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25.05.17

Hi again. Next we have the new album by White Hills. Genre: psychedelic/space rock. Enjoy! White Hills – Stop Mute DefeatFiled under: 2017, Rock

Under The Radar review
16.05.17

Every outing with Wooden Wand—stage name for James Jackson Toth—is an adventure. His music ranges all over the place, centering around a mix of folk, country, and rock, but not...

Under The Radar review
15.05.17

Over the course of three (and a half with the inclusion of Occult Architecture Vol. 1) previous albums, Moon Duo have found a fascinating middle-ground between out-there...

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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...

Clash review
05.05.17

Wordless protest music that impresses with its sheer thematic ambition...

The Quietus review
05.07.17

The music of Matt Barnes (aka Forest Swords) has become increasingly panoramic and elegiac since his 2013 debut Engravings. Despite having allusions to internet aesthetics, the...

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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24.04.17

Evening. A promised here is another update. Genre: folk rock. Read this review and enjoy Woods! Woods – Love Is LoveFiled under: 2017, Folk, Rock

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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

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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...

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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...

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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

Clash review
26.02.17

Nashville upstarts come of age amidst a frenzied cloud of ideas...

The Quietus review
10.03.17

These are parlous days and the time for sitting on the fence is well and truly over. Not least because the longer you’re perched there, the greater the chance of slipping and...

The Quietus review
24.02.17

It’s difficult to explore the music of Children of Alice without immediately thinking about Broadcast, and not because it occupies a similarly liminal space where the esoteric...

Clash review
02.03.17

A strange, lovely and at times genuinely unnerving album...

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24.02.17

Hello. Entrance is the handle used by Guy Blakeslee. He is now back with his first solo album in a long time. Genre: folk/rock. Enjoy! Entrance – Book of ChangesFiled under: 2017...

Under The Radar review
24.02.17

Psychedelic indie rock outfit King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard have already released eight records since their 2012 debut. Last year's Nonagon Infinity was an introduction for...

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24.02.17

Hi again. The wild new album by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard just arrived. Genre: psychedelic rock. Enjoy! (US version here) King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Flying...

The Quietus review
24.02.17

In the last several years, Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner has proven himself an invaluable player in LA's genre-busting musical ferment, lending his gleefully showy bass playing to...

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23.02.17

Hey again. The second post today is the latest album by Mind Over Mirrors. Genre: ambient. Read some reviews and enjoy! Mind Over Mirrors – Undying ColorFiled under: 2017, Ambient

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21.02.17

Hello. From a recent Spotify update: the new album by The Paperhead. Genre: psychedelic pop/rock. Enjoy! The Paperhead – ChewFiled under: 2017, Pop, Rock

The Quietus review
08.02.17

“We dig repetition / We dig repetition / We dig repetition in the music / And we're never going to lose it / All you daughters and sons / Who are sick of fancy music / We dig...

Clash review
03.02.17

Peter Sagar returns with his most confidently obtuse and complete record yet...

Under The Radar review
14.02.17

We've heard that Peter Sagar is Mac DeMarco's touring guitarist. We know he must be good then. But his lo-fi, boyish, oddly smooth R&B treatments under his rather unpresuming...

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09.02.17

Hey again. The final update of this release week is the moving new album by Homeshake. Genre: soul. Enjoy! Homeshake – Fresh AirFiled under: 2017, Soul

Clash review
03.02.17

A courageous return that genuinely inspires...

Under The Radar review
10.03.17

After their 2010 debut Astro Coast became a much deserved breakout indie hit, Surfer Blood hit some unexpected and tragic stumbling blocks. Their 2013 major label debut and...

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22.01.17

Morning. The new album by The Proper Ornaments is another very recent addition to the Spotify library. Genre: pop. Read some reviews and enjoy! (US version here) The Proper...

The Quietus review
20.01.17

The pig has several connotations. Most civilisations and cultures have seen them as arbiters of fertility, virility, strength and abundance. The Buddhist tradition swings the...

Under The Radar review
20.01.17

We've come a long way in the five short years since Foxygen's breakout release, Take the Kids Off Broadway: a gloriously all-over-the-place disc of psych-pop and endearingly lo-fi...

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25.01.17

Hello there. The ambitious new album by Foxygen was recently added to Spotify. Genre: indie rock. Enjoy! Foxygen – HangFiled under: 2017, Rock

Clash review
23.01.17

An irreverently theatrical work, succinct yet overwhemingly grandiose...

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13.12.16

Hey. Here’s another goodie from all the way back in April. Genre: desert blues. Enjoy Bombino! (Version for BE, LU and NL here. US version here.) Bombino – AzelFiled under: 2016...

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29.11.16

Hello. From a recent Spotify update comes the smooth new album by Rainbow Arabia. Genre: electropop. Enjoy! (Edit: I just now noticed I didn’t update the blog yesterday. Sorry...

Clash review
24.11.16

Fresh spins on some of Bundick's least resonant work...

Clash review
21.11.16

Kim Gordon and Bill Nace journey to guitar music’s murkiest periphery...

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15.11.16

Hi. Are you in the mood for some high level psychedelic rock? If yes, please check out the new album by Wolf People and enjoy! Wolf People – RuinsFiled under: 2016, Rock