Slowdive – “Sugar for the Pill”

Squares! Circles! The golden spiral! What lovely geometrical—albeit dull—imagery.

It’s the music that’s key here, however; “Sugar for the Pill” heralds Slowdive’s first album in 22 years—the self-titled affair is out in May.

We’ve officially stopped holding our breaths for a new Mojave 3 record; this is about as close as we’ll get any time soon.

-Scott Bryson

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Rilo Kiley – “Silver Lining”

Well, you may have been left at the altar, buddy, but at least you scored a giant gold coin. Use that to buy yourself some happiness. Wait… what are you doing… don’t throw it away!

“Silver Lining” comes from Rilo Kiley’s 2007 disc, Under the Blacklight. It was their final studio album (though in 2013 they released a rarities album).

-Scott Bryson

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UUVVWWZ – “Open Sign”

Swim party at the Great Pit of Carkoon!

Remember: a mud mask will help fend off Predators, but it won’t fool the Sarlacc. Be careful, or you may end up slowly digested over a thousand years.

“Open Sign” comes from UUVVWWZ’s 2013 album, The Trusted Language.

-Scott Bryson

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Dream Wife – “Hey Heartbreaker”

That’s an eclectic CD collection: The Strokes; Test Icicles; Fugazi; Metronomes; The Best of R.E.M. And it apparently belongs to one of three ladies eating spaghetti in bed. Classy.

Little do they know, the (sorta) real world is about to encroach upon their pasta-rich hovel. Have they joined the music video, or did the music video join them?

“Hey Heartbreaker” comes from Dream Wife’s EP01.

-Scott Bryson

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Laura Marling – “Master Hunter”

We can’t watch enough interpretive dance videos, here at The Telescope.

Questions: Are these dancers performing for Laura Marling, or is she performing for them? Are they all performing? If so, is it still a performance when there’s no audience? (Granted, we’re an audience).

“Master Hunter” comes from Marling’s 2013 album, Once I Was An Eagle. Her latest effort, Semper Femina, comes out this Friday.

-Scott Bryson

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Radar Bros. – “On The Line”

On the road with the Radar Bros., in 2002. Is that an Arby’s? Yep, people still ate at Arby’s back then.

Looks like a bit of a dull tour, but And The Surrounding Mountains was a placid album, so it’s fitting. Radar Bros. most recently released their eighth album, Eight, in 2013.

-Scott Bryson

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Alasdair Roberts – “Pangs”

Is this Alasdair Roberts’ commute? It’d be a pretty dull trip without the cultish kids and their power crystal ritual (though the hand-holding carpool is a unique perk).

It seems the children and Roberts are co-workers, or maybe he just likes to pick up creepy tagalongs on his way into the office.

“Pangs” comes from the recently released album of the same name.

-Scott Bryson

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