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Thom Yorke: BBC Radio 1 Bedtime Mix
Need music to fall asleep to? Radiohead's Thom Yorke has put together a 30-minute Bedtime mix for BBC Radio 1, airing on Phil Taggart's Sunday night show. Tracks include a live version of Yorke's "Bloom" he performed last year for the Pathway To Paris...
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Die Antwoord: Banana Brain
The crazy kids are back! South Africa's Die Antwoord (made up of alter-egos Ninja and Yo-landi Visser, plus mysterious producers) release their latest middle finger to the pop world. "Banana Brain" juxtaposes hardcore techno rhythms with Visser's hair...
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Poolside: And The Sea
Put a paper umbrella in your cocktail and dip your feet in the water; Poolside's new jam "And The Sea" is made for summertime. The LA-based duo's self-proclaimed "daytime disco" brand of music (their take on Neil Young's "Harvest Moon" is a must-listen...
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Vulfpeck: Back Pocket
"Funky Duck" old-school jammers Vulfpeck have made a lighthearted music video for perhaps their cutest song ever: "Back Pocket." The band's Theo Katzman and guest vocalist Christine Hucal fondly recall high-stakes elementary school romancing as two...
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Sleigh Bells: Hyper Dark
While there might be echoes of "Infinity Guitars" in the intro, Sleigh Bells' new track "Hyper Dark" proves to be a divergence from their regular programming. There's lush space around Alexis Krauss' soft and forlorn vocals, while the moody bass line...
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Suicide: Dream Baby Dream
Alan Vega—solo artist and one half of Suicide—passed away this weekend, aged 76. Vega (born Boruch Alan Bermowitz) and his bandmate Martin Rev influenced countless musicians (most notably Bruce Springsteen) with their minimal and experimental take...
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Snakehips feat. ZAYN: Cruel
British electronic-meets-R&B music duo Snakehips (aka Oliver Lee and James Carter) have just released their collaboration with Zayn Malik (aka the Geri of One Direction) and the result is dance-pop at its best. "Cruel" refers to Malik's object of...
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Jim-E Stack: Deadstream
Jim-E Stack (who's toured with Baauer, Bonobo, Nosaj Thing and more) has a fun music video for his mostly instrumental, chilled-out yet tense track "Deadstream." It speeds through many different Vines from fans who used the song to soundtrack their...
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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 pitch (aka melody and...
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Jamie Lidell: Walk Right Back
From his upcoming album Building A Beginning (his first since 2013's self-title record), Jamie Lidell has released "Walk Right Back"—a soulful tune that's immediately recognizable as the British-born, Nashville-based artist. With a groovy bass line...
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St Vincent: Golden Girls Theme Song
In an atmospheric dirge "cover" of the Golden Girls theme song "Thank You For Being a Friend," St Vincent (aka Annie Clark) brings out something viewers of the show probably never expected. It's a minimal, two-minute requiem that's all haunting synths...
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Miguel: How Many
Written in just a few hours in response to a harrowing week of violence against black people in the USA, Miguel released the beautifully minimal "How Many." The chilling synth-soul track gets straight to the point: the first line is "I'm tired of seeing...
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Jamie xx: Gosh (dir. by Romain Gavras)
Jamie xx never disappoints. His epic track "Gosh," off of his 2015 album In Colour, first debuted alongside a set of images from NASA/JPL. Now, a new deep and intense music video (directed by Romain Gavras, whose resumé includes work for MIA, Kanye...
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Francis and the Lights: Friends
It's ever the joyful day when Francis and the Lights releases a new track. Recently, frontman Francis Farewell Starlite guested on Chance the Rapper's "Summertime Friends." Turns out, Chance's song actually samples Starlite's "Friends"—which the band...
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The Lemon Twigs: These Words
Teen brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario (19 and 17, respectively) are writing music that channels decades of experience and listening. "These Words" has a beautiful symphonic chorus—with some requisite honky tonk piano improv—channeling the uplifting...
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Lady Leshurr feat. Wiley: Where Are You Now?
In Lady Leshurr's new single "Where Are You Now?", the Birmingham MC (of "Queen's Speech" freestyle fame) asks about those artists (especially one-hit wonders) she listened to growing up. The music video has the camera trying to keep up with the Queen...
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Courtney Barnett: Elevator Operator
A love letter to Melbourne, Courtney Barnett's "Elevator Operator" includes plenty of city-centric nods in the lyrics and just-released music video. Featuring Australian musical royalty (Paul Kelly), beloved comedians (Magda Szubanski) and more, the...
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SOFI TUKKER: Drinkee
Making rhythmic dance music that will completely take charge of your body, NYC-based duo SOFI TUKKER (Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern) finally have a music video for their viral song "Drinkee." Hawley-Weld chants Portuguese lyrics by Brazilian...
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Weezer: I Love The USA
Just in time for Independence Day, a remarkable joining of forces: Weezer and NASA. The song "I Love The USA" is the result of NASA asking the veteran rock band to write a song to commemorate and celebrate spacecraft Juno’s landing on Jupiter. Juno...
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of Montreal: It's Different For Girls
In a colorful, joyous dance party music video, of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes explains (as best a man can) how "It's Different For Girls." The lead single from the band's upcoming album Innocence Reaches is delightfully playful, but still on point...
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Angel Olsen: Shut Up Kiss Me
Angel Olsen enraptures in her new boisterous (teetering on the edge of rash desperation) rock song "Shut Up Kiss Me," whose music video was written and directed by the singer-songwriter herself. Rocking the same glittering silver wig seen in the similarly...
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Jimmy Edgar: Dreamz Come True
Detroit-raised DJ Jimmy Edgar chases chords and techno futurism with his new EP Dreamz Come True, released through his art and music collective Ultramajic (he often creates his own glossy album artwork). Jimmy Edgar has the perfect subliminal visual...
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Metronomy feat. Robyn: Hang Me Out to Dry
From Metromomy's upcoming fifth full-length album Summer 08, "Hang Me Out to Dry" features pop darling Robyn and was apparently recorded for the band's 2011 record The English Riviera but it hadn't seen the light of day until now. It's a minimal but...
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Blood Orange: Augustine
With a track like "Augustine" (and the accompanying video), it's hard to think of things Blood Orange (aka Dev Hynes) can't do. Off his just dropped album Freetown Sound (which features songs made in collaboration with Debbie Harry, Ta-Nehisi C, Carly...
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Beyoncé: Freedom (Live at BET Awards 2016)
There were too many not-to-miss moments last night across television: the Copa América match between Chile and Argentina; the showdown between Cersei and the High Sparrow in GoT's season finale; and of course, the 2016 BET Awards. The surprise opening...
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