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Ty Segall Goes Bonkers on 'Freedom's Goblin' and We Love It

The polar opposite of last year's clear, clean self-titled outing, this double record is the refrigerator sandwich of Ty Segall's career.

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Matthewdavid Creates a Beat Tape on 'Time Flying Beats'

Time Flying Beats takes folders of unused beats and presents them in an atypical order, the more abrasive and simple at top, and the more swirling, complex and excellent at the bottom.

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Sufjan Stevens Gives 'The Greatest Gift' to His Biggest Fans

The Greatest Gift is a record for those who are already Sufjan Stevens diehard fans, and there are a LOT.

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Visible Cloaks: Lex (album review)

Visible Cloaks' goal on Lex is to get you to live. To live in spaces and places, to occupy another's zone.

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Dan Deacon: Rat Film

For an artist like Dan Deacon so intensely involved with constant maximalism at the expense of almost all other endeavors, this is a left turn.

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Avey Tare: Eucalyptus

Recalling Syd Barrett, the record continues here and there with intentionally poor pacing and a wacky progression.

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Domino Recording Co

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Hopefully Not Lost in Translation: A Brief Chat with Cornelius

The Grammy-nominated soundscaper Cornelius is back with his first new non-soundtrack solo record in over a decade, and has stories of crazy fans and Spotifying with kids to go with it.

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Arcade Fire: Everything Now

Arcade Fire is not old enough for this work as late career orthodoxy nor suave enough to cook these observations into delicious bites.

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It's Hummingbird Day: An Interview with Mark McGuire

For celebrated ambient/instrumentalist Mark McGuire, why bother updating your social media platforms when a hummingbird can distract you right outside your window?

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VDSQ

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Rolling Blackouts C.F.: French Press EP

Rolling Blackout C.F.'s new EP is for indie rock fans alone and can’t stretch past the borders of the genre.

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Lusine: Sensorimotor

Lusine strikes the same synapses as Tycho. That is Lusine's music feels designed to accompany visuals.

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"If I Was a Studio Rat": An Interview With Grandaddy's Jason Lytle

With his band's first new album in a decade, Jason Lytle remarks that “my life and career would be so much different if I liked being indoors".

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Bash & Pop: Anything Could Happen

Tommy’s question, “How long can we take it before we break it?” is a perfect summary of the Replacements. And if that isn’t what the line is about, well, I'd prefer to think it is.

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Tobin Sprout: The Universe and Me

One problem with modern production is its reliance on mathematical perfection, and Tobin proves that genuineness is stronger than perceived perfection.

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Cut Copy: January Tape

Cut Copy fans may enjoy this record, but ambient lovers should know to beware of what lie ahead.

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The Brian Jonestown Massacre: Third World Pyramid

Psychedelia has a tendency to seem unhurried while keeping a tempo it can’t quite enjoy, and Third World Pyramid finds Anton Newcombe honing in on a progression that works.

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Cutters

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Cargo Records

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Biosphere: Departed Glories

Vast, open expanses; flowing places full of emptiness and gaps; but at the core, always one thing: life.


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