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Moderat Finish Their Trilogy on the Aptly Titled III

Moderat, the collaboration between German electronic music stars Modeselektor (a.k.a. Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary) and Apparat (a.k.a Sascha Ring), has a knack for simple but elegant titles. Released in 2003, the supergroup's debut…
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Great American Canyon Band’s Gorgeous Debut, Only You Remain

Last fall the Baltimore-based Great American Canyon Band released their Crash EP through Six Degrees Records. The band has developed a following in its home town, with local radio station WTMD describing Great American Canyon Band as "an…
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Charles Bradley, The Screamin’ Eagle of Soul, Spreads His Wings

At the age of 67, Charles Bradley has just released his third album, Changes, on Dunham Records, an imprint of the Brooklyn-based Daptone Records. The record shows Bradley at his strongest, capturing both the energy of his live…
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New Music Monday: Marco Benevento

Marco Benevento explores new musical territory and imagines the life of one of his inspirations on The Story of Fred Short, out 4/1 on Royal Potato Family.
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New Music Monday: Heron Oblivion

Heron Oblivion released their self-titled debut on Sub Pop last Friday, but don't let that fool you into thinking the band's members aren't veterans. Singer-drummer Meg Baird, who has released music with Espers and under her own name as…
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New Music Monday: The By Gods

Nashville garage trio, The By Gods, released their second full-length record in late January on Blecch Records.
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New Music Monday: Mount Moriah

Mount Moriah will release their third record, How to Dance, through Merge Records on February 26, 2016. The album  sees the North Carolina-based band examine territory explored on their first two records in new detail and with new…
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New Music Monday: Radiation City

Portland-based indie pop band, Radiation City, released Synesthetica, their Polyvinyl debut on February 12, 2016
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New Music Monday: The James Hunter Six

Last Friday James Hunter released Hold On!, his latest record with The James Hunter Six, through Daptone Records. Hold On! is Hunter's first release with Daptone (though his fourth full-length), which may come as a surprise to those…
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New Music Monday: Benji Hughes

Benji Hughes' Merge Records debut, Songs in the Key of Animals, straddles the line between flippancy and earnestness over its forty-one minutes.
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New Music Monday: Dawn Landes & Piers Faccini

 Desert Songs, the collaborative EP from Dawn Landes and Piers Faccini, has been a long-time coming. The two musicians first worked together on a track for Faccini's record Songs I Love. Afterward, Landes and Faccini performed together…
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New Music Monday: Soapkills

Crammed Discs is releasing an artist-curated compilation of Soapkills best tracks to celebrate the influence Yasmine Hamdan's former project.
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New Music Monday: David Bowie

Even after 26 studio albums, Bowie has managed to make a record unique from all his others.
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New Music Monday: Our Most Anticipated Albums of 2016

This week's New Music Monday is breaking format slightly by focusing not on a record that's come out recently, but on what's to come. Below you will find three artists whose records are some of our most anticipated albums for the coming…
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New Music Monday: Rhiannon Giddens

Lead singer of Carolina Chocolate Drops, Rhiannon GIddens, released her solo debut earlier this year and recently released a follow-up EP, Factory Girl.
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New Music Monday: Bruce Springsteen

Born to Run may have celebrated the 40th anniversary of its release this year, but it was a different Bruce Springsteen record that saw a box set released in its honor in 2015: The River. Titled The Ties That Bind: The River Collection…
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New Music Monday: Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett's debut album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, reveals her as one of the most promising new artists of 2015.
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New Music Monday: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Holiday music is something you either love or you hate. Full disclosure, I fall readily into the latter camp, and personally speaking, could die a happy man never hearing Bing Crosby's saccharine rendition of "White Christmas" ever again…
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New Music Monday: The Brainstems

St. Louis DIY garage rockers The Brainstems released their catchy, self-assured debut record on November 27 through Bad Diet Records.
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New Music Monday: Kishi Bashi

Before going solo, virtuoso violinist Kaoru Ishibashi made his name recording and performing with artists like Regina Spektor, Sondre Lerche, and of Montreal. In 2012, however, he struck out on his own and released the excellent 151a…
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New Music Monday: The Max Levine Ensemble

Pop punk gets a bad rap in the world of music. The cultural consensus seems to be that it is a genre for high school students, whose taste will eventually mature out of it. On their latest album, Backlash, Baby, The Max Levine Ensemble…
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New Music Monday: The Chills

Pioneers of the Dunedin Sound, The Chills, released Silver Bullets, their first new album in almost two decades, on October 30th.
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New Music Monday: Maïa Vidal

Maïa Vidal released her third album, You're the Waves, through Crammed Discs on October 23rd.