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Bonobo feat. Rhye: Break Apart In light of Friday's Migration album release, it's worth revisiting musician and producer Bonobo's exquisite track "Break Apart," featuring vocals by Milosh of Rhye. Its video, released last month, acts as an ideal counterpart...
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The Flaming Lips: Nigdy Nie (Never No)
The psychedelic alt-rock band releases their new album Oczy Mlody today—already streaming in full on Spotify—and it’s the softly sweet accompaniment to your afterparty comedown, as the sun rises. Wayne Coyne has explained the title, which means “eyes...
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Laura Marling: Wild Fire
With an inherent grace to her storytelling, Laura Marling delivers another soulful folk wonder with "Wild Fire." The second single off the singer/songwriter's forthcoming album Semper Femina, out 10 March, the track rises with gentle power, driven...
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Bonobo feat. Rhye: Break Apart
In light of Friday's Migration album release, it's worth revisiting musician and producer Bonobo's exquisite track "Break Apart," featuring vocals by Milosh of Rhye. Its video, released last month, acts as an ideal counterpart to the song, pairing...
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The Visions: Oceans
With a layer of spacious vocally-derived atmosphere atop funk stylings, "Oceans" by Brooklyn-based The Visions plays with listeners' ears. Brothers Ben and Michael Shugarman and friend Ryan Brooks dress their funky roots with pop and electro punctuation...
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Peanut Butter Wolf: RIP 2016 On the first day of 2017, Peanut Butter Wolf (aka Chris Manak, the founder of Stones Throw Records) began releasing his RIP 2016 mixtape in parts. Just a few moments ago, Part 3 appeared on Soundcloud and—like the previous...
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Khodara: Billie
At times sultry, at times soaring, "Billie" by NYC- and London-based singer Khodara finds its power through beauty. The single, off a forthcoming EP to be released 17 March, diverges from the dancey, disco-dazzling work Khodara released late 2016 but...
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Dirty Projectors: Little Bubble
One of the band's most beautiful songs to date, "Little Bubble" by the Dirty Projectors debuted today in video form. Soulful and soothing, the track isn't devoid of the band's thoughtful eccentricity—manifesting here in numerous ways, but arguably...
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Dan Deacon: Opal Toad Segment
Off a forthcoming experimental music compilation, I Said No Doctors!, from NYC-based music label Dymaxion Groove, musician Dan Deacon's "Opal Toad Segment" conveys a different sort of chaotic charm than we've come to expect from the mastermind. Here...
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The Avalanches feat. Freddie Gibbs: Bad Day
Australian outfit The Avalanches released their second record in 2016, following a 16-year break, and evidently they have plenty more where that came from. Recently a rough version of the group's track "Bad Day," featuring Indiana-born rapper Freddie...
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Dan Kye: Tolle
From the four-track EP Joy, Ease, Lightness, Dan Kye's "Tolle" is made for the dance floor, but is far from a vacuous, empty feeling dance track. Rather, it's deep, soulful and very funky—with just the right level of sultriness. This is pared-back...
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Premiere: Baby Alpaca's "We Belong Together"
Off of this year's vibrant, dreamy Under Water full-length album, "We Belong Together" celebrates love as only LA-based singer/songwriter/musician Baby Alpaca (aka Chris Kittrell) can convey. The thoughtful soundscapes of the track, coupled with...
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Oisima (feat. Allysha Joy): I Will Find My Way
From his upcoming album I Will Find My Way comes Adelaide, Australia-based Oisima's jazzy "I Will Find My Way." Featuring vocals by Melbourne-based Allysha Joy, the track is super-smooth, with gently plinking keys. Rather than sounding cheesy, Oisima...
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Spaceface: Cowboy Lightning
Six years after the band's inception, Spaceface will release their debut full-length album Sun Kids in early 2017, on which the psychedelic, exciting track "Cowboy Lightning" will appear. Founded by Jake Ingalls, who has spent the last few years as...
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Shy Girls: Why I Love From the new Shy Girls (aka Dan Vidmar) album comes the track "Why I Love"—a minimal, dark tune that's balanced out with Vimar's tender vocals. This album version is very different than the acoustic version he performed at downtown...
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Sondre Lerche: I'm Always Watching You Too
With a dreamlike soundscape and curiously voyeuristic overtones, "I'm Always Watching You Too" by Brooklyn-based Norwegian singer and multi-instrumentalist Sondre Lerche makes for something special. Inspiration for the song came by way of a dream Lerche...
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Premiere: Asbjørn's BOY PWR
Anyone who grew up in the LGBTQ+ community before the prevalence of the internet was aware of an acute lack of visible, diverse role models. Thanks to pop culture, the wealth of resources provided by social media and more, this has begun to change...
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Kid Cudi: Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin'
After being delayed earlier this year, Kid Cudi (aka Scott Mescudi) has just released his new album Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin' and it's potentially his best yet. The 19-track record is available to stream online now, and features appearances from...
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NVDES: I Want To Make Out At The Gay Club
A little bit psychedelic, a little bit dirty, "I Want To Make Out At The Gay Club" by Southern California's NVDES makes for a dance-worthy electronic number fit for absolutely any club. With a thumping beat and electronic flourishes, the song offers...
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Electric Guest: Dear To Me It's three years since Electric Guest's LP Good America was released, and now the LA-based four-piece is back with "Dear To Me." The '70s-inspired tune features HAIM on guest vocals, and it's a dreamy, synth-y treat. With...
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The-Dream: Love You to Death
With an ode to Rihanna and just a few other tracks, The-Dream's EP Love You to Death was just released and, despite the singer/songwriter's ability to perfect the pop song for others (never forget he wrote "Umbrella" and "Single Ladies"), it's all...
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Raleigh Ritchie: Unicron Loev
From his EP Mind The Gap, which is set for release 16 December, comes Raleigh Ritchie's "Unicron Loev." The British singer/songwriter (aka Jacob Anderson, aka Grey Worm from GoT) has made a departure from the R&B-influenced tracks on his debut record...
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Temples: Certainty (Franz Ferdinand Remix)
British band Temples' track "Certainty" (their first release since a 2014 debut record) began its life as a synth-tinged, psychedelic tune, but has just been given a rework by Franz Ferdinand. The reimagining is more electronic—that's obvious within...
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Record of the Month Club
For anyone with a burgeoning vinyl collection, it can be hard to know what the next step should be when filling in the gaps. With Vinyl Me, Please, a team of music lovers makes that decision for you—with special editions of contemporary classic's like...
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Prince: Moonbeam Levels Recorded in 1982 (during the time he was making 1999), Prince's "Moonbeam Levels" was live-streamed today for the first time ever. The track is classic '80s Prince—buoyant guitars, glitzy drum machines and the beloved musician...
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