“The Monster” – Bird Concerns

Clever turns of phrase, fuzzed out guitars, and a melody that has you singing along by the second chorus. What more do you want?...
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“Thought Contagion” – Muse

Milk Crater. A noun for someone who digs tirelessly for deep cuts. A soldier of the unheard. Someone who finds track 11 on a 10...

“Baby I Love You” – Ryan Adams

Happy Valentine's Day, Milk Craters!

“Ride” – ISLAND

Sparkling guitar lines ping pong off the walls, filling the track a buzz of dreamy energy. Rollo Doherty's raspy vocals have just enough edge...

“Listening In” – Dr. Dog

Dr. Dog's most recent album was Psychadelic Swamp, and it was really good. I mean, the phrase basically defines Dr. Dog as a band. But...

“Low” – Stevie Wolf

There's a lot of life crammed into this 3 minutes and 15 seconds. Deeply reflective, "Low" finds an uneasy liberation in its embrace of...
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“Bring the Flood” – Derek Hoke

Okay, this post is not a single song. It's a full record. I have a (really good) bad habit of being unable to choose just...

“These Days” – NEIL FRANCES

If Tame Impala took a second to catch their breath poolside...it might sound a little something like this.

“Last Year” – Gareth Inkster

Gareth Inkster comes out of the gates swinging. His first single, "Last Year," finds the sweet spot between refreshingly original and timelessly familiar. Catchy...
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Rushmore (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

“You’ll find a pair of safety glasses and some earplugs under your seats. Please feel free to use them.” After becoming entranced by the music...