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PEACH KELLI POP: WHICH WITCH EP

April 18th, 2018

PEACH KELLI POP Which Witch EP Mint Over the last eight years, Allie Hanlon has been making some of the catchiest pop-punk rock and roll one might hope to hear under the name Peach Kelli Pop. The music she makes is sugary and bright, but…

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VARIOUS ARTISTS: NIGHT PALMS

April 10th, 2018

Night Palms is the soundtrack to a particular vision of Los Angeles, one in which palms flutter in a constant breeze, the sky dims to a perpetual sunset, and waves lap at the shore in a loose rhythm.

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WINTER: ETHEREALITY

April 6th, 2018

At its best, Samira Winter’s Ethereality recalls the songwriting of Weezer’s blue album and the feeling of Last Splash-era Breeders and Malkmus’s pop distortions.

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TRIPTIDES: VISITORS

April 4th, 2018

It’s easy to fall victim to psych rock clichés, yet Triptides manage to avoid such missteps. It kinda evokes the feeling of psychedelia in a digital age, while also rejecting simple genre conformity.

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DELROY EDWARDS: RIO GRANDE

April 2nd, 2018

These are 22 great songs by Delroy Edwards, whether you’re approaching Rio Grande as dancefloor weapon, mood music, or a document from one of L.A.’s most exciting outsider artists. It works from every angle.

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ALICE BAG: BLUEPRINT

March 20th, 2018

Blueprint by Alice Bag ALICE BAG Blueprint Don Giovanni On Blueprint, Alice Bag explores the song as a narrative device, offering songs that speak to experience and confusion. Blueprint explores a range of genres (punk, ska, even ballads) that all allow experimentation with thr techniques…