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Rusty

Rodan
QUARTERSTICK/TOUCH & GO

Once “Shiner” and “Tooth Fairy Retribution Manifesto” started popping up on locally released compilations and singles, it became clear that Jason Noble, Jeff Mueller, Tara J

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Speed

Crain
AUTOMATIC WRECK CHORDS/TEMPORARY RESIDENCE

As much praise as the world piles on Slint, Speed deserves equal time. Where to begin?

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What Is Lovecore?

Albinotron
SELF-RELEASED

The opening track, “My Penis in Sleep Mode,” kicks off like a glitch remix of a herd of elephants barreling down a plastic tube.

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Latin

Holy Fuck
YOUNG TURKS/XL

As hoarders of junk electronics, thrift store keyboards and a variety of circuit-bent thingamajigs, it makes sense that each successive Holy Fuck record gets better and better — each ti

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Following the unexpected success of “Touch of Grey,” the Dead toured to larger audiences in their final eight years.

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Have you ever wondered what manic depression put to music would sound like? No?

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High Violet

The National
4AD

If Boxer detailed crushed ideals of young adulthood through a Raymond Carver lens, High Violet obliterates the fairytale of marriage, family and social standing wit

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Mercury

Follow the Train
REMOVADOR

Follow the Train, the semi-active, oft-fluctuating Louisville collective based around mastermind Dennis Sheridan, have always been a slippery proposition.

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The Dead Sirius
JUMP OUT BOY

In music’s most shameful days of unencumbered materialism and greed, the praises of said sins proclaimed by hip-hop artists, country pop stars, boy bands and rock ’n’ roll a

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Far And Near EP

Panda Riot
MIRROR MIRROR

Pretend for a second you’re making the playlist for your super-fun, hip dance party. You’ve already moved through some groovy tracks, but everyone’s a little winded.