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Melba!

Geof Bradfield
ORIGIN

Saxophonist/composer Geof Bradfield enlisted his longtime employer, pianist Ryan Cohan, to play in his suite honoring Melba Liston.

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Desire Lines

Camera Obscura
4AD

Desire Lines, Camera Obscura’s second release on 4AD, hooks with a commencing orchestration that ardently captures the thematically elegant nature of each track’s compositi

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Trouble Will Find Me

The National
4AD
This is not a band that has matured — it’s a band that is mature. A quality often associated with boring has actually never sounded more vibrant and alive.
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Getaway

Lisa Hilton
RUBY SLIPPERS

Pianist Hilton is more prolific than her name recognition might suggest.

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I Can’t Not Go Hard

Josh Woods
ISLAND EARTH
The introductory mixtape from Island Earth’s newest signing is a collection of largely industry production, but plays like his own.
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From the Hills Below the City

Houndmouth
ROUGH TRADE
Since the release of last summer’s acclaimed, eponymous EP, Houndmouth has seen anticipation skyrocket for a full-length. Fans of the local farmland folk-rock band need to wait no more.
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Sing to the Moon

Laura Mvula
COLUMBIA
The UK chanteuse could not be more confident and assured on her beautiful debut.
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Dumbo’s Circus

Elephant Room
ISLAND EARTH
Island Earth’s latest, like so much of their output, is either love or hate. Circus takes the Villebillies model to the next logical step.
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Monomania

Deerhunter
4AD
A lethargic malaise runs throughout the sixth album from Atlanta indie-rockers Deerhunter, as if the band is intentionally channeling the best of the ’90s slacker/grunge generation.
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Mind Revolution

L.M.H. (Louisville Men of Honor)
SELF-RELEASED
I can’t figure out if L.M.H. sampled Rush Limbaugh, Alex Jones or Ed Schultz, as they all kind of sound like McGruff the Crime Dog.