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Straight from the heart

Best Coast craft love letters to and from California

Perfect kiss

Neon Indian mines synth pop gold from the psychic chasms of the '80s

The searchers

From Slovenian cults to S.F: classic California rock goes pop — and reaches timelessness — on Girls' debut, Album

Kurt Vile

Winsome, bare-bones fingerpickers and wailing Crazy Horse jams


Ready-made for living room dance parties

Sunn O)))

Over the course of seven ambitious albums Greg Anderson and Stephen O'Malley have created entire universes of sunless sound

Daydream city

Snakeflower 2 sheds its Memphis skin in favor of cacophony and cantatas

Big Business

Cut from the same pitch-black cloth as any fearsome Nordic god

Beyond weird

A talk with Tobacco of analogue synth sorcerers Black Moth Super Rainbow

Thee Oh Sees, Mayyors, Nodzzz

A megabill starring garage kingpins

A six-pack of rock picks

Thee Oh Sees, Dark Dark Dark, Ezee Tiger, and more this week

Sabertooth Zombie

Heavy hardcore punk at its ear-splitting finest

Foot Village

A sovereign nation of drum-toting, megaphone-wielding musical savages