As springtime kicks into gear, we take a look at the most recent indie releases, and as usual, it's quite the mixed bag of goods. Leading the pack are two heavy-hitters by post-hardcore bands The Men and Ceremony. Then there's the Sub Pop debut from arty hip-hopper Spoek Mathambo; a wild, schizophrenic set from Jam frontman Paul Weller; more weirdo electro-prog rock by The Mars Volta; post-club grooves from Miike Snow; and notable EPs from the understated (and underrated) London experimental-folk trio Daughter and Grizzly Bear's Daniel Rossen. There's also new material from mainstays like The Shins, Magnetic Fields and Andrew Bird. Enjoy.
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