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Kelela: Rewind
Kelela offers another taste of her upcoming EP Hallucinogen, now scheduled for 9 October (delayed from its original May date). "Rewind" is much more straightforward in its beats in contrast to her last single "A Message," but features the arousing...
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Sevdaliza: That Other Girl
Iran-born, Netherlands-based singer Sevdaliza has just released a video for her arresting and minimalist song "That Other Girl." Made in collaboration with experimental artists Pussykrew, the visuals are a glossy, metallic, dripping, surreal journey...
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Car Seat Headrest: Something Soon
Will Toledo is pretty prolific for a 22-year-old: he's already churned out 11 albums straight to Bandcamp in the past five years. Under the moniker Car Seat Headrest (not wanting to be audible to his family, Toledo would take his computer and drive...
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Synkro: Midnight Sun
Manchester, UK-based electronic music producer Synkro searches for the emotion within his instrumental tracks, regardless of what genre he's experimenting with. The track "Midnight Sun," off of Synkro's debut album Changes set to release this September...
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Sampa the Great: The Great Mixtape For "The Great Mixtape," poet and vocalist Sampa the Great sings and rhymes with a political conscience, dragging words out slowly or stuttering them out rapid fire over producer Godriguez's jazzy beats. Exploring...
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Foals: What Went Down
Since their global debut in 2008, English band Foals has released raucous, nuanced and thoughtful music worth moving one's body to. Today, 28 August 2015, they've dropped their fourth full-length album, What Went Down, featuring 10 blistering tracks...
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Junior Boys: What You Won't Do For Love
Junior Boys are back from their "hibernation," as they've Tweeted, with an electronic music-driven cover of Bobby Caldwell's "What You Won't Do For Love." It's very fitting—as the opening lyrics are "I guess you wonder where I've been." Arpeggiated...
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Sampa the Great: The Great Mixtape
For "The Great Mixtape," poet and vocalist Sampa the Great sings and rhymes with a political conscience, dragging words out slowly or stuttering them out rapid fire over producer Godriguez's jazzy beats. Exploring hip-hop, R&B and spoken word with...
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Petite Noir: MDR
Describing his sound as "Noirwave," Cape Town-based singer and producer Petite Noir (aka Yannick Ilunga) is set to release his album La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful next month. From it comes his latest release, "MDR." It's a track that—as Petite...
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Here We Go Magic: Ordinary Feeling
While Here We Go Magic got the locals at Rockaway Beach dancing with the energy in "Falling," they juxtapose it with their second offering from their upcoming album Be Small (out 16 October 2015 via Secretly Canadian). The unhurried "Ordinary Feeling...
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Courtney Barnett: Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go to the Party
Summing up the weekend vibe (or maybe even adult life) is Courtney Barnett's "Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go to the Party," and the Melbourne singer-songwriter shared the message with Londoners this week in a surprise live set outside Camden Town...
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How To Dress Well: Precious Love
How To Dress Well's gorgeous, lush album What Is This Heart? has passed its one-year anniversary, but he's released a video for one of the record's standouts, "Precious Love" (the one which cleverly samples hold music from Cisco). The casual video...
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Shigeto: Pulse
Having stayed quiet for the past two years while touring and working on other projects (like forming the jazz quartet High Risk), Detroit-based Shigeto has resurfaced with the beautifully composed instrumental electronic track "Pulse." With vocal samples...
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Doug Hream Blunt: Ride the Tiger
Amateur SF-based musician Doug Hream Blunt only made one EP and one LP, which he pressed himself, dropping them off in the "local artists" bins at record stores—but the lucky crate-diggers who gave the pretty obscure records a chance became hooked...
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Beirut: Gibraltar
Set in a dreamscape-like, trash-filled version of Gibraltar, with its famed Rock nothing more than a purple landfill, Beirut's brand new video (for the appropriately titled track "Gibraltar") manages to be both charming and inventive. The track itself...
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Alabama Shakes: Over My Head (Live at Capitol Studio A)
Alabama Shakes indeed shook things up with their sophomore album Sound & Color, which shows the southern rock band's eagerness to experiment—to great success. In this live rendition of "Over My Head" a barefoot Brittany Howard lays down the guitar...
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Janelle Monáe: Hell You Talmbout
Janelle Monáe—a day after leading a Black Lives Matter march in Philadelphia—has released a new version of "Hell You Talmbout"—a bonus track from her most recent album The Electric Lady. A heartbreaking and powerful protest song, it is six minutes...
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Love Ssega: Minds
One of the founders of the electronic-meets-classical outfit Clean Bandit—who left to pursue his PhD in laser sensing—British-Ugandan singer Love Ssega returns to the music scene with the single "Minds." From an upcoming EP (due to release in October...
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Hot Chip: Started Right
"Started Right"—the endearing single from Hot Chip's recently released sixth full-length album, Why Make Sense?—has been given video treatment in the form of a beautiful woman singing solo karaoke in a dimly lit bar. It's much more low key than Hot...
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Joanna Newsom: Sapokanikan
There's no voice quite like that of Joanna Newsom, and once again her signature warbling vocals and acute, whimsical songwriting play their part in track "Sapokanikan." Supported by a brand new video by film auteur Paul Thomas Anderson, the song is...
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Jamie Woon: Sharpness
British singer/songwriter Jamie Woon has made a welcome return with a smooth and sexy new track, "Sharpness." The song is off Woon's upcoming album—a follow-up to 2011's excellent Mirrorwriting—and blends soulful grooves with R&B, with his delicate...
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tUnE-yArDs: Rocking Chair
A good music video entertains, but a great music video contributes to the value of the track. Artist Sarah Pupo's vision for tUnE-yArD's latest single, "Rocking Chair" (off 2014's Nikki Nack) delivers all of the above. There's a vibrant, hand-cut DIY...
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New Order: Restless
It's safe to say that much of the dance music we listen to today wouldn't exist without the '80s influence of New Order. The group took a genre to soaring heights with bold, charged music. New Order has released a new single, "Restless," that takes...
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Seinabo Sey: Pretend
Stockholm-based Seinabo Sey made waves last year with her EP For Madeleine and recently released the powerful and soulful "Pretend," off her upcoming debut album. Straddling the line between traditional soul, pop and electronic, the track boasts a...
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Wolf Alice: Bros
After last night's private performance at NYC's Gramercy Park Hotel, there's no better time to revel in the thoughtful charm of North London's alt-rock four-piece Wolf Alice. Recently, they took the internet by storm with the video for single "Bros...
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