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Dennis Edwards feat. Siedah Garrett: Don't Look Any Further Off and on again lead singer for the Temptations, Dennis Edwards has passed away at 74 years old. Fronting one of the world's most recognizable and timeless groups, Edwards was a pioneer...
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Blood Orange: Black History
Under the title Black History on Soundcloud, Blood Orange (aka Dev Hynes) has released two beautiful new tracks: "Christopher & 6th" and "JUNE 12TH." Celebrating Black History Month, the latter song is a mostly spoken-word piece ("you must love yourself...
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SG Lewis feat. J Warner: Aura London-based DJ and producer SG Lewis is fast becoming a CH favorite, thanks to his atmospheric and laid-back style. His latest collaboration, with J Warner, "Aura" blends dance and soul seamlessly and the result is a...
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Abhi The Nomad: Marbled
In a true fusion of genres, Abhi The Nomad blends hip-hop, electronic, jazz and more on "Marbled" from his EP of the same name. The bop changes up in rhythm (while remaining super-catchy) as his flow remains effortless and flawless. Previous tunes...
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Ezra Furman: Love You So Bad It's no small wonder to make a song that's altogether likable, relatable and admirable. Ezra Furman does this with "Love You So Bad," which has just been released in video form, directed by frequent collaborator Joseph...
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Feist: The Stranger (Gord Downie Tribute) Hauntingly beautiful, Feist's cover of "The Stranger" was her tribute to fellow Canadian and Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, who died this week from brain cancer. The track was drawn from Downie's 2016...
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Pale Grey: Seasons
Belgium-based band Pale Grey recently released a warm piece of indie-pop: "Seasons." The track is just over two minutes, but its combination of synths, gentle drum machine and sweet lyrics gives it depth. The three-piece is currently on a European...
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Cool Hunting's End of Summer Playlist
This weekend may have marked the mental and emotional end of summer in the United States (with fall actually commencing on 22 September), but it's not all doom and gloom. Part farewell to the warmest season, part welcome for the changing seasons, this...
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Alex Cameron + Angel Olsen: Stranger's Kiss
A duet of barbed advice from a couple in the midst of a break-up, "Stranger's Kiss" pairs Australian duo Alex Cameron's burgeoning balladry with folk rock starlet Angel Olsen's warm vocals. Jemima Kirke wrote, directed and starred in the music video...
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Beach House: Chariot
From the upcoming album B-Sides And Rarities, dream-pop duo Beach House's "Chariot" is one of the previously unreleased songs from the "Depression Cherry/Thank Your Lucky Stars" sessions. The Baltimore-based band, which is currently on tour, crafted...
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Synkro: Midnight Sun Manchester, UK-based electronic music producer Synkro searches for the emotion within his instrumental tracks, regardless of what genre he's experimenting with. The track "Midnight Sun," off of Synkro's debut album Changes...
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Son Lux: Change is Everything With latent, unassuming power found among sweeping rhythms and perfectly timed chirps, the track "Change Is Everything" from NYC's Son Lux was released in accompaniment with the news of a new album, Bones, due out in...
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Interview: Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian
Glaswegian indie-pop band Belle and Sebastian is something of a rare breed in today's music landscape. The revolving cast of musicians—with frontman Stuart Murdoch and a handful of foundational members remaining constant—has released nine studio...
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Dent May: I'll Be Stoned For Christmas
"Tis the season to be high / So fill my cup to top / Light me up till I'm hot." A true indie alternative to the Mariah Carey, Wham and Frank Sinatra that takes over department store PA systems during the holiday season is Mississippi-based Dent May...
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Craft Breweries of London Map
As a city that created many of the world's greatest beers, London is no novice to brewing. But after years of industry decline, a new surge from independent brewers is putting the Big Smoke back on the world map with their quest for better-quality...
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State Of The Union Tee
DFA Records pays homage to its roster of artists with their State of the Union T-shirt. Printed on an American Apparel 50/50 cotton tee, names comprising their signature lightening bolt logo include label favorites like Yacht, LCD Soundsystem, Holy...
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Bloods: No Fun
2NE1 made waves throughout South Korea by differing themselves from their fellow cookie-cutter all-girl pop groups, who seemed to take stage as eye candy rather than as performers. Influenced by hip-hop, R&B and a good dose of electronic dance, 2NE1...
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2NE1: Missing You
A dreamy mix of Balearic beats, Scandinavian pop, Greek nonchalance and a touch of Sade make the aptly named duo Keep Shelly in Athens a melodic wonder. "Oostende" brings their yearning to life in a video teeming with shooting stars and missed connections...
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Keep Shelly In Athens: Oostende
For this week's bout of exciting new music we turned to the team behind MTV Iggy, who used their distinct global focus to highlight five international acts making noise around the world. See their picks below, and follow Iggy on Twitter for even more...
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Bryte: Nadia Number
Paris-based producer Myth Syzer has created beats for his fellow French artists Joke and Yann Ichon as well as Harlem-based rapper Perrion. If his remix of Wiz Khalifa's "Work" didn't get your head bobbing, "Clean Shoes," featuring epic rhymes from...
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Myth Syzer: Clean Shoes (feat. Prince Waly)
Aussie three-piece garage outfit Bloods comes in swinging on their latest single "No Fun." With an upbeat and in-your-face attitude, the band evokes a carefree, "windows down in the summertime" feeling while keeping things just edgy enough—calling...
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For this week's bout of exciting new music we turned to the team behind MTV Iggy, who used their distinct global focus to highlight five international acts making noise around the world. See their picks below, and follow Iggy on Twitter for even more...
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Rad Summer
Located just a short walk up from Heart Roasters, cozy vintage shop Rad Summer stands out in a land of lost-and-found fashion. A resource for locals in the know for many years running, the prolific vintage store specializes in carefully-selected men...
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Marques Toliver: Land of CanAan
A debut album set in motion by busking from New York to Belgium, many factors play into the soulful joy of Marques Toliver's Land of CanAan. Chance, talent, a voice and a violin have mingled, coalescing into a new sub-genre of rhythm and blues and...
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Interview: Hanni El Khatib
San Francisco-born, LA-based Hanni El Khatib's new album Head in the Dirt—produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys—is perfect summertime listening. It contains more of that blues and garage-influenced rock that the singer-songwriter is best known...
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