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The December Sound drop a sonic boom

Sonic mastermind Zack Sarzana (who returned from a sojourn to New York City a while back) and bandmates Jimmy Rossi Jr. and John McGuigan have always had a knack for finding the plot in a vast haze of feedback, occasionally shaping that cosmic stuff into
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By LUKE O'NEIL  |  July 01, 2011
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Getting a sonic high with Ringo Deathstarr

The songs from Austin noise-pop trio Ringo Deathstarr — in particular, the devastating dopamine rush of "So High," which features a string of effects pedals marked "MBV" and "J+MC" and twitchy, whorling waves of feedback and call-and-response male/female
Fully operational
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  July 01, 2011
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Times New Viking | Dancer Equired

Times New Viking's tour of America's legendary indie-rock labels continues with their first release for Merge after a few albums on Matador and then Siltbreeze.
Merge Records (2011)
By GARRETT MARTIN  |  April 29, 2011
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Cold Cave unearth a new wave of noise pop

Wes Eisold didn't realize he was undergoing the experience that would inspire Cold Cave's Cherish the Light Years until the experience was over.  
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By REYAN ALI  |  April 22, 2011
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Crystal Stilts | In Love With Oblivion

Slumberland (2011)
Slumberland (2011)
By LIZ PELLY  |  April 08, 2011
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Parts & Labor | Constant Future

Jagjaguwar (2011)
Jagjaguwar (2011)
By REYAN ALI  |  April 01, 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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Sweet Bulbs | Sweet Bulbs

Sweet Bulbs guitarist Michael Sheffield previously released tapes with his hardcore-punk band Michael Jordan.
Blackburn Recordings (2011)
By LIZ PELLY  |  January 21, 2011