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Sugar Candy Mountain Release the Dreamy Indie-Pop Beast on ‘666’

Oakland-via-Joshua Tree outfit Sugar Candy Mountain will be releasing their sophomore album, 666, this July — about as mismatched an album and band name as you’ll…
Andrew Unterberger / May 26, 2016

The Amazing Anticipate a Temperate Summer With the Chilly ‘Ambulance’

Swedish indie quintet The Amazing offered one of 2015's most gorgeous rock records with the hushed, autumnal sweep of Picture You — the rare album…
Andrew Unterberger / May 25, 2016

Crack the Tab Open on Minden’s Bubbly ‘Real Sugar’

"So many beverages to choose from / I find myself confused." An imminently relatable struggle, and one that will only get realer in the months…
Andrew Unterberger / May 25, 2016

Dragonette Wield Electro-Pop to Mend Their ‘Lonely Heart’

After nearly three years of collaborations and no new record, Toronto’s electro-pop trio Dragonette shared "Let the Night Fall," the first release of their own…
Natalie Caamano / May 24, 2016

Share Rebolledo’s ‘Mondo Alterado’ With the Mexican DJ’s Enthralling New Album

Outside of Todd Terje, there might not be a producer in dance music as consistently engaging, challenging, and funny as s**t as Mauricio Rebolledo. Except…
Andrew Unterberger / May 23, 2016

Fujiya & Miyagi Try Out Delayed Gratification on ‘EP1′

Pulsing, bubbling synths, trip-wire hooks, and octopus-brain percussion? Oblique lyrics whispered as if they're secrets shared in confidence? An obsession with Krautrock bordering on the…
Anna Gaca / May 20, 2016

Moonface and Siinai Call Out the Fake ‘Old Punks’ on New Song

This June, Wolf Parade co-founder Spencer Krug will team up for the second time (under his Moonface alias) with Finnish band Siinai, for the collaborative…
Andrew Unterberger / May 19, 2016

Naomi Pilgrim Asks the Tough Synth-Pop Questions on ‘I Wonder’

After releasing "Sink Like a Stone," the title track to her upcoming EP, Swedish/Barbadian pop singer Naomi Pilgirm is back with the similarly heavy-hearted "I…
Andrew Unterberger / May 19, 2016

Kyp Malone Dilates Young Magic’s ‘Default Memory’

Brooklyn’s experimental pop duo Young Magic made their return last week with another installment of their lush and dreamy stylings. The ten-track record, Still Life,…
Natalie Caamano / May 18, 2016

Thin Lips ‘Riff Hard’ and Riff Righteously on Debut LP

Few cities continually beget bands with such resolute ethos and high capacity for rock’n’roll as Philadelphia. One of the area's newest acts, Thin Lips — who label themselves as "Punk for…
Natalie Caamano / May 16, 2016

Mark Kozelek Drifts Down ‘Moon River’ With Lovely New Cover

If your guard is up upon seeing a headline about Mark Kozelek covering a traditional pop song, it'd be hard to blame you — the…
Andrew Unterberger / May 13, 2016

School ’94 Urge ‘Common Sense’ in Gleaming Reverie

One of Scandinavia’s most cherished exports is its musicians, and one band filtering through Sweden’s masses is the Gothenburg-based School ‘94. The four piece, previously…
Natalie Caamano / May 13, 2016

Guts Club Need to Warn You About ‘Whale Legs’

The murky depths of the ocean conceal all sorts of things: monstrous and mysterious giant squid, unearthly organisms that live without oxygen, degraded petroleum products…
Anna Gaca / May 13, 2016

Indie Trio Faye Bring Fervent Fuzz on Debut EP

Charlotte, N.C. indie trio Faye have a pretty small archive. So far, they’ve shared two singles ahead of their debut release, a self-titled EP due…
Natalie Caamano / May 12, 2016

Möthersky Create a Dystopian Soundscape on ‘Remain In Memory’

New York based post-punk duo Möthersky describe their music— and maybe themselves, as well— as "Dystopian atmospherics," terminology that aptly identifies their Orwellian, dissonant soundscapes. The group's releases…
Megan Bradley / May 12, 2016

Xiu Xiu Dismantle Pop in Spectral Rendition of ‘Just Lay Still’

Xiu Xiu don’t have to prove how well they can rework a piece of music. After 11 full-length records, frontman Jamie Stewart and his San…
Natalie Caamano / May 12, 2016

Spook School Revel in Nostalgia With ‘Gone Home’

Spook School, natives of Edinburgh, Scotland, made their debut with 2013's full-length Dress Up, then followed that up with 2015 LP Try To Be Hopeful. The…
Megan Bradley / May 10, 2016

Selebrities’ Maria Usbeck Returns Home on ‘Jungla Inquieta’

After five years of singing and writing English compositions for Brooklyn new-wave outfit Selebrities, Maria Usbeck began to feel homesick. Raised in Quito, Ecuador, Usbeck decided…
Natalie Caamano / May 10, 2016

LUKA’s Heart Asks ‘Why Don’t You Go To Her’

"This is a conversation between me and my heart" begins Toronto folk maestro LUKA on his new single, "Why Don't You Go To Her." It's…
Evan Siegel / May 9, 2016

Real Friends Are a Happy ‘Mess’ on New Song and Tour Video

Tinley Park, Illinois’ Real Friends have retained their pop-punk spirit while improving their own. The self-declared sad boys are known for their fast-paced riffs and…
Natalie Caamano / May 6, 2016
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