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Lana Del Rey: BBM Baby
With each passing day it becomes clearer just how many people loved BlackBerry Messenger. Included in that list happens to be Lana Del Rey, and a recent leak of her 2011 demo "BBM Baby" makes clear the ease and joy of sexting through the service. The...
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AG Cook: Superstar PC Music fans have been waiting for the official version of "Superstar" to release since RBMA Festival New York last May, when subversive pop producer AG Cook performed it live—on a grand piano. Originally written as a top-line...
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Sufjan Stevens: Chicago (Demo)
More than a decade after the release of Illinois, an album that would embed the name Sufjan Stevens into the brains of indie music fans, the multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter has revealed an official demo version of "Chicago," the LP's most...
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Terron: Nº 3 Proportion
ListenUp is a Cool Hunting series published every Sunday that takes a deeper look at the music we tweeted about that week. Often we'll include a musician or notable fan's personal favorite in a song or album dubbed PrivateJam.
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King Dream Chorus: King Holiday On Monday, the US celebrated the legacy of civil rights activist Dr Martin Luther King Jr—and his dream of freedom for all. The day was declared an official holiday in 1986, and to mark the occasion several musicians...
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King Dream Chorus: King Holiday
On Monday, the US celebrated the legacy of civil rights activist Dr Martin Luther King Jr—and his dream of freedom for all. The day was declared an official holiday in 1986, and to mark the occasion several musicians (including Whitney Houston, Run...
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EFG: Singing Bridges
Described as part motorik, part psychedelic, LA-based trio EFG is comprised of songwriter and guitarist Imaad Wasif, drummer Josh Garza (from the cult-followed Secret Machines) and Grammy-winning musician and producer Tom Biller. Their distinct sound...
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Disclosure: F For You ft. Mary J Blige
British label Young Turks has launched an offshoot label, Whities, which will focus on "forward-thinking club music" with NTS Radio DJ and Boiler Room host Nic Tasker overseeing A&R. The first release will be from a new duo called Terron, whose track...
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Damon Albarn: Everyday Robots
Musician Damon Albarn has been influencing pop music for over two decades as the frontman for Blur and the Gorillaz—yet he's never released solo material. This week he unveiled the highly anticipated first single from his upcoming solo album, due out...