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SAULT: Time is Precious Expectedly unexpected, SAULT’s latest album AIR appeared seemingly out of nowhere a few days ago. The enigmatic UK-based collective—led by Inflo (aka Dean Josiah Cover)—has made a habit of sharing gorgeous new music without any pre-release marketing or teasers. The neo-soul-leaning outfit has ventured into different territory with their sixth album, which features soaring orchestral music, non-lyrical choral vocals and some …

Friedberg: Never Gonna Pay The Rent

Friedberg—the London-based all-women desert-rock outfit helmed by Austrian singer-songwriter Anna Friedberg—returns with the vibe-y pop tune “Never Gonna Pay The Rent.” Friedberg originally conjured the sound for her band in the middle of the night in room number eight at the Joshua Tree Inn. “The Friedberg story continued in the same desert on my return trip there the following year when a friend and I …

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: Magenta Mountain

Prolific Australian rock band King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard craft another immersive, expansive soundscape in their latest track and video “Magenta Mountain.” In the eight-minute video (taken from the band’s live performance in Melbourne), the neon-pop single starts off with an inviting melody before bursting with robust percussion and a mesmerizing guitar solo. The song appears on the band’s forthcoming album Omnium Gatherum (out 22 …