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A sad farewell to Daniel Johnston, pretty synthpop, psychedelic indie and more music

Daniel Johnston: True Love Will Find You In The End An inspiration to so many other artists and musicians, Daniel Johnston‘s vast contribution of simple, honest and haunting works find balance between outsider art and mainstream acceptance. The singer/songwriter and visual artist’s laundry list of accolades ranges from inclusion in the 2006 Whitney Biennial, adoration for this “Hi, How Are You” mural in Austin, a …

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An unearthed Prince original, Friendly Fires goes tropical, a soulful duet, surf rock and more music

serpentwithfeet feat. Ty Dolla $ign: Receipts serpentwithfeet (aka Josiah Wise) and Ty Dolla $ign (Tyrone William Griffin Jr) team up for “Receipts,” a sparse and stirring song—which consists of plucked strings, piano, deep bass and delicate vocals. The result is a glorious fusion of serpentwithfeet’s mystical gospel-inflected style and Ty Dolla $ign’s caramel, contemporary R&B. Minimal, but richly layered with emotion, it’s a song that …

Andre 3000 + James Blake: Me&My (To Bury Your Parents)

Yesterday André 3000 (aka André Benjamin) released two surprise tracks—both created in collaboration with James Blake—”Me&My (To Bury Your Parents)” and “Look Ma No Hands.” Both tracks (the latter which is a 17-minute instrumental) are dedicated to his mother, Sharon Benjamin Hodo (who passed away in 2013) and feature Benjamin on the bass clarinet. The piano-driven “Me&My (To Bury Your Parents)” is a sweet reminder …