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Angel Olsen, My Woman

The snarl of her recent single “Shut Up Kiss Me” suggests a new, more Joan Jett–ish approach for this indie-folk star.

Soundwalk Collective and Jesse Paris Smith Featuring Patti Smith, Killer Road

Punk-poet Smith and her daughter, Jesse, join the arty trio for spoken-word poetry and spooky ambience.

Wiley, Godfather

The MC and erstwhile “Godfather of Grime” has of late cleaned up his underground U.K. rap sound for a poppier presentation.

Zomby, Ultra

The mask-wearing British DJ-producer lords over the throbbing middle ground between jungle and garage.


The Head and the Heart, Signs of Light

More sunshiny melodies and bright gospel harmonies to make you forget that these guys are from the Pacific Northwest.

Allah-Las, Calico Review

A raucous backbeat and guitar jangle aren’t exactly formal breakthroughs, but these left-coast beach bums find ways to inject fresh attitude into garage rock.

Local Natives, Sunlit Youth

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