Terence Praet

Terence Praet

Terence Praet contributes to The Manual’s New Music Monday column. He studied Philosophy and History at Skidmore College, where he was also the music director at the school’s radio station. He has worked in the music industry since graduation. Though he became a Portland, Oregon resident in 2014, Terence is a proud New Jersey native. He can often be found singing along to Bruce Springsteen songs and roaming the streets of Portland in search of Taylor Ham.
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New Music: Tanzania Albinism Collective

In African, those with Albinism are often killed for their body parts considered magical. The Tanzania Albinism Collective offers them refuge through song.
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Argentine Juana Molina’s Album ‘Halo’ Draws Universal Rhythms from Our Collective Unconscious

'Halo' is not a pop record, but it is the kind of album whose songs stick in your head.
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David Byrne-Founded Label Releases ‘The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda’

"And when she put...her hands on the keyboard it was like somebody shooting a beam of light through your chest."
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Charly Bliss’ Debut Album “Guppy” Could be Called “Fun Songs About Self-Loathing to Dance Around To”

Though Charly Bliss has been around for the better part of a decade, the Brooklyn-based quartet is only now releasing its debut album.
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Robyn Hitchcock’s Eponymous 21st Album is an “Ecstatic Work of Negativity”

Twenty-one studio albums into his career, Robyn Hitchcock has released a self-titled record.
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Father John Misty Takes On the World on ‘Pure Comedy’

Father John Misty, using the contradictions between the Elton John-esque soundscape and the archness of his lyrics to take on the just about the entire world.
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The New Pornographers’ New Album is a Standout Work of Fun and Thoughtful Power Pop

Whiteout Conditions,' the seventh album from The New Pornographers, finds the band continuing to create delightful and often insightful pop music
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Spoon Heads Down New Sonic Paths on its Ninth Album

Spoon's ninth album, Hot Thoughts, finds the band expanding its sound more than any other time in its two decade-long career.
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Fleet Foxes First Song From the Forthcoming ‘Crack-Up’ Finds the Band in Fine Form

On March 7th, Fleet Foxes announced its long-awaited and highly anticipated third album, Crack-Up, which releases in mid-June. The band also unveiled its first piece of new music since 2011’s Helplessness Blues. Titled “Third of May /…
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Jay Som’s ‘Everybody Works’ Is a Brilliant Piece of Bedroom Pop

Everybody Works, which follows her 2016 compilation Turn Into, is Jay Som’s first album as such. Melina Duterte, who records and performs under the Jay Som moniker, recorded the album in her bedroom over the course of three weeks in…
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Rhiannon Giddens Walks the Length of Freedom Highway

Over the course of twelve tracks, Giddens presents music based on, in her own words, "slave narratives from the 1800s, African American experiences of the last century, the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s and headlines from streets of…
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Experimental Pop Band Aquaserge Combines Dance Music Grooves with Free Jazz-influenced Improvisation

Experimental pop band Aquaserge operated for several years as a shifting collective, counting over 60 musicians in its orbit.
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Sallie Ford Confronts Depression on Her Confessional Album “Soul Sick”

Soul Sick returns to the some of the same influences heard on Ford's albums with "The Sound Outside."
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Lula Pena Looks for Hidden Truth in “The Simplicity of Voice and Strings and a Resonant Body”

The reclusive Portuguese musician/poet sings lyrics and poetry by authors ranging from Manos Hadjidakis and Violeta Parra to Belgian surrealist Scutenaire.
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Avec le Soleil Sortant de sa Bouche’s Sophomore Album, “Pas pire pop, I Love You so Much” is a Krautrock Odyssey

"Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche" means "With the sun coming out of his mouth" in French.
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Japandroids Release Their Triumphant Third Album, ‘Near to the Wild Heart of Life’

The title of Japandroids third album, "Near to the Wild Heart of Life", comes indirectly from a passage in James Joyce's "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man."
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Charlie Cunningham Lines

After releasing three EPs over the course of the last three years, London's Charlie Cunningham will release his debut full-length, Lines, this coming Friday (January 27, 2017)
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Explore the Sonic Cosmos with Night Moves on the ‘Carl Sagan’ EP

Carl Sagan, the title of Night Moves' latest EP is appropriate given the band's cosmic, '70s-influenced, indie rock sound.
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The Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society

The Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society's Blue Filter is out now through Six Degrees Records
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Best Albums of 2016: Top 10 Records of the Year

Ranked alphabetically.
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Best Records of 2016: Car Seat Headrest’s ‘Teens of Denial’

Car Seat Headrest's 'Teens of Denial' combs the verbosity of artists like Jonathan Richman and Will Sheff with a classic rock-sized sound.
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Best Records of 2016: Japanese Breakfast’s ‘Psychopomp’

With the new year approaching, we’re taking a look back through the past 11 months at records that did not get coverage in New Music Monday when they were first released earlier.
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Best Records of 2016: Swet Shop Boys’ ‘Cashmere’

For all the brightness and energy in its music, Cashmere is a charged album.