Kevin Harley

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Thriving Atlanta star hides in plain sight.
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Psych-pop explorers embark on a fantastic new adventure.
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Wherever you listen, these are some of the loveliest examples of Lytle’s wryly empathetic story-songs yet, with widescreen closer Nothin’ To Lose teasing at potential future attractions. Long may his wav roll.
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It’s all about the liminal: between metaphors of self-dissolution and reconstruction, Wolfe summons thickening airs of dramatic unease from the tension between her shuddering vocals and dense, electro-industrial soundscapes.
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A fraught album that reaches out furiously for release, forming a push-pull of pressure and release around the band’s defining attributes: Tucker’s tumultuous vocals and Brownstein’s livid guitar.
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Resurgent shoegazing veterans forge onwards with contemplative fifth.
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An album of scope and dynamism, sometimes hushed but tooled for outreach on the urgent Dandelion and baleful Neptune, where a choir lifts Tonra’s sunken vocal.

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Coalescing around Kember’s vintage 7” records, Reset takes shape as a tribute to the consolatory powers of music and companionship, brimming with convivial charm and inner-voyage invention.

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Sophie Allison’s confessional indie-rock accommodates a textured makeover on her far-reaching third album, with her lyrical and melodic acuity as lights guiding her way.

February Playlist
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