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Hollie Cook :: Vessel of Love

Pitch perfect UK reggae from the Slits vocalist, full of heavenly harmonies and thumping bass.

Grand Analog :: Survival EP

Soulful beats in the style of old-school acid jazz, mostly instrumental.

Julian Lage :: Modern Lore

High-order guitar instrumentals more concerned with melody and expression than pyrotechnics. Truly ear-opening.

Various Artists :: Dr. Demento Covered In Punk

Take the most memorable weirdness to come out of Dr. Demento’s near-50-year reign and let a bunch of punks cover them.

Spice Boys :: Glade

More from this wave of reverb-drenched noisy Swedish psychedelia that we’re enjoying lately.

Shame :: Songs of Praise

Aggressive debut from this UK band features some highly dynamic songs loaded with twisty hooks.

Chris Thile :: Thanks for Listening

Thile (THEE-lee) is a world-class mandolinist who also happens to have replaced Garrison Keillor as the host of that Wobegon show. Subtle and introspective.

Walt Wagner :: Reworks

An interesting set of covers for solo piano, performed live