Ariel Pink: Pom Pom

Ariel Pink has always been a relatively large cult figure in music, but it seems like his presence—and not necessarily a positive one—has been especially visible as of late. The recent onstage breakdowns, misogynistic online comments, and hints at mental illness have all overshadowed the release of his newest album, …

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Vogue: Sahara 12″

Germany’s Anna Logue Records is one of the better labels out there today reissuing lost synthpop classics from the ’80s. Among the best of their 2014 releases is Vogue’s Sahara 12”. An American group formed by Aret Madilian, Vogue only released this one extremely rare and collectible single in …

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Tenn Runnings: NOW

For a few years, Japan’s Teen Runnings have quietly been behind some of the catchiest and dreamiest pop to be found anywhere. Led by mastermind Shota Kaneko, their sugary sweet music is in line with followers of Brian Wilson like Best Coast or Bleached, chasing overtly-nostalgic dreams of California beaches …

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Pizza Time: U Wanna Pizza Me?

David Pizza, aka David Castillo, aka the heart and soul behind Denver’s Pizza Time, is a true garage-punk maverick simply because he disobeys every rule that tries to stranglehold the genre. Singing in Spanish and English, Castillo utilizes anything he wants—including drum machines and synthesizers—to create classic pop songs carefully …

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Screaming Females: Live At The Hideout

New Brunswick’s Screaming Females have long held a reputation for their stellar live shows, so it’s a wonder this album hasn’t been made earlier. With numerous tours and five consistently solid albums behind them, the band handcrafted a set of songs from their most recent studio album, Ugly (“It All …

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