Black OrchidWith Anthony Mark Happel

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Reviews: Broken Gold, My Education, The Chills

Spanning New Zealand comebacks, instrumental post-rock, and oud music.
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Reviews: The Association, Kissaway Trail, Xiu Xiu

Artfully covering Nina Simone, Stonehenge album re-issues, and Brooklyn noise rock.
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Reviews: Bardo Pond, Calhoun, Alasdair Roberts

Digging into the desk's pile of promos for some bullet reviews.
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Reviews: Appleseed Cast, Copernicus, Dead Confederate

Outliers with post-rock, jazz rock, and dreamy psych-pop stamina.
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Reviews: Bambara, Caveman, Ishi

Dancier than usual our correspondent in Wisconsin explores Spitzer, Ishi and Caveman.
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Harmony Korine's A Crackup At The Race Riots

The auteur's "novel" from '98 is the ravings of a lunatic visionary.
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Reviews: Skiggy Rapz, Eksi Ekso, The Kingsbury Manx

From art pop inspired by serial killers to Dutch rappers on Texas labels.
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Reviews: Airstrip, The Howling Hex, Cy Dune

Hipshaking obscure R&B comps, mockeries of "Best Of..." comps, and messy EPs.
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Reviews: Indian Handcrafts, Dream Boat, Rory Black

Our correspondent in Wisconsin returns with a dedication to his wife, a cancer survivor.
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Reviews: Grape Soda, The History of Panic, The Memorials

Winners in Grape Soda and Lilly Hiat. Concerns for maybeshewill maybereconsideringthename.
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Reviews: The Hague, Bailter Space, The Cringe

Former Flying Nuns turned New Yorkers, Texas honkey tonk, and dud that fails hard.
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Reviews: The Dandelion War, Mission of Burma, Jesca Hoop

A journo's desk in Wisconsin gets less cluttered.
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Reviews: The Inner Banks, Marriages, Redgrave

But first, our man in Wisconsin airs out his grievances with VP candidate Paul Ryan.
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Reviews: Efren, Ape School, The Shrouded Strangers

Back from hiatus, AMH makes sense of the record pile on his desk.
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Reviews: CFCF, John Singer Sergeant, Frank Lenz

Pondering Montreal's Weight in Glass and avoiding songs titled "Bad Tattoo".