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Charlotte Day Wilson: Find You
Though she's relatively new as a solo artist (previously fronting Toronto-by-way-of-Halifax "transient soul group" The Wayo), Charlotte Day Wilson has the voice of an old, golden spirit (plus the chops of a classically trained pianist, along with saxophone...
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Nas + Erykah Badu: This Bitter Land
From the soundtrack for "The Land" (out 29 July) comes a hauntingly minimal and stunning song by Nas and Erykah Badu. The track, called "This Bitter Land" is gentle but painful—Badu's vocals are incredibly emotive—and yet there is, among the struggle...
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How To Dress Well: Lost Youth / Lost You
The first track from How To Dress Well's upcoming album Care (set for release 23 September) is the sublime "Lost Youth / Lost You," which offers everything we've come to expect and enjoy about the artist. Along with the new song comes a purple-saturated...
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Alexis Taylor: I Never Lock That Door
Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor has just released the video for his track "I Never Lock That Door" from his third solo album Piano. Directed by Simon Owens, the video is made up of many stills of Taylor mid-air, captured by 170 pinhole cameras. It's a beautifully...
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Thom Yorke: BBC Radio 1 Bedtime Mix
Need music to fall asleep to? Radiohead's Thom Yorke has put together a 30-minute Bedtime mix for BBC Radio 1, airing on Phil Taggart's Sunday night show. Tracks include a live version of Yorke's "Bloom" he performed last year for the Pathway To Paris...
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Die Antwoord: Banana Brain
The crazy kids are back! South Africa's Die Antwoord (made up of alter-egos Ninja and Yo-landi Visser, plus mysterious producers) release their latest middle finger to the pop world. "Banana Brain" juxtaposes hardcore techno rhythms with Visser's hair...
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Poolside: And The Sea
Put a paper umbrella in your cocktail and dip your feet in the water; Poolside's new jam "And The Sea" is made for summertime. The LA-based duo's self-proclaimed "daytime disco" brand of music (their take on Neil Young's "Harvest Moon" is a must-listen...
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Vulfpeck: Back Pocket
"Funky Duck" old-school jammers Vulfpeck have made a lighthearted music video for perhaps their cutest song ever: "Back Pocket." The band's Theo Katzman and guest vocalist Christine Hucal fondly recall high-stakes elementary school romancing as two...
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Sleigh Bells: Hyper Dark
While there might be echoes of "Infinity Guitars" in the intro, Sleigh Bells' new track "Hyper Dark" proves to be a divergence from their regular programming. There's lush space around Alexis Krauss' soft and forlorn vocals, while the moody bass line...
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Suicide: Dream Baby Dream
Alan Vega—solo artist and one half of Suicide—passed away this weekend, aged 76. Vega (born Boruch Alan Bermowitz) and his bandmate Martin Rev influenced countless musicians (most notably Bruce Springsteen) with their minimal and experimental take...
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Snakehips feat. ZAYN: Cruel
British electronic-meets-R&B music duo Snakehips (aka Oliver Lee and James Carter) have just released their collaboration with Zayn Malik (aka the Geri of One Direction) and the result is dance-pop at its best. "Cruel" refers to Malik's object of...
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Jim-E Stack: Deadstream
Jim-E Stack (who's toured with Baauer, Bonobo, Nosaj Thing and more) has a fun music video for his mostly instrumental, chilled-out yet tense track "Deadstream." It speeds through many different Vines from fans who used the song to soundtrack their...
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