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Coco B's: Coco B's

The Coco B's utilize handclaps to the fullest extent on their self-titled debut and produce summertime melodies that are good, but not exceptional.

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Eric Lau: New Territories

Building on provocative soul, funk, and jazz, Eric Lau proves to be a heavily talented producer whose love for collaborating and creating shines through on this debut album.

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Neva Dinova: You May Already Be Dreaming

Stirring up hazy imagery of sleepy home towns and lazy tumbleweeds, Neva Dinova has composed a fitting soundtrack for those laid-back summer evenings.

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Cloud Cult: Feel Good Ghosts (Tea-Partying Through Tornadoes)

Cloud Cult once again prove that their passion for self-expression and music is inexhaustible, and succeed with their eighth release .

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Frightened Rabbit: The Midnight Organ Fight

Frightened Rabbit is back and they prevail once again with an addictively successful follow-up to their debut Sings the Greys.

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Yoav: Charmed & Strange

Inventive composition can only go so far, and Yoav’s debut Charmed & Strange is neither intriguing nor charming.

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Grizzly Bear with the Los Angeles Philharmonic

For the first portion, Joana Carneiro conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic though three classical pieces that prefaced and weirdly mirrored Grizzly Bear’s subsequent sweeping and hauntingly beautiful performance.

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A Weather: Cove

Falling in love with A Weather’s Cove is just like the real act: quiet, consuming, and treasured.

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The Pack A.D.: Tintype

The Pack A.D. unleash screaming guitars and blues-inspired melodies on their debut album.

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Ex-Boyfriends: In With

Ex-Boyfriends' second release creates an ex that is worth running into over and over again.

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Hymns: Travel in Herds

Travel in Herds produces great Southern rock that serves as the perfect score for any adventurous road trip or summertime shenanigan.

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The Bell: Make Some Quiet

With a mash-up of sounds reflecting current rock and '80s influences, the Bell has composed an album that will bring listeners back to the good old days of Robert Smith, skinny ties, and Aqua Net.

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Sambassadeur: Migration

Pop music with endearing Swedish charm, Sambassadeur create an album that delivers daytime heartfelt melodies.

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Rafter: Sex Death Cassette

Experimentation is something to be admired in music, and Rafter has put out an album that successfully explores styles, sounds, and moments.

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