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Joe Goddard: Lose Your Love
Joe Goddard (a solo artist and member of Hot Chip and The 2 Bears) recently released his track "Lose Your Love" which is a house- and pop-influenced, dance delight along with a a six-minute video directed by Fred Rowson. The piece emulates a low-budget...
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Burial: Young Death The notoriously public-shy electronic music producer Burial may have never performed a live set, but he knows how to appease loyal fans. His latest two-track record comes as a Christmas present for those who've been waiting since...
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Temples: Certainty (Franz Ferdinand Remix)
British band Temples' track "Certainty" (their first release since a 2014 debut record) began its life as a synth-tinged, psychedelic tune, but has just been given a rework by Franz Ferdinand. The reimagining is more electronic—that's obvious within...
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Justice: Fire
From French duo Justice's third LP Woman (released this month) comes the video "Fire." Taking tips directly from the album name, the Pascal Teixeira-directed video stars one of America's favorite women, Susan Sarandon, in a retro-vibed clip that channels...
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Burial: Young Death
The notoriously public-shy electronic music producer Burial may have never performed a live set, but he knows how to appease loyal fans. His latest two-track record comes as a Christmas present for those who've been waiting since 2013's EP Rival Dealer...
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Bilal feat. Big K.R.I.T.: Pleasure Toy
While Bilal's gorgeous In Another Life was released last year, the visuals for the record have continued to appear throughout 2016, with "Pleasure Toy" being the latest. The Hans Elder-directed video is full of cosmic, Afrocentric style and is a perfect...
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Georgia feat. Caroline Polachek: Ama Yes Uzume
Beyond the synth and strings, it's hard to place the exact sonic origins of what comes together in New York duo Georgia's stunning experimental track "Ama Yes Uzume." That is, of course, except for the magnificent guest vocals by Chairlift's Caroline...
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Sylvan Esso: Kick Jump Twist
Sylvan Esso (aka Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn) keep experimenting with each new release, the most recent being "Kick Jump Twist," the B-side to "Radio." The track begins gently enough, but becomes frenetic at times, a facet that's offset by Meath...
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Prince: Moonbeam Levels
Recorded in 1982 (during the time he was making 1999), Prince's "Moonbeam Levels" was live-streamed today for the first time ever. The track is classic '80s Prince—buoyant guitars, glitzy drum machines and the beloved musician's dazzling vocals. From...
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Kate Bush: And Dream of Sheep (Live)
From her fifth studio album, 1985's Hounds of Love, Kate Bush's "And Dream of Sheep" is lesser known than the record's other songs (like "Cloudbusting" or "Running Up That Hill"), but it is just as otherworldly and exquisite. For the video accompanying...
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Beyonce + The Dixie Chicks: Daddy Lessons
While Beyonce's Lemonade was released back in April, earlier this month she performed "Daddy Lessons" at the CMAs with country music trio the Dixie Chicks. The performance spurred some controversy (a lot of it racist), but it was undeniably brilliant...
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serpentwithfeet: four ethers
Brooklyn-based serpentwithfeet's debut, five-song EP blisters isn't long, but it is spectacular. The new video for singer serpentwithfeet's "four ethers" (which was co-produced by The Haxan Cloak, who previously worked with Bjork) taps into the mysticism...
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Animal Collective: Mountain Game
Originally recorded (but never used) for 2010's Red Dead Redemption video game, Animal Collective's "Mountain Game" throws back to their Merriweather Post Pavilion-style pop artistry. Bearing all the musical nuances we've come to love from the band...
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Gordi: 00000 Million (Bon Iver Cover)
With nothing but the sound of her voice and some reverb, Gordi—Australian singer/songwriter and Jagjaguwar-signee Sophie Payten—takes Bon Iver’s already minimalist "00000 Million" one step further in her cover version. Gordi’s husky, lower range a...
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Cashmere Cat feat. Tory Lanez + Selena Gomez: Trust Nobody
Norwegian musician Cashmere Cat already released a banger track with The Weeknd, and now his second powerhouse collaboration gets a simple, enrapturing video. While Selena Gomez and Tory Lanez provide guest vocals, there’s no cameo in the video for...
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The Landing: Stars in Motion
Brooklyn-based The Landing says he makes space-pop and considering the track "Stars in Motion"—with its glittery synths and vocals including "I want to believe"—the genre's name is pretty accurate. The tune (which just got a music video to accompany...
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Wilough (Willow Smith): November 9th
The sublime Willow Smith, working under the name Wilough, has released a song inspired by last week's election, but unlike many artists' responses, the 16-year-old's song is full of hope and beauty. Titled "November 9th," Smith's short (under two minutes...
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Leonard Cohen: Sisters of Mercy
For almost 50 years, the multi-talented songwriter, musician, poet and artist Leonard Cohen regaled the world with a sensitive, impactful artistry. Beyond touching his listeners, he would also influence generations of singers to come—many of whom took...
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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 just one track from. The group's sixth studio album features the entire...
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The xx: On Hold
After teasing of a new record, The xx has officially announced their third LP (their first release since 2012) which will be titled I See You. The lead track from the record, "On Hold," came out today and—just like their previous offerings—is equal...
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BOYBOY: Vices
Anonymous musician BOYBOY just released a video for his third track, "Vices" and it's a stark but lovely accompaniment to the buoyant pop track. The New Zealand-born, LA-based artist is a bit of a mystery, but his gentle groove is undeniable. There...
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Laura Mvula: Ready or Not
It's a bold move to cover The Delfonics' "Ready or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide from Love)"—especially when considering The Fugees did so years ago with huge success—but British singer Laura Mvula has created a version, "Ready or Not," that does it...
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Mr Tophat feat. Robyn: Trust Me
Robyn's latest collaboration with fellow Swede Mr Tophat is a whopping 10 minutes long, but doesn't feel like it—instead the track ebbs and flows in a manner that's entirely engaging. Mr Tophat previously remixed Robyn's 1999 song "Main Thing" and...
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Bonobo: Kerala
"Kerala" is the first single from Bonobo's album Migration (set for release January next year) and today, its scary, paranoia-filled video was released. Starring Gemma Arterton and directed by Bison, the video is a little dizzying, but it matches the...
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Pixies: Classic Masher
The Pixies weren't joking when they named their new track "Classic Masher." It's got all the makings of a classic Pixies' track: chugging guitars, simultaneous vocals, considered lyrics and upbeat drums. The track, hailing from the band's recently...
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