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Black Swan Lane – Under My Fallen Sky

Wanderland Recordings.

True and worthy successors to The Chameleons.


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Various Artists – To The Outside Of Everything

Cherry Red

A Story Of UK Post-Punk 1977-1981


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Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys – Rot

Agitated/R.I.P. Society

“the sort of fellas you need in your life both literally and musically.”


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OCS – Memory Of A Cut Off Head

Castle Face

Thee Oh Sees sounding like Radiohead, David Bowie and medieval folk all on the same LP? What is the world coming to?!


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To Destroy A City – Go Mirage

n5MD

Chicago post-rock with a side order of vocals.


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AMOR – Higher Moment / Amnesia

Night School

“breaking down walls to allow the flow to access off-limits melodies and pool around deep wells of melancholy”


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Bing & Ruth – Dorsal EP

4AD

“as big as a recital hall and yet as intimate as one’s own heartbeat”


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White Gourd – Magician Le Diable

Psychic Sounds

“Don’t fall asleep to this one; you might never wake up.”


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Feather Beds – Blooming

Moderna Records

impossibly dreamy washes of guitars


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Oliver Cherer – The Myth of Violet Meek

Wayside and Woodland

Girls….and bears.


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Yellow6 – About The Journey

Sound In Silence

Ambient guitar master returns.


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Flat Worms – S/T

Castle Face

“sometimes doing the simple things right is hard and Flat Worms make it look easy”


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Ella Atlas – The Road To Now

Self-Released

“surf-infused dream-pop”


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White Manna – Bleeding Eyes

Cardinal Fuzz/Agitated

“White Manna and their Bleeding Eyes are almost supernaturally good.”


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ORB – Naturality

Castle Face

“indistinguishable from whatever project the likes of Chad Ubovich, Charles Moothart or Mikal Cronin are working on at the moment”


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Mt. Mountain – OMED & EP

Cardinal Fuzz

Psych-rock “absolutely in need of your attention right now”.


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Hotel Wrecking City Traders – Passage To Agartha

Cardinal Fuzz/Evil Hoodoo

“a record to firmly put HWCT on the map and give their live-show the ammunition to transport you there”


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DUDS – Of A Nature Or Degree

Castle Face

“The underground has a different definition of big league” and DUDS have just taken home the jackpot.


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Shannon Lay – Living Water

Mare / Woodsist

“Stand yourself at Living Water’s centre and it’s as if time itself is standing still.”


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Million Brazilians – Red Rose & Obsidian

Lullabies For Insomniacs

“A patchwork of past-life flashbacks, Red Rose & Obsidian is as bewildering as it is breath-taking.”