Film composer Marco Beltrami is no stranger to dystopian futures, having worked on the music for World War Z, The Wolverine and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. So who better to score a sci-fi epic about a global-warming experiment gone horribly wrong?

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John Hiatt’s "Terms of My Surrender" is his fifth album in the last six years.  To say he is on a roll creatively is putting it mildly

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Adult Jazz's new album, Gist Is, comes out Aug. 4.

This English band's ideas move fast — riffs erupt only to disappear just as quickly. It's as though they're chasing super-concentrated bursts of bliss that gather into epic music.

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Christopher Denny's new album, If The Roses Don't Kill Us, comes out Aug. 5.

This singer-songwriter has been through hard times — but you wouldn't know it from his new album. It blossoms with inventive turns of phrase, quiet affection and a peculiar sweetness.

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Spider Bags' new album, Frozen Letter, comes out Aug. 5.

Frontman Dan McGee writes songs with more personality than almost any in garage rock. This album exudes the unabashed glee that comes from music played hard and with reason.

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