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Experimental guitarist Luke Wyatt, AKA Torn Hawk, has garnered acclaim here and elsewhere for his new Mexican Summer LP Let's Cry And Do Pushups At The Same Time, which I'd describe in a pinch as…   Read Story »
The Wrens have been saying their follow-up to 2003 masterpiece The Meadowlands is almost finished for years and years, and last fall we even got our hopes up enough to put it in the top 10 when we…   Read Story »
Depressive New Jersey indie heroes the Wrens have been working on the follow-up to The Meadowlands, their much-loved 2003 album, for a very long time. (That photo above? That's them recording at…   Read Story »
The Wrens are currently working on their first album in over a decade, the followup to 2003's masterpiece The Meadowlands. They're nearing the end of the recording process and singer Charles Bissell…   Read Story »
We're almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it's time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we've ranked our most anticipated albums.…   Read Story »
Ten years ago, three grown men approaching middle age lived in a house together in Secaucus, New Jersey. A recently married fourth was living in a Garden State home to the south. Ostensibly the…   Read Story »
In the June 2, 2012 issue of the NME, Kevin Shields said the long-awaited third album from My Bloody Valentine –- the first since 1991's classic Loveless –- is imminent. The UK mag quotes Shields…   Read Story »
How did you celebrate July 4th? On a rooftop BBQ listening to our summer mix? Maybe you stayed in and watched old episodes of Hoarders on Roku? Maybe I stayed in and did that. There is no way to…   Read Story »
Here's the sequel to last year's popular heartbreak of a mixtape, Cruel Summer. That one was worn, forlorn, and sexual, it was the soundtrack arc to your winter romance burning up and melting in the…   Read Story »
The March edition of our Monthly Mix series runs the gamut from South London mixtape hip-hop, to lady-baiting R&B, pop, to lady-fronted arpeggiated-vocal ukulele/sax funk. Or at least it runs that…   Read Story »