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Big Star’s Complete Third by Andrew Hultkrans
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Reissued several times with different track listings and sequencing since its initial release, Third has finally been given the deluxe box-set treatment it has long deserved in the three-disc Complete Third, which gathers all known demos, rough and final mixes, and outtakes into one lovingly produced package.

Michael Morley & Alan Licht
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“Oh no, this is sounding too beautiful, too seamless, and too much like it was planned. I have to unravel it.”

Cold Beat by Gary Canino
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“A big part of music for me has always been advocacy, and about having a space where people who feel marginalized by society can do things together.”

Blank Realm by Gary Canino
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Drummer and vocalist Daniel Spencer on Brisbane, studio recording, and motorsports.

Peacers by Meg Remy
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Meg Remy of US Girls talks to the former Sic Alp about anger, publicity, lyrics, and Roald Dahl.

Mac DeMarco by Gary Canino
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“When I’m home, I’m completely alone. I get the creative bug, and if I’m sitting here long enough not working on music, it drives me insane.”

Alasdair Roberts by Clinton Krute
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The Glasgow-based singer just released a self-titled album of music rooted in and pushing Scottish folk traditions. With Krute, he touches on individuation, syncretism, and the risks of nationalism.

Little Wings by Tobias Carroll
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“Lil Wayne explains a blade of grass.”

Jana Hunter by Gary Canino
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Synths, nostalgia, and anti-artist capitalist ideology.

The Go-Betweens by Gary Canino
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Songwriter Robert Forster on his group’s nearly flawless decade.

The Home of Easy Credit by Whitney Curry Wimbish
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Duo improvisation for loop pedal, upright bass, and child.

Looking Back on 2014 #4
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Selections by Kate Valk, Andrew Lampert, Tan Lin, Mary-Ann Monforton, and Ryan Chapman.

Ariel Pink by Gary Canino
Ariel Pink

Chaotic performances, live recordings, and Generation Tween.

Tyondai Braxton by Ben Vida
Tyondai Braxton

In March of last year Tyondai Braxton debuted his composition HIVE in the rotunda of the Guggenheim. It was a considered and ambitious first go at a piece that was still finding its form.

Graeme Downes by Jeff Harford

The Verlaines frontman on the groundbreaking Dunedin Double EP and the early days of Flying Nun Records.

William Tyler by Andrew Aylward
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Composition for solo guitar and its discontents.

Julia Holter by Ben Vida
Julia Holter

Amy Sillman, Steve Roden & Stephen Vitellio, Ben Rivers, Julia Holter, My Barbarian, Paulo Bruscky, Rodrigo Rey Rosa, Goncalo M. Tavares, Florian Hecker, Simon Lee, Charles North, Juan Villoro, Susan Friedland …

Mixtape: Angel Olsen by Gary Canino
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Angel Olsen on writing a song in twenty minutes, playing with Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and the difference between recording a 7 inch and an album.

Paper Clip #11 by Tyler Curtis
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Paper Clip is a weekly compilation of online articles, artifacts and other—old, new, and sometimes BOMB-related.

Deerhunter by Gary Canino
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Deerhunter discusses automatic writing, Monomania, and setting the record straight on Connie Lungpin.

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