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Dr. Dog is the drug

On their current trek, promoting their playful and raw seventh album, Be the Void (Anti-), Dr. Dog have reached headliner status, playing the biggest, most tightly packed rooms of their career.
Psychedelic prescription
By RYAN REED  |  March 16, 2012
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Nite Jewel | One Second of Love

Los Angeles songstress Ramona Gonzalez began home-recording dark dance music in 2008, attracting the attention of blogspots and boutique labels with her soulful voice, lo-fi post-disco beats, and distinct sense of weirdo minimalism.
Secretly Canadian (2012)
By LIZ PELLY  |  March 09, 2012
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Powering up with the Smith Westerns

Sometimes when we settle into the tattered sofa of lo-fi pop music, it's easy to imagine that the artists intended for it to be made this way.
Bye-bye lo-fi
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  January 27, 2012
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Guided by Voices | Let's Go Eat the Factory

The GBV name on Let's Go Eat the Factory' s label indicates two things to those fans: this is the first record to feature the "classic" Bee Thousand/Alien Lanes line-up since 1996, and this is the first Pollard album to deserve the GBV moniker since t
Guided By Voices, Inc. (2012)
By GARRETT MARTIN  |  January 13, 2012
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Tampa re-emerging as a death-metal hotbed

People up here in the Northeast normally associate Tampa, Florida, with balmy beaches and snowbirds. But look beyond the sands and the area is the perfect grindcore dystopia: boulevards flanked by miles of strip sprawl cut across a lattice of low-slung
Dark rays
By JANSSEN MCCORMICK  |  August 26, 2011
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From the bedroom to beyond with Craft Spells

There's been an enormous wave of musicians gaining notoriety for creating work where they sleep, and subsequently seeing their star rise as blogs have picked up on the results.
Temple of gloom
By REYAN ALI  |  July 29, 2011


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Unknown Mortal Orchestra | Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Fat Possum is having perhaps its best year . . . well, ever. Not only will the Mississippi label turn over a new leaf by releasing the debut album from Odd Future duo MellowHype later this month, their 2011 batting average for jangly little lo-fi gems
Fat Possum (2011)
By JILLIAN MAPES  |  July 01, 2011
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Blank Dogs | Collected By Itself 2006-2009

Mystique is a powerful tool, as Mike Sniper knows well, since it helped get Blank Dogs, his bedroom-project-turned-band, a healthy amount of press.
Captured Tracks (2011)
By REYAN ALI  |  May 20, 2011
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Photos: Best Coast at Paradise Rock Club

Best Coast, No Joy, and Wavves perform live at the Paradise Rock Club on February 4, 2011.
Best Coast + No Joy + Wavves | Paradise Rock Club | February 4, 2011
By STEPHANIE ROSE  |  February 11, 2011
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Dom | Sun Bronzed Greek Gods [Remastered] + more

After building a speedy streak of buzz over the past year, Worcester's Dom have bombarded 2011 with a golden platter of new shit.
Astralwerks/Burning Mill (2011)
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  February 04, 2011
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Cloud Nothings | Cloud Nothings

There's still something borderline poetic about a teenage dude recording a collection of lo-fi punk/pop songs on a laptop in his bedroom.
Carpark Records (2011)
By RYAN REED  |  January 21, 2011


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Reading Rainbow | Prism Eyes

An album like this sophomore effort from Philly-based husband/wife team Reading Rainbow is part of a very unlucky battle against the status quo, since its garage-band approach to reverb-heavy fuzz-punk melodies does exactly what an endless gaggle of lo
HoZac (2010)
By CARRIE BATTAN  |  December 10, 2010
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Review: Crocodiles | Sleep Forever

With remarkable swiftness, Crocodiles tick off all the key characteristics of a band in the thriving lo-fi indie/punk/garage scene.
Fat Possum (2010)
By REYAN ALI  |  September 17, 2010
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Beach Fossils | Beach Fossils

There are currently no functioning synonyms (ask Thesaurus) for the term “lo-fi,” so I’ll spare us all the agony of trying to find a more nuanced way to pigeonhole this band.
Captured Tracks (2010)
By CARRIE BATTAN  |  May 21, 2010
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Japandroids | Post-Nothing

I was tempted to write off Japandroids as just one more lo-fi punk band who've overdosed on fuzz.
Polyvinyl (2009)
By RYAN STEWART  |  July 10, 2009