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Joyce Manor Million Dollars
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Joyce Manor announce new Kurt Ballou-produced album, share song, touring

Joyce Manor made their new album 'Million Dollars to Kill Me' with Converge's Kurt Ballou producing, and they're also touring, including shows with Jeff Rosenstock, Vundabar, Big Eyes, and Peach Kelli Pop.

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Sudan Archives
Sudan Archives
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Five Notable Releases of the Week (5/25)

This week's Notable Releases include the genre-defying Sudan Archives, Dear Nora's first album in 12 years, Parliament's first in 38, and more.

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The Armed
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stream The Armed’s new LP ‘Only Love’ with Ben Koller of Converge on drums

There's basically no other band like Detroit collective The Armed. They work elements of punk, hardcore, screamo, black metal, noise, shoegaze, post-punk, electronics, and more into their undefinable sound...

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Baptists Beacon of Faith
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Baptists announce new album ‘Beacon of Faith,’ share “Capsule”

It's the Vancouver metallic hardcore band's first album in four years, and they've once again worked with Converge's Kurt Ballou.

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Converge
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review: Converge’s ‘The Dusk In Us’ is an attest to their lasting power

When you've been playing aggressive music for over 25 years, there can be an expectation that your best days are behind you. The pleasantly surprising thing about The Dusk In Us, Converge's first album in five years, is that it suggests theirs might not be.

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Phoebe Bridgers
Phoebe Bridgers (photo by Frank Ockenfels)
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Five Notable Releases of the Week (9/22)

This week's Notable Releases include Phoebe Bridgers' must-hear debut album, Rapsody's long-awaited sophomore album, Chelsea Wolfe's latest triumph, and more.

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Chelsea Wolfe
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Chelsea Wolfe announces new LP, shares “16 Psyche,” touring with Youth Code

Chelsea's upcoming album was recorded by Converge's Kurt Ballou and features QOTSA's Troy Van Leeuwen on guitar.

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Kurt Ballou Burn
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Burn prep LP with Kurt Ballou, playing w/ Vanishing Life; Dead Heavens touring

Most of Dead Heavens' tour is on the West Coast with Strokes side project CRX, but there's also a headlining Brooklyn show.

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Russian Circles
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Russian Circles share “Vorel” from Kurt Ballou-produced new LP

This is the band's first time working with Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou as a producer, and whenever an established band links up with him for the first time, there's a bit of added excitement that he might be able to get the best out of their sound...

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Kowloon Walled City streaming new album ‘Grievances’

That sense of being packed into a city definitely had an influence on me personally. I don't dislike that feeling, but I was aware of it and I know it seeped into our lyrics...

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