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Mobb Deep: Give Up The Goods Prodigy, one half of the legendary hip hop duo Mobb Deep, passed away this week at just 42 years old. Known for their brooding, sometimes eerie sound, Mobb Deep is widely considered one of New York's most influential hardcore...
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Sharon Van Etten: The End of the World As part of the soundtrack for "The Man In The High Castle," comes Sharon Van Etten's gorgeous cover version of one of the most beloved songs ever: "The End of The World." Originally recorded in 1962 by Skeeter...
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Holly Miranda + The New Asylum Choir: Midnight Oil
For her beautiful new track "Midnight Oil," singer/songwriter Holly Miranda has been joined by 28 other voices who unite under the moniker New Asylum Choir—including icon Ani DiFranco and Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio. A cover of an obscure Cris Williamson...
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Lily Allen: Going To a Town (Rufus Wainwright Cover)
Covering Rufus Wainwright's stunning 2007 song "Going To a Town," Lily Allen has remained faithful to the original, while adding her own levels of heartbreak. The accompanying video features scenes from current protests concerning Trump, Brexit, racism...
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Sharon Jones + The Dap Kings "It's a Holiday Soul Party" LP
While Sharon Jones sadly is no longer be with us, her vast repertoire of soulful tunes remains. A new limited edition pressing of her (along with the Dap Kings, of course) "It's A Holiday Soul Party," on green vinyl, offers the ideal opportunity to...
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Shy Luv: Pharaohs (SBTRKT Cover)
A cover of SBTRKT's 2011 track, Shy Luv's version of "Pharoahs" is a super-funky take on the dance track. With breathy falsetto, plenty of synths and a groovy bass line, it's a very danceable iteration. Shy Luv (Sam Knowles, aka Karma Kid; and Jake...
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A Tribe Called Quest: We Got it From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service​ It's not often that we post an entire album in our Listen section, but the new A Tribe Called Quest record We Got it From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service​ is too wonderful to choose...
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Andrew Bird + Matt Berninger: Perfect Day (Lou Reed Cover)
From his stunning home performance series "Live From the Great Room," the multi-talented Andrew Bird partnered with The National's Matt Berninger for a cover of the Lou Reed classic "Perfect Day." Between the powerful shared vocals and Bird's signature...
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Amber Arcades: Which Will
Drawn from one of the most profound examples of autumnal folk, Nick Drake's Pink Moon album, the track "Which Will" has received an energized dream-pop cover by Dutch musician Amber Arcades. Rather than replicate the original track's guitar- and vocals...
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Lykke Li: Hold On, We're Going Home (Drake Cover)
Leave it to Swedish indie-pop dreamboat Lykke Li to turn Drake's hit "Hold On, We're Going Home" into a heartbreaking song that oozes sex and sadness. This unpolished, live version lets the singer's raw vocals do most of the work over delicate electric...
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Capital Children's Choir: Untrust Us
For an electronic synthpop song about cocaine, the Capital Children's Choir in London performs a stellar cover of the Crystal Castles' song "Untrust Us" at the famous Abbey Road recording studio. Using just their voices and hands, the children reproduce...
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Factory Floor: Turn It Up
London's post-industrial dance rock trio Factory Floor recently dropped "Turn It Up," the first single from their upcoming release on DFA Records. Factory Floor comes out swinging on this upbeat, if at times slightly disorienting, high energy, dance...
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Jeremiah Jae: Bad Jokes Mixtape
Chicago-born, LA-based rapper and producer Jeremiah Jae signed to Britain's multifarious record label Warp and to celebrate, the equally wide-ranging artist dropped "Bad Jokes Mixtape." The nine-track mix features fellow members of the Black Jungle...
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Eliza Doolittle: August Playlist
Thespian-turned-singer Eliza Doolittle took a turn at guest-blogging on Hunger TV this week in honor of her newly dropped single, "Big When I Was Little." The rising star mostly provides insights to her recent achievements, which, in addition to her...
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Jeremy Deller + Melodians Steel Orchestra: Voodoo Ray
Recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studio Two in collaboration with Vinyl Factory, English Magic is the three-song soundtrack to a new film by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller, currently on view in the British Pavillion at the Venice Biennial...
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Jeremy Deller + Melodians Steel Orchestra: Voodoo Ray Recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studio Two in collaboration with Vinyl Factory, English Magic is the three-song soundtrack to a new film by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller, currently...