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25.05.17

Hello there. And the final update of this release week is the moving new album by Land of Talk. Genre: indie rock. Read some positive reviews and enjoy! Land of Talk – Life After...

Under The Radar review
25.05.17

Land of Talk, the brainchild of Quebecois Elizabeth Powell, digs fresh and deep on the band's first album since 2010's Cloak and Cipher. We forgot how much Powell could rock in...

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24.05.17

Hello. The dynamic debut album by Pumarosa was recently added to Spotify. Genre: psych pop/rock. Enjoy! (US version here) Pumarosa – The WitchFiled under: 2017, Pop, Rock

Under The Radar review
19.05.17

Given John Darnielle's love of death metal, we knew Goths' day would come. What we didn't expect is the canvas to be so pop-forward. Goths is vivid and light on its toes, as it...

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14.05.17

Howdy folks. The final update of this release week is the cozy new album by Diagrams. Genre: folk/pop. Enjoy! (Note: My next update will most likely arrive on Saturday.) Diagrams...

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13.05.17

Hello. Let’s continue with the new album by Elf Power. Genre: indie rock. Enjoy! Elf Power – Twitching in TimeFiled under: 2017, Rock

Clash review
05.05.17

A mixed return that ultimately feels like a failure...

The Quietus review
10.05.17

Like it or not, Kasabian are 2017's biggest British rock band. Each of their last four albums to date has gone to number one, while only they, Arctic Monkeys, and the limper-than...

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05.05.17

Hi. It’s Friday and a new release week is here. First update: the smooth debut album by Hoops. Genre: dream pop/indie rock. Good stuff. Enjoy! Hoops – RoutinesFiled under: 2017...

Under The Radar review
10.05.17

We are lucky to live in an era where great dream-pop revival artists are abundant, but Bloomington, Indiana's Hoops immediately stands out from the crowded field with their...

Under The Radar review
10.05.17

We are lucky to live in an era where great dream-pop revival artists are abundant, but Bloomington, Indiana's Hoops immediately stands out from the crowded field with their...

Under The Radar review
04.05.17

Australian psych-rockers POND have often been seen as Tame Impala's slightly weirder, more unruly younger brother. Their sense of humor, compounded with the almost unhinged...

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10.05.17

Hey. Two quick updates are coming your way today. First: the new album by Pond. Genre: psychedelic rock. Enjoy! (US version here) Pond – The WeatherFiled under: 2017, Rock

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04.05.17

Hi there. The final update of this release week is the latest album by Thurston Moore. Genre: rock. Enjoy! (US version here.) Thurston Moore – Rock N Roll ConsciousnessFiled under...

Under The Radar review
28.04.17

Danish trio Mew are hipsters outside the cool scene; prog-rockers more interested in creating epic, dreamy pop than singing about ancient monuments More

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01.05.17

Hi. The new album by Mew is a delight. Genre: art/indie rock. Enjoy! Mew – VisualsFiled under: 2017, Rock

The Quietus review
27.04.17

There is something about London’s bruised cultists Part Chimp that has always harboured both jaw-shattering awe and tightrope-teetering ridiculousness. The unapologetic, from-the...

Clash review
21.04.17

Adding a politicised edge to their trademark angular and heartfelt pop music...

Clash review
25.04.17

Adding a politicised edge to their trademark angular and heartfelt pop music...

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21.04.17

Hey. Here is the spirited debut album by Charly Bliss. Genre: power pop/indie rock. Enjoy! Charly Bliss – GuppyFiled under: 2017, Pop, Rock

Under The Radar review
12.04.17

August By Cake is Robert Pollard's 100th album, and a double album to boot. Not only that but a great double album. It's amazing how Pollard still manages to mine new ground in...

Under The Radar review
10.04.17

Buzz has long been building around London four-piece The Big Moon, and their debut demonstrates it wasn't misplaced enthusiasm. The album starts already revved up, the all-female...

Under The Radar review
07.04.17

The New Pornographers' first release on their own Collected Works label and without longtime mainstay Dan Bejar (also of Destroyer), but also with new drummer Joe Seiders as a...

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21.04.17

Howdy. Here’s a notable album from last week. Genre: pop/rock. Enjoy The New Pornographers! (US version here) The New Pornographers – Whiteout ConditionsFiled under: 2017, Pop...

Clash review
05.04.17

A mixed melting pot of fresh ideas...

Under The Radar review
31.03.17

Expecting the unexpected can work in the favor of bands like Radiohead, U2, and R.E.M. They build up a reputation for trendy experimentalism that is met with enthusiastic...

The Quietus review
14.04.17

About a week ago, shortly after hearing Let The Dancers Inherit The Party for the first few times – and still uncertain about it in my fanboy sort of way – my partner and I sat...

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30.03.17

Hey. The latest album by American rock band Arbouretum was recently added to Spotify. Enjoy! Arbouretum – Song of the RoseFiled under: 2017, Rock

Clash review
27.03.17

Former Pavement man Scott Kannberg delivers an all-round good time...

Under The Radar review
29.03.17

Doris and the Daggers is ex-Pavement guitarist Scott Kannberg's sophomore release as Spiral Stairs, eight years after the spectacular debut The Real Feel. While it may not be...

Under The Radar review
23.03.17

Australian trio Middle Kids blazed out of the gates with debut single, "Edge of Town," which ticked up millions of streams before the band had even played a show.  More

Spotinews recomendation
21.03.17

Hello. The music by German pop duo Milky Chance may be too catchy for some listeners, but it was a nice change of pace for me. Their new album was added two days ago. Enjoy! (US...

Under The Radar review
18.03.17

As he croons away with that weather-beaten voice and twinkle-eyed cynicism, it's easy to forget Conor Oberst is only 37. A ubiquitous figure on the indie scene for decades, the...

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25.03.17

Howdy folks. From a recent Spotify update: the new album by singer-songwriter Conor Oberst. Read this review and enjoy! Conor Oberst – SalutationsFiled under: 2017, Singer...

Under The Radar review
18.03.17

Some ideas are repeated a million times for a good reason. Take, for instance, the line about how easy it is to take a new Spoon album for granted. When a band releases four near...

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25.03.17

Hi. The strong new album by Spoon was added to Spotify yesterday. Genre: indie rock. Good stuff. Enjoy! Spoon – Hot ThoughtsFiled under: 2017, Rock

Under The Radar review
17.03.17

Minus the Bear reunite with their original label, Suicide Squeeze, to release an album that is as far removed from their original material as the band has yet gone.  More

Clash review
13.03.17

A thrilling second album from a band who demand to be taken seriously...

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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...

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
25.03.17

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

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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
25.03.17

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...