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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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New Politics: Vikings

“The third full-length album from Denmark’s New Politics, 2015’s Vikings features more of the trio’s infectious emo and dance-oriented pop.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Yo La Tengo: Stuff Like That There

“If Stuff Like That There isn’t as revelatory as Fakebook, it’s a splendid, beguiling album that’s perfectly suited for late nights and rainy afternoons, and a welcome reminder of one of the many, many things Yo La Tengo do so well.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Glen Hansard: Didn’t He Ramble

“Didn’t He Ramble shows that as a performer and a songwriter, Hansard can create powerful and satisfying work that’s up to the standard he set with the Frames, and this is a step up from 2012’s impressive but uneven Rhythm and Repose.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Of Monsters and Men: Beneath the Skin

“Many of the songs are sturdy, constructed to support these grand ambitions, but these individual pieces are not as consequential as the big, big picture. No, what matters is that gigantic, sparkling rush, a sound that seems destined to fill a vast, empty sky.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Foals: What Went Down

“Ultimately, What Went Down should please fans of Holy Fire, and they may not be the only ones drawn to its gloomy and persistent energy.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Silversun Pickups: Better Nature

“Better Nature suggests Silversun Pickups have an interesting future ahead of them as their sound evolves, and as for Billy Corgan — hey, buck up, buddy, you and the Pickups had a good run for a while.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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“On 2012’s Fear Fun, Josh Tillman introduced audiences to Father John Misty, a jaded and erudite, faux-bohemian retro-pop confectioner with a strong surrealist bent and an aptitude for capturing the American zeitgeist via wry couplets concerning the culturally and morally ambiguous wasteland of southern California. That penchant for gutter-highbrow confessionalism still looms large on his […]

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