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Charlotte Gainsbourg: Ring-A-Ring O' Roses
Breathy, beautiful and cinematic, "Ring-A-Ring O' Roses," which just released, will be the opening track on French singer Charlotte Gainsbourg's latest album, Rest. Gainsbourg co-wrote the song, which is partially sung in French, with Daft Punk's Guy...
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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 solo album Secret Path. Feist explains that...
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Ela Minus: a.r.p.
In one improvisational take, Colombian singer and electronic musician Ela Minus (aka Gabriela Jimeno) filmed the video for a.r.p., out today. Minus used Critter & Guitari's ETC video synthesizer and created a series of lo-fi imagery "live." The shifting...
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Exhibition feat. Julian Casablancas: No One There
New York-based director Charles Billot and art director Piera Wolf have united to dress an '80s-saturated grit and glamour atop "No One There," a single from Hammarsing Kharhmar's band Exhibition. Julian Casablancas lends his signature vocal stylings...
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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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Raveena: Sweet Time
A wholesome, sparkling song about self-care and self-love, "Sweet Time" by Brooklyn-based musician and singer Raveena is a luminous piece of soul/R&B. The accompanying video (which she also directed) sees Raveena sitting in a blossom tree, hanging...
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Fischerspooner feat. Caroline Polachek: Togetherness
Fischerspooner's super-seductive new track "Togetherness" (featuring vocals from Chairlift's Caroline Polachek) has an equally sexually-charged video—directed by Casey Spooner and Warren Fischer. The follow-up to SIR's "Have Fun Tonight," this track...
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John Maus: Teenage Witch
From the forthcoming John Maus album Screen Memories, "Teenage Witch" makes for an eerie little pop number. Experimental and electronic, the track moves forward on almost celestial synths. The official music video, directed by Jennifer Juniper Stratford...
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Porches: Country
With a rippling, emotive surface underscored by an uncertain eeriness, "Country" is the latest release from Porches, aka Aaron Maine. The brief, potent track steps forward with considered escalation, adding backing vocals by Dev Hynes and Bryndon Cook...
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MEI: Steppin
With "Steppin," London-based singer/songwriter MEI uses sometimes sweet, always compelling vocals to guide listeners through the track's twists and turns. Jazz-infused and driven by piano and a heavy bassline, the song's magnificence is hard to define...
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Django Django: Tic Tac Toe
Like a third shot of espresso, mild electrocution or a punch to the chest, the music of Django Django offers a surge of delirious energy. The band's latest psychedelic rock number "Tic Tac Toe" comes complete with a rapid-fire, zany music video directed...
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Shy Luv feat. Bakar: Like a River
Manchester-based Shy Luv recently released a new, boppy track featuring Bakar, "Like a River," from their forthcoming EP Lungs. The duo—Sam Knowles and Jake Norman—crafted an infectious groove, but it begins (albeit briefly) as an almost chopped-and...
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Artists for Puerto Rico: Almost Like Praying Thoughts and prayers are welcome but action—service, donations, on-the-ground support (or in some instances, policy change)—really makes the most difference. Everyone's favorite musical historian Lin-Manuel...
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Artists for Puerto Rico: Almost Like Praying
Thoughts and prayers are welcome but action—service, donations, on-the-ground support (or in some instances, policy change)—really makes the most difference. Everyone's favorite musical historian Lin-Manuel Miranda has done something stellar, and brought...
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Little Dragon feat. Faith Evans: Peace of Mind
Joining forces with R&B legend Faith Evans, Swedish electronic outfit Little Dragon has released their video for the very pretty "Peace of Mind"—filmed at Raphael Saadiq's LA studio. Saadiq also produced the slinky track, which sees Little Dragon's...
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Queens of the Stone Age: Villains of Circumstance (Live)
Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme and Dean Fertita were joined by a string quartet for a performance of "Villains of Circumstance" on the BBC's "Later... With Jools Holland" and the result is stunning. With just the strings and piano, the rendition...
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Soulwax: Is It Always Binary
Opening with an epic and empowering uniform drum frenzy, "Is It Always Binary" hails from Soulwax's recently released album FROM DEEWEE. A brand new video sheds light on the hands behind the sound—and it happens to be known as "The Transient Program...
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Tom Petty: I Won't Back Down
The remarkably talented musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Tom Petty passed today at 66 years old. Best known for his bands Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and the supergroup the Traveling Wilburys, Petty was a dynamic...
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HAIM: Little of Your Love
Full of that signature HAIM-style sweetness, "Little of Your Love" bops along with a hook in tow. It's a jubilant tune for sure, but the brand new supporting video, from acclaimed auteur Paul Thomas Anderson, puts all that joy to use. It's bright enough...
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Anna Leone: My Soul I An incredibly impressive debut, Swedish singer/songwriter Anna Leone has crafted an impossibly perfect, heartbreaking ballad. Released earlier this month, "My Soul I" now has a video which recently premiered on Fader and it's...
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Majid Jordan feat. dvsn: My Imagination
Out today, "My Imagination" will appear on Majid Jordan's upcoming The Space Between—set to be released on 27 October. Featuring fellow Canadian and OVO artist dvsn, the track is fairly minimal, letting the singers' vocals (and at times, striking falsettos...
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Anna Leone: My Soul I
An incredibly impressive debut, Swedish singer/songwriter Anna Leone has crafted an impossibly perfect, heartbreaking ballad. Released earlier this month, "My Soul I" now has a video full of slow, sweeping shots which just premiered on Fader. A gentle...
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Shake It
The inimitable Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Karen O, Nick Zinner, and Brian Chase) are set to reissue their 2003 debut album Fever To Tell and it will include nine unreleased tracks, eight B-sides and more. One such track is the previously unreleased "Shake It...
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Michael Cera feat. Sharon Van Etten: Best I Can
A truly delightful track, "Best I Can" by Michael Cera and featuring the vocals of Sharon Van Etten pops with digital wonder. Cera made the song for the upcoming film "Dina," and brought Van Etten (who he met by chance at a bar) in as a collaborator...
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Charles Bradley: Changes (Black Sabbath Cover)
The incredibly talented Charles Bradley has passed away at 68 years old. Bradley, who found success as a later-in-life singer, was known as the Screaming Eagle of Soul thanks to his heart-wrenching, vulnerable vocals. His cover of Black Sabbath's 1972...
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