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10.12.14

Hey. From last week: the charming new covers album by She & Him. Genre: pop. Enjoy! She & Him – ClassicsFiled under: 2014, Pop

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05.12.14

Hello. Their last album came out in the 1990s. Now they are back with a new one and it’s a goodie. Genre: indie pop. Enjoy The Popguns! The Popguns – Pop FictionFiled under: 2014...

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25.11.14

Hi. This charming new album by The Voyeurs was added to Spotify not that long ago. Genre: rock. Read some reviews and enjoy! (Note: For the next few weeks I will write about...

Under The Radar review
12.11.14

It has been two years since the slow-burning perfection of HAERTS' debut single "Wings" emerged; its elegiac vocals, wide-open spaces, and resolutely defiant surges established...

Under The Radar review
07.11.14

Why aren't these called singles anymore? Three songs—one of them previously released—and a remix only make an EP in the most minimalist sense, but we'll take it. More

Under The Radar review
05.11.14

Pop music, almost by definition, is watered down. Music for the masses means accessibility is king, marked by obvious on-ramps, broad-based topics, and a sunny-side-up disposition...

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25.10.14

Hello. The new album by pop singer-songwriter Juni Järvi arrived earlier this month. Enjoy! Juni Järvi – Om en vecka, kanske ett årFiled under: 2014, Pop, Singer-songwriter

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31.10.14

Hello. The new album by pop singer-songwriter Juni Järvi arrived earlier this month. Enjoy! Juni Järvi – Om en vecka, kanske ett årFiled under: 2014, Pop, Singer-songwriter

Under The Radar review
09.10.14

While Brooklyn duo Dinosaur Feathers claim acts as diverse as Harry Nilsson and Drake as influences, on second album Control this supposed manifold of era-defining sounds is...

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05.10.14

Hi there. The new album by pop singer-songwriter Martin Carr was added to Spotify earlier this week. Enjoy! (Version for GB and IE here.) Martin Carr – The BreaksFiled under: 2014...

Clash review
30.10.14

Plus: Art of Noise interview…

Under The Radar review
30.09.14

Does Half-Handed Cloud sound quite a bit like Sufjan Stevens? Yes, definitely. But this is a project put out by Asthmatic Kitty and produced by none other than Stevens himself...

Under The Radar review
29.09.14

The Rural Alberta Advantage are best seen live, where their acoustic crescendos and Nils Edenloff's Jeff Mangum-esque vocal acrobatics impress most. More

Under The Radar review
28.09.14

We can be honest here. Unless you're somewhat unbelievably hip, we can agree the main reason we know about The Vaselines is Kurt Cobain. More

NME review
03.12.14

The cult Glaswegian duo find their spark dimming on their third effort

Clash review
23.10.14

A band whose albums are always worth waiting for…

NME review
06.10.14

The cult Glaswegian duo find their spark dimming on their third effort

Spotinews recomendation
25.09.14

Hi again. I’m off to visit family for a week, which means there may be fewer updates during that time period. My next update will be on Saturday. Anyhow, here is the cool new...

NME review
22.09.14

Sun and surf gets left behind on The Drums third album

Under The Radar review
23.09.14

The third record is the proving ground. Great debuts are a dime a dozen and surpassing the sophomore slump is an impressive feat, but the third time's the charm for a reason. More

Clash review
22.09.14

Sunshine melodies, so long…

Spotinews recomendation
19.09.14

Hi. From earlier this week: the new album by Generationals. Genre: pop. Enjoy! Generationals – AlixFiled under: 2014, Pop

NME review
15.09.14

Invigorating ambition from recently dropped former major label signings

Under The Radar review
09.09.14

Tennis have made a solid career from their shimmering dream-pop shtick. Since releasing nautically-themed debut Cape Dory in 2011, the husband/wife pairing Alaina Moore and...

Insound review
09.09.14

Tennis is comprised of married couple Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore. The two met in college in Devner, and embarked upon a ten-month sailing voyage that inspired what would...

Insound review
09.09.14

The newly found unreleased album recorded across two winter time sessions at Nikkis favourite recording studio Woodbine Studios in Leamington Spa.

Insound review
09.09.14

Love Inks is a minimalist pop group making music that harkens back to early 80s UK (Marine Girls, Young Marble Giants) and David Lynch's Roadhouse. The group's sleek, needle...

