Scene from Exitmusic's new video for the song "Trumpet's Fade."
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September 19, 2018 Following the dissolution of their marriage and band, Exitmusic's Aleksa Palladino and Devon Church unleash a gorgeous if haunting storm of images and sound.
Nothing's Dance on the Blacktop comes out Aug. 24.
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August 16, 2018 Domenic Palermo channels a lifetime of tragedy into Nothing's blustery distortion, scorching riffs and stirring melodies.
Trevor Powers' solo debut Mulberry Violence is out Aug. 17.
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August 9, 2018 The solo debut from the Youth Lagoon frontman sounds like nothing Trevor Powers has made yet — gorgeous and ornate while bleakly unsettling.
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July 11, 2018 Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak produces Perfect Shapes, the second album for the Oakland-based songwriter and musician, out Oct. 5.
Speedy Ortiz's Twerp Verse is out April 27 on Carpark.
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April 19, 2018 Twerp Verse shows Sadie Dupuis and her band at their most pointed and fearless.
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April 12, 2018 Recorded amidst the slow dissipation of the duo's marriage and after their separation, these nine songs unwind like a melodramatic love story.
Snail Mail's Lindsey Jordan.
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March 21, 2018 The bittersweet first single from Snail Mail's debut album, Lush, exudes the confidence of an artist coming into her own right in front of us.
Remember Sports' new album, Slow Buzz, comes out on May 18.
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February 20, 2018 After a location and name change, Remember Sports has re-emerged as a pop-punk band that'll be hard to forget. Hear the first single from Slow Buzz, out May 18.
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Son Lux's Brighter Wounds comes out Feb. 9.
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February 1, 2018 Brighter Wounds achieves another breakthrough during a fraught and heartbreaking period. It's the band's most personal album yet.
Soccer Mommy's Sophie Allison.
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January 9, 2018 The first single from Sophie Allison's forthcoming album Clean is both a post-breakup kiss-off and an anthem demanding respect and agency.
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Daniele Luppi (pictured) & Parquet Courts' MILANO is out Oct. 27.
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October 19, 2017 Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O guest stars on the Italian producer's paean to 1980s Milan and all its vices.
Bully's Losing is out Oct. 20.
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October 12, 2017 When Alicia Bognanno unleashes that glorious howl, you can't help but absorb everything she's feeling.
The new album from Alvvays, Antisocialites, is out Sep. 8.
August 31, 2017 The Toronto indie-rock band's sophomore album builds on the promise of its celebrated debut.
Kip Berman, frontman for The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart. The band's new album, The Echo Of Pleasure, is out Sep. 1.
August 24, 2017 The band's latest album finds frontman Kip Berman entering a new chapter in his life with a growing family and the complicated feelings of growing older while staying in love.
Madeline Kenney's Night Night At The First Landing comes out Sept. 1.
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July 18, 2017 With "Always," the Oakland polymath songwriter delivers a blustery song of resolve in the face of external skepticism and internal fears.
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