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Cende: Bed
With refreshing force, Cende's singer Cameron Wisch delivers direct, emotive vocals in the band's new single "Bed" (which premiered today on The Fader). The pop-rock track bounds forward, carrying plenty of lyrical baggage and stirring up quite the...
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NJOMZA: Hear Me
From NJOMZA's upcoming EP Sad For You, "Hear Me" (produced by Papi Beatz) is a down-tempo synth-pop tune that adds glitter to balladry. About her teenage relationship falling apart, the song includes several "lost love" themes, but NJOMZA's tender...
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Gorillaz: Saturnz Barz
After rumors and teasers circulated for some time, Gorillaz—aka 2D, Murdoc, Noodle and Russel; or Damon Albarn, Jamie Hewlett and friends (depending on your imagination)—have released their first new music in six years. From the upcoming, long-awaited...
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Mr Jukes feat. BJ the Chicago Kid: Angels / Your Love
Mr Jukes (aka Jack Steadman, the frontman of Bombay Bicycle Club) has just released his first solo offering—from the upcoming record God First, which is set to drop 9 June. The song, "Angels / Your Love" is a jazz-funk jam that is way more awesome...
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Todd Rundgren feat. Robyn: That Could Have Been Me
Premiering exclusively on Pitchfork, the legendary Todd Rundgren's newest track, "That Could Have Been Me" features none other than Swedish pop star Robyn. Rundgren (who initially garnered attention in the '70s) is an adept and highly influential singer...
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Little Scream: Silent Moon
Existing within the crossing of eerie and sultry, the track "Silent Moon" by Little Scream now has a visual companion. The video, starring drag performer Neon Burgundy, emphasizes the ethereal with pool-side lip-syncing sequences. Off of the Montreal...
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Wild Nothing: Begin Again
Another release in the now 60-strong list of songs for the Our First 100 Days digital album, Wild Nothing's "Begin Again" released today. The 100 Days record is made up of tunes written by dozens of different bands and musicians, all resisting the...
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Katy Perry: Chained to the Rhythm (Hot Chip Remix)
Full disclosure: we weren't the biggest fans of Katy Perry's recent "Chained to the Rhythm," but this unexpected remix, courtesy of CH favorites Hot Chip, morphs it into a delightful, purring house track that will have you boogying in your seat. The...
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Weezer: Feels Like Summer
Whether it's summer where you are, or you schlepped through slush today, Weezer's new song "Feels Like Summer" will have you feeling warm inside. Deciding to skip springtime altogether, the beloved American four-piece has created a cheery tune with...
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Wall: River Mansion
From the now dismantled Brooklyn rock group WALL comes another taste of their forthcoming LP release, the (first and) only full-length album they recorded. "River Mansion" is a mesmerizing six-and-a-half minute-long post-punk exploration. There's rock...
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Mabel: Finders Keepers
The first track from her Bedroom EP, Mabel's "Finders Keepers" certainly has some '90s R&B influences but it's decidedly current-day—thanks to modern pop flourishes. With an intro from MC Kojo Funds, the track is bouncy and tropical throughout. The...
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Flying Mojito Bros: Rodeo Cósmico Mix
Get your lava lamp out and enjoy this trippy, psychedelic mix from DJ outfit the Flying Mojito Bros (aka producer/musician Ben Chetwood and DJ Jack Sellen). Aptly named "Rodeo Cósmico," this '70s-influenced, spaced-out mixtape comes complete with an...
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Here We Go Magic: D
Song number 53 of the Our First 100 Days album featuring Angel Olsen, Toro Y Moi and more, Here We Go Magic's "D" is a slow-burning tune with Luke Temple's familiar, sublime vocals floating atop. Perhaps our favorite to come from the collaborative...
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Sister Sledge: We Are Family
Today the sad news emerged that Sister Sledge member Joni Sledge passed away. While the disco outfit had plenty of hits (from "He's the Greatest Dancer" to "Lost in the Music"), there's little doubt their best-loved tune is the positively charged...
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J.Views feat. Milosh: Don't Pull Away
Brooklyn-based songwriter, producer and musician J.Views delivers a dual-force work of exceptional beauty with "Don't Pull Away." The track, featuring Milosh of Rhye, warms the soul with both beauty and loss. The video, starring transgender model Indya...
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Sharon Van Etten: The End of the World
As part of the soundtrack for "The Man In The High Castle," comes Sharon Van Etten's gorgeous cover version of one of the most beloved songs ever: "The End of The World." Originally recorded in 1962 by Skeeter Davis, the heartbreaking song has been...
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Julia Holter: Silhouette
A new live recording from London's RAK Studios, "Silhouette" is an undeniably impressive demonstration of Julia Holter's talents. The track hails from her forthcoming album In The Same Room, which Holter and her band recorded over two days at RAK—reworking...
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Sean Lennon, Carrie Fisher + Willow Smith: Bird Song_R2
"Bird Song_R2" was written years ago by Sean Lennon and the beloved Carrie Fisher, but only after her death late last year did Lennon decide to record it. This unmixed demo version features Lennon's tender vocals—as well as Willow (Smith) lending heart...
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alt-J: 3WW
With a meditative, lengthy instrumental lead-in, alt-J's new single "3WW" shifts chameleon-like with each of the rotating vocalists to follow. Emotive and awash with lyrical depth, the almost five-minute-long song rises from dream sequence to tangible...
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The Shins: Painting a Hole
The fourth preview release from their forthcoming album Heartworms, "Painting a Hole" is a refreshing burst of psychedelic energy from The Shins. With kooky catchiness, pounding drums and a divinely palatable eccentricity, it distances itself from...
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Ragers: Swirl
Canadian outfit Ragers bends genres on the regular and their new track "Swirl" is no exception. Featuring vocals by Lou Phelps (coincidently KAYTRANADA's brother), the song blends electronic with rap—and there's a deep, spacey groove to boot. The end...
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Vagabon: Cold Apartment
On her slowly building track "Cold Apartment" Vagabon (aka Lætitia Tamko) creates tremendous fervor thanks to her unfaltering vocals and the triumphant guitars and booming drums. A heartbreakingly lonely mood rises to a place of defiance. The track...
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Lonelyspeck: Settle
With a spacey, minimal melody and poetic lyrics, Lonelyspeck's (aka Sione Bouts Teumohenga) new track "Settle" is mesmerizing. From the artist's second EP, Lave, the song's lyrics are sparse and delivered with a vulnerability and tenderness. With unexpected...
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TEREZA: BADUOLOGY
German DJ TEREZA celebrated the queen Erykah Badu's birthday yesterday by sharing a mixtape of the singer/songwriter/musician's music. The one hour mix, called BADUOLOGY, features songs that she's sampled, as well as skits and tracks she's featured...
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Skaters: In Your Head
With the same DIY spirit that propelled them onto everyone's radar three years ago, rock trio Skaters has released a new single, "In Your Head," off their forthcoming album. The song features Britpop aesthetics, a soaring chorus and emotive lyrics...
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