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Ballad of a Working Mom: An Interview with Corin Tucker

Following Sleater-Kinney's indefinite hiatus, Corin Tucker kept quiet for several years while raising a family. Now, with a new band and a new sound, she its down with PopMatters to talk about how this endeavor came into being, and where she'd like to go next.

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Surf City: Kudos

On their debut LP, the Kiwi quartet provides an exciting update of the Dunedin Sound. They call it “shoewave”.

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Avey Tare: Down There

Animal Collective’s co-leader, Dave Portner, steps into the solo spotlight with a song cycle dealing with death, illness and depression. Surprisingly, it’s often a warm, comforting album.

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With a Little Help From My Friends: An Interview with Dave Sitek

Building your production studio after viewing a Craigslist ad? Producing a mix-tape with Aziz Ansari? Calling up David Byrne for a collaboration just 'cos you can? All in a day's work for TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek, here revealing all the details about his new Maximum Balloon side-project ...

Ben Schumer
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Sufjan Stevens: All Delighted People

The Illinoisemaker returns with a frustratingly inconsistent EP that showcases his old tricks as well as a few new ones.

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Japandroids: No Singles

This compilation of Japandroids’ early EP’s only highlights how breathtaking their debut LP is and how far the band has come.

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Keep Me Away From the Present Tense: An Interview with Librarians

PopMatters spoke with the band’s co-leader, Ryan Hizer, about Morgantown’s surprisingly cool music scene, those fickle things called influences and the band you should really be listening to: Big Ass Manatee.

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The Drums: The Drums

The Drums’ debut LP plays like an ‘80s time capsule. Unfortunately, the world only needs one Morrissey.

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Keepaway: Baby Style EP

Brooklyn trio mines expected influences to craft a surprisingly unique debut.

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Frog Eyes: Paul's Tomb: A Triumph

Fringe members of the Canadian vanguard and eternal underdogs return with another fantastic album. Consistency remains undervalued.

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Japandroids: 1 April 2010 - New York

The usually amazing duo shows its love to New York City but has problems performing. Naturally, booze was involved.

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Jónsi: Go

The Sigur Rós frontman’s first solo foray (featuring explosive arrangements by Nico Muhly) is a triumphant success.

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Singing in Stairwells: An Interview with Julianna Barwick

Fresh off of her critically-acclaimed new EP, Julianna Barwick discusses how her album was informed by church choirs, Panda Bear, and the joys of sheep herding.

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Florid Recordings

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A Sunny Day in Glasgow: Nitetime Rainbows EP

The Philly dream-pop troupe follows up last year's Ashes Grammar with an excellent companion EP.

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jj: jj n° 3

The mysterious Swedish duo deliver a hastily prepared follow-up to their outstanding debut.

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Holly Miranda: The Magician's Private Library

Up-and-coming singer/songwriter enlists TV on the Radio and Antibalas for her debut and ends up a guest on her own album.

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Mumford & Sons: Sigh No More

With their debut LP of rousing Americana, this quartet of Londoners puts most American roots-rockers to shame.

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Local Natives: Gorilla Manor

After spending 2009 amassing buzz and goodwill, the LA quintet’s impressive debut is finally being released in the US.

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You Say Party! We Say Die!: XXXX

Vancouver dance-punk troupe parties like its 2002.

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Glass Note

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David Bowie: A Reality Tour

This document of his 2003-04 tour is proof that the Thin White Duke is still in top form, and a reminder that he needs to tour again.

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Julianna Barwick: Florine

The ethereal ingenue creates her own little corner of the (sound)world with her new EP.

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ISO/Columbia/Legacy


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