NME review
15.09.14

Ambient but frustrating minimalism from the Texan trio

Under The Radar review
08.09.14

Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg and crew finally follow up the precocious pop of 2010's eponymous Avi Buffalo with a sophomore effort, having spent some time in the hallowed indie halls...

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12.09.14

Hey. The strong new Avi Buffalo album, added for many users earlier this week, is now available worldwide. Genre: pop. Enjoy! (Version for FR, GB and IE here.) Avi Buffalo – At...

NME review
11.09.14

The Californian eccentric's second album is full of glorious madness

Insound review
09.09.14

Avi Buffalo's sophomore album is a quirky yet comforting set of songs driven by refined pop songcraft and sneaky moments of grandeur that stick in the brain. At the ripe old age...

NME review
08.09.14

A promising debut EP full of rancid punk and rickety garage from Manchester newcomers

Insound review
02.09.14

Four-piece indie rock from Sydney, Australia were thrown into the spotlight immediately after they found instant success in early 2012. The band has been a blog favorite and their...

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NME review
26.08.14

Formerly offbeat Swedish duo lose their weirdness on new effort

Under The Radar review
28.10.14

For a band whose name and album titles are minimal, JJ traffics in a sound far more expansive. Sure, the title track introducing the album is fairly small in scope, but it gives...

Insound review
25.08.14

Seth Kauffman is Floating Action. Hailing from the small town of Black Mountain, NC Kauffman channels the collective creative energy that has been birthed and transferred between...

Alt Press review
23.08.14

NME review
10.09.14

Former Weezer bassist delivers much delayed comeback LP

Spotinews recomendation
05.09.14

Good evening. From a recent Spotify update comes the new album by The Rentals. Genre: pop/rock. Enjoy! The Rentals – Lost in AlphavilleFiled under: 2014, Pop, Rock

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30.08.14

Good evening. From a recent Spotify update comes the new album by The Rentals. Genre: pop/rock. Enjoy! The Rentals – Lost in AlphavilleFiled under: 2014, Pop, Rock

Under The Radar review
29.08.14

Shockingly, The Rentals' first LP in 15 years may also be their best. Lost in Alphaville finds a happy medium between the heavy fuzz and Moog synths of the group's 1995 debut...

Under The Radar review
22.08.14

It can't be easy for a band like The New Pornographers. Where prog-rock musicians need to create new vistas and compositions to describe them, and comedians need to be funny, when...

Clash review
01.09.14

An almost perfect soundtrack to what’s left of the summer...

NME review
29.08.14

Canadian filth merchants return with an obscenely enjoyable sixth album

Insound review
25.08.14

Brill Bruisers is the first new release in four years from the acclaimed supergroup the New Pornographers, who NPR called “virtually peerless in the world of power-pop and indie...

Spotinews recomendation
22.08.14

Hey again. The new album by Music Go Music is incredibly catchy if you are into this genre (dance-pop). Enjoy! (One review here.) Music Go Music – ImpressionsFiled under: 2014...

Spotinews recomendation
05.09.14

Hey again. The new album by Music Go Music is incredibly catchy if you are into this genre (dance-pop). Enjoy! (One review here.) Music Go Music – ImpressionsFiled under: 2014...

Spotinews recomendation
21.08.14

Hi. The new album by Literature is a very recent addition to the Spotify library. Genre: indie pop. Enjoy! Literature – ChorusFiled under: 2014, Pop

Under The Radar review
30.10.14

The word "jangly" seems to come up more often in indie pop reviews than anywhere else, but when it comes to a band like Literature and their new album Chorus, it's hard to think...

Punk News review
23.10.14

Everything about Literature is bigger on LP #2: Bigger label, bigger hooks, bigger production. They named the album Chorus for a reason. While the band’s songs still feel like a...

Clash review
18.08.14

Drenched in trademark rosy glow, it’s all tender and consolatory...

Spotinews recomendation
14.12.14

Hey. I continue to write about albums that I forgot about earlier this year. Genre: pop/rock. Enjoy The Magic Numbers! (US version here.) (Note: My Top 30 Albums of 2014 will be...

Under The Radar review
18.08.14

For post-millennial indie's resident Harvard-educated polymaths, Justin Rice and Christian Rudder—the driving duo behind Bishop Allen—this persistently-upbeat pop project is just...

Insound review
19.08.14

The new Bishop Allen record, Lights Out , is here at last. Here's what went into it: ten years, three full-lengths, twelve EPs, thousands of shows, a move out of Brooklyn, a new...