Sub Pop scored big last year, at least for music nerds, when it signed German indie geniuses the Notwist, who dropped a new album, Close to the Glass—the group's eighth overall and first since 2008. The Notwist have been laying electronics over poppy melancholia since well before Radiohead made it cool. And these days, any tour might be their last. DENIS C. THERIAULT
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