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New Myths - 'Give Me Noise' (album stream) (Premiere)

New Myths boast a stylish synth-pop sound on their debut Give Me Noise that belies their relative newness as a band.

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Lightfoils - 'Hierarchy' (album stream) (Premiere)

There's nothing lightweight about neo-shoegazers Lightfoils on their new album, Hierarchy.

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20 Questions: RAC + Matthew Koma (Video Premiere)

RAC has been remixing indie wunderkids (and video game themes) for years. Matthew Koma co-wrote songs for Zedd and Carly Rae Jepsen. Together, their song "Cheap Sunglasses" is unquestioned pop perfection.

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Hallelujah the Hills - 'Have You Ever Done Something Evil?' (album premiere)

PopMatters is pleased to premiere Have You Ever Done Something Evil?, the new album by Boston's Hallelujah the Hills.

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Wesley Wolfe - 'Numbskull' (album premiere)

PopMatters is pleased to premiere Numbskull, the latest power-pop nugget from North Carolina's Wesley Wolfe.

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Now Hear This!: Parker Millsap - 'Parker Millsap' (album premiere)

PopMatters is pleased to premiere Parker Millsap's self-titled album, the latest from the wise-beyond-his-years 20-year-old Americana songwriter.

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Graham Colton - 'Lonely Ones' (album stream) (Premiere)

You could say that Graham Colton has pursued a career path less taken, which has led him to the rich, dramatic new effort, Lonely Ones.

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Psychic Teens - "Less" (video) (Premiere)

"Less" gives you the sense that Philly's Psychic Teens have the guitar-bass-drum power-trio format down pat.

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Through the Sparks - "Rome" (stream) (Premiere)

On “Rome”, Birmingham, Alabama's Through the Sparks conjures up a mighty indie-rock groove, something with the swagger of Spoon when it's strutting its stuff

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Superhuman Happiness - "Second Heart" (video) (Premiere)

The captivating visuals for Superhuman Happiness' "Second Heart" video convey the group's rich, layered sound.

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Lewis Watson - "Even If" (acoustic performance video) (Premiere)

On this acoustic take of his single "Even If", Lewis Watson draws out the immediacy of his folk-pop stylings through the understated yearning of his unvarnished performance.

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Agony Aunts - 'Big Cinnamon' (album stream) (Premiere)

Tagged as a "Bay Area psych pop supergroup", Agony Aunts live up to that description with the richly melodic concoctions of Big Cinnamon.

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The Brother Kite - 'Model Rocket' (album stream) (Premiere)

For its fourth full-length, Model Rocket, the Brother Kite has crafted a bold, sculpted effort, driven by dramatic guitars and propulsive rhythms.

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The District Attorneys - "Savoir Faire"' (video) (Premiere)

"Savoir Faire" is our first glimpse of the new material from the District Attorneys.

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Graham Colton - "Born to Raise Hell" (video) (Premiere)

What makes "Born to Raise Hell" eerie and surreal is how Graham Colton delivers his chilling story in bold, muscular pop tones.

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INK - "Try What You Don't Know" (stream) (Premiere)

INK's bright, melodic "Try What You Don't Know" offers a refreshing departure from the dark, downbeat atmospherics that's in vogue these days.

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Mount Moriah - "Miracle Temple Holiness" (video) (Premiere)

"Miracle Temple Holiness" is a timely reminder that Mount Moriah's Miracle Temple is one of the breakthrough albums of 2013.

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Blessed Feathers - 'Order of the Arrow' (album stream) (Premiere)

Blessed Feathers' Order of the Arrow is an organic affair that grounds ascendent melodies with earthy folk structures.

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Schooner - "Feel Better" (video) (Premiere)

Schooner presents the latest clip for punchy tune "Feel Better", from their excellent 2013 record, Neighborhood Veins.

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Lynx - 'Light Up Your Lantern' (album stream) (Premiere)

On Light Up Your Lantern, Bay Area multi-instrumentalist Lynx comes up with a new album that's steeped in tradition at the same time it advances homespun innovation.

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Dosh - 'Milk Money' (album stream) (Premiere)

PopMatters is pleased to premiere Milk Money, the latest album by prolific multi-instrumentalist Dosh.

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Brokeback - "Tonight at Ten/Tonight at Eleven" (video) (Premiere)

The video for "Tonight at Ten/Tonight at Eleven" captures what's organic about the post-rock genre that Brokeback leader Douglas McCombs helped to define.

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Wild Child - 'The Runaround' (album premiere)

PopMatters premieres The Runaround, the second album by up-and-coming Austin band Wild Child.

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Now Hear This!: Plates of Cake - 'Teenage Evil' (album premiere)

PopMatters is excited to premiere Teenage Evil, the second full-length by up-and-comers Plates of Cake.

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Now Hear This!: Dump - 'Superpowerless' (album premiere)

PopMatters is pleased to premiere the reissue of Dump's Superpowerless, one of the quintessential four-track albums of the '90s.

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Now Hear This!: Stornoway - 'Tales from Terra Firma' (US album premiere)

PopMatters is pleased to present the U.S. premiere on Stornoway's latest album, Tales from Terra Firma.

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Now Hear This!: Thalia Zedek Band - 'Via' (album premiere)

PopMatters is proud to premiere Via, the latest from indie-rock all-timer Thalia Zedek and her band.

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John Parish - "LSB/End Titles" (Stream) (PopMatters Premiere)

"LBS/End Titles" is an atmospheric piece that works just as well accompanying a film as it does a daydream in your head.

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Now Hear This!: The Mary Onettes - 'Hit the Waves' (Album Premiere)

PopMatters is pleased to premiere Hit the Waves, the latest album by Swedish indie-pop band the Mary Onettes.

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Now Hear This!: Golden Grrrls - 'Golden Grrrls' (Album Premiere)

PopMatters is happy to introduce the self-titled debut by Glasgow-based noise-pop up-and-comers Golden Grrrls.

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The History of Colour TV - "Let's Get Sick" (Video) (PopMatters Premiere)

On "Let's Get Sick", young German shoegazers the History of Colour TV show they have a way with conjuring up trippy soundscapes.

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Now Hear This!: Wayne Hancock, 'Ride' (Album Premiere)

PopMatters is pleased to premiere Ride, the latest by one-of-a-kind Texas Swing troubadour Wayne Hancock.

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Ace Reporter - "Stick To" (MP3) (PopMatters Premiere)

"Stick To" offers a good sampling of Ace Reporter's sound, which recalls the moody drive of the National, just a little more immediate in its scale.

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BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet - 'From Bamako to Carencro' (Album Premiere)

PopMatters is proud to premiere the 25th album by Cajun music legends, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet.

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Panda Riot - "Amanda in the Clouds" (MP3) (PopMatters Premiere)

There’s no reason to wait another two decades for the next My Bloody Valentine opus to get a satisfying fix of shoegazing harmonies, not after you give up-and-comers Panda Riot a listen.

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Radar Brothers - 'Eight' (Album Premiere)

PopMatters offers the online premiere of Eight, the eight album -- obviously -- by venerable Los Angeles band Radar Brothers.

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The History of Apple Pie - 'Out of View' (U.S. Album Premiere)

PopMatters presents the U.S. premiere of the debut album by the History of Apple Pie, Out of View.

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