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The Morning Benders: Talking Through Tin Cans

After some likable EPs, California foursome officially come out of the gate with a debut that makes for a nice listen, but struggles to be distinguishable.

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The Ruby Suns: Sea Lion

With the follow-up to his 2005 debut, Ruby Suns frontman Ryan McPhun tape records his worldly travels to complement his unique brand of psych-pop.

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State Bird: Mostly Ghostly

After spending a long time walking through the wilderness, State Bird come back to the studio with even more outdoors-inspired freak-folk.

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The Whigs: Mission Control

No longer one of the best unsigned bands in US, the Whigs aim to be just one of the best.

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Canadians: A Sky With No Stars

Geographically confused Italian band the Canadians, successfully channel the sweet sunny pop of the California coast.

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Zookeeper: Becoming All Things

After some much needed time off, genre-jumping songwriter Chris Simpson and his new band offer up a debut that makes you re-evaluate your "best of the year" album list.

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The State of Samuel: Here Come the Floods

The latest decrees of Sweden's "Lo-Fi King" offer little for the masses to get excited about.

Mike Hilleary
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Tim Williams: When Work Is Done

It would prove somewhat difficult to point Tim Williams out of a crowd of melancholy singer/songwriters.

Mike Hilleary
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The Pendletons: Oh, Me!

Athens indie rockers doll out some footloose grooves and friendly charm on their attention-getting debut album.

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Citay: Little Kingdom

West Coast post-rockers offer another trip in and out of consciousness.

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Soft: Gone Faded

Years of obsessive tweaking leads to little results with the Brooklyn band's debut.

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Maritime: Heresy and the Hotel Choir

With his third post-Promise Ring effort, Davey von Bohlen finally finds his lost pop.

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Frightened Rabbit: Sing the Greys

Scotland trio reissue their breakthrough debut to celebrate a fresh start with FatCat Records.

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