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The Reappearance of Mark Renner and the Music That Gets Lost to Time

Mark Renner's records of homespun ambience and dewy post-punk were consigned to dollar bins and flea markets for decades. With the help of the Brooklyn label RVNG, he's finally reaching a new audience.
Lewis Gordon
5 days ago
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Here Lies Lawrence, The Best Pop Star the World Never Really Knew

The frontman of Felt, Denim, and Go-Kart Mozart has said he's always been obsessed with being famous. Despite making some of indie rock's most influential records, he might never be, but that's ok too.
Josh Baines
2.9.18
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Wetware’s Debut Album Is a Dark Tour of an Industrial Dreamland

The New York duo’s ‘Automatic Drawing’ is a hallucinatory evocation of both noise and dance traditions, a lovely nightmare from which you won’t soon wake up.
Colin Joyce
2.8.18
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Tommy Genesis’ New Single Is an Impossibly Sunny Reggae Riff

The Canadian-born musician shares “Lucky,” along with an interview about her forthcoming album 'Genesis,' a record for "self-reflection."
Colin Joyce
2.2.18
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Higher Brothers Are Chinese Hip-Hop's Greatest Hope

Between Chengdu and Shenzhen last year, the relentless trap four-piece told us—as they tell everyone—that they wanted to "bring their Worldwide Shit to the entire world." This year, they'll get their chance.
Lauren Teixeira
1.28.18
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Porches, At Home

Aaron Maine lives alone for the first time in his life, and he’s comfortable. But his new record ‘The House’ is a document of more uncertain times.
Coiln Joyce
1.19.18
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The Quiet Brilliance of Talons', Ohio's Most Underappreciated Songwriter

For 15 years, Mike Tolan has been making sad, slow music about heartbreak, listening to Steely Dan, and eating Taco Bell. He knows its not cool, but that's not the point.
Rob Arcand
1.17.18
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The Impossible Tale of 03 Greedo, the Future of West Coast Rap

The rapper's incredible potential has made him one of Los Angeles' most enigmatic artists, but his complicated history could cause his future to be in question.
Torii MacAdams
1.16.18
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Inside the Label Bringing Rare 70s and 80s Arabic Funk to the World

Habibi Funk's new compilation pulls together soulful, jazzy music from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Sudan, and more. It's even more vibrant than you might expect.
Phillip Mlynar
12.22.17
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Hovvdy’s New Single Feels Like Looking at a Scrapbook

The Texas duo’s February album ‘Cranberry’ is another collection of hopeful and sad songs.
Colin Joyce
12.14.17
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The Woes and Wiles of Cold Specks

Writing in English and Somali about love and exile, heartbreak and catastrophe, 'Fool’s Paradise' is the singer's most open offering yet.
Amani Bin Shikhan
12.12.17
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Gary War’s Back With Another Prickly Psych-Pop Mutation

The pop outsider Greg Dalton took a near five-year break from the moniker, and now he’s back in vibrant Technicolor.
Colin Joyce
12.12.17