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Samantha Urbani: Hints And Implications From her highly anticipated debut solo EP Policies Of Power, Samantha Urbani's '80s-inspired jam "Hints And Implications" is utterly addictive. With plenty of retro touches (including power riffs and that drum...
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Kesha: Praying Her first single in nearly five years, "Praying" marks a glorious return for Kesha. The ballad highlights, first and foremost, the singer's dynamic, powerful vocals (sometimes only with light piano accompaniment). This is a beautiful...
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Olivia Nelson: Cleopatra
London-based singer/songwriter Olivia Nelson's debut solo track, "Cleopatra," is a super-funky and infectious tune. Channeling some slick R&B vocals, Nelson's voice over the groovy beat creates an ideal, sweet balance. We look forward to seeing what...
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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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Kamasi Washington: Truth Just released by the very talented jazz saxophonist, composer and producer Kamasi Washington (who has performed with Herbie Hancock, Lauryn Hill, Nas, Flying Lotus, Thundercat and more), "Truth" is the beautifully transcendent...
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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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Flying Mojito Bros: Rodeo Cósmico Mix Get your lava lamp out and enjoy this trippy, psychedelic mix from DJ outfit the Flying Mojito Bros (aka producer/musician Ben Chetwood and DJ Jack Sellen). Aptly named "Rodeo Cósmico," this '70s-influenced, spaced...
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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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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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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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Kitty: Asari Love Song
Kitty (aka Kathryn-Leigh Beckwith) initially caught our attention way back in 2012 with her cutesy, funny track "JUSTIN BIEBER!!!!" Since then, she's changed her stage name from Kitty Pryde to Kitty and has worked with the likes of Ryan Hemsworth and...
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Charli XCX + SOPHIE: Vroom Vroom
Singer-songwriter Charli XCX and divergent sound designer SOPHIE—each compelling in their own unique brand of pop—bring out the best in each other in the four-track EP Vroom Vroom, one that provokes all of the senses and hits listeners like a steamroller...
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Carly Rae Jepsen: Boy Problems Every track on Carly Rae Jepsen's powerhouse 2015 album E•MO•TION (it only gets better with time) has its own unique personality, and "Boy Problems" has been an especially addictive standout with CRJ's voice gliding...
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Lawrence: Superficial
NYC-based band Lawrence, helmed by siblings Clyde and Gracie Lawrence and backed up by a talented slew of musicians (including a three-piece horn section), are driving to Austin this very moment to perform over the next three days at SXSW, before continuing...
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Not Your Father's Ginger Ale
With Superbowl Sunday taking place this weekend, you might already be thinking about what snacks and drinks to serve. Between the ice bucket of canned light stuff and six-packs of choice craft beer brewed in North Carolina or Colorado, there's...
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High Water: Moonlight Mind High Water (aka NYC-based musician Will Epstein) has been mostly mum since releasing his debut EP The Beautiful Moon in 2013. With the celestial bodies in perfect alignment, he finally releases a new track, "Moonlight...
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Boulevards: Sanity Boulevards (aka Jamil Rashad) brings the '70s back in a big and catchy way with "Sanity," a full-energy track that celebrates the best clichés of the era—like hand claps, glittery riffs, groovy bass lines and smoother-than-caramel...
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Life Sim: IDL PC Music has stayed mostly quiet this summer but finally rewarded those patiently waiting with a new track, "IDL," from the mysterious artist Life Sim (whose IRL identity has yet to be disclosed). The simple electronic instrumental...
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Love Ssega: Minds
One of the founders of the electronic-meets-classical outfit Clean Bandit—who left to pursue his PhD in laser sensing—British-Ugandan singer Love Ssega returns to the music scene with the single "Minds." From an upcoming EP (due to release in October...
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PC Music Volume 1
Hovering somewhere between the imagination and reality, "London-based" (but more likely existing in the deep web) collective PC Music has been electroshocking the world of pop with their hyper-manufactured hits. PC Music has just released the compilation...
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Noura Mint Seymali: Tzenni
Discovered by Sublime Frequencies and then released o"n the label's compilation Choubi Choubi! Folk and Pop Sounds from Iraq, Yumma, al Hilou" is a track that we don't know much about, other than the fact that it might translate to "Mother, Here's...
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Alsarah & The Nubatones: Habibi Taal
This week, we check in with Dubai-based Brownbook magazine in celebration of the mix of "legends and underground heroes" included in their current music issue. In addition to a pull-out songbook featuring sheet music from classic Egyptian songstress...
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Souad Abdullah: Yumma, al Hilou
Full of nostalgia, handclaps (and hand drums) and a decidedly warm feeling permeating the entire track, "Habibi Taal" (off the debut album Silt) is the perfect introduction to Brooklyn-based, Sudanese-born singer Alsarah and her band the Nubatones...
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Zeid Hamdan: Balekeh (Acoustic)
Hailing from Mauritania, Noura Mint Seymali's "Tzenni" (the Hassaniya Arabic word meaning "to turn" or "to spin") is immediately intriguing and alluring. The song quickly morphs into fusion of traditional Moorish griot music, Western pop, blues, even...
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L'Orchestre National de Mauritanie: Senam-Mosso
Lebanese composer and music producer Zeid Hamdan is behind some of the country's biggest regional and alternative bands. "Balekeh" is a song from 2011 performed by his band, Zeid and the Wings, from their album Aasfeh. Here, he takes the already soothing...
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