most honest record, as it sounds lonelier and smaller than any Homeshake LP to date.

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Johnny Goth Delivers Lo-Fi Goodness Via "Sleep in the Light" (premiere)

Johnny Goth's "Sleep in the Light" arrives ahead of new split single with Molly Drag. Set the controls for the heart of the slack.

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The Moles Return With Powerful, Brilliant New LP, 'Code Word' and New Single "Moon in the Daytime" (premiere)

One of the most inventive bands to emerge from Australia in the 1990s, the Moles get a new lease on life in 2018 with various lineups, searing new tunes destined for your autumn/winter playlists.

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Globelamp Goes Beyond Stripped-Down for Third LP, 'Romantic Cancer' (album stream + interview)

Elizabeth Le Fey (Globelamp) retreated to the wilds of New York in the dead of winter with a batch of songs intended to pick up where her previous set left off. The result is Romantic Cancer releasing on 12 October.

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Matthew Cutter Chronicles the Ordinary/ Extraordinary Life of Robert Pollard

On the lo-fi high jinks of unlikely alt-rock legend, Guided by Voices' Robert Pollard.

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Mitski Shows How Independence Can Mean Loneliness on 'Be the Cowboy'

Mitski argues on Be the Cowboy that we are meant to be emotional people, and that being strong and independent often leads to loneliness.

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Sonny Falls Examines Addiction With "Flies" (premiere)

Chicago band Sonny Falls tackles issues related to substance abuse and the damage done by it on "Flies".

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John Maus' Gleefully Absurd 'Addendum'

Synthpop auteur John Maus follows 2017's Screen Memories with a collection of songs that are unique and occasionally maddening in their uncharacteristic silliness.

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Harry Permezel Resists Melting Down on ​'Wax Man​' (album stream)

Australian singer-songwriter Harry Permezel's wildly imaginative, deeply introspective and, yes, fun second release arrives May 4.

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Soccer Mommy's New LP Finds Her 'Stepping Out of the Bedroom'

After creating a buzz with her bedroom recorded set of songs, Sophie Allison, aka Soccer Mommy proves that she is on the right track.

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Ty Segall Goes Bonkers on 'Freedom's Goblin' and We Love It

The polar opposite of last year's clear, clean self-titled outing, this double record is the refrigerator sandwich of Ty Segall's career.

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Hoops Share Their Early Indie Pop Music Via 'Tapes #1-3'

Lo-fi guitar pop troubadours Hoops made waves with their exciting debut Routines last year, and follow it with this 18-song collection of their earlier work.

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Half Japanese Asks "Why Not?" on New Album

Why not shoot for whatever lofty goal you have in mind? It's an old cliché worn to a thread, but if there is a musician that really means it, it's Jad Fair.

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Tenderfoot - "Semiprecious Life" (audio) (premiere)

Seattle-born dream-folk outfit Tenderfoot demonstrates its sense of adventure on new single "Semiprecious Life".

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Katie Von Schleicher: Shitty Hits

The past music of Katie Von Schleicher is stark, dark, and just plain weird. Von Schleicher’s new album,Shitty Hits, although a slight shift from her past work, continues this path.

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Swarming Branch - 'Surreal Number' (album stream) (premiere)

Swarming Branch returns with a tuneful meditation on the nature of authenticity, contemporary life.

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R. Stevie Moore and Jason Falkner: Make It Be

Lo-fi legend and power pop genius collaborate on a one-of-a-kind LP that tickles the brain as often as it tickles the funny bone.

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Mathew Lee Cothran: Judas Hung Himself in America

Mathew Lee Cothran’s Judas Hung Himself in America is a worthy addition to the electro freak-out canon, and a vital album for our time.

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Ex-Cult: Negative Growth

Negative Growth is the crown jewel of Ex-Cult's trifecta of LPs on In the Red Records.

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Lower Plenty: Sister Sister

On Sister Sister, Lower Plenty has made a move towards something a little slicker, more intentional.

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Blonde Redhead: Maculin Féminin

With this deluxe reissue, Blonde Redhead's fans will be jumping for joy, albeit probably in a lo-fi, no-frills kind of way.

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Chook Race: Around the House

Australian bedroom-pop outfit Chook Race put together a vibrant and hopeful breakthrough record.

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The Parrots: Los Niños Sin Miedo

The Parrots squawk, chirp and fly on their debut album

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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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Guided by Voices: Please Be Honest

Guided by Voices keep doing whatever it is they've been doing.

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The Tapes: Selected Works 1982-1992

For a sampling of daring, unique underground industrial music from the Mediterranean, this is a document well worth studying and enjoying.

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Alex G: Beach Music

Alex G indulges his precocious genius for lo-fi indie pop on his debut album for Domino.

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