New Releases 10/16/15… !!!, Beach House, Neon Indian and more

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!!!- As If

As If marks the sixth studio release for the soulful dance-rock group. The band will be touring throughout Europe before returning to take on the states in November starting at The Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge, MA. via Official Site

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Alex Bleeker and the Freaks – Country Agenda

Sweet jam and folk project from Real Estate bassist Alex Bleeker. According to their label Sinderlyn, “The songs wander in slow motion like a coastline drive, drawing on the same wizened energy and brilliant restraint as Crazy Horse, the Dead, Moby Grape and other like­-minded cosmic travelers.”

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Beach House – Thank Your Lucky Stars

A surprise second release for the year just months after dropping Depression Cherry in August. The Maryland based dream pop act has sold out all of the dates for their December US tour. They are still using their “setlist creator” tool which they debuted this summer, allowing fans to have input on which songs they would like to hear during the band’s set. via Official Site

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Chris Walla – Tape Loops

Former member of Death Cab for Cutie releases ambient piano driven album on his own label, Trans.

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Deerhunter – Fading Frontier

The Atlanta indie-gods become much more accessible and melodic on their critically acclaimed seventh release. According to the concept map on their Official Site, they were influenced by “Getting hit by a car while walking Faulkner (dog), broken Japanese ceramics being repaired with gold, and twilight in Rome.”

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Jean Michel-Jarre – Electronica Part 1: Time Machine

The godfather of electronic music teams up with an astonishing tribe of creators such as Moby, Air, M83, Pete Townshend, Armin Van Buren, Little Boots, and 3D of Massive Attack, among others, on this two-part release. Also, can we talk about the fact that he is 67?! Either the French truly do age the best or he is a vampire. via Official Site

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Majical Cloudz – Are You Alone?

Canadian indie-pop duo croon about life and relationships with vulnerability over minimalist instrumentation. via Matador

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Maritime – Magnetic Bodies/Maps of Bones

Eric Axelson formally of The Dismemberment Plan and Dan Didier formally of The Promise Ring formed this emo-indie super group in 2003. This is the groups fifth full length release you you can stream the album here through Dangerbird Records.

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Neon Indian – Vega INTL. Night School

In a Prince-like falsetto, Alan Palomo delivers all the glitzy dance funk we’ve been craving after his 4 year hiatus. Neon Indian will be performing at Fun Fun Fun fest in Austin, Texas Saturday, Nov. 7. via Official Facebook

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Small Black – Best Blues

Largely inspired by singer Josh Hayden Kolenik’s losses after Hurricane Sandy flooded his New York home, Best Blues marries dancable synthpop with lyrics solemnly recalling the past. via Jagjaguwar

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Son Little – Son Little

The first full length debut by Philly R&B crooner Aaron Livingston, which is set to Delta-drenched guitar riffs that differentiate him from what is popular in the genre today. Definitely a crossover album that will have soul, rock and roll, and blues fans weak in the knees. The future looks bright for this one. via Official Facebook

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Wax Idols – American Tragic

Self-described “bitch-pop” of Hether Fortune, formally of White Lung, recalls the best moments of dance goth. American Tragic can be streamed here. via Wax Idols Facebook

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Young Rival – Interior Light

Canadian croon-psychers first full length on Paper Bag Records describe this project to sound like “Roy Orbison tripping on acid with Ray Davies and Bradford Cox”. Sign me up.

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Zombi – Shape Shift

Upon first listen, it very much sounds like a space-rock band doing a horror movie soundtrack. Which in case you were unsure, is pretty damn amazing. Stream and purchase the album here from their label Relapse.

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