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Yelawolf: Radioactive

Yelawolf has had an unconventional rise to stardom. After purchasing his first car, he traveled to the Bay Area to pursue professional skateboarding. Spending a lot of his time in Berkeley, he would often spend nights at abandoned frat houses while eating at Food Not Bombs because he was too
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Gym Class Heroes: The Papercut Chronicles II

Jumping across genres — alternative hip-hop, electro-rock, pop-rap — The Gym Class Heroes have managed to break out of any two-or three word musical labels on their latest album, The Papercut Chronicles II. The band dared to cut loose from any genre ties, and freely mixed together electronic and rock
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Los Campesinos!: Hello Sadness

Despite a penchant for ironic melancholy, British indie-pop group Los Campesinos! are typically bright and buoyant, their sprightly sound belying dejected lyrics about romantic insecurity. But in their fourth LP, Hello Sadness, the band greet sadness full on, and their music suffers for it. The record retains their dreadful lyrics,
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Childish Gambino: Camp

Childish Gambino has traded in the Jesus piece for short-shorts and Top-Siders, and he’s ruthlessly unapologetic about it. Many know Donald Glover, the writer-actor-comedian and once-upon-a-time front-runner to play Spider-Man. Others know him as Troy from NBC’s “Community,” but some may still be in the dark on his other-other name,
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Kurt Vile: So Outta Reach

It’s easy to stereotype Kurt Vile as just another psych-rock dude who loves reverb, smokes weed and has a propensity for using the word “yeah.” Accented by backing band The Violators, whose members’ long brown locks evoke an Addams Family vibe, Vile certainly looks the part of the shiftless, folk-influenced
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Atlas Sound: Parallax

In an age of endless touring and interviewing and Tweeting, Bradford Cox — the indie wonder-boy behind solo project Atlas Sound — has developed an enigmatic persona that’s both distant and within reach; he gives few interviews, but will drop demos, thoughts and entire albums on his blog. He allows
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David Lynch: Crazy Clown Time

Regardless of the medium he works in, David Lynch has a penchant for twisting kitsch into the weirdest shit you’ve ever seen. In his celebrated surrealist films, such as “Mulholland Drive” and “Blue Velvet,” tired storylines and familiar characters go through the fractured filter of the director’s mind. Cliches reemerge
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Moon Duo: Horror Tour

Moon Duo didn’t have to make a Halloween EP for them to sound like Halloween. Formed in San Francisco in 2008 by Wooden Shjips guitarist Ripley Johnson and keyboardist Sanae Yamada, Moon Duo has consistently created catchy keyboard patterns, drum beats and fuzzy guitar riffs that drag listeners through their
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She & Him: A Very She & Him Christmas

It’s never too early for Christmas music. At least, it certainly isn’t for She & Him, who released their new album, AA Very She & Him Christmas, on October 25th. And though the Yuletide is still two months away, this record is sure to put listeners in the mood. Soft,
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