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Rock / Indie

Jeremy Jay Splash

The intriguing, undersung indie pop of Jeremy Jay's first few records feels wholly of another time and place.… Read more »

Growing Pumps

With new album Pumps, Brooklyn-based avant-electronic outfit Growing is the closest it's ever been to making straight-ahead club tracks.… Read more »

Trans Am Thing

What can a band do to stay fresh and interesting on their ninth studio album?… Read more »

Mi Ami Steal Your Face

If the age-old adage is applicable here, Steal Your Face is the storm following the calm of Mi Ami's debut, Watersports.… Read more »

These New Puritans Hidden

These New Puritans were tossed into the "art rock" genre following their 2008 debut, but that might have been a pre-emptive classification.… Read more »

Liars Sisterworld

Maybe it's the two members with art-school backgrounds, but Liars have a knack for taking clichés to sublime places.… Read more »

White Hills White Hills

White Hills' last album, Heads on Fire, flared and throbbed in the peak-era Hawkwind/Comets on Fire vein of robust space rock that appeals both to stoners and acid acolytes.… Read more »

Josiah Wolf Jet Lag

Siblings hate being compared to one another, but it's impossible to listen to Josiah Wolf's debut effort without thinking of Yoni Wolf, WHY?'s master wordsmith and Josiah's brother/band mate.… Read more »

Xiu Xiu Dear God, I Hate Myself

For those reading the title of Xiu Xiu's latest record and wondering, "They're kidding, right?" the answer is: probably.… Read more »

Yeasayer Odd Blood

Yeasayer's 2007 debut, All Hour Cymbals, was the closest thing indie rock had come to world music since the Talking Heads released Fear of Music 20 years ago—a jittery blend of religious folk, West African polyrhythms, and synthesized experimentati… Read more »


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