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The Best Releases of August: Music Staff Picks

Tropical Fuck Storm – Deep States Aussie noise rock band Tropical Fuck Storm’s third album, Deep States, is as messy and disorienting as the doomed political landscape it was birthed out of. Reflecting mind-poisoning social media discourse twisted through the filter of a distortion pedal, vocalists Gareth Liddiard and Fiona Kitschin deliver some of their most compelling melodies over lacerating guitar and synth lines. The opening track, “The Greatest Story Ever Told”, writes from the perspective of Jesus’ second coming to Earth to proclaim in a grand chorus “There ain’t no end of days.” Even at its loudest, a sense … Continued

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The Best Releases of June: Music Staff Picks

Spellling – The Turning Wheel The Turning Wheel, Chrystia Cabral’s third album under the project Spellling, offers bewitchingly captivating progressive folk and neo-soul songs. A shift towards natural instrumentation marks a stark change from 2019’s synth-heavy Mazy Fly, giving these songs a new liveliness, and pushing Cabral’s songwriting towards the theatrical. The sonic palette on its own can be bewildering at first–veering off without warning into performances of soul, hard rock, classical, folk, and of course, synthwave. It’s no surprise that the personnel list reveals more than thirty performers–all of whom sound great. The songs are left with an enchanting … Continued

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Rank Artist Recording Label 1 TITUS ANDRONICUS Local Business XL 2 DUM DUM GIRLS End Of Daze SUB POP 3 THE XX Coexist XL 4 METZ Metz SUB POP 5 GRIZZLY BEAR Shields Warp 6 TY SEGALL Twins Drag City 7 DEERHOOF Breakup Song Polyvinyl 8 BAT FOR LASHES The Haunted Man EMI 9 TAME IMPALA Lonerism Modular 10 DINOSAUR JR. I Bet On Sky Jagjaguwar 11 FLYING LOTUS Until The Quiet Comes Warp 12 ALT-J An Awesome Wave Canvasback 13 ANDREW BIRD Hands Of Glory Mom And Pop 14 DAVID BYRNE AND ST. VINCENT Love This Giant 4AD 15 … Continued

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