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Today Car Seat Headrest announced their new album Making A Door Less Open will be released on May 1st via Matador Records.

“Can’t Cool Me Down” has been a part of the band’s live set for some time now and here it gets a bit of a more of electronic treatment. Which isn’t an accident, as the album is “the result of a fruitful “collaboration” between Car Seat Headrest, led by Will Toledo, and 1 Trait Danger, a CSH electronic side project consisting of drummer Andrew Katz and Toledo’s alternative persona, “Trait.””

The band actually recorded the album twice, once with live guitars, drums and bass, and then once in a MIDI environment using purely synthesized sound. These two approaches were combined during the mixing process, using elements from both sessions with additional overdubs.
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Anna Burch will return with her sophomore album If You’re Dreaming, which will see its release via Polyvinyl Records on April 3rd.

Our first taste of the new record comes with single “Not So Bad.” It’s a lovely offering that has a ton of smart layers that are not immediate at first but work their way to the surface every second that the song goes on. It’s a mature step forward for the songwriter, who already proved to be quite the talent on her first go-around.
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[new]: Dan Deacon – “Become A Mountain”

By Will Oliver, January 15th 2020

Photo by Frank Hamilton

On January 31st Dan Deacon will return with his new album Mystic Familiar via Domino Records.

He’s recently released his second single from the album, “Become A Mountain,” a notable release as it’s the first time on record that Deacon has presented his natural singing voice, unprocessed and with minimal all-acoustic accompaniment.

The album was a personal one for Deacon, which makes this choice ring that much more true.
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[new]: Westerman – “Blue Comanche”

By Will Oliver, January 15th 2020

West London’s Westerman has signed to Partisan Records and has shared his new single “Blue Comanche,” his first release on the label.

The track is an airy and contemplative listen, one that automatically hits an emotional undercurrent that only grows every step of the way. With an incredible and honest vocal performance paired with sparse guitar work and soaring synths, the effect is simply chilling.
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[new]: Vundabar – “Burned Off”

By Will Oliver, January 15th 2020

Boston duo Vundabar have announced that their new album Either Light will come out on March 13 via their own label Gawk Records.

Today the duo released the record’s first single, the very 80s-esque “Burned Off.” It’s got a light and fun appeal that notes a slight change in their sound but one that suits them very well.

Find the video for “Burned Off” available to watch below. You can also find the album art, tracklisting and their upcoming tour dates.
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Real Estate have been teasing the release of a new album for the better part of a year which makes today’s official news of their fifth album that much more exciting. It’s entitled The Main Thing and will be released on February 28th via Domino Records.

The band have also dropped first single “Paper Cup,” which features guest vocals from Amelia Meath of Sylvan Esso. The track is a notable shift in direction for the band who take on a disco-groove and sees them lean a bit harder into their jammy tendencies. That clean polished Real Estate sound is still very much there but this is a nice evolution for their sound.
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U.S. Girls have announced that they will return with their new album Heavy Light on March 6th via 4AD. This is the Meg Remy-led project’s first album since their critically acclaimed 2018 album In a Poem Unlimited.

The album sees Remy looking inward, “recounting personal narratives to create a deeply introspective about-face. The songs are an inquest into the melancholy flavor of hindsight, both personal and cultural.”
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