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“He’s rocked harder in his life–both on solo debut Constant Hitmaker and as a member of similar minded Philadelphia band The War on Drugs–but songs like “My Sympathy” and “My Best Friends (Don’t Pass This Way)” are steeped in bluesy nostalgia and subtle psychedelia.”
Read more on Washington City Paper

Download: Kurt Vile – Beach On The Moon (Track) – MP3
Buy:
Kurt Vile – God Is Saying This To You (Album)

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“… take a listen to both “Black Mule” and “The Dark Side of Town” from the McLennan solo years compilation, both of them songwriting master classes.”
Read more on 17 Dots

Download: Grant McLennan – Black Mule (Track) – MP3
Buy: Grant McLennan – Watershed (Album)

“It’s still Thomas Mars coolly killing a hook, and it’s still a bright, upbeat, and pulsing Phoenix rock cut. Take the hook of “Long Distance Call” and work some keyboard tones dialed to French electrohouse into the mix.”
Read more on Stereogum

Download: Phoenix – 1901 (Track) – MP3

“Rich Doors starts with clanging Hot 97 percussion and shape-shifting electronics, then drags the whole thing through drifting, effects-soaked translucence.”
Read more on Pitchfork

Download: NewVillager – Rich Doors (Track) – MP3
Buy: Rich Doors on 7″


“… garage pop with a cathartic energy that seems to combine the best elements of local favorites White Denim and the Strange Boys into one roguish blitz of infectious melody and scruffy guitars…”
Read more on Austin Sound

Download: Harlem – South of France (Track) – MP3

Download: Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks (Live) (Track) – MP3

“… like Sloan at their ballady best, Modern Skirts have crafted a mostly slow, mellow, and laid back album on All Of Us In Our Night that reeks of Beatles psychedelic ballads and colorful kaleidoscopic eyes.”
Read more on First Coast News


Download: Modern Skirts – Soft Pedals (Track) – MP3
Buy: Modern Skirts – All Of Us In Our Night (Album)

“Well-crafted guitar pop and late night atmosphere; immediately launching into churning overdrives, spaced out melodies and lyrics that explore both the highs and lows of love, life and faith (and often a lack of the latter).”
Read more on CDBABY

Download: Dead Heart Bloom – Is This The Way The Good World Will End? (Track) – MP3
Buy: Dead Heart Bloom – Fall In (Album)

” …lead track ‘Desire Be Desire Go’ or sister in arms ‘Half Full Glass Of Wine’ sound like a modern day Byrds after a Black Rebel Valentine Massacre makeover.”
Read more on ContactMusic.com

Download: Tame Impala – Desire Be Desire Go (Track) – MP3
Buy: Tame Impala – Tame Impala (Album)

“… cruise down the street with your arm out the window cranking “Karen,” in which Forster raves his adoration of the librarian, somehow channeling Jonathan Richman and Patti Smith at once.”
Read more on Dusted Magazine

Download: The Go-Betweens – Karen (Track) – MP3
Buy: The Go-Betweens – 78’til 79: The Lost Album (Album)

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