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Surf City: Jekyll Island

As its title implies, there's a battle of personalities raging on Jekyll Island.

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Danko Jones: Fire Music

Another day at the Rock and Roll Office for one of the genre's true believers.

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Bad Taste/MRI

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Happyness: Weird Little Birthday

UK Next Big Indie Thing loves Pavement, whispering, on US reissue of 2014 debut.

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The Pharmacy: Spells

This Seattle-based garage/pop trio called it quits earlier this year, but their posthumous final album is a fine going-away present.

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Tamas Wells: On the Volatility of the Mind

Singer/songwriter Wells' fifth album feels like a puzzle with too many pieces missing

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Alex G: DSU

Dorm-pop reaches its 2014 apotheosis on Alex G's first widespread release.

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Ugly Beats: Brand New Day

Austin, Texas, long-running garage-pop fivesome welcomes a brand new day that started sometime around 1967.

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The Safes: Record Heat

Chicago garage-pop siblings deliver the goods, but will leave you hungry for more

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Wee Rock

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OBN IIIs: Third Time to Harm

Austin-based fivesome does its part to save rock 'n' roll.

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Tic Tac Totally

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Wooden Wand: Farmer's Corner

Wooden Wand’s bread and butter: elliptical, leisurely paced gothic folk-rock, custom-made for slate-gray Sunday afternoons.

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Wussy: Attica!

Indie rock's best-kept-secret's hot streak continues unabated.

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Shake It

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Johnossi: Transitions

Swedish duo does thoughtful rock right on their gleaming fourth album.

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Universal Sweden/Caroline

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Archie Powell & the Exports: Back in Black

Chicago power-popper Powell's got some girl troubles, man, on his band's third full-length.

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Team Cool

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J. Roddy Walston & the Business: Essential Tremors

One of America's best little-known rock 'n' roll bands may not be that way much longer.

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Scott & Charlene's Wedding: Any Port in a Storm

Slacker Aussie indie foursome go digging for yuks, pathos on third LP.

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Royal Bangs: Brass

Kitchen-sink indie rockers start to think about kinda, maybe growing up.

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Jacuzzi Boys: Jacuzzi Boys

Garage punks grow up, get glammy on third full-length.


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