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Future of the Left
How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident


Hilarity ensues on the fourth album from noise rock originals.
Friendzone
DX


“2013 is the year we take Friendzone back from the bros.”
Tim Hecker
Virgins


Virgins sees Hecker at his most lucid melodically and rhythmically, yet arguably represents his most challenging work to date.
Wolfheart
Winterborn


An embodiment of the Scandinavian winter
Melt-Banana
Fetch


Eat your heart out Gretchen Wieners
Danny Brown
Old


They want that old Danny Brown.
Pusha T
My Name Is My Name


Still better than your favorite rapper.
Oneohtrix Point Never
R Plus Seven


drowning in the sea of information.
Touche Amore
Is Survived By


Is Survived By is awesome. Listen to it.
Carcass
Surgical Steel


Yet another solid album from Carcass, and a step in the right direction after Swansong
Janelle Monae
The Electric Lady


The visionary pop star follows the trajectory of her genre-hopping previous endeavors with more driving ambition and artistic creativity to boot.
Gorguts
Colored Sands


The band’s style is still progressing and changing and showing us that Gorguts is not a band that does the same thing twice.
Neko Case
The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight...


I'll reveal myself when I'm ready, I'll reveal myself invincible soon.
Denzel Curry
Nostalgic 64


Nostalgia showcased through new wave styles; Denzel Curry manifests the ambiguity of 90's reflective rap through the lens of trap beats and creeping atmospherics.
Haken
The Mountain


Showing the world that progressive music can still have feeling.
Kayo Dot
Hubardo


After 10 years of waiting, building, and careful preparation, Kayo Dot crafts their finest work since Choirs of the Eye.
Vali
Skogslandskap


A worthy successor to Forlatt, and a continuation of Vali's musical genius.
The Dodos
Carrier


Why won't you be where I want you to be?
Typhoon (USA-OR)
White Lighter


A death-affirming band makes a grand entrance into the light.
Superchunk
I Hate Music


how's everything at the front of house
Washed Out
Paracosm


Close your eyes, you’re weightless now.
Julia Holter
Loud City Song


Some time in 1995 the minimalist composer Steve Reich walked around outside his home in New York City and recorded various noises from around the metropolis: car horns, scraps of conversation, roadway construction. The r
Counterparts
The Difference Between Hell and Home


¡Counterparts 2013!
Sannhet
Known Flood


Sannhet hits the ground running with a debut that tempts your imagination while pummeling your ears.
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