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New In Rotation (9-12-17)
Alvvays – Plimsoll Punks
After their catchy-as-hell self-titled debut on Polyvinyl in 2014, the fem-fronted dreampop band is back better than ever.
Twin Peaks – Sweet Singles ’17 Series Vol. 1
Nothing better than new Twin Peaks music, and these dudes have been cranking out single after single lately. No, this has nothing to do with the television show. It’s one of the best indie rock groups in the game, and they incorporate jangle rock into their creamy sound.
Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton – Choir of the Mind
You probably know her from Metric or Broken Social Scene, but Emily Haines is now showing off her abilities in her solo project, Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton (maybe because Metric’s sound has gotten very dry). Metric guitarist, James Shaw, helped Haines produce this record.
High Waisted – “Firebomb” b/w “Free Throw”
Another band who seamlessly blends dreampop and surf rock, High Waisted arrived just in time for the end of summer, taking you back to the 1960s with their style with these two singles released on a 7″.
Mount Kimbie – Love What Survives
After four years, British electronic band, Mount Kimbie returns for a critically acclaimed record featuring the likes of James Blake and King Krule (who happens to have new music out soon).
1. The War On Drugs – A Deeper Understanding
The War On Drugs are the project of Adam Granduciel, one of the leaders in indie rock today. The band’s consistency is hardly matched by anyone in music, and after a stellar record three years ago, they’ve followed it up with a worthy successor.
2. Oh Sees – Across The Multiverse
John Dwyer has been a busy guy and hasn’t really given himself any time to breath. Thee Oh Sees, now known simply as “Oh Sees,” had two records last year, and he also had time for a Damaged Bug (his solo project) album. We’re back in business again now under a new name, and it’s more and more apparent that Oh Sees and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have obvious influences on each other. It was recently announced that the group will rename once again for their next album, Memory of a Cut Off Head, back to their old name, OCS.
3. Turnover – Althaea
Indie rock band, Turnover, has now taken their music fully in the dreampop direction with their latest project, Good Nature. Fans of Real Estate will undoubtedly enjoy this album.
4. A Giant Dog – Earl Grey
After the success of the grunge’y Pile in 2016, the Merge Records signees are back about a year later to showcase their eclectic abilities in Toy.
5. LCD Soundsystem – american dream
After their flamboyant departure from the music industry in 2011, James Murphy and co. announced their return a few years later. They’ve played a few shows since coming back, headlining large festivals, and they topped it off with one of the most gorgeous records of the year so far in american dream.
By: Dylan Swoyer