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Wall: River Mansion
From the now dismantled Brooklyn rock group WALL comes another taste of their forthcoming LP release, the (first and) only full-length album they recorded. "River Mansion" is a mesmerizing six-and-a-half minute-long post-punk exploration. There's rock...
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J.Views feat. Milosh: Don't Pull Away
Brooklyn-based songwriter, producer and musician J.Views delivers a dual-force work of exceptional beauty with "Don't Pull Away." The track, featuring Milosh of Rhye, warms the soul with both beauty and loss. The video, starring transgender model Indya...
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Julia Holter: Silhouette
A new live recording from London's RAK Studios, "Silhouette" is an undeniably impressive demonstration of Julia Holter's talents. The track hails from her forthcoming album In The Same Room, which Holter and her band recorded over two days at RAK—reworking...
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alt-J: 3WW
With a meditative, lengthy instrumental lead-in, alt-J's new single "3WW" shifts chameleon-like with each of the rotating vocalists to follow. Emotive and awash with lyrical depth, the almost five-minute-long song rises from dream sequence to tangible...
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The Shins: Painting a Hole The fourth preview release from their forthcoming album Heartworms, "Painting a Hole" is a refreshing burst of psychedelic energy from The Shins. With kooky catchiness, pounding drums and a divinely palatable eccentricity...
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The Shins: Painting a Hole
The fourth preview release from their forthcoming album Heartworms, "Painting a Hole" is a refreshing burst of psychedelic energy from The Shins. With kooky catchiness, pounding drums and a divinely palatable eccentricity, it distances itself from...
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Vagabon: Cold Apartment
On her slowly building track "Cold Apartment" Vagabon (aka Lætitia Tamko) creates tremendous fervor thanks to her unfaltering vocals and the triumphant guitars and booming drums. A heartbreakingly lonely mood rises to a place of defiance. The track...
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Lonelyspeck: Settle
With a spacey, minimal melody and poetic lyrics, Lonelyspeck's (aka Sione Bouts Teumohenga) new track "Settle" is mesmerizing. From the artist's second EP, Lave, the song's lyrics are sparse and delivered with a vulnerability and tenderness. With unexpected...
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Holly Miranda + The New Asylum Choir: Midnight Oil For her beautiful new track "Midnight Oil," singer/songwriter Holly Miranda has been joined by 28 other voices who unite under the moniker New Asylum Choir—including icon Ani DiFranco and Kyp Malone...
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Skaters: In Your Head
With the same DIY spirit that propelled them onto everyone's radar three years ago, rock trio Skaters has released a new single, "In Your Head," off their forthcoming album. The song features Britpop aesthetics, a soaring chorus and emotive lyrics...
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Pale Waves: There's a Honey
Manchester-based indie-pop outfit Pale Waves just released their debut single "There's A Honey" and it's an uncommonly catchy tune. With musical layers referencing The Cure and label-mates The 1975 (two of whom produced this track), and surprisingly...
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Steve Lacy: Dark Red
The Internet member Steve Lacy has just released the track "Dark Red" from his debut solo project Steve Lacy’s Demo. The song is a groovy, alt-rock work with plenty of soulful tinges. The tune simmers away almost effortlessly and bodes very well for...
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Snow Culture: No Sleep
With their dancey debut single "No Sleep," Swedish duo Snow Culture deliver lofty vocals floating along a dark but lively beat. Premiering with a collage-like music video of grit and grain, the track's dynamic production and electronic essence makes...
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Ghost King: Melting Sky
From Brooklyn rockers Ghost King comes a macabre visual treatment for their recent track "Melting Sky." What commences as an eerie party scene with clandestine glances, evolves into a raucous, ritualistic fantasy supported by churning guitars and an...
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Lion Babe feat. Moe Moks: Rockets
Lion Babe (aka Jillian Hervey and Lucas Goodman) have teamed up with Moe Moks in order to add some Caribbean vibes to their cruise-y, '70s-tinged tune "Rockets." With lyrics that name check Chaka Khan, Cleopatra, NASA and more, the song is heavy on...
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Syd: Fin Syd (member of The Internet and associate of Odd Future) never disappoints and her debut solo album Fin is sublime from beginning to end. From the slightly dark, bubbly "Body" to the sexy "Got Her Own," the record smoothly slips from spacey...
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Syd: Fin
Syd (member of The Internet and associate of Odd Future) never disappoints and her debut solo album Fin is sublime from beginning to end. From the slightly dark, bubbly "Body" to the sexy "Got Her Own," the record smoothly slips from spacey to woozy...
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Tennis: Modern Woman
From the upcoming Yours Conditionally comes "Modern Woman" by Denver-based duo Tennis (aka Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley). The track builds organically—layer upon layer, until its gorgeously swamped end—and is an enticing blend of tenderness and power...
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Future Islands: Ran
Inherently powerful and exuberantly warm, despite the occasional lyrical darkness, the music of Future Islands carries a force that few bands can match. With "Ran," the first single from their forthcoming album The Far Field, everything we've come...
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Sin Fang, Sóley + Örvar Smárason: Random Haiku Generator
Icelandic musicians Sin Fang, sóley and Örvar Smárason (of Múm) have announced that they'll be releasing a collaborative track at the end of every month during 2017. The first, "Random Haiku Generator," carries an almost mystical balladry. Electronic...
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Sam Nicolosi: Caught Up
Sam Nicolosi's new track "Caught Up" is a surprising tune that rises and falls with immediacy—but never becomes jarring, thanks to its seamless production. From his upcoming EP Origins, the song is genre-bending in the best way—folding classical guitar...
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Tempers: Further
With their just-released official video for "Further," NYC-based Tempers key listeners in to what can be expected of the brand's forthcoming Fundamental Fantasy EP. Moody guitars get electronic punctuation and a thoughtful atmosphere develops around...
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Lily Allen: Going To a Town (Rufus Wainwright Cover) Covering Rufus Wainwright's stunning 2007 song "Going To a Town," Lily Allen has remained faithful to the original, while adding her own levels of heartbreak. The accompanying video features scenes...
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Superorganism: Something For Your M.I.N.D.
Perhaps it's the fact that the band members are split between Maine and London that has offered new indie-pop group Superorganism such playful, exploratory depth. Debut track "something for your M.I.N.D." warbles and bops along with incredibly catchiness...
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Thundercat feat. Kenny Loggins + Michael McDonald: Show You The Way
In a collaboration worthy of a double-take, Thundercat has joined forces with two formidable names: Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald. In his new song "Show You The Way," Thundercat (aka Stephen Bruner) announces each singer before their verses with...
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