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Allah-Las Release Their Sunny Self-Titled Debut Album Today

From Atlanta flower punks The Black Lips to Mississippi's Bass Drum of Death, the past five years have seen a tsunami-sized resurgence of lo-fi and neo-psychedelic sounds washing over the airwaves with sun-drenched lyrics. Although nothing particularly new, the retro garage revival -- birthed from the late '50s sensibilities of......
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The Five Most Overlooked Albums of 2012 So Far

Top 20 Worst Bands of All Time Top 20 Musicians of All Time, in Any Genre This year deserved praise has been heaped upon Frank Ocean's debut Channel Orange, the Flaming Lips' blood vinyl project and Beach House's Bloom. Meanwhile, works like The Shins' Port of Morrow and Passion Pit's......

Five Buzz Bands Pitchfork Insists We Like, But That We Can't Get Into

Every season, a handful of bands dominate Pitchfork's news posts, features and attention. The blog is frequently viewed as the "tastemaker" of the independent music microcosm -- and with tantalizing headlines and by-the-minute updates via Twitter, we feel a strange amount of pressure to love Pitchfork's latest buzz bands. This......
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