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Kehlani: How That Taste
At just 19 years old, Bay Area singer/songwriter Kehlani evidently has had plenty of life experience, because her new track "How That Taste" is a perfectly balanced and wise song for the haters. With smooth vocals and some spacey vibes, Kehlani proves...
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Kendrick Lamar: To Pimp A Butterfly Kendrick Lamar’s new album has been hotly anticipated ever since he closed out the final episode of the Colbert Report with the anthemic line, “We don’t die, we multiply.” The wait is over a week earlier than...
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Kendrick Lamar: To Pimp A Butterfly
Kendrick Lamar’s new album has been hotly anticipated ever since he closed out the final episode of the Colbert Report with the anthemic line, “We don’t die, we multiply.” The wait is over a week earlier than expected, with Lamar dropping To Pimp a...
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Grimes: REALiTi This week, Grimes shared the previously unheard track "REALiTi," complete with a music video shot on location, traversing Singapore, Shanghai, Tokyo and elsewhere. What's unbelievable is that it was a demo recorded in early 2013...
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Dev Hynes + Neneh Cherry: He, She, Me
A new video supporting the multi-talented Dev Hynes and Neneh Cherry's new collaborative track "He, She, Me" strikes an ever-relevant cultural note: increase awareness of transgender identity. With magnificent choreography set to the dazzling, oft...
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Kero Kero Bonito: Picture This
London-based based trio Kero Kero Bonito know how to get listeners dancing regardless of what country they're from, with vocalist Sarah half-rapping in English and Japanese over colorful beats peppered with video game-like samples. Her catchy lyrics...
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Young Fathers: Shame
Edinburgh-based Young Fathers caught the attention of the world in the fall of 2014 when they were given the prestigious Mercury Prize (awarded for the best album of the year from the UK and Ireland) for their debut record Dead. Though categorized...
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James Place: Sadie's Tears
In his debut album Living On Superstition, NYC native Phil Tortoroli (under the alter ego James Place) reflects upon his self-ambiguity and anxious demons after a breakup with his longtime girlfriend and quitting his full-time corporate gig. The track...
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Grimes: REALiTi
As a special thank you to fans and to celebrate the two-year anniversary of her Asia tour, Grimes has shared the previously-unheard track "REALiTi," complete with a music video shot on location, traversing Singapore, Shanghai, Tokyo and more. What...
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Kelela: A Message Rising singer/songwriter Kelela released a slow-burning but spectacular track from her upcoming EP Hallucinogen, called "A Message," which was co-written with Venezuelan producer Arca (who also co-produced Björk's Vulnicura). The...
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Pixelord: Berlin
Each track on Russian producer Pixelord's upcoming debut full-length Places is dedicated to a different city that has significant meaning to him. In the case of "Berlin," he tells FADER: "I have been there for a few times, played on Leisure System...
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Tobias Jesso Jr: Without You
Vancouver's Tobias Jesso Jr has seen the music business from varied perspectives. After a stint in LA as a bassist for a short-lived pop starlet and attempting to sell songs to other artists, a bike accident and family crisis brought the 29-year-old...
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Nosaj Thing: Cold Stares ft. Chance The Rapper and The O'My's
Nosaj Thing and Chance the Rapper continue their collaboration run with "Cold Stares"—a quiet, slow-burning track that also features The O'My's frontman Maceo Haymes. The song is the first single from Nosaj Thing's upcoming LP Fated, which is set for...
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Cuushe: Tie
Tokyo’s Cuushe (aka Mayuko Hitotsuyanagi) continues delivering saccharine dream-pop with "Tie," off her upcoming EP Night Lines—which is a collaborative release from indie labels Cascine (New York/London) and flau (Japan). The song progresses gently...
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Kelela: A Message
Back in 2013, DC-born and LA-based singer/songwriter Kelela thrilled us with her mixtape Cut 4 Me. Now she's announced her upcoming EP Hallucinogen—set to drop in early May—and released a slow-burning but spectacular track from it, called "A Message...
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Leonard Nimoy: By Myself
Today, news broke that Leonard Nimoy passed away at the age of 83. Bringing the half-human, half-Vulcan Mr. Spock to life in the Star Trek television and movie series, Nimoy has been "beamed up" one final time. Many Trekkies may not realize that beyond...
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The Living Statues: Blackout
Milwaukee garage rock band The Living Statues have opened for the likes of Best Coast, Mayer Hawthorne and Banks, but they'll soon become a headliner in their own right. Their newest single "Blackout" is an energetic, polished jam that will get your...
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A$AP Ferg: DOPE WALK
Shot entirely on an iPhone camera, though directed and edited by fine artist Matt Starr, A$AP Ferg's latest video "DOPE WALK" offers an amped up, insider angle on New York Fashion Week—with model Cara Delevingne in a tiny FaceTime box for the entirety...
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Ghostwise: Golden Calves
After years performing alongside a number of notable musicians like Angela McCluskey and Cyndi Lauper, Kerry Kennedy has finally broken off for her first solo project, Ghostwise. Three years in the making, Ghostwise’s aptly-titled debut Storm Winds...
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The Tallest Man on Earth: Sagres
We've grown accustomed to the stripped down folk sound of Sweden's Kristian Matsson, better known as The Tallest Man on Earth. Reminiscent of the early American folk of Bob Dylan and Woodie Guthrie, Matsson's previous records featured analog recordings...
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Hudson Mohawke: Valentine's Slowjams Chapter VIII While Valentine's Day might be over, Hudson Mohawke released the latest in his annual slowjams mixtape series: Valentine's Slowjams Chapter VIII. The playlist begins with a live cover version of Earth...
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Multi-Love
Portland-based indie band Unknown Mortal Orchestra shared the opener off of their upcoming new album, and it's just a taste into how their sound has gone through an exciting, serious transformation since 2013's II. "Multi-Love" is a modern-day psychedelic...
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Romare: Motherless Child
London-based producer Archie Fairhurst aka Romare (who takes his name from the cut'n'paste artist Romare Bearden) expertly manipulates samples to create new songs—or rather, musical essays—that move the body as much as they do the mind. Keep an ear...
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Lesley Gore: You Don't Own Me
To pay tribute to Lesley Gore—who sadly died this week at just 68 years old—we have chosen to play one of her most popular songs on repeat. "You Don't Own Me" is one of the earliest pop versions of girl power and "embraced feminism way ahead of its...
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Róisín Murphy: Gone Fishing
Róisín Murphy has returned (eight years after her last album) and not a moment too soon. The Irish singer/songwriter announced her record Hairless Toys and dropped the first song from it, the excellent "Gone Fishing," which Murphy was inspired to write...
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