Matthew Sweeney

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Khruangbin give exotica a good name. The Texan three piece (Mark Speer on guitar, Laura…

“Relatives in Dissent” by Protomartyr

Detroit’s Protomartyr are a post-punk influenced group with a manifesto as canny and mysterious as…

“Party” by Aldous Harding

New Zealand songwriter Aldous Harding’s sophomore album “Party” is punchier and even more haunting than her more folk-influenced debut.

“The Far Field” by Future Islands

Future Islands’ elliptical new album “The Far Field” builds on earlier successes through stories of love and loss.

Ty Segall’s self-titled solo album

The second self-titled Ty Segall solo album charts a new course for the psychedelic rock mainstay. Read on for our review.

Alex Cameron

Alex Cameron opens for Thee Oh Sees on Nov. 27 at Revolution Hall. Get to know the burgeoning synth star’s precise blend of groove and understatement.

Johanna Warren

In this month’s local feature, Portland songwriter, instrumentalist and label founder Johanna Warren discusses her labelmates Forest Veil and Indira Valey, getting inspiration from Anne Carson and Sappho and her new album due out Sept. 16.

“We Can Do Anything” by Violent Femmes

“‘We Can Do Anything’ is the real follow-up they’ve had in the works all along.”

Heron Oblivion

photo by Alissa Anderson Heron Oblivion are another transcendent case of the best of avant-garde…

The Weather Station

Canada has always proved to be fertile soil for troubadours. Toronto songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tamara…