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Boys and Frogs, Buck 65, Cloud Nothings, 12th Planet, and More in This Week's Issue

Our new issue is on stands now (look for that big, tabloid-y looking cover), but you can catch up on all our stories online now.

Our main feature showcases Boys and Frogs, a visually minded indie-pop band whose videos have quickly earned them internet attention. Christina Caldwell explains that the band doesn't shy away from "big themes," and states that their next record might even take them in the direction of Kanye West-style pomposity (a direction we strongly support for indie-pop bands).

We've got short features on Cloud Nothings, whose singer/guitarist Dylan Baldi can't legally drink the clubs he plays, but has caught the ears of gritty indie-rock fans with the new record Attack on Memory, and Buck 65, an alternative hip-hopper who found inspiration in this Great White North homeland on his latest record.

And we've got short previews on Motorhead, Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks, Toxic Holocaust, Cursive, and EDM party DanceMission.

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Jason P. Woodbury is a music and pop-culture writer based in Phoenix. He is a regular contributor to the music blog Aquarium Drunkard and co-host of the Transmissions podcast.