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Dntel "Dumb Luck"

It’s been six years since Jimmy Tamborello (a.k.a. Dntel), released his acclaimed debut, Life is Full of Possibilities, and now we can all breathe again. On Dumb Luck, Tamborello follows the qui…

The Go Find "Dictionary"

Dieter Sermeus is The Go Find–the quintessential nu-pop experience. Like his Morr counterparts, Sermeus blends the subtle, glitchy electronics of B. Fleischmann with the indie-pop instrumentation of j…

Fujiya & Miyagi "Ankle Injuries"

A new force has collided with dance music. Its name: Fujiya & Miyagi. This British trio has managed to gain a legion of followers (from James Murphy to Tiga), with its unexpected kraut-disco soun…

Snakes Say Hiss! I'll Be Lovin' You

The first proper full-length from Saratoga Springs duo Snakes Say Hiss! is loaded with sweat-‘n’-saccharine synth-pop. Surprisingly, the immediate reference points are feminine: the jitter…

Tartufi Us Upon Buildings Upon Us

Looping ain’t easy. With Us Upon Buildings Upon Us, San Francisco duo Tartufi does its damnedest to apologize for the tons of shitty guitar players that stomp on pedals and bury ugly riffs under…

Ollo "Campaign For Real Bread (7" Version)"

Ollo is one of Sydney, Australia’s electro-denisons of banging, post-new wave. Comparable to the choppy cut-and-paste stylings of !K7 wonder-producer Matthew Herbert and ethereal popsters The Tr…

Spirit Catcher "Sweet Deal"

Spirit Catcher is a duo of psychedelic proportions. The Belgian-based boys Jean Vanesse and Thomas Sohet create layered synth-disco rekindling DFA new age duo Delia Gonzalez and Gavin Russom partying …

Apparat "Arcadia"

Fresh from his recent full-length collaboration with Bpitch labelhead Ellen Alien, Sascha Ring a.k.a. Apparat is back with his most realized release to date. Like well-rounded melodic producers Trente…

Foreign Islands "We Know You Know It"

Disco punk has come a long way since acts from the DFA camp and !!! affiliates set the pace for a blossoming scene of energetic bands and bedroom engineers. Foreign Islands is proof. Since the band…

Eats Tapes "NOS"

Eats Tapes is San Francisco’s mutant shred-machines. Armed with a mass of hardware synths, modified drum machines, and a MIDI Nintendo, the duo has stampeded the noise-techno meets art rock gamu…

Terry Poison "24 Hours"

Ekler’o’shock’s tenth release Unexpektheadz 2 is a collection of cosmically-alligned French electro bangers. And the first offering from all-girl protégés Terry Poison is a hyper-act…

The Dark Romantics "This Is The Sound"

There’s goth-rock and then there’s the Dark Romantics. These minimalists make poppy, post-goth that rekindles the spirit of Iggy Pop and the tone of Echo and the Bunnymen–all without falli…

Meanest Man Contest "I Was Only Kidding"

After Meanest Man Contest’s acclaimed long-player Merit for Plug Research, the jazzy hip-hop duo has switched it up for it’s split with minimal psych-master Languis. For Split MMC’s …

Dan Deacon "The Crystal Cat"

Baltimore’s Dan Deacon released seven albums between 2003 and 2006, but this latest full-length, Spiderman of the Rings, is the first time he marries his training as a classical composer with hi…

Joe Beats "Fade"

Joe Beats’s latest release, Diverse Recourse, operates much like its predecessor–as an uninterrupted mix of his body-rocking hip-hop instrumentals, only this time with a harder, rawer, but no le…

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