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JPNSGRLS

As the album’s title suggests, Divorce is a saga about failed relationships. Soundwise, it is a continuation of the band’s 2014 album Circulation: bold, memorable…

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Next Music From Tokyo Vol. 8

Next Music from Tokyo Volume 8 was dominated by feminine soprano voices reminiscent of anime opening sequences simultaneously playing mean, bass-thumping, head-banging, mosh-worthy indie rock….

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Hits and Misses

Running a Record Store is a Hit and Miss

“The medium for punk has always been vinyl. So it has never gone away, in my mind.”

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Spartacus Books

“People join with great intentions, and partly they want to change the world.”

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Rooms

The driving guitar riff behind “It followed us home” opens up a record that listens like a sketchbook you take on a spontaneous road trip…

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BRAIDS

“We wanted to leave winter, to leave what we were familiar with, to go to a place where we felt sunlight on our face, a…