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Creatio Ex Nihil

Stonecutters
SELF-RELEASED
Good news, guys, we found Riki Rachtman!
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Grand National Dreams

Jalin Roze
SELF-RELEASED
The return of Jalin Roze, 18 months after The Brilliance (an eternity in rap years), couldn’t come at a better time.
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Fear and Loathing in Clarksvegas

Dr. Gonzo
GRIMEY RHYME REGIME)
The producer of Scanners has put in his bid for the “Producer Album” and succeeds in achieving something more The Chronic than Aftermath Presents. Dr.
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RTJ2

Run the Jewels
(Mass Apeal)

If there is anything that Run The Jewels seems to specifically stand by, it’s a dedication to making unapologetically hard-as-fuck rap music.

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Orders of Operations

Karass
(Self Released)

The follow-up to “Imponderable Bloom,” Karass has returned with “Order of Operations,” an EP that sees the quartet collaborating with a host of vocalists.

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Ruins

Grouper
(Kranky)

There is dream pop and there is whatever Liz Harris, aka Grouper, has evolved the genre into.

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Singers Grave a Sea of Tongues

Bonnie "Prince" Billy
(Drag City)

It’s hard to get a read on Will Oldham, aka Bonnie “Prince” Billy.

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Meets the Morning

Ben Purdom
(SELF-RELEASED)

With his plaintive vocals and coffeehouse-friendly acoustic backdrops, it’d be tempting to think of Ben Purdom as just another earnest Louisville singer-songwriter.

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Gold

Anwar Sadat
SOPHOMORE LOUNGE
Exhibiting an onslaught of displeasure, Gold is as complete as a post-punk record gets while working with such firm intensity and soft, yet duly discordant, melodies.
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Mr. Sunshine

Marc Adams
SELF-RELEASED
Life isn’t like kindergarten. One doesn’t get high marks just for “satisfactory”; it’s sink or swim.