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1  BASTILLE  "Flaws" 
2  SAY ANYTHING  "My Greatest Fear is Splendid"
3  BRAID  "East End Hollows"
4  NARRATIVE  "Chasing a Feeling"
5  BAD SUNS  "Salt"  
 

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For those who have followed IRC for years (and thank you for that), you may be familiar with a profile and playlist series called In Dee Mail, which is a play on words to symbolize music that we receive by email. The In Dee Mail series, first published in 2008, is one of the longest [...]
A few days ago, we posted the best singles from the top new albums released in the first part of April. Sure, it may be a bit overdue, but the fact that remains is the quality of the music. Here is the second half of the best singles from new releases for April 15th through [...]
April was a good month for music lovers, and record collectors. That also made it an incredibly laborious task to go through the stacks of releases. In fact, the entire process is symbolic of a larger truth – good things take time to come to fruition. Not only were there dozens upon dozens of fantastic [...]
Back by popular demand, and because we have had some time to find seven artists and bands from the submissions box, this latest installment of 7 Overseas Bands You’ve Gotta Hear takes us from Sweden and Australia to England and Portugal and Brazil. In our last installment of the 7 Bands series, which was a [...]
Two bi-coastal brothers, who normally worked together from opposite ends of the continent, came together at the mid-point city of Austin last March for the South by Southwest music festival after being invited by the organizers. Originally formed in 2010, Wildlife Control is Neil Shah, based in Brooklyn, and his brother, Sumul Shah, headquartered 3,000 [...]
For rock and vinyl lovers, Record Store Day is like Christmas in April; this year, Christmas came on Saturday, April 19th, and there was plenty to be excited about. There were hundreds of official RSD limited edition vinyls released this year, and so it obviously took time to go through all of the vinyls, pick [...]
The prolific rock musician, producer, and record label owner, Jack White, has created yet another milestone in his 20+ year high-profile career. White, with help from collaborators, released what is said to be the fastest record every made – from the moment of the recording, through the pressing of the vinyl, to the distribution – [...]
The fist thing that we noticed about Canadian DIY multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, Joel Strauss is his voice – nasally, but somehow tolerable (like Dylan and others), even likable. The best comparison we can think of at the moment is that he sounds a bit like Colin Meloy of The Decemberists. In subsequent spins of [...]
Last week, we posted our favorite singles from the top new albums released during the first week of March. And what a fantastic week for new albums – the official playlist of lead singles from those releases is one of the best single week playlists of 2014, so far. This second part of Best New [...]
The first week of March was a hot one for standout, memorable singles from that week’s top album releases, and easily one of the best sets of 2014′s top indie songs released so far this year, featuring a treasure trove of electrifying, original, infectious and amazingly diverse tunes. So, we’re just going to skip all [...]
One of the things that we’ve definitely found over all these years of reviewing DIY, and even small label, artists and bands who submit their music to us, is that we need a good chunk of time, over a period of weeks, even months, to listen again and again to our draft playlists. Read more [...]