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Sad13: Get A Yes
Rock band Speedy Ortiz have been that rare shining beacon of light leading the way to make shows safe and inclusive for fans—even asking concertgoers to text when they feel harassed or in trouble. Sadie Dupuis takes it further in the intimate, catchy...
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Thundercat: Bus In These Streets
Once again, Thundercat has managed to combine whimsy, innocence and sweetness with melancholy and pathos. For his new track, "Bus in These Streets" the multitalented musician/singer/producer has teamed up with frequent collaborator Flying Lotus and...
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Delicate Steve: Winners
Delicate Steve, the alter ego of Steve Marion, can often be seen around intimate NYC venues in a tank top—shredding like no mere mortal. The guitar whisperer has lent his talents to Yeasayer's and Paul Simon's most recent albums, co-wrote a song with...
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Låpsley: Operator (DJ Koze Radio Edit)
With a disco-glam radio edit from DJ Koze, English singer Låpsley's "Operator" makes for a club-ready dance party all on its own, but the music video sets the bar even higher. Inspired by a night Låpsley had spent celebrating among Berlin's drag scene...
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Jesse Boykins III feat. Luke James: Likeminded In now-classic Jesse Boykins III style, the LA-based singer/songwriter has released a super-lush and sexy record in his latest release: Bartholomew LP. Featuring guest spots from Syd (of The Internet...
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Frank Ocean: Endless
Finally, Frank Ocean has blessed us with a new record—four years after the lush Channel Orange, and plenty of teasing and anticipation. Last night, the NOLA-raised singer/songwriter released his visual album "Endless" which is streaming via Apple Music...
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Phantogram: Cruel World
The intro to Phantogram's new track "Cruel World" (Sarah Barthel's vocals accompanied only by minimal piano) sounds very different from their usual dark, shimmery and sexy style, but soon the hook delivers what we've come to adore about the NY-based...
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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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Neon Indian: Annie
Looking like something recovered from an early '90s VHS, Neon Indian's "Annie" video is delightfully low-res and playful. Directed by Neon Indian (aka Alan Palomo) himself, the video matches the perky track—albeit taking place in a city rather than...
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Jesse Boykins III feat. Luke James: Likeminded
In now-classic Jesse Boykins III style, the LA-based singer/songwriter has released a super-lush and sexy record in his latest release: Bartholomew LP. Featuring guest spots from Syd (of The Internet), Willow Smith, Trinidad James and J*Davey, it's...
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Mac Miller feat. Anderson .Paak: Dang! Thanks in no small part to a sublime hook from Anderson .Paak (whose gorgeous LP Malibu was released in January), Mac Miller's new track "Dang!" is probably his best yet. The super-groovy tune (which is the lead...
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Florence + the Machine: Stand by Me
It is exceptionally hard to cover a song like Ben E King's profound classic "Stand by Me," while holding true to the value of the original and adding contemporary developments. Unsurprisingly, Florence + the Machine have pulled it off with their ethereal...
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The White Stripes: City Lights
Out on 9 September, the 26-track double LP Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 will be a trove of unreleased music spanning the acclaimed musician's entire career. Released today, "City Lights" offers a glimpse at what's to come. Originally written...
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18+: Drama (Babyfather Meditation Mix VIP)
In "Drama," the lead single off of the their album Collect, Honolulu-based Samia mutters sweet phrases sporadically between Berlin-based Justin's measured raps. Together, they make incredibly sexy tunes—full of space and sweat to grind to—under the...
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De La Soul feat. Little Dragon: Drawn
From their upcoming album and the Anonymous Nobody comes De La Soul's lush "Drawn," featuring Gothenburg-based Little Dragon. In what might seem, at first, to be an unexpected collaboration, the two blend their familiar styles to create something very...
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Massive Attack: The Spoils
In Massive Attack's just-released, John Hillcoat-directed video for "The Spoils," Australian actor Cate Blanchett's beautiful face decomposes in front of your eyes—eventually resembling something discovered in an ancient tomb. The slow-moving, haunting...
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Warpaint: New Song When Jenny Lee Lindberg made her solo debut last year as jennylee, and with Theresa Wayman in a side project called BOSS, we thought it was silently signaling an end to Warpaint. That said, the LA-based rock band has finally announced...
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Motion Graphics: Anyware
With a lush electronic landscape and an appropriately matched digitally-animated video, "Anyware" by Motion Graphics rides upon electro-pop elements with jazz-like tendencies. The debut solo project of Joe Williams, Motion Graphics' tracks were all...
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Ben Ross: Wool
Lyrically powerful, at times vocally haunting, and altogether beautiful, "Wool" by LA-based singer Ben Ross further affirms the emerging artist's talents. Nothing more than voice (sometimes layered) and piano, the track gently envelops listeners, rising...
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Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith: When I Try, I'm Full
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith's go-to instrument, besides her voice, is the analog Buchla Music Easel (first designed in 1973). Hear some of the infinite permutations she coaxes out of the volatile synthesizer in "When I Try, I'm Full,” a stirring electronic...
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Cairobi: Lupo
London-based psych quartet Cairobi's woozy song "Lupo" has received an equally fun music video treatment. Artist and illustrator Sebaldo provides surreal animation—lots of two-headed and four-eyed creatures abound—to illustrate the song's themes of...
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Warpaint: New Song
When Jenny Lee Lindberg made her solo debut last year as jennylee, and with Theresa Wayman in a side project called BOSS, we thought it was silently signaling an end to Warpaint. That said, the LA-based rock band has finally announced a follow-up to...
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Charlotte Day Wilson: Find You
Though she's relatively new as a solo artist (previously fronting Toronto-by-way-of-Halifax "transient soul group" The Wayo), Charlotte Day Wilson has the voice of an old, golden spirit (plus the chops of a classically trained pianist, along with saxophone...
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Nas + Erykah Badu: This Bitter Land
From the soundtrack for "The Land" (out 29 July) comes a hauntingly minimal and stunning song by Nas and Erykah Badu. The track, called "This Bitter Land" is gentle but painful—Badu's vocals are incredibly emotive—and yet there is, among the struggle...
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How To Dress Well: Lost Youth / Lost You
The first track from How To Dress Well's upcoming album Care (set for release 23 September) is the sublime "Lost Youth / Lost You," which offers everything we've come to expect and enjoy about the artist. Along with the new song comes a purple-saturated...
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