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Roger Knox and PVC: Stranger in My Land

Australian Aboriginal, “Black Elvis”, and eminent figure from an almost forgotten scene, Roger Knox inspired an array of names to help him put together this overriding testament to his own history.

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Kramer: The Brill Building

Kramer’s celebration of the titular locale as shorthand for the magnificent bastion of American popular songcraft that conquered the charts in the wake of rock 'n roll, this collection finds the jack-of-all-trades casting songs from that inspired age in light equally glorious and ludicrous.

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The Parson Red Heads: Yearling

The Parson Red Heads are re-releasing their sublime Yearling not too long after it originally came out, and you should absolutely listen up this time.

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Rain: Norsk Suite

Obscure Norwegian psychedelic group finally comes to light with Beatles songs in tow.

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Kill Hannah: Wake Up the Sleepers

Kill Hannah continues to churn out increasingly faceless dancehall glitz with their heart on their sleeve, but this time fails to keep alive the relative enigma that their albums formerly presented.

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Peter Case: Wig!

The venerable Peter Case returns from recovery with an album that is inevitably stellar.

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Lab Partners: Moonlight Music

Heavily indebted band returns carrying the dreamy 'blissrock' torch better than most of their contemporaries.

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The Rest: Everyone All at Once

Playing out like an extended song suite, the latest from Canada's the Rest inhabits a world of constant build and release, moving from moments of lingering transition to arresting grandiosity.

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Pravda

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Storyhill: Shade of the Trees

Longstanding folk duo Storyhill teams up with Dan Wilson for a harmony-laden album of spare beauty in honor of a Confederate general.

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The Dutchess & the Duke: Sunset/Sunrise

Seattle's nobility craft a wrenching, superior follow-up to their debut that exists in between days and full of uncertainty.

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Auteur Recordings

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Half-Handed Cloud: Cut Me Down & Count My Rings

A massive compilation of Half-Handed Cloud's scattershot cutesiness songs can be a hard pill to swallow, but it isn't without its charms.

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Original Signal Recordings

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Sparklehorse + Fennesz: In the Fishtank 15

Sparklehorse's collaboration with Fennesz makes for a particularly dreamy and ambient installment of the In the Fishtank series.

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Boston Spaceships: Zero to 99

Robert Pollard's latest recording outlet releases its finest effort yet.

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Guided by Voices

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Brakesbrakesbrakes: Rock Is Dodelijk

England's energetic Brakes masterfully run through a dizzying set of songs on stage, cementing their status as a venerable live act.

Ben Peterson
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Christopher O’Riley: Out of My Hands

Where O’Riley’s previous releases had significant novelty value to the fans of whichever artist he was focusing on, it’s hard to say who Out of My Hands is going to appeal to.

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In the Fishtank

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Damon & Naomi: The Sub Pop Years

An absorbing retrospective focused on the most formative years of Galaxie 500's former rhythm section.

Ben Peterson

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