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Magnus The Magnus feat. Seinabo Sey: Keep on Lovin' Composer/producer Magnus The Magnus (aka Magnus Lidehäll) teamed up with fellow Swede Seinabo Sey for "Keep On Lovin'" and it's an unexpected, dynamically-layered track. Sey's lush vocals morph into...
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Lion Babe: Hit the Ceiling
With a summertime swagger and brightness, Lion Babe's latest—"Hit the Ceiling"—is about staying up and being involved. Singer Jillian Harvey's soulful vocals emphatically soar while producer Astrow Raw brings nothing but positive vibes. This is their...
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Magnus The Magnus feat. Seinabo Sey: Keep on Lovin'
Composer/producer Magnus The Magnus (aka Magnus Lidehäll) teamed up with fellow Swede Seinabo Sey for "Keep On Lovin'" and it's an unexpected, dynamically-layered track. Sey's lush vocals morph into a chopped-up and pitch-altered version—which hints...
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Chromatics: Shadow
While most who tuned into the Twin Peaks' season premiere last night were perhaps elated by the new Angelo Badalamenti scoring, a musical performance that closed out the spectacle delivered a very different sort of Lynchian experience. Portland's Chromatics...
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Soundgarden: Black Hole Sun After playing a show in Detroit this week, Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell sadly passed away at just 52 years old. Cornell—who was also the lead vocalist and songwriter for Audioslave—founded Soundgarden in 1984 with...
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Wovoka Gentle: They Mostly Come at Night Mostly
With a beautiful, experimental edge and an eerie, colorful video to match, "They Mostly Come at Night Mostly" by London trio Wovoka Gentle pairs disembodied hands with meticulous harmonies. It's both a visual and sonic treat, as band members William...
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A$AP Rocky feat. Frank Ocean, Lil Uzi Vert + Quavo: RAF
Thanks to Frank Ocean's Apple Music Beats 1 show, blonded Radio, we've all been granted access to a slew of one off tracks over the last few months that feature the beloved vocalist. The latest, a fashion-themed lyrical whirlwind known as "RAF" and...
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Perfume Genius: Die 4 U Last week, Perfume Genius (aka Mike Hadreas) released his fourth record No Shape and now, the video for "Die 4 U"—directed by the remarkably talented Floria Sigismondi. The song alone is a slinky, dark and minimal tune that...
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Baio: PHILOSOPHY!
In the four years since Vampire Weekend's Modern Vampires of the City we've learned one thing about the band: every member is capable of putting out exciting, well-made and unexpectedly diverse solo or collaborative work. The latest, PHILOSOPHY! by...
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Amandla Stenberg: Let My Baby Stay
Paired with a moody, minimal music video, Amandla Stenberg's "Let My Baby Stay" cover is a thoughtful deconstruction of Mac DeMarco's 2014 original. The song will appear on the soundtrack of Stenberg's forthcoming film "Everything, Everything." With...
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Broen: You (Detective)
With funk and soul wrapped in an eclectic electronic package, "You (Detective)" by Norwegian five-piece Broen makes for a glittery genre-whirlpool. This is the band's second single, expected to appear on their forthcoming debut LP. Based on vocalist...
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Kele Okereke: Yemaya Just after announcing his first solo acoustic tour, Bloc Party's Kele Okereke has released a gorgeous new song, "Yemaya." The gentle, minimal track is a departure from Okereke's previous solo endeavors which were electronic-leaning...
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LCD Soundsystem: Call the Police
In a one-two punch, LCD Soundsystem dropped two brand new tracks in the wee hours last night. They're the first releases since the band announced their reunion more than a year ago and will appear on a forthcoming (nearly complete) LP. Our favorite...
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Superorganism: It's All Good
Muffled spoken word, glitchy samples, sweet vocals, and synths make up the second single "It's All Good" from the slightly mysterious group Superorganism. A few months ago they released "something for your M.I.N.D." but that has since been removed...
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Celebration: Rolling On
Bright and exciting from start to finish, "Rolling On" will be the opening track of Celebration's forthcoming Wounded Healer album. A chugging bass line, peppy organ work and singer Katrina Ford's dynamic vocals drive the song forward with joy and...
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Exit Kid: It's Cool
It's hard to escape the charm cast by claymation, the stop-motion animation process that artist Joe Baughman uses to great effect in the music video for "It's Cool." Baughmam constructs an otherworldly, whimsical dimension for the grungy but buoyant...
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Wilma Archer feat. Amber Mark: Like a Hunger
Composer and songwriter Will Archer—formerly known as Slime but now producing music under the moniker Wilma Archer—has united with NYC vocalist Amber Mark for the soulful pop tune "Like a Hunger." Archer's first release in two years, the track addresses...
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DBFC: Jenks
With a sound reminiscent of New Order and Dandy Warhols, Paris-based duo DBFC unveils "Jenks," a new single from their forthcoming debut LP. Even with its electronic flourishes, there's a tactile, grimy old club dance vibe here that manages to be both...
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Villagers + Nico Muhly: Fortunate Child
Set to time-manipulated footage of iconic New York City landmarks shot by Donal Dineen, "Fortunate Child" marks a nuanced and emotive collaboration between Villagers and Nico Muhly. A compositional magnificence bathes the vocals of Villagers' Conor...
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Premiere: The Orielles' "Sugar Tastes Like Salt"
Less than a month ago, Halifax, UK trio The Orielles released an epic, dizzying eight minutes of twisting rock music known as "Sugar Tastes Like Salt." It was the band's first single since signing with Heavenly Recordings, and to call the song...
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Saint Etienne: Magpie Eyes
A first single from a new Saint Etienne album since 2012, "Magpie Eyes" stands as a joyful, catchy return for the English dance rock troupe. There's a signature dreamy vibrance encapsulating all-too-sweet but relatable lyrics. The band's forthcoming...
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Premiere: Sleep Party People's "The Missing Steps" Video
Captivation stands as a mark of true, substantial dream pop. More than eerie instrumentation and delicate melodies, musicians working in this genre (and tangentially) must truly capture the listener before taking them inward or upward, to sleep...
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Leon Bridges: River For those of us living in the wake of HBO's profound female-powered series "Big Little Lies," the program lives on in its soulful soundtrack, now available online. Among the many standout tracks, Leon Bridges' gorgeous "River...
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Yelle: Interpassion
French duo Yelle just debuted "Interpassion" and it's a bilingual love letter back to fans, written directly after their “Complètement Fou” global tour. With pop vibrance and a catchy melody and bridge, the song glows on the surface level. Underneath...
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Frankie Cosmos: Fool
Greta Kline, lead singer of NYC-based indie darlings Frankie Cosmos, stopped by Melbourne's Balcony TV for a live performance of "Fool" while on the band's first Australian tour. Beautiful, earnest and delicate, the song's live translation conveys...
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