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The Cowboys Prayer

Mutual Benefit

Touring in support of the rerelease of the eminently listenable “The Cowboy’s Prayer” EP, Boston indie outfit Mutual Benefit are playing in Louisville October 28 at Zanzabar.

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Into the Sixes

Connections
(Anyway Records)

 There is something about Ohio that serves consistently strong lo-fi indie rock. Perhaps it is the willing retreat into the life of the Midwest.

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Dirty Gold

Angel Haze
REPUBLIC/ISLAND

Not everything that comes in a shiny package does so to hide a lack of depth, but this is not the album the hard-hitting emcee’s earlier work led us to expect.

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You a Thousand Times

Kyle James Hauser
SONABLAST!

Our capacity to imagine a perfect love, which escapes us in reality, forms the basis of much internal (as well as interpersonal) conflict.

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Toy Tiger

Toy Tiger
SELF-RELEASED

In their eponymous first album, Toy Tiger bring a relentlessly delightful set of guitar-pop tunes perfect for car rides in the summer.

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Body Music

AlunaGeorge
VAGRANT
Pop music doesn’t get much more pleasurable. Producer George Reid skillfully draws from many of dance music’s hottest trends, from deep house to trap to U.K.
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Fergie: A Tribute to Steve Ferguson

Wayne Young
SELF-RELEASED

Before NRBQ co-founders Terry Adams and Steve Ferguson actually met, Adams heard Ferguson playing “Eight Miles High.” “He wasn’t just copying the record,” Adams recall

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Canto Secondo

Il Sogno Del Marinaio
(ClenchedWrench)

The newest in a long line of excellent, if eccentric, projects by legendary bassist Mike Watt, Il Sogno Del Marinaio defies any easy characterization.

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Definitely Now

Liam Bailey
(Flying Buddha/Sony)

The blues, especially as it intersects with rock music, is a well-mined vein. How do you get something fresh out of a genre so well tread?

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Tut Tut

The Filipino Snares
(Datawaslost)

Living out of town for a bit about a decade now gone, I had an objective, sociological comparison between my fair city and anywhere else.