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Temples: Certainty (Franz Ferdinand Remix)
British band Temples' track "Certainty" (their first release since a 2014 debut record) began its life as a synth-tinged, psychedelic tune, but has just been given a rework by Franz Ferdinand. The reimagining is more electronic—that's obvious within...
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Justice: Fire
From French duo Justice's third LP Woman (released this month) comes the video "Fire." Taking tips directly from the album name, the Pascal Teixeira-directed video stars one of America's favorite women, Susan Sarandon, in a retro-vibed clip that channels...
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Burial: Young Death
The notoriously public-shy electronic music producer Burial may have never performed a live set, but he knows how to appease loyal fans. His latest two-track record comes as a Christmas present for those who've been waiting since 2013's EP Rival Dealer...
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Bilal feat. Big K.R.I.T.: Pleasure Toy
While Bilal's gorgeous In Another Life was released last year, the visuals for the record have continued to appear throughout 2016, with "Pleasure Toy" being the latest. The Hans Elder-directed video is full of cosmic, Afrocentric style and is a perfect...
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Georgia feat. Caroline Polachek: Ama Yes Uzume
Beyond the synth and strings, it's hard to place the exact sonic origins of what comes together in New York duo Georgia's stunning experimental track "Ama Yes Uzume." That is, of course, except for the magnificent guest vocals by Chairlift's Caroline...
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Sylvan Esso: Kick Jump Twist
Sylvan Esso (aka Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn) keep experimenting with each new release, the most recent being "Kick Jump Twist," the B-side to "Radio." The track begins gently enough, but becomes frenetic at times, a facet that's offset by Meath...
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Prince: Moonbeam Levels
Recorded in 1982 (during the time he was making 1999), Prince's "Moonbeam Levels" was live-streamed today for the first time ever. The track is classic '80s Prince—buoyant guitars, glitzy drum machines and the beloved musician's dazzling vocals. From...
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Kate Bush: And Dream of Sheep (Live)
From her fifth studio album, 1985's Hounds of Love, Kate Bush's "And Dream of Sheep" is lesser known than the record's other songs (like "Cloudbusting" or "Running Up That Hill"), but it is just as otherworldly and exquisite. For the video accompanying...
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Beyonce + The Dixie Chicks: Daddy Lessons
While Beyonce's Lemonade was released back in April, earlier this month she performed "Daddy Lessons" at the CMAs with country music trio the Dixie Chicks. The performance spurred some controversy (a lot of it racist), but it was undeniably brilliant...
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serpentwithfeet: four ethers
Brooklyn-based serpentwithfeet's debut, five-song EP blisters isn't long, but it is spectacular. The new video for singer serpentwithfeet's "four ethers" (which was co-produced by The Haxan Cloak, who previously worked with Bjork) taps into the mysticism...
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Animal Collective: Mountain Game
Originally recorded (but never used) for 2010's Red Dead Redemption video game, Animal Collective's "Mountain Game" throws back to their Merriweather Post Pavilion-style pop artistry. Bearing all the musical nuances we've come to love from the band...
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Gordi: 00000 Million (Bon Iver Cover)
With nothing but the sound of her voice and some reverb, Gordi—Australian singer/songwriter and Jagjaguwar-signee Sophie Payten—takes Bon Iver’s already minimalist "00000 Million" one step further in her cover version. Gordi’s husky, lower range a...
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