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J Mascis :: Elastic Days

A next-generation Neil Young, J Mascis blends massive guitar riffs, introspective lyrics, and a whiny delivery to great effect.

Blood Orange :: Negro Swan

This is a smooth collection of beats and grooves filled with intricate chord work and surprising vocals.

Interpol :: Marauder

Overthinking garage rock never goes out of style, and Interpol continues to put out albums that sound just like Interpol.

Brick + Mortar :: Meta Meta Etc.

Diverse mix of influences, from synth pop to hip hop to plain old indie rock.

The Holy Knives :: Year of the Black Dog

Dark and bombastic, this is full of dragged-out ballads and dramatic pauses for moody rainy evenings

Bird Streets :: Bird Streets

Smart guitar pop never goes out of style, and sharp lyrics make it all the better.

Laura Gibson :: Goners

Sparse and haunting, this minimal acoustic approach works well with Gibson’s unique fairy vocals.

Carbonas :: Your Moral Superior

Fast and furious punk blasts that are over by the time you catch up with the hook, keeping true to the Ramones’ quarter-mile aesthetic