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Tuesday Reviewsday: Mazzy Star, Chvrches, HAIM, Deer Tick and more

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Singer Hope Sandoval of the band Mazzy Star performs during Day 1 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 13, 2012 in Indio, California. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella

It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday our weekly new music segment. This week we're going to be talking about rock with Shirley Halperin from The Hollywood Reporter and Chris Martins from Spin Magazine.

Shirley's Picks

Artist: Icona Pop
Album: This is Icona Pop
Song: "All Night"
Icona Pop are a Swedish duo who were formed in 2009, with electro house, punk and indie pop music influences.


Artist: Mazzy Star
Album: Seasons of Your Day
Song: "California", "Lay Myself Down"
Mazzy Star is an American alternative rock band formed in Santa Monica, California, in 1989 from the group Opal, a collaboration of guitarist David Roback and bassist Kendra Smith.


Artist: HAIM
Album: Days Are All Gone
Song: "The Wire"
Haim is an Indie rock band from Los Angeles, California. The band comprises sisters Este, Danielle and Alana Haim, along with drummer Dash Hutton, previously a member of Los Angeles bands Wires on Fire and Slang Chicken.

Chris's Picks

Artist: Chvrches
Album: The Bones of What You Believe
Song: "Gun"
Chvrches are a Scottish synthpop band from Glasgow, formed in 2011. The group consists of Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook, and Martin Doherty. Chvrches came fifth on the BBC's Sound of 2013 list of the most promising new music talent.


Artist: Deer Tick
Album: Negativity
Song: "Trash", "Dreams In The Ditch"
Deer Tick is an American alt-country band from Providence, Rhode Island led by guitarist and singer-songwriter John McCauley. Deer Tick's music has been described as a combination of folk, blues, and country.


Artist: Frankie Rose
Album: Herein Wild
Song: "Sorrow"
Frankie Rose is a vocalist, songwriter, and musician living in Brooklyn, NY. She was an original member of acclaimed garage rock acts Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls, and the Vivian Girls.


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