The sublime opening track from Australian dream-pop outfit City of Satellites’ debut album Machine Is My Animal, “BMX” unfolds in a magisterial swirl of synths and hovering atmospherics, driven by Thomas Diakomichalis’ propulsive, detailed drumming and Jarrod Manuel’s pure vocal tones. Part misty paean to lost youth, part anthem for a better future, “BMX” is premium...
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Common Grackle is a Canadian duo consisting of Factor on the beats and Gregory Pepper on vocals. Their hip-hop meets indie pop sound brings to mind Broken Bells, but with a few added doses of melancholy. Guests on their critically-acclaimed Fake Four debut The Great Depression include Ceschi and Kool Keith. Factor has been a busy man this past year, having already released the stellar Lawson...
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Released by Matador The ever-present longing of Paul Banks’ unmistakable baritone hits all the right notes on Interpol’s self-titled fourth album. His gothic wails dissect with precision on top of reverbed guitars, stellar drums, layered piano and synths. The moody atmospherics of Interpol were recorded prior to Carlos D leaving the band and his signature bass lines, which remain among the...