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The War on Drugs: Lost in the Dream

With their third album, Adam Granduciel and company continue to mature their ethereal re-appropriation of classic rock, creating a classic album in the process.

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Krill: Steve Hears Pile in Malden and Bursts in to Tears

With this five-song concept EP, Krill proves itself a serious band that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

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Royal Trux: Veterans of Disorder

With Veterans of Disorder, Drag City continues it's reissue campaign for '90s legends Royal Trux. Like much of the Trux's best music, the album sits halfway between emulation and complete deconstruction of classic rock.

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Mutual Benefit: Love's Crushing Diamond

Love's Crushing Diamond is the debut album from Jordan Lee as Mutual Benefit. The songs have a meditative quality that slowly wraps themselves around you with their fluid instrumentation and utter beauty.

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TV Ghost: Disconnect

TV Ghost continue their evolution on Disconnect with better production and more sophisticated arrangements.

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Splashh: Comfort

Splashh’s debut Comfort is chock full of expertly crafted guitar soundscapes but the songwriting can be a bit undercooked.

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Jagwar Ma: Howlin’

Jagwar Ma update the Madchester sound on their debut Howlin’, creating vibrant dance rock psychedelia that is as funky as it is beautiful. This album is very much worth your time and attention.

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Pop. 1280: Imps of Perversion

With their second album, Imps of Perversion, Pop. 1280 incorporate more electronic elements into their confrontational din and prove they will be here making people uncomfortable for a quite a while still.

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Modern Hut: Generic Treasure

Modern Hut is Joe Steinhardt, the co-founder of Don Giovanni Records, one of indie rock’s finest labels at the moment. Generic Treasure is an intimate, simplistic and very difficult album.

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The Mantles: Long Enough to Leave

Coming out of San Francisco's ridiculously fertile garage rock scene, the Mantles play a jangly, dreamier take on the genre.

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Hunx and His Punx: Street Punk

Hunx returns with His Punx after his excellent 2012 solo album Hairdresser Blues. Where that album showed him moving in a softer and more sentimental direction, Street Punk completely reverses course in the best way possible.

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Hooded Fang: Gravez

Hooded Fang delve deeper in to their strange style of voodoo garage rock on their second album Gravez. The album will compel you, forcing you to look at your own mortality, and afterwards leave you feeling you just saw a ghost.

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Vacation: Candy Waves

Candy Waves is chock full of noisy pop punk songs, molding feedback laden guitars in to a sound that meets the middle ground between No Age and mid-‘90s Green Day.

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Alex Bleeker and the Freaks: How Far Away

How Far Away is a pleasant album, expertly arranged and well recorded, but for a folk-based album that ruminates on the demise of a relationship, there just doesn’t feel like there is enough at stake.

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The Cleaners from Venus: The Cleaners from Venus, Vol. 2

The Cleaners from Venus, Vol. 2 is a four-disc collection of mid-period Cleaners from Venus albums. The set reveals the lo-fi pop gems of a prolific and innovative songwriter, often bordering on absolute genius.

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White Fence: White Fence

White Fence is not a new album from Tim Presley's solo project but a reissue of the very first White Fence album, originally released in 2010. It serves as a journey through the mind and influences of Presley and is a solid listen for fans of lo-fi psychedelic rock.

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Hebronix: Unreal

Formerly of Yuck, Unreal is the debut album of Daniel Blumberg’s new solo project Hebronix. Blumberg attains an excellence here that isn’t usually expected of a debut album.

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Lust for Youth: Perfect View

While Perfect View isn’t a bad album, it doesn’t do enough to distinguish itself from the pack of dark wave synth acts with an infatuation for the early ‘80s that have come about in recent years.

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Os Mutantes: Fool Metal Jack

Continuing on with a hunger to constantly challenge both themselves and their audience, this version of Os Mutantes upholds the band’s legacy and legendary status.

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