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Summer Fiction Wraps Sunny Indie-Pop Melodies in ‘Perfume Paper’

With its Brian Wilson-like melodic levity and Johnny Marr-influenced guitar jangle, Summer Fiction's "Perfume Paper" is — without being too on-the-nose — every bit a…
By: Rachel Brodsky / May 6, 2015

Stream Fool’s Gold’s Soaring New Album ‘Flying Lessons’

Fool's Gold, the Afropop-influenced dance-rock fourpiece, knew knew exactly what they were doing dropping their latest album, Flying Lessons, right at the beginning of summer.
By: Connor O'Brien / May 6, 2015

Rhett Miller Reimagines Himself as ‘The Traveler’ on His Lush, Twangy New Album

Rhett Miller is the type of singer / songwriter whom would need no introduction in a just world — but life's not fair and hi…
By: Dan Weiss / May 5, 2015

Icky Blossoms Push Psychedelic Buttons on ‘Mask’

With their new LP, Mask, Icky Blossoms expand their horizons beyond their pulsing, Dave Sitek-produced debut. This time, the Omaha trio of Sarah Bohling (vocals and synthesizer), Nik…
By: Harley Brown / May 5, 2015

Listen to Five New Bangers From Steve Aoki’s ‘Neon Future II’

Steve Aoki, the (now only sometimes) cake-throwing, champagne-spraying DJ extraordinaire, will unleash his third studio LP next week. Neon Future II  — the aptly-named follow-up to last year's Neo…
By: Harley Brown / May 5, 2015

John Vanderslice Has the ‘Long Dark Blues’ on Songs: Ohia Cover

As a special tribute to Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co.'s late frontman, Jason Molina, longtime indie-rock producer and singer-songwriter John Vanderslice has covered the former band's "Long…
By: Connor O'Brien / May 4, 2015

Juan Wauters Is Ready for the World on ‘Who, Me?’

Like a movie that is good (in his words) Juan Wauters' songs require your attention. The Queens-via-Uruguay singer songwriter has one of the year's best new album…
By: Andrew Unterberger / May 4, 2015

Listen to an Extended Version of the Rolling Stones’ ‘Bitch’

In June, Universal will reissue the classic Rolling Stones LP Sticky Fingers, replete with unreleased tracks and "making of" bookets and photos. One of the…
By: Connor O'Brien / May 4, 2015

Hop Along Are ‘Painted Shut’ on Sophomore LP

Like so many other up-and-comers, Philadelphia offbeat rock act Hop Along experienced a modicum of stress with wrapping up their sophomore album, Painted Shut. "In the first week after…
By: Rachel Brodsky / April 30, 2015

Insane Clown Posse Unveil the Faith-Full ‘The Marvelous Missing Link: LOST’ to Their Faithful

Everyone has an opinion on Detroit horrorcore lifers Insane Clown Posse, but no one can dispute that 1) they have one of the most loyal…
By: Dan Weiss / April 27, 2015
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