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Mirah, Changing Light

Mirah, Changing Light

By Megan Seling, ContributorAfter going through what her press release refers to as a "scorching" break-up, Mirah did what any grief-stricken human would do — she burned down the world as she knew it and started to rebuild with some help from her friends. For her fifth album, Changing Light, the Brooklyn-based songwriter collaborated with Mary Timony, violinist Emily Wells and Craig Saunier of Deerhoof, among others, to create an arsenal of gorgeous songs that visit every emotion on the post-heartbreak spectrum. She also explores both old and new territory, musically — the soft, sad acoustic ballad "Fleet Foot Ghost" recalls the poignant and quiet moments of Mirah's earlier work on Advisory Committee, while the bare "Oxen Hope" nods to a new, electronically-inclined side as she duets with a pitch-shifted version of herself. It's clear that Mirah's sorting through some dark shit. A goat slits a shepherd's throat in the embittered, percussion-heavy opener "Goat Shepherd";… more »

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So We Just Put the ENTIRE Kill Rock Stars Catalog On Sale…

Hey, remember mailorder records?

Hey, remember mailorder records?

By Wondering Sound Staff, ContributorIn an interview conducted in 2009, Kill Rock Stars founder Slim Moon described the label’s roster as being comprised of “outsiders,” saying, “[They were] doing things differently. I worked with a lot of bands who… more »

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Various Artists, Hey Girl, Hey (Polyvinyl Records Sampler)

Hey Girl, Hey (Polyvinyl Records Sampler)

By Wondering Sound Staff, ContributorThough they're probably best known for of Montreal's high-gloss psych-pop and Mates of State's irresistible choruses, Polyvinyl Records have been responsible for some of the more singular and engaging records in all of indie rock.… more »

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Polyvinyl Record Co.

Polyvinyl Records West

Polyvinyl Records West

By Sujan Hong-Raphael, Director, Label RelationsPolyvinyl Records was born out of a fanzine its founders Matt Lunsford and Darcie Knight  created in high school to review albums and document the emerging Champaign-Urbana, IL, music scene.  The label's first release? A… more »

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Deerhoof, Breakup Song

Deerhoof, Breakup Song

By Mike Powell, ContributorFor 20 years, Deerhoof has written restless, explosive, oddly-shaped songs that still accommodate pop's basics: pretty melodies and words about love. Their discography — especially the visionary stretch from Reveille to The Runners Four —… more »

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Deerhoof, Deerhoof vs. Evil

By Rob Young, ContributorAfter 16 years, 11 albums and numerous personnel changes, San Francisco's Deerhoof are coming of age. Far from slowing down, on Deerhoof Vs. Evil their itchy, primary-colored avant-rock is fuelled on compressed energy. Their ball-of-lightning… more »

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eMusic Q&A: Deerhoof

By Jay Sweet, ContributorBy continuing their sonic strafing of joyless dystopias, dynamic Bay Area trio Deerhoof evades the shoegazing irony of postmodern gluttony. The band has birthed its defining album in the newly released Friend Opportunity, bouncing musically… more »