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Magik Markers Balf Quarry

In its eight years together, out-there noise-rock duo Magik Markers has released a horde of CD-Rs and proper releases, combining Sonic Youth rockisms with free-spirited soundscapes.… Read more »

Tiny Masters of Today Skeletons

When Brooklyn siblings Ivan and Ada (aged 15 and 12 respectively) were born, first-wave punk had been dead for more than a decade and the term was all but creatively bankrupt.… Read more »

Clues Clues

Since the Unicorns broke up in 2004, founding member Alden Penner has been relatively quiet, allowing his one-time partner and current Islands frontman Nick Diamonds to grab all the attention.… Read more »

Das Bierbeben Das Bierbeben

This Hamburg/Berlin band often refreshingly intersects ’80s German new wave, Krautrock, and techno on their eponymous record.… Read more »

Akron/Family Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free

Ambition is a good thing—as long as you know what to do with it. Unfortunately, on Set ’Em Wild, Set ’Em Free, Akron/Family rarely does.… Read more »

Blank Dogs Under and Under

While the man behind Blank Dogs may be a mystery, it’s no secret that the Brooklynite has a serious knack for crafting post-punky songs and dipping them in layer after layer of delicious distortion.… Read more »

Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

It’s not hard to like Phoenix. The French quartet has spent the better part of the last decade making one infectiously sunny pop-rock tune after another.… Read more »

Pink Mountaintops Outside Love

Most musicians would be content with one critically adored project, but Canada’s Stephen McBean is no ordinary musician.… Read more »

Roedelius Jardin Au Fou

Jardin Au Fou is a welcoming reissue from Kraut legend Hans-Joachim Roedelius, better known as one-half of Cluster.… Read more »

Ear Pwr Super Animal Brothers III

Spastic North Carolina duo Ear Pwr sure is adorable. Fueled by Devin Booze’s breakneck beats and advanced synth skills, the music is designed with two things in mind—fun and dancing.… Read more »

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