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Stay Inside Release Debut Album 'Viewing': Stream

Despite the name, Brooklyn’s Stay Inside are not specifically a pandemic-themed band. They released their debut EP The Sea Engulfs Us And The Light Goes Out back in 2018 — not long ago, in the grand scheme of things, but in a time when COVID-19 only existed in pangolin scales or whatever. Still, if you’re […]

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Stream Black Dresses' New Album 'Peaceful As Hell'

Last week, Black Dresses previewed their new album, Peaceful As Hell, with the single “CREEP YOU” and today the whole thing is out in full. It’s the fourth full-length team-up between Devi McCallion and Rook, the most recent being last year’s LOVE AND AFFECTION FOR STUPID LITTLE BITCHES. Like that one, it sees them easing […]

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Ruston Kelly – "Brave"

Since the release of his stellar debut album Dying Star in 2018, country balladeer extraordinaire Ruston Kelly has given us an EP called Dirt Emo Vol. 1 that stretched the definition of “emo” to include Blink-182, Taylor Swift, and the Carter Family. (It also included Dashboard Confessional’s more indisputably emo “Screaming Infidelities,” about which he […]

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Lido Pimienta Shares New Album 'Miss Colombia': Stream

Four years ago, the Colombian-born and Toronto-based artist Lido Pimienta won Canada’s Polaris Prize for her album La Papessa. This week, Pimienta will follow that one up with her new LP Miss Colombia, an album partly named for the famous 2015 gaffe where Steve Harvey messed up and gave the Miss Universe crown to Miss […]

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Pure X – "Middle America" & "Fantasy"

When I bought a house in 2014, certain albums instantly became backyard staples. Records like Jenny Lewis’ The Voyager and Real Estate’s Atlas were the perfect soundtrack for sitting on the deck with a beer while the sun went down, easing into adulthood with some idyllic soft-rock from the indie realm. Another favorite from that […]

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Meg Baird – "Cross Bay"

You can always count on Meg Baird to have new music in the works. Baird came to prominence in the aughts as part of the Philadelphia experimental folk group Espers, and upon moving to San Francisco, she drummed and sang for the psych-rock supergroup Heron Oblivion. Along the way she’s filled in the gaps with […]

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Stream Rotting Out’s New Album Ronin

In the seven years since the San Pedro hardcore band Rotting Out last released an album, a whole lot has happened. The band has broken up. Frontman Walter Delgado has been arrested hauling 700 pounds of weed across Ohio. Delgado has spent a year and a half in prison. The band has gotten back together, […]

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