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American Football Produce That Sweet Melancholy on 'American Football (LP3)'

The slow motion success story of a '90s college band from Urbana, Illinois, takes another unlikely turn with American Football (LP3).

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Tangents Trace a Shifting Landscape with "Lake George" (premiere)

Borderless Australian band Tangents combines their mesmerizing New Bodies track "Lake George" with warping aerial footage of its namesake location.

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'Future Ruins' Shows Swervedriver Are Still Making Their Own Breakthroughs

Swervedriver's sixth album Future Ruins, their second since reuniting, faces dystopia with sustained momentum.

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Bethany Curve Are Back, and This Time It's 'Murder!' (album premiere)

Shoegaze band Bethany Curve's first album in 15 years breathes deeply and dreams through the darkness.

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Motherhood Heed the Call of the Wild on "Bird Chirp" (premiere)

New Brunswick trio Motherhood approach their art rock with a mischief-spiked sensibility on "Bird Chirp".

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Deerhunter Ask 'Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?'

Deerhunter's eighth studio album wrestles with escapist and confrontational impulses, and continues their exploration of shifting sonic identity.

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Writhing Squares Scrape Away the "Dirt in My Mind's Eye" (premiere)

Philly post-no-wave jammers Writhing Squares play with raw power on their new single, "Dirt in My Mind's Eye".

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The Best Shoegaze and Dream Pop of 2018

Significant shoegaze storylines came around full circle last year, and in 2018 the plot thickened. Meanwhile, the chilling effects of dream pop continue to reverberate across other musical spheres.

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Jacco Gardner Turns His Psych Pop to the Night on 'Somnium'

Dutch multi-instrumentalist Jacco Gardner's wispy, pastoral psychedelia takes on a nocturnal edge on new album, Somnium.

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Yesterday's Jukebox: The Durutti Column's 'Without Mercy'

The Durutti Column's hesitant and beguiling foray into the realm of modern classical gets the thorough revisit that it deserves.

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Washer Get Straight to the Point with "Super Pop" (premiere)

The indie punk sucker punch kicks off the DIY duo Washer's new split 7" with Brooklyn compatriots Bethlehem Steel.

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Pat Thomas Is a Skeptic with a Light Heart on '​​​I Ain't Buyin' It​​' ​(album premiere)

Cool Ghouls singer/songwriter/bassist Pat Thomas gently brings his hometown of San Francisco to task on his new solo album, I Ain't Buyin' It.

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79.5 Sing of Strength and Vulnerability with "Sisters Unarmed" (premiere)

New York City's 79.5 harmonize and synthesize throughout their soulful debut album, Predictions, and share the politically charged single "Sisters Unarmed".

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Spiritualized's 'And Nothing Hurt' Is a Remarkably Efficient Record

Jason Pierce's latest And Nothing Hurt is a kind of condensed greatest hits of the greatest merits of Spiritualized.

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The Posies Redefined Themselves on 'Frosting on the Beater'

On Frosting on the Beater, the Posies subsumed their early XTC-isms and other influences into a distinct mode and found their own sense of the timeless.

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Gringo Star Feel the Summer Longing on "Easy" (premiere)

Atlanta's Gringo Star bring new elements to their effortless retro-pop zeal with their new album, Back to the City.

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Jordan Reyes Walks a Haunting "Crooked Road" (premiere)

"The Crooked Road" is the reflective first track from Jordan Reyes' latest cassette of gothic folk, Afraid of Death.

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Spesh Kick Off Their Own Summer of '89 with "Teflon" (premiere)

Seattle's Spesh calls up the rowdy spirits of Madchester and Northern psychedelia on their forthcoming debut album, Famous World.

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Chastity's 'Death Lust' Is an Exorcism of Youth's Most Dramatic Rehearsals

As Chastity, Ontario's Brandon Williams offers a bracing, brutal assessment of teenage life in his hometown on new album, Death Lust.

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The Love-Birds Have Made a Worthy Addition to the Power Pop Panteon with 'In the Lover's Corner'

San Francisco quartet the Love-Birds's assured debut album has a scuffed sheen of power pop legacy.

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