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Lion Babe: Hit the Ceiling
With a summertime swagger and brightness, Lion Babe's latest—"Hit the Ceiling"—is about staying up and being involved. Singer Jillian Harvey's soulful vocals emphatically soar while producer Astrow Raw brings nothing but positive vibes. This is their...
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Elton John: Bennie and the Jets
Musical legend Elton John just released three new videos for three old, iconic songs. An animation for "Rocket Man," a road trip-themed "Tiny Dancer," and our favorite "Bennie and the Jets." Made by Jack Whiteley and Laura Brownhill, the video is a...
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Magnus The Magnus feat. Seinabo Sey: Keep on Lovin'
Composer/producer Magnus The Magnus (aka Magnus Lidehäll) teamed up with fellow Swede Seinabo Sey for "Keep On Lovin'" and it's an unexpected, dynamically-layered track. Sey's lush vocals morph into a chopped-up and pitch-altered version—which hints...
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Chromatics: Shadow
While most who tuned into the Twin Peaks' season premiere last night were perhaps elated by the new Angelo Badalamenti scoring, a musical performance that closed out the spectacle delivered a very different sort of Lynchian experience. Portland's Chromatics...
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Soundgarden: Black Hole Sun After playing a show in Detroit this week, Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell sadly passed away at just 52 years old. Cornell—who was also the lead vocalist and songwriter for Audioslave—founded Soundgarden in 1984 with...
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Shanti Celeste: Melbourne Deepcast Mix
MoMA PS1’s annual Warm Up series has always guaranteed a steamy summer Saturday dance affair in Long Island City, and they’ve pulled all the stops for their 20th anniversary on international names you need to know. Set the mood with longtime NTS fixture...
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Soundgarden: Black Hole Sun
After playing a show in Detroit last night, Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell sadly passed away at just 52 years old. Cornell—who was also the lead vocalist and songwriter for Audioslave—founded Soundgarden in 1984 with Kim Thayil and Hiro Yamamoto...
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Beach House: Chariot
From the upcoming album B-Sides And Rarities, dream-pop duo Beach House's "Chariot" is one of the previously unreleased songs from the "Depression Cherry/Thank Your Lucky Stars" sessions. The Baltimore-based band, which is currently on tour, crafted...
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RAC feat. Rivers Cuomo: I Still Wanna Know
From RAC's fifth LP EGO, "I Still Wanna Know" is a delightful slice of bubbly, indie-electric, summertime dance. RAC (aka André Allen Anjos) has joined forces with Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo for the track, and his immediately recognizable tenor lends...
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Wovoka Gentle: They Mostly Come at Night Mostly
With a beautiful, experimental edge and an eerie, colorful video to match, "They Mostly Come at Night Mostly" by London trio Wovoka Gentle pairs disembodied hands with meticulous harmonies. It's both a visual and sonic treat, as band members William...
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A$AP Rocky feat. Frank Ocean, Lil Uzi Vert + Quavo: RAF
Thanks to Frank Ocean's Apple Music Beats 1 show, blonded Radio, we've all been granted access to a slew of one off tracks over the last few months that feature the beloved vocalist. The latest, a fashion-themed lyrical whirlwind known as "RAF" and...
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Baio: PHILOSOPHY!
In the four years since Vampire Weekend's Modern Vampires of the City we've learned one thing about the band: every member is capable of putting out exciting, well-made and unexpectedly diverse solo or collaborative work. The latest, PHILOSOPHY! by...
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Amandla Stenberg: Let My Baby Stay
Paired with a moody, minimal music video, Amandla Stenberg's "Let My Baby Stay" cover is a thoughtful deconstruction of Mac DeMarco's 2014 original. The song will appear on the soundtrack of Stenberg's forthcoming film "Everything, Everything." With...
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Phoenix: J-Boy
Perhaps not immediately recognizable as Phoenix, the French band's new track "J-Boy" is a sparkly synth-pop treat. The song is from the upcoming Ti Amo which is set for release 9 June—their first album since 2013's Bankrupt!. Lead vocalist Thomas Mars...
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Perfume Genius: Die 4 U
Last week, Perfume Genius (aka Mike Hadreas) released his fourth record No Shape and today, the video for "Die 4 U"—directed by the remarkably talented Floria Sigismondi. The song alone is a slinky, dark and minimal tune that Hadreas's sultry voice...
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Broen: You (Detective)
With funk and soul wrapped in an eclectic electronic package, "You (Detective)" by Norwegian five-piece Broen makes for a glittery genre-whirlpool. This is the band's second single, expected to appear on their forthcoming debut LP. Based on vocalist...
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LCD Soundsystem: Call the Police
In a one-two punch, LCD Soundsystem dropped two brand new tracks in the wee hours last night. They're the first releases since the band announced their reunion more than a year ago and will appear on a forthcoming (nearly complete) LP. Our favorite...
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Superorganism: It's All Good
Muffled spoken word, glitchy samples, sweet vocals, and synths make up the second single "It's All Good" from the slightly mysterious group Superorganism. A few months ago they released "something for your M.I.N.D." but that has since been removed...
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DNKL: Draft
An electro-pop punch, "Draft" is the second new single from Sweden's DNKL. The highly textured tune propels forward, casting out an uptempo atmosphere. There's an underlying emotional edginess but on the surface this is a dance track that's quite fun...
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Amadou + Mariam: Bofou Safou
Returning with their first track since 2012, Mali-based duo Amadou + Mariam's "Bofou Safou" is a bouncy, bright, house/disco/Afrobeat hybrid that can fill dance floors. The pair (aka Amadou Bagayoko and Mariam Doumbia) are no strangers to blending...
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RichGains feat. Freddie Gibbs, ZZ Ward + Nico Segal: 7 Digits
From LA/Chicago-based producer RichGains' debut album, appropriately titled Gains, comes "7 Digits," a rap track bursting with soul. For the song, Gains partners with Freddie Gibbs and ZZ Ward—and incorporates riotous trumpet work from Nico Segal...
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Kele Okereke: Yemaya
Just after announcing his first solo acoustic tour, Bloc Party's Kele Okereke has released a gorgeous new song, "Yemaya." The gentle, minimal track is a departure from Okereke's previous solo endeavors which were electronic-leaning. The multi-talented...
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MC Bin Laden: É Grau Olha pra Traz e da Tchau An incredibly catchy vocal sample sets up the simple rhythmic structure in "É Grau Olha pra Traz e da Tchau," a vrooming track from Sao Paolo sensation MC Bin Laden, and it's a great introduction to the...
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Prince: Electric Intercourse
As if we needed any more evidence of Prince's talent, previously unreleased track "Electric Intercourse" (initially intended for Purple Rain) has surfaced, and it's quintessentially early/mid 1980s Prince—electric piano, falsetto and a super sexy narrative...
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Bibio: Beyond My Eyes
Last year, prolific British producer Bibio (aka Stephen Wilkinson) released the gorgeous A Mineral Love (his seventh studio LP) as well as The Serious EP, and now he's already set to unveil his next record. Due out 5 May, the EP Beyond Serious will...
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