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King Princess: Ohio After performing “Ohio” live with consistency since her first tour, King Princess (aka Mikaela Straus) finally releases an official recording and music video for the fan-favorite track. Both the song and visuals begin with quiet intimacy, and the latter introduces Straus wearing her theatrical Cheap Queen look. As with the song, the video soon explodes into an anthemic garage-rock performance, cut from …

Against All Logic: Fantasy

Using his performance alias Against All Logic, Nicolas Jaar releases a new album, 2017 – 2019, composed of industrial drums, sound effects and pop samples—plus plenty of Jaar’s signature distortions. A standout single and the album’s opening track, “Fantasy” employs all of the aforementioned but ups the ante by sampling Beyoncé’s 2003 collaboration with Sean Paul “Baby Boy” for its hook, as well as filtered …

Nicolas Jaar: Coin in Nine Hands

From a deluxe version of Nicolas Jaar’s 2016 album Sirens comes an excellent, previously unreleased track called “Coin in Nine Hands.” Beginning with a dark and sexy pulsating beat and spoken word lyrics, the song builds and shifts hauntingly across eight minutes—becoming an almost industrial ambient track. Unsurprisingly, considering it’s Jaar, this is a bold, deep cut.