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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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Forest Swords: Dazed Mix
From its haunting ANOHNI opening to a conclusive 45-minute-long rumination on Björk's "Stonemilker," a Dazed Mix of remixes and original compositions by Forest Swords (aka producer Matthew Barnes) delivers a stark sonic landscape with a topography...
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Anna Lunoe + Sleepy Tom: Stay Awake
Equal parts spoken word poem and ravenous dance track, "Stay Awake" by Anna Lunoe and Sleepy Tom throbs and oscillates forward with force. There's an entire party in one track, with its own emotional arc. This is the second collaboration between the...
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Premiere: Co/ntry's "Living in a Body"
Through a series of mystical and frequently grotesque still life character studies, art director Dane Richards (founder of lifestyle brand yard666sale) conjures a lasting visual tale for fellow Montreal locals Co/ntry. The exploratory, art-punk...
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LPX: Tightrope
From Lizzy Plapinger's impassioned vocals to choreography from icon Karole Armitage and minimal, powerful lighting and set design, there's nothing to dislike about "Tightrope," a track and video from Plapinger's solo project LPX. The powerful performance...
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Todd Rundgren feat. Robyn: That Could Have Been Me Premiering exclusively on Pitchfork, the legendary Todd Rundgren's newest track, "That Could Have Been Me" features none other than Swedish pop star Robyn. Rundgren (who initially garnered attention...
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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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