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Band of Horses: Why Are You OK?

“Lyrically, themes of encroaching middle age and the contentment of family life provide much of the album’s emotional arc, and while it would be easy to accuse Bridwell of descending into the musical comfort zone that often gets unfairly labeled as ‘dad rock,’ he’s writing from an honest place about the life he’s living.” -Allmusic.com […]

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Deerhoof: The Magic

“Given the youthful wonder and spontaneity that drive their music — no matter how sophisticated their ideas and playing are — it’s an inspired concept.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Twin Peaks:Down in Heaven

“…established fans will be glad to know that Down in Heaven still carries the torch of garage rock, and anyone who misses the free-spirited, clattering style of those influences has a generous 13 new tracks to enjoy.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Greys: Outer Heaven

“As far as sophomore efforts go, Greys have stepped up their game considerably.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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The Might Be Giants: Phone Power

“… Phone Power serves as a reminder of the band’s dedication to their fans.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Explosions in the Sky: The Wilderness

“On The Wilderness, Explosions in the Sky deconstruct and rebuild their sound from the ground up, giving it a revitalized sense of urgency and resulting in some of their most dynamic work yet.”-Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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“The soundtrack is highlighted by two song premieres: the earnest ‘Til the End’ by Jessie Ware and ‘Not Today’ by chart-toppers Imagine Dragons.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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The Wild Feathers-Lonely Is a Lifetime

“Wild Feathers are at their best when aiming for that sweet spot between the backyard and the open road, and while their willingness to tweak things is admirable, all of the extra polish makes them seem less like a diamond in the rough and a little more like a cog in the machine.” -Allmusic.com Check […]

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Trixie Whitley: Porta Bohemica

“This fine album…is delivered by an artist who knows what she wants from a song, how to get it, and how to get it across.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Bob Mould: Patch the Sky

“As the album rolls on, riffs cascade with molten urgency while melodies circle a psychedelic drain, signatures Mould has sported since the heyday of Hüsker Dü…” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Parquet Courts: Human Performance

“It’s a career-building move to be sure, one that for most bands is the first step in their inevitable demise. In Parquet Courts’ case, it’s a step that could lead anywhere — and that’s an exciting prospect.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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“…it’s by far the most immediate and inclusive collection of songs that the band has laid to tape to date.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Nada Surf: You Know Who You Are

“…You Know Who You Are aims for the comfort zone with power pop that distills decades, from ’90s college alternative through the post-indie boom of the early aughts.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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The Kooks: Listen

“…the Kooks definitively take a step toward a fresher, modern music, one that’s informed by dance music and rap, not to mention a retro-new wave fetish that’s simultaneously old and new.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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The Joy Formidiable: Hitch

“The Welsh trio’s third spin under the stylus, Hitch finds the Joy Formidable turning inward, but keeping the speaker cabinets aimed squarely toward the nosebleed section.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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“…B’lieve I’m Goin Down… is an impeccably arranged album beneath its soothing, sleepy surface, with every element assisting in an illusion of deep, shimmering, and alluring melancholy.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Deerhoof: Fever 121614

“…Fever 121614, Live in Japan delivers most of what makes the band so engaging in concert.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Royal Headache: High

“Try as you might, you’re not likely to find too many albums in 2015 that rock as hard or bleed as much as High.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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“Cage the Elephant are maturing and their songs have a new heft to them, which may drive away some old diehards but will certainly attract new followers.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Dead Weather: Dodge and Burn

“Perhaps the first time the Dead Weather have truly lived up to their promise, Dodge and Burn is a joyride of an album — sexy, fun, and dangerous, it upholds the tenets of rock & roll.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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