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Golden Hour: Goth Easter
Portland, Oregon DIY rock trio Golden Hour are celebrating the holiday weekend a little differently than most. In the music video for "Goth Easter" (off of their EP Don't Be Cute), they host a fun-filled day for those clad head-to-toe in black; activities...
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Premiere: "Second Nature" by Thin Lear
New Queens-based band Thin Lear, headed by Matt Longo, requested the talents of Renaissance man FaceHeads (aka Moscow-based artist Dmitry Kopytin) to create visuals for their song "Second Nature." The carefully produced light classic rock tune...
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Premiere: "Will I Be A Figure Eight" by Doprah
Formed in Christchurch, NZ, duo-turned-six-member-band Doprah churns the hearts of listeners in their vat of nebulous, sweet bewitchery. From the transfixing melodies in "San Pedro" (frontwoman Indira Force's voice meticulously delayed into echoes...
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Chromatics: Girls Just Wanna Have Some Chromatics covered Cyndi Lauper's classic "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" for a MANGO TV commercial featuring Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne. They're now releasing it along with six other variations of the track...
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Premiere: "Good Friends" by Nick Pope
Brooklyn-based (by way of Medfield, Massachusetts) visual artist and multi-instrumentalist Nick Pope has been sitting on a pile of music for the past three years, and is now slowly releasing it in parts. He compares the series, titled "Souvenirs...
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Kamasi Washington: The Epic Tenor saxophonist Kamasi Washington has performed with the likes of Freddie Hubbard, Lauryn Hill and many more renowned acts (his first national tour was with Snoop Dogg); recently, he was a key collaborator on Kendrick...
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Painted Zeros: Call Back As the summer heat gives way to cool breezes and accompanying change, it's well-matched by Brooklyn-based Painted Zeros' new track "Call Back." Ethereal vocals—from lead singer and principal member Katie Lau—drift atop...
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Elliot Moss: Best Light
Though just 21 years old, Elliot Moss made a strong debut with his self-produced album Highspeeds—even Zane Lowe is a fan, playing Moss' dark, minimalist pop songs on Apple Music's Beats 1 radio. Moss' new music video for Best Light stays simple like...
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Mr Twin Sister: The Erotic Book
Experimental pop group Mr Twin Sister have been embracing their new musical identity (they formerly went by Twin Sister) with tracks that intentionally elude straightforward labels. Riding the mood of their most recent self-titled album, Mr Twin Sister...
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Interview: Mr Twin Sister
The five members of the band Mr Twin Sister, armed with a name change and their own recently established label (bidding adieu to Domino), are finally letting go of an album three years in the making. And upon listening through the eight tracks in...
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Interview: Graph Rabbit
by Naheed Simjee NYC-based Butterscotch Records recently hosted a unique event that defines its guiding philosophy. Two of the artists on the label, Mikael Jorgensen and Graph Rabbit, played a show at west LA record shop Touch Vinyl and while the...