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Tuesday's Best Indie Releases (Oct 16)

October 16, 2012 | Shay M.

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There is never a shortage of indie releases begging for attention. Below, we highlight some of this week's best. The list features artists from Venice Beach, San Francisco, Minneapolis, and Montreal.

Tussle - Tempest

Tussle worked with producer Optimo's JD Twitch on Tempest, their fourth LP and follow-up to 2008's Cream Cuts, which included collaborations with Liquid Liquid members Dennis Young and Sal Principato. The release has a more immediate effect than the San Fran group's past endeavors, and as a result, the album is more enjoyable.

Stand-out: Eye Context

The Luyas - Animator

The Luyas' latest project was created shortly after the passing of one of their close friends, and is suffused with feelings of anguish and grief that follow the death of a loved one. The album reveals a band expanding their sound without losing their focus. Patience may be required during the repetitive spells, but the LP—introspective and at times deceivingly simple, with the percussion coming to the forefront—is worth a listen.

Stand-out: Montuno

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Night Moves - Colored Emotions

Night Moves initially released Colored Emotions as a free download on Bandcamp. But after being picked up by Domino Records, the trio re-tuned the project and plans to re-release it on Oct 16. Whether the re-worked version is better than their original LP is debatable, but even with the production changes, the band has still put together a solid psych-country effort. The brilliance of Headlights surely implies that this band has bright days ahead.

Stand-out: Headlights

Terraplane Sun - Friends EP

Terraplane Sun songs are easy—easy to listen to and nearly impossible not to enjoy—which belies the complexity of the tunes. One doesn't have to work to understand their music, and as a result it seems like the band doesn't either. But what you are really hearing is more a tribute to their talent. Equal parts soul and psych-blues, the Cali band creates each track with a feeling, and fans are powerless against it. There's little wonder why they have become known for their live performances. The music promotes participation.

Stand-out: Ya Never Know

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