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Brijean, “Macro”

The textures, tones, and pacing feel more polished on Brijean Murphy and Doug Stuart’s second LP as the duo captures the beautiful yet terrifying ambivalence of life.

July 12, 2024
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Channel Tres, “Head Rush”

Between its engrossing syncopated beats, exciting features, and unconventional loops, the hip-house artist’s long-anticipated debut is the perfect summer album.

June 28, 2024
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The Marías, “Submarine”

Further experimenting with electronica, jazz, and R&B, the LA-based group’s second album sees them blooming into a full-fledged pop group.

May 31, 2024
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Crumb, “AMAMA”

On their third LP, the Brooklyn-based quartet continues to experiment with rhythm as they find their niche within the neo-psych space.

May 17, 2024
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Maria Chiara Argirò, “Closer”

The London-based art-pop composer shifts into more polished electronic club music territory on her third solo LP as we hear her wrestle with a sense of connection.

April 26, 2024
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Kim Gordon, “The Collective”

The no-wave icon’s second solo LP is a monolith of creativity and a pivot away from pure noise rock into unique sonic territory that marks another highlight in her ever-growing legacy.

March 08, 2024
Breaking
The Self-Education of J Noa

Getting to know the 18-year-old Dominican rap sensation ahead of her set at FLOODfest SXSW on March 14.

March 07, 2024
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IDLES, “TANGK”

On their fifth effort, the punk hooligans entrust their signature brash energy and cutting vulnerability to iconic producers Nigel Godrich and Kenny Beats, who help them create their most transformative record to date.

February 15, 2024
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Office Dog, “Spiel”

Channeling grunge, slacker rock, and various other ’90s alt-rock subgenres, the debut from Kane Strang’s new band is a fuzzy, explosive, and melodic ride.

January 26, 2024
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House of Harm, “Playground”

The Boston-based goth-pop trio scratch a unique itch on their more complex sophomore record by expanding their aesthetic to incorporate Midwest emo vocals.

December 01, 2023
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Mia Joy, “Celestial Mirror”

This brief but sweet collection seems to use the template of the changing seasons to showcase the Chicago-based songwriter’s ability to create entrancing dream-pop compositions.

November 09, 2023
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L’Rain, “I Killed Your Dog”

Taja Cheek’s third LP exhibits fewer elements of neo-soul, instead displaying some of her most intricate and engaging rock-inspired compositions to date.

October 13, 2023
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yeule, “softscars”

The Singaporean songwriter and producer diverges from the predominantly gitchy stylings of their previous release and explores heavenly sounding guitar-based melodies.

September 20, 2023
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Genesis Owusu, “Struggler”

The neo-soul/post-punk songwriter languishes in the absurd with a carnivalesque yet life-affirming journey on his sophomore record.

August 17, 2023
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Madeline Kenney, “A New Reality Mind”

The Oakland-based songwriter’s fourth record is a tale of self-discovery that wields soothing, jazz-infused pop melodies as scaffolding.

July 27, 2023
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Cory Hanson, “Western Cum”

On his third solo album, the Wand frontman invites harmony, absurd yet heartfelt lyricism, and distorted electric guitar into his surreal, carnivalesque Western world.

June 22, 2023
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Jess Williamson, “Time Ain’t Accidental”

On her fifth solo album, Williamson avoids one-dimensional break-up clichés to create a complex work of conventional country-style riffs and more modern instrumentation.

June 08, 2023
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Baby Rose, “Through and Through”

The sophomore record from the Atlanta-based songwriter walks a tightrope between modern R&B and vintage funk and soul in order to best demonstrate the power of her voice.

April 28, 2023
Y La Bamba’s “Lucha” Is a Testament to Healing Generational Trauma

Luz Elena Mendoza Ramos talks about whiteness and misogyny, therapy and healing ahead of the release of their indie-folk project’s seventh LP.

April 27, 2023
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MF DOOM, “Operation: Doomsday”

Reissued on standard black vinyl, the late rapper’s 1999 debut is bursting with contradictions and muddled by bizarre rhyme schemes—yet somehow manages to overcome them.

March 31, 2023
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