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Zayn Malik: I Won't Mind
While plenty of music snobs have dismissed One Direction as saccharine pop for tweens (who many also like to believe have terrible taste), the recent departure of 1D member Zayn Malik—and the news that he has been working on solo material—has intrigued...
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Jas Walton: Face the Facts
The candid wisdom of British philosopher (and Zen author) Alan Watts, preserved through his son Mark's dedicated recordings, has now been set to music by New York-based musician Jas Walton—who's played on tour with EMEFE, The Roots, Kronos Quartet...
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Son Lux: Change Is Everything
With latent, unassuming power found among sweeping rhythms and perfectly timed chirps, the track "Change Is Everything" from NYC's Son Lux was released in accompaniment with the news of a new album, Bones, due out in June 2015. The genre-defying song...
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Kehlani: How That Taste
At just 19 years old, Bay Area singer/songwriter Kehlani evidently has had plenty of life experience, because her new track "How That Taste" is a perfectly balanced and wise song for the haters. With smooth vocals and some spacey vibes, Kehlani proves...
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Only Real: Intro
A week before West London's indie-pop act Only Real was set to drop his debut full-length Jerk at the End of the Line, he's released all of the tracks in a comprehensive streaming YouTube playlist. Commencing with the exciting yet sublime "Intro...
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Hudson Mohawke feat. Irfane: Very First Breath
The very talented Hudson Mohawke has teamed up with French vocalist Irfane for "Very First Breath," a song from HudMo's upcoming album Lantern, which is set for release 16 June 2015 on Warp. Despite Hudson Mohawke's trademark pounding bass and glitzy...
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Shamir: Call it Off
Las Vegas-based rising star (and CH favorite) Shamir has just released the video for his new single "Call it Off" from his upcoming debut record Ratchet, due to drop 18 May. It's a bouncy, distorted track full of empowering lyrics that provoke a whole...
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Mini Mansions feat. Alex Turner: Vertigo
LA-based band Mini Mansions has returned with a track called "Vertigo" from their upcoming album The Great Pretenders, which is set for release 23 March. Featuring vocals by Alex Turner of the Artic Monkeys, the song is a sweet example of indie-meets...
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Black Milk: I Guess
Ahead of his upcoming tour—happening thanks to his 2014 album If There’s A Hell Below—rapper/producer Black Milk (aka Curtis Cross) has released the predictably solid "I Guess." Like much of Black Milk's music, the track seems entirely effortless while...
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Jill Scott: You Don't Know
Jill Scott's newest song "You Don't Know" is a heartbreaking, bluesy ballad that's entirely full of feels. Originally recorded by Carl Hall in 1967, Scott's version sees Questlove on drums and Adam Blackstone (who has worked with everybody from Kanye...
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Rodrigo y Gabriela: Hanuman
Mexican acoustic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela have constantly found success within their paradoxical nature. Take, for instance, their initial leap into fame while living in Dublin despite speaking no English, or the fact that they are deeply inspired...
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Kendrick Lamar: To Pimp A Butterfly
Kendrick Lamar’s new album has been hotly anticipated ever since he closed out the final episode of the Colbert Report with the anthemic line, “We don’t die, we multiply.” The wait is over a week earlier than expected, with Lamar dropping To Pimp a...
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