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NOMO – Invisible Cities

NOMO – Invisible Cities

Last year’s Ghost Rock expanded NOMO’s sound beyond the Fela Kuti inspired jams that largely characterized their first two albums, adding in more jazz, electronic, and krautrock elements. It was also one of the best and least noticed albums of last year. Invisible Cities, their new album appropriately named after...

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz!

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz!

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have shown a willingness to evolve and expand with each release. First came the garage blast of their early work, through to the gorgeous pop sensibility of Maps, their biggest hit, and onto the more reserved, mature rock of the last album, Show Your Bones. It’s...

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Mi Ami – Watersports

Mi Ami – Watersports

Mi Ami is a trio based out of San Francisco comprised of singer / guitarist Daniel Martin-McCormick, bassist Jacob Long and drummer Damon Palermo. Martin-McCormick and Long have played together in several bands, the most prominent of which being Black Eyes, a hyper-rhythmic experimental punk band. They have managed to...

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Black Lips – 200 Million Thousand

Black Lips – 200 Million Thousand

Black lips are a four-piece from Atlanta, Georgia, who play a rootsy garage influenced rock and roll. They are also known for stage antics involving members making out and urine, and slightly less for actually making albums, though they have been doing that as well since 2003. Their antics recently...

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Psychic Ills – Mirror Eye

Psychic Ills – Mirror Eye

Psychic Ills are a four-piece group based out of New York City. They are known for playing shows that consist of noisy space-jams with like-minded bands like Gang Gang Dance and Black Dice. On Mirror Eye, their proper follow up to first album Dins, (Early Violence, a collection of two...

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