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The Strokes: Drag Queen
In a surprise move last week, NYC indie-rockers The Strokes dropped not one but all three songs off their brand new Future Present Past EP—at roughly the same time via three different radio shows. Each track pushes the band's signature sound in new...
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra: First World Problem
After the wild success of their third album Multi-Love, New Zealand/American Unknown Mortal Orchestra has released a new track: "First World Problem." The song (whose cover art is by Henrietta Harris) is everything we've come to expect from UMO—boppy...
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Braids: Joni
Montreal-based three-piece Braids is making some of the most intricate electronic pop we've heard: take "Joni" where Raphaelle Standell-Preston's voice snaps and stretches, yelps and exhales—setting the pace for the ricochets of synth and drum hits...
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High Water: Changed The Locks (Lucinda Williams Cover)
Folk rocker Lucinda Williams' bridge-free 1988 song "Changed the Locks" is so bad-ass and to the point that there's not much room for other artists to cover it with justice (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers once tried). High Water (aka Will Epstein...
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Garbage: Empty
That feeling when a song and its music video is everything you hoped from a band you've long loved. In the new video for their single "Empty," Garbage reunites with Sam Bayer who directed the band's first three videos, including "Only Happy When It...
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Speedy Ortiz: Emma O
Speedy Ortiz's four-track EP Foiled Again—considered a postscript to last year's album Foil Deer—is set for release next Friday (3 June). They released the grainy, anime-referencing "Death Note" earlier this month and now share another, the much more...
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Danny L Harle (feat. Caroline Polachek): Ashes of Love
PC Music ambassador Danny L Harle's collaboration with Caroline Polachek of Chairlift, "Ashes of Love," brings out both of their unique strengths: melodies that unfold like a labyrinth, reinforced by Eurovision-level HD production and Dance Dance Revolution...
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The Lines: Single Engine Duster
There's plenty of intrigue surrounding The Lines' recently released album hull down, of which "Single Engine Duster" is the lead single. The Lines are not a new band. They released a few albums in the late '70s and early '80s, and once shared a stage...
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BADBADNOTGOOD: Time Moves Slow (feat. Sam Herring)
The enterprising, beat-loving jazz musicians of BADBADNOTGOOD announce their next LP, describing it as "an exploration in post-genre virtuosity." The simply titled IV comes out this July: tracks feature prolific fire producer Kaytranada (who just released...
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Sampha: Timmy's Prayer
London R&B singer and producer Sampha emerges from a long period of rest after his 2013 EP Dual—with collabs with SBTRKT, Drake, Jessie Ware, Lil Silva and even Kanye scattered along the way—with the heartfelt new song, "Timmy's Prayer" (it samples...
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Baby Alpaca: Can't Find My Way
Off of dream-pop band Baby Alpaca's album Under Water, "Can't Find My Way" makes for another sweet, soulful single—especially when complemented with the shifting, surreal visuals of their latest music video. Frontman Chris Kittrell strolls across an...
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Bois: Asleep with Songs of Longing
Nomadic singer-songwriter Bois cathartically releases Asleep with Songs of Longing, an album written and recorded in New Orleans and Miami. Opening with "Beauty," a howling saxophone rips into the conscience and sets the mood for the pensive nature...
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