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Dirty Projectors: Lamp Lit Prose

by Ryan Reed on July 19, 2018
“She keeps it 100 in the shade,” Dave Longstreth croons in a wispy falsetto minutes into his eighth LP. “She is so dreamy.” A fanciful, pitch-shifted guitar lick flutters giddily;...
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Ray Davies: Our Country—Americana Act II

by Jeff Tamarkin on July 18, 2018
As the Kinks’ chief songwriter, singer/ guitarist Ray Davies wrote some of the most vivid and insightful portraits of British life ever created, penning tunes such as “Well Respected Man,”...
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Here Lies Man: You Will Know Nothing

by Richard Gehr on July 17, 2018
Speaking of rhythmically interlockin’ groove things, Antibalas guitarist Marcos Garcia got the idea for his spin-off group Here Lies Man the day he realized that a certain Fela Kuti guitar riff...
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Big Sam’s Funky Nation: Songs in the Key of Funk, Volume 1

by J. Poet on July 04, 2018
Trombone player and bandleader “Big Sam” Williams cut his chops with New Orleans veterans The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and clocked in time with Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint on their River...
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Father John Misty: God’s Favorite Customer

by Justin Jacobs on July 03, 2018
On Father John Misty’s third album, Pure Comedy, singer-songwriter Josh Tillman presented a veritable manifesto, his sardonic worldview sprawling out across almost 75 minutes of philosophizing...
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The Milk Carton Kids: All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn’t Do

by Jeff Tamarkin on July 02, 2018
The Milk Carton Kids, Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale, have often been compared to Simon & Garfunkel, and now, on their fourth studio album, the MCK have learned what S&G did on their second:...
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Jim James: Uniform Distortion

by Ryan Reed on June 29, 2018
“I’m motherfucking out of my mind,” Jim James barks on “Yes to Everything,” a ragged classic-rock anthem from his third solo LP. The dude ain’t kidding. Uniform Distortion , like much...
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Grizzly Bear and Spoon at The Capitol Theatre

by Isabella Fertel on June 28, 2018
For each of their debut shows at the historic Capitol Theater in Port Chester New York, indie establishments Grizzly Bear and Spoon each gave performances that exceeded expectations—yet all the...
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Black Moth Super Rainbow Panic Blooms

by Ryan Reed on June 28, 2018
  Out of the Pennsylvania swamps emerge Black Moth Super Rainbow, the world’s trailblazers of codeine-friendly electro-psych. Panic Blooms , their sixth LP, thrives on the fascinating and...