The Black Angels - "Indigo Meadow"

Break out the mescaline and aviators, the lords of neo-psych rock have come back to Earth. Indigo Meadows is a strong return for The Black Angels, erupting onto the scene like a groovy time-machine to the 60's. First some introduction may be necessary to those unfamiliar to Alex Maas and his crew. Hailing from Austin, TX, The Black Angels were formed in 2004 due to mutual appreciation for the finest music of rock's h...

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Pitchfork: Boards of Canada Released a Mysterious 12" on Record Store Day

Originally posted at Pitchfork. "While people were lined up around the block at record stores across the country, at least one lucky person got their hands on a very surprising release: A 12" featuring a snippet of music from Boards of Canada. We've confirmed that it was a legit Warp release. One Reddit user, @ImNoPandaBear, posted that they'd found a copy at Other Music in New York and reported that it featured 2...

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Bleached - "Ride Your Heart"

Thoroughly enjoyable if a bit slight, Ride Your Heart is the debut LP from Bleached, new home of Mika Miko veterans Jennifer and Jessica Clavin. Like the Dum Dum and Vivian Girls before them, Bleached's primary sound is a reconfiguration of sixties girl group melodies (particularly those of Queens, New York bad girls The Shangri-Las) with lo-fi punk grit. Lovelorn vocals undercut with a hint of nastiness and sweet me...

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The Men - "New Moon"

The Men are moving fast. They exploded onto the scene with 2011's Leave Home, their second LP, and the first that saw wide release. At the time, The Men made rock music that was reduced to its most primal elements. Guitar noise, howls, and a general dearth of hooks left songs sounding as though they could spin apart at any moment, and one of the chief pleasures of that album was the manners in which the songs both fu...

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Sage Francis at the Fox Theatre

In the early evening, a small crowd slowly begins to gather in the Fox Theatre, eagerly awaiting the highly anticipated spoken word and hip hop artist Sage Francis. But before the man himself made a début, he brought with him two acts, one from his self-created record label Strange Famous, Prolyphic, and another based out of Denver, Wheelchair Sports Camp. A five member group fronted by their small but mighty MC Kal...

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