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Nonfiction

The Range
DONKY PITCH

James “The Range” Hinton comes out swinging with Nonfiction, his debut full-length of idiosyncratic post-dubstep and future bass.

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Heavy Hearts

Cousins
SELF-RELEASED

The quartet offers up a more melodic interpretation of punk stalwarts Fugazi, eschewing savage guitar feedback for sing-along harmonies.

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Book of Souls: Folio A

Secret Chiefs 3
WEB OF MIMICRY

Mr. Bungle’s Trey Spruance has spent years crafting an unorthodox and expansive musical universe in Secret Chiefs 3, one shrouded in mystery and unpredictable cross-genre pollinations.

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Black Radio 2

The Robert Glasper Experiment
BLUE NOTE

When an A student consistently turns in great work, “safe” is graded more harshly.

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Matangi

M.I.A.
N.E.E.T RECORDINGS/INTERSCOPE

After alienating mainstream fans with the puzzling, atonal / \ / \ / \ Y / \, M.I.A. retreats to well-trodden territory on Matangi.

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Set the Cotillion on Fire!

Thee Floating Caskets
AUTUMN BLANKET

Thee Flying Caskets exhibit very little pretense to be anything other than fun times rock ’n’ roll/punk.

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Wilford Brimley with the Jeff Hamilton Trio

Wilford Brimley with the Jeff Hamilton Trio
CAPRI

This shows up, and I check with my editor to see if he wants the review for LEO's Fake Issue. No, it’s real, was the reply.

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First in Flight

Taylor Rogers
SELF-RELEASED

From some place called Horse Cave, Ky., now-Louisville resident Taylor Rogers teams up with producer Ju$t Cobain.

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Life Cycle of a Massive Star

Roly Porter
SUBTEXT

Roly Porter is best known as half of the dubstep duo Vex’d, but that is about to change.

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Fetch

Melt-Banana
A-ZAP

It’s hard to listen to Melt-Banana without feeling like you need an inhaler.