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Debuts from Mild High Club and Erica Eso, the "revolutionary" musical taking Broadway by storm and more in this week's look at standout music

Painted Zeros: Call Back As the summer heat gives way to cool breezes and accompanying change, it’s well-matched by Brooklyn-based Painted Zeros’ new track “Call Back.” Ethereal vocals—from lead singer and principal member Katie Lau—drift atop delicate melodies that give way to guitar riffs with a substantial pulse underlying it all. Altogether, it’s a beautiful track from the band’s forthcoming album Floriography. Hamilton the Musical …

Mild High Club: Timeline

Mild High Club is seasoned musician Alexander Brettin’s latest incarnation (RIP Soft Candy) and that’s the only intro you’ll need—as this is one of those instances when the music speaks for itself. Mild High Club’s debut album Timeline has just released on Circle Star Records, a new side label from Stones Throw founder Peanut Butter Wolf. Start with “Weeping Willow” and “Note to Self” for …

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Saying goodbye to Lesley Gore while welcoming new music from Romare and more in this week's look at music

Hudson Mohawke: Valentine’s Slowjams Chapter VIII While Valentine’s Day might be over, Hudson Mohawke released the latest in his annual slowjams mixtape series: Valentine’s Slowjams Chapter VIII. The playlist begins with a live cover version of Earth, Wind & Fire’s “You Can’t Hide Love” by the imitable D’Angelo, and continues with pure romance from the likes of Klymaxx, Deniece Williams, Stephanie Mills and Bill Withers. …