Review: The Apartments – The Evening Visits… and Stays For Years
Review: Literature – Chorus

Review: Literature – Chorus
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Sifting through the flavors of indie pop on Literature’s debut album might be as bad as calling the whole bloody thing the dreaded “T” word, but there’s a history here. … read more

Review: Gary Numan – Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)

Review: Gary Numan – Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)
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Numan’s latest album, Splinter (Songs For A Broken Mind), the 19th full-length released under his own name, has expanded his exploration of heavy industrial pop music, the sound he’s embraced since the early ’90s. … read more

Review: Odonis Odonis – Hard Boiled Soft Boiled

Review: Odonis Odonis – Hard Boiled Soft Boiled
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Hard Boiled Soft Boiled is the second album from this Toronto-based band Odonis Odonis. It’s fitting that this self-described “industrial surf-gaze” group has more to their double name than any singular sound—HBSB is two-sided and explores noise-pop from two different approaches. … read more

Review: Valleys – Are You Going to Stand There and Talk Weird All Night?

Review: Valleys – Are You Going to Stand There and...
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The songs on this debut album beautifully capture that feeling its lengthy title evokes. On the album, Valleys reinterprets the rich heritage of melancholic shoegaze with their own vision. … read more

Review: Joanna Gruesome – Peanut Butter
Review: Allo Darlin’ – We Come From The Same Place

Review: Allo Darlin’ – We Come From The Same Place
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Following their debut’s charming pop smarts and Europe’s astonishing poise, Allo Darlin’ have returned with their third full-length, We Come From The Same Place, brought to the U.S. by indie powerhouse Slumberland Records. … read more

Review: Orrin Campbell – Nocturnal

Review: Orrin Campbell – Nocturnal
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 Orrin Campbell, an 18-year-old rapper from Brooklyn, recorded this debut album in his NYU dorm. It’s downtempo hip hop set to atmospheric spacey beats—call it minimal seapunk, if you like. … read more

Review: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Days of Abandon

Review: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Days...
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Without much fanfare, The Pains’ classic lineup has gone (Peggy’s the DIY Editor at BuzzFeed!?) and been replaced by a rotating cast of indie pop vets. Sigh … is the indie pop revival that Kip Berman and friends kick-started in the late aughts finally having its bittersweet coda? … read more

Review: Camera Obscura – Desire Lines

Review: Camera Obscura – Desire Lines
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Tracyanne Campbell and friends have done it again! Desire Lines is perfect indie pop—an album that you’ll want to listen to while riding your bike through town on a sunny day, or while doing the wash outside your two-flat, or while strolling though the hills above your midsize British city contemplating the next Johnny-come-lately who’s gonna sweep you off your feet.
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