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Wymond Miles

Though probably best known as a guitarist for the excellent, prolific San Francisco garage-rock band The Fresh and Onlys, Wymond Miles is a formidable songwriter in his own right. His solo EP Earth Has Doors was a promising tidbit, but the soon-to-be-released Under the Pale Moon, reveals a New Wave melancholy less overtly rambunctious than F & Os, but possessed by similarly inventive pop songwriting. It’s one of 2012 best debut records.