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Kyle Craft :: Showboat Honey

This is salty, and tangy, and spicy, and sweet, like the musical equivalent of a Mexican tamarind candy. It sounds so Sixties and Seventies that it must be from Today.

Gauche :: A People’s History of Gauche

Spiky little numbers filled with quicksilver guitar lines, the occasional horn section, punky drums and bass, and sing-song female vocals that sound like someone making fun of their bullies.

METZ :: Automat

This is heavy pounding music that is pounding and heavy, also distorted, and pounding and heavy. Somewhat repetitive, but some of us like it like that, and pounding, and heavy.

Imperial Teen :: Now We Are Timeless

Incredibly smart power pop overflowing with fat analog synth lines and enough earworms and hooks to launch a sonic fishing expedition.

Lala Lala :: Sleepyhead

Crafty pop punk, brimming over with chunky guitars, layered female vocals, and lots of sneering.

Hot Chip :: A Bathfull of Ecstasy

At one time, electronic soul felt like the future of music, but here is Hot Chip doing just the same thing in 2019 and it feels nostalgic.

black midi :: Schlagenheim

Insistent angular weirdfunk, songs that sound like tape loops that have fallen out of order and yet maintain a diligent desire to be songs.

Palehound :: Black Friday

Nice indie guitar sounds, with whispery vocals and a meandering melodic spirit.