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Black Dice REPO

The typical trajectory of musical projects consists of gradual decline and increasing conservativeness of sound, with early works proving to be the best and most adventurous. Black Dice subvert this …

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Black Dice "Glazin"

Here’s more of the mulched-up, bizarre, and vaguely danceable music we’ve come to expect from the Brooklyn-based trio of aural alchemists known as Black Dice. “Glazin” comes courtesy of the …

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Ariel Pink "L'estat (According To The Widows)"

For Ariel Pink, the cliche “toiling in obscurity” may have been an understatement. Born Ariel Rosenburg, he worked by himself for years, recording album after album of tape-trick-laden pop songs …

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Tickley Feather Tickley Feather

Annie Sachs makes music in her bedroom and this self-titled debut as Tickley Feather sounds just like you’d imagine. Rather than let production limit her, though, Sachs turns cheap synths, …

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Excepter Debt Dept

The fourth record (and Paw Tracks debut) from Brooklyn’s Excepter is by far the creepiest offering from the experimental performance troupe, and finds the six-piece conditioning its decayed jams of …

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Rings Black Habit

Previously known as First Nation, this trio changed its name to Rings when Abby Portner (sister of Animal Collective’s David Portner) replaced a member. Black Habit, their debut for AC’s …

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Rings "Mom Dance"

Nina Mehta, Kate Rosko, and Melissa Livaudais recently cleared the musical slate and decided to rename their band. Black Habit is the new record, from the newly-named band, formerly First …

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Black Dice Load Blown

It’s becoming evident that you need at least a nodding acquaintance with madness to really appreciate Black Dice’s music. Since 2002’s Beaches and Canyons, these Brooklynites have been wreaking mental …

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Eric Copeland Hermaphrodite

Producer Eric Copeland’s credentials as an equilibrium usurper are rock-solid: Just check his work with Black Dice and Terrestrial Tones. So it’s no shock that his solo debut, Hermaphrodite, similarly …

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Avey Tare and Kria Brekkan Pullhair Rubeye

A bad idea is a bad idea-even when it’s borne of the best intentions. So when indie super-couple Avey Tare and Kria Brekkan (of Animal Collective and Múm, respectively) decided …

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Panda Bear "Comfy In Nautica"

Animal Collective member Noah Lennox dusts off his sampler, plugs in his acoustics, and rocks out on his third full-length under the Panda Bear moniker. Person Pitch is a feel-good …

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Panda Bear Person Pitch

Don’t judge Noah “Panda Bear” Lennox by his cutesy name or his even cuter affiliation with the neo-folk-electronic-acoustic band Animal Collective. Lennox’s solo work lets his musical talents shine, and …

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Animal Collective Hollinndagain

This reissued live record captures Animal Collective in their most undomesticated form. The band jumps between murmured chants and percussive assaults that could break every bone in the body. It’s …

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Jane Berzerker

Though now thought of as a “folk” group, what has always made Animal Collective so compelling is their appropriation of varied and sundry stylistic approaches. Sheathed within their hazy, shamanistic …

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Animal Collective Here Comes the Indian

To balance the weight of technological artificiality on a single blade of grass is to achieve some great, transcendent understanding of modernity. And to gain this understanding is to unlock …

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