Russian Circles are one of the few dark instrumental bands that have risen out of obscurity into the indie limelight. The recent release of Empros, their proper Sargent House debut, is only going to bring them more notoriety. Despite being only six tracks long, the songs on this album clock in at an average length […]

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Winter has always signaled a shift in my listening habits. Summery pop songs are packed away in favor of more brooding, introspective music a la Beach House, Bon Iver, or even instrumental pioneers like The Album Leaf or Dntel. Enter Slow Six, a Brooklyn outfit that released its third album, Tomorrow Becomes You, on Western […]

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I posted about Gold Panda a while back when he released “You,” a blissed-out instrumental jam, and since that time I’ve been anxiously waiting to see which direction the UK producer would go in next. It’s clear that with “Snow & Taxis,” the first single off their debut LP Lucky Shiner, that direction is up. […]

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