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Best New Reissues: Codeine, fIREHOSE, Pantera, and More

Codeine Frigid Stars (7) Barely Real EP (7) The White Birch (9) (Numero Group) Codeine's jagged, exquisitely slow music is the embodiment…
Mike Powell / April 23, 2012

Lushlife, ‘Plateau Vision’ (Western Vinyl)

Philly artist drops more names than the Game and cold-crushes golden-age rap into melancholy chillwave.
Mosi Reeves / April 23, 2012

Ufomammut, ‘Oro: Opus Primum’ (Neurot)

Italian sludgers embark on a 51-minute study of rising action, taking the Melvins’ Lysol on a long march.
Christopher R. Weingarten / April 23, 2012

Suckers, ‘Candy Salad’ (Frenchkiss)

Baggy synth-poppers weave in focused guitar and melody, have a bad knack for making songs over 3:30 feel endless.
David Marchese / April 23, 2012

Soul Clap, ‘EFUNK’ (Wolf + Lamb)

Cloudy chillout den wherein synth-jazz kitsch makes a bed for space-funk yawn-fest. Try Dam-Funk instead.
Puja Patel / April 23, 2012

Lambchop and Yo La Tengo Invent a Holiday in New York

"It's our favorite holiday," Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan declared from the Le Poisson Rouge stage, "Lambchop Comes to New York Day." It was a…
Jesse Jarnow / April 20, 2012

White Suns, ‘Sinews’ (Load)

An expressionist masterwork: Sonic Youth feedback falls into Sunn O))) voids, AmRep noise-punk punches at random.
Christopher R. Weingarten / April 20, 2012

Flaming Lips, ‘And Heady Fwends’ (Warner Bros.)

Save the heart-stopping Badu collabo, 14 guests are just the Globetrotters on Gilligan’s Acid Island.
Christopher R. Weingarten / April 20, 2012

Maya Jane Coles, ‘DJ-Kicks’ (!K7)

U.K. DJ’s debut mix CD presents deep house as a rippling continuum extending all the way to dubstep’s edge.
Philip Sherburne / April 20, 2012

Electric Anthology Project, ‘Of Dinosaur Jr.’ (Self-released)

Worlds collide gracefully, J Mascis’ lonely stoner is covered by chunky ’80s synths.
Jon Young / April 20, 2012
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