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Fontaines D.C. Abandon the Familiar on 'A Hero's Death'

Fontaines D.C.'s A Hero's Death is the follow-up to the acclaimed Dogrel, and it features some of their best work -- alongside some of their most generic.

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IDLES and Fontaines D.C. in Photos at Brooklyn Steel

IDLES released an animated video for "Never Fight a Man With a Perm" and will tour the US again this fall, as will Fontaines D.C.

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Craig Finn Continues His Fight on 'I Need a New War'

The Hold Steady's Craig Finn stays in his comfort zone to finish his solo trilogy, but the writing remains sharp on I Need a New War.

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TENDER Explores Anxieties and the 'Fear of Falling Asleep'

TENDER create a rudderless sense of melancholy married to truly memorable, hook-filled songs that leave lasting impressions even as the consciousness is enveloped by sleep.

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Idles' 'Joy As an Act of Resistance' Extols the Virtues of Inclusion, Community, and Love

While many punk albums look to encourage a wider, smash the system uprising, Idles focus on the revolution that comes from within on Joy As an Act of Resistance.

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Eagulls: Ullages

Indie quintet follows up surprise success of debut album with the ambitious Ullages, but still struggle to find much to be positive about.

WillIam Sutton
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Is Chillwave Necessary? An Interview with Paul Duncan of Warm Ghost

“They think the role of my job is just to make music, to make songs that I think are interesting. As soon as I start trying to classify what we do or what I do, I just get... very uninterested.”

Brice Ezell
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CMJ 2009: Day 3 - Paleo + Frontier Ruckus

The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat.

Caroline Shadood
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