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Streams Videos All Posts. The Killers. Imploding the Mirage. Las Vegas' finest strike gold by finding the sweet spot between Sam's Town and Brandon Flowers' solo work. Bright Eyes. The first new material in nine years from this sad-hearted indie folk band breaks new ground while it recalls earlier greatness. Bebel Gilberto. International , Electronic.
Cut Copy. Freeze, Melt. Influenced by ambient music and classic techno and sprinkled with subtle melodies, this sleekly minimalist album is a satisfying left turn. No Joy. Once strictly a doomy shoegaze band, this Montreal group uses their new album to explore everything from trip-hop to metalcore. Orville Peck. Show Pony. This six-song EP from alt-country's subversive masked marvel affirms his outsized talent despite minor flaws.
Tim McGraw. Here on Earth. An easy rolling, lightly spacy collection of breezy ballads and mellow pop. The Neon. Following the politically mindful World Be Gone, an effervescent return to the clubs proves that the veteran duo are still masters of the melodic hook. Happy Birthday. Another confident and original outing from Eva Moolchan that explores everything from astrological traits to weather and politics.
The Lemon Twigs. Songs for the General Public. The third album from these power pop revivalists uses each track to focus on a slightly different musical obsession. With the help of 99 collaborators, the always-innovative duo celebrate shared creativity with a playful, cerebral, and transporting triptych. Guided by Voices. Mirrored Aztec. The band's fourth album in a month period embraces power pop and clean production, with songs a cut above even their usual strong output.
Dent May. Late Checkout. Another slice of '70s-influenced summery pop delivered with whimsical charm and sugary sweetness, but more confidence than ever. Old 97's. The Texas alt-country veterans get older and wise up a little while still playing powerful, heartfelt rock with a twang. Josh Turner. Country State of Mind. A straightforward, satisfying collection of county covers, many dating from the s. The Waterboys. Good Luck, Seeker. The band's adventurous and reliably eclectic 14th LP traverses rock, soul, folk, hip-hop, and spoken word mysticism with apparent joy.
Troye Sivan. In a Dream. The '90s alt-rock disciple raises her game on an urgent, cathartic third album about a protagonist in distress but getting over it. The Mavericks. Putting their country and retro-rock influences on hold, the band deliver an eclectic Latin set showcasing vocalist Raul Malo. Secret Machines. Awake in the Brain Chamber. The space rock band return with their deeply textured fourth album and first since the death of founding guitarist Ben Curtis. Bent Arcana. A batch of free-form improvisations which took place at John Dwyer's home studio, channeling electric Miles and the jammier end of Krautrock.
Gregg August. Dialogues On Race, Vol. A sprawling, poignant, and cannily timed modern big band meditation on America's racial tensions that includes vocalists and strings.
Blues Pills. Holy Moly! After significant lineup changes, the international quartet comes roaring back with a collection of screaming blues rock and neo-psych ballads. Nubya Garcia. After two acclaimed EPs, the London-based saxophonist's debut album weds striking modern jazz to Afro-Caribbean musical traditions.
Life on Venus. Odes to the Void. The Russian shoegazers' second album is more tightly focused than their debut without straying from its path. Mandy Barnett. A Nashville Songbook. A stylish and old-fashioned tribute to the sounds and songs of post-war Nashville. Meridian Brothers. Cumbia Siglo XXI. Rockabilly for Life.
The pioneering rockabilly revivalist joins fans and friends for a set of re-recorded hepcat classics. Various Artists. A heaping plate of obscure gems, cult classics, and a few better-known hits from Britain's bubbling progressive underground. Excellent three-disc set chronicling the year British punk began splitting off in new directions and grew from a fad into a movement. Colorful works, in every sense, offer a lively hour of listening. Conductor Tilson Thomas presents his own music for his final recording leading the San Francisco Symphony.
Navarra Quartet. Love and Death. Loosely thematic string quartet recital features sharply contrasting works, splendidly performed. An excellent find for lovers of Alessandro Scarlatti -- a highly dramatic oratorio that verges on opera. Ian Venables: Requiem. A substantial new setting of the requiem mass, with links to the past but a distinctive voice, wonderfully performed.
Willamette Valley Chamber Music Festival. Works by this eclectic composer are gorgeously recorded in the barrel room of an Oregon winery. The Avett Brothers. The Third Gleam. Out of Body.