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La Guerre – Rare Spirits and Collectables

La Guerre’s haunting vocals pull you in and don’t let go

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Bob Mould–Beauty and Ruin

Solo work from member of 80s hardcore legends Husker Du

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La Sera–Hour of the Dawn

Album shows that Goodman can stand on her own as a musician

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Lykke Li-I Never Learn

Swedish singer songwriter Lykke Li masters the art of cathartic expression

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Mimicking Birds–Eons

It’s beautiful and emotionally impacting

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Wye Oak–Shriek

The duo has taken their touches of dreaminess and built an electronic house out of it! 

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Thee Oh Sees—Drop

Noisy, creative, intricate, and awesome

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The Black Keys–Turn Blue

Auerbach and Carney get “psychedelic”

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Conor Oberst–Upside Down Mountain

Not as youthful as other Oberst releases but just as nice to listen to.

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Death – III

Archive Installment

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Denney & the Jets – Mexican Coke

Nashville Example “Who loves Burger Records?!” “Kel loves Burger Records!” And by Kel, I mean me. Denny & the Jets exemplifies everything that Nashville bands are known for: crazy amount of live shows, DYI work ethic, heart, and hit the ground running approach to music. They mean business. Denney & the Jets keep that Nashville sound but add a little extra nod to the South. They throw in boozed out blues rock with a touch of (*gasp*) country! Opening the album, “Water to Wine” (track #1) gives listeners the lay of the land, displaying their funky subtle twang and tight harmonies. I completely dig this song. It also has that 60s Rolling Stones jam drive…

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De Lux – Voyage

Infectious Moodiness!

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Tycho – Awake

Step Away From Dreamy Electronic

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Burnt Ones – Gift

This Album Is A Gift

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Mac DeMarco – Salad Days

A Wonderful Experience

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Cloud Nothings – Here and Nowhere Else

Straying From Modern Punk

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Neneh Cherry – Blank Project

Produced by Four Tet

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Sibille Attar- Sleepyhead

Unique Voice, Unique Lady

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Temples – Sun Structures

Topping our charts this week!

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The Notwist – Close to the Glass

Germans Jumping Genres

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Holy Wave – Relax

Running the gauntlet between surf and psychedelia

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Painted Palms – Forever

Polyvinyl Delivers More Synth Pop

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The Drowners- Drowners

A younger Arctic Monkeys

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Thee Oh Sees – Singles Collection Vol. 3

Here’s the thing: Thee Oh Sees are prolific and can do no wrong. When someone said, “Oh, it’s just a singles collection” I looked them right back and said, “It’s Thee Oh Sees!” There is a reason this is Volume 3 of the singles collection. They must have done something right with the first two volumes! The great thing about a singles collection is that it isn’t an album; it allows each song to stand on it’s own as a representation of the band’s latest sounds. It is a showcase. This collection features electrically charged garage-psych rock tunes with a coating of distortion and scuzz. Thee Oh Sees are good at many things, one being…

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Yellow Ostrich – Cosmo

Knowing nothing about Yellow Ostrich going before diving into this album, Yellow Ostrich has made a fan of me. The first thing that comes to mind upon listening to this album is Radiohead. The instrumentation bears a stronger resemblance to the iconic British band than that of the vocals. The looping guitar hooks are mixed with gradual builds and fills, preventing boredom in the lister. One of my favorite tracks is “My Moons” (#4). Gentle synths paired with the harsh jarring of artificial drum beats creates an interesting texture. The moments of dissonance in the harmony line are intentional and attention grabbing. So listen! Of course the theme of space/moons/stars/sky is heavy in all the…

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Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings

“Give the People What They Want”

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Pretty Little Empire- Pretty Little Empire

Best part: They’re Midwesterners