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12.03.17

Morning. The great debut album by Swedish band Wormwood is a fairly recent addition to Spotify. Genre: melodic black metal (with a touch of folk). Enjoy! (Note: Thanks to a reader...

Spotinews recomendation
12.03.17

Hey. Next up we have the new album by inventive singer-songwriter Valerie June. Enjoy! (US version here) Valerie June – The Order of TimeFiled under: 2017, Singer-songwriter

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12.03.17

Hello again. As promised here is a third Sunday update. Genre: folk/indie rock. Enjoy Ha Ha Tonka! (Don’t forget to subscribe to the new playlist: Spotinews 077) Ha Ha Tonka...

Spotinews recomendation
11.03.17

Hello again. Indie pop, anyone? If yes, check out the slick new album by Tennis and enjoy! (US version here) (And there is a new playlist: Spotinews 077, where I post samples from...

Under The Radar review
yesterday

The formula that seems to work for the husband and wife duo Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore is to set out to sea and become inspired to make a record. Their first, Cape Dory, was...

Under The Radar review
11.03.17

It's been five years since James Mercer and co. debuted new music to The Shins' vast fanbase. On their fifth studio album Heartworms, the (now) six-piece shows them going a long...

Spotinews recomendation
yesterday

Hey again. The final update of the release week is the new album by The Shins. Genre: indie rock. Enjoy! The Shins – HeartwormsFiled under: 2017, Rock

Spotinews recomendation
11.03.17

Hello friends. Check out the new album by singer-songwriter Cindy Lee Berryhill. It was added to Spotify yesterday. Enjoy! (Note: Spotinews 077) Cindy Lee Berryhill – The...

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10.03.17

Howdy. I love it when my top album of the week is by one of my favorite artists and also available worldwide. Singer-songwriter Laura Marling delivers another winner. Good stuff...

Under The Radar review
yesterday

Laura Marling's Semper Femina—a Latin phrase taken from Virgil's Aeneid which roughly means "always a woman"—is a superb showing of contemporary folk music. Like in her previous...

Clash review
yesterday

A superb meditation on the feminine...

Clash review
10.03.17

An astute document that revels in personal and artistic independence...

Spotinews recomendation
10.03.17

Hi again. The final update of the release week is the catchy new album by Temples. Genre: psychedelic pop/rock. Enjoy! (US version here) Temples – VolcanoFiled under: 2017, Pop...

Under The Radar review
yesterday

The difference a couple of years can make. Sun Structures, the 2014 debut album by the English band Temples, often took its cues from '60s psychedelic rock while at times brushing...

Spotinews recomendation
09.03.17

Morning. The inspired debut album by singer-songwriter Gabriella Cohen was released in Australia and New Zealand last year. Now it has been re-released worldwide. Enjoy! Gabriella...

Clash review
09.03.17

A superb collaboration between two dance heavyweights...

The Quietus review
09.03.17

“Into the mouth of madness”The first howl on the new Power Trip full-length was written prophetically as the 2016 primaries battled in and around the band's homestate of Texas...

Clash review
09.03.17

A heady mix of global resonance to take you to new universes...

Under The Radar review
09.03.17

Tim Kingsbury has done pretty well for himself as the bassist (amongst other things) for reigning champions of indie rock, Arcade Fire. With a new Arcade Fire record due, you'd...

Spotinews recomendation
09.03.17

Evening. This new EP by Bleached is worth seeking out. Genre: indie rock. Enjoy! Bleached – Can You Deal?Filed under: 2017, Rock

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07.03.17

Hey. From a recent Spotify update comes the promising debut album by folk singer Holly Macve. Enjoy! (US version here) Holly Macve – Golden EagleFiled under: 2017, Folk

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07.03.17

Hi again. The new album by Lusine was added to Spotify some days back. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! Lusine – SensorimotorFiled under: 2017, Electronic

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06.03.17

Morning. A new album by WHY? arrived three days ago. Genre: pop/rock. Enjoy! WHY? – Moh LheanFiled under: 2016, Pop, Rock

The Quietus review
yesterday

After nearly 20 years in the game, Yoni Wolf’s lyrics are still ham-fisted. He’s that friend who won’t stop reciting bad slam poetry on YouTube – endearingly earnest, wordy as...

Under The Radar review
07.03.17

Resignation isn't hinted at in the words sung here by WHY?'s Yoni Wolf—one of indie's most under-celebrated lyricists—but woven extensively throughout. More

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06.03.17

Hello again. From two days ago: the new album by Sondre Lerche gives us some delightful retro pop. Enjoy! (Version for users outside of the Nordic countries here) Sondre Lerche...

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05.03.17

Howdy folks. This new album by Chicano Batman was a very positive surprise for me. Genre: psychedelic rock/soul. Enjoy! (US version here) Chicano Batman – Freedom Is FreeFiled...

Clash review
03.03.17

The freshest fusion…

Spotinews recomendation
10.03.17

Hey. There are two updates coming your way. First we have the latest album by Ibibio Sound Machine. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy! Ibibio Sound Machine – UyaiFiled under: 2017...

Clash review
03.03.17

An occasionally misty-eyed but very welcome return...

Under The Radar review
04.03.17

It's been 11 years since Grandaddy released an album. They've come back just in time. Grandaddy's textured, robot-core sleeper rock makes a natural comeback, with fresh eyes. More

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03.03.17

Hey again. The new album by New Zealand singer-songwriter Nadia Reid is really good. Enjoy! (Note: Next blog update will arrive on Sunday.) (US version here) Nadia Reid...

Under The Radar review
yesterday

The sophomore album from New Zealand's Nadia Reid is a hushed recording—akin to an intimate conversation over coffee on a lazy Sunday morning. The majority of the songs on...

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03.03.17

Morning. The first update of the new release week is the latest effort by Kneebody. Genre: experimental jazz. Enjoy! Kneebody – Anti-HeroFiled under: 2017, Experimental, Jazz

Under The Radar review
03.03.17

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah have always done things on their own terms and The Tourist, the band's first release in three years and fifth overall, is no different.  More

Clash review
03.03.17

A superb new album from the Vancouver crew...

Spotinews recomendation
02.03.17

Hi there. The serene new album by singer-songwriter Peter Silberman is a fairly recent addition to Spotify. Enjoy! (US version here) Peter Silberman – ImpermanenceFiled under...

The Quietus review
07.03.17

For human nature, the concept of the void is something so terrifyingly ungraspable that to try and dodge it is the only possible way to even come close to dealing with it. From...

Under The Radar review
07.03.17

The cover of Impermanence is a blurry self-portrait of The Antlers' frontman Peter Silberman. Silberman lost hearing in his left ear a few months prior to the release of The...

Clash review
07.03.17

A rare talent uncovers truth in tortured silence...

Spotinews recomendation
02.03.17

Hello again. For the final update of the release week I saved something special. Vagabon is Laetitia Tamko and this is her debut album. Genre: art pop/indie rock. Enjoy! Vagabon...

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01.03.17

Hi again. Get your feet moving with the new album by Dude York. Genre: indie rock. Enjoy! Dude York – SincerelyFiled under: 2017, Rock