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A$AP Twelvyy: "L.Y.B.B. (Resolution)"
There's a line most artists in the musical world hope to cross: that dense, obstacle-laden space between being broke but having doors open and attention start to pour in. That's what A$AP Twelvyy tackles with his day-in-the-life video for "L.Y.B.B...
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Ezra Furman: Ordinary Life
Musician Ezra Furman reunites with London-based animator and filmmaker Joseph Brett on his new "Ordinary Life" music video. Brett also helmed the energizing stop-motion video for Furman's "Restless Year" (where the singer-songwriter glides all over...
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Tyler, The Creator feat. Kali Uchis + Austin Feinstein: Perfect
From Tyler, the Creator's 2015 album Cherry Bomb, the second half of "Fucking Young / Perfect" comes to life in a new music video, directed by his alter-ego Wolf Haley. While Tyler, the Creator sings about a potential love who's six years younger and...
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Translational Drifts: Moogfest Volume 2
Drumming up anticipation for its upcoming May date, Moogfest releases Translational Drifts: Moogfest Vol 2—an unusual remix EP. The first volume saw five contemporary acts like Dan Deacon, YACHT and Moses Sumney covering electronic music pioneers like...
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Rihanna: Same Ol' Mistakes
For those who don't have a TIDAL subscription, Rihanna's album ANTI is now available on Spotify. Whether you're tearing down the highway to "Desperado" or grooving to the nostalgic, soulful "Love on the Brain" the tracks are delightfully diverse. It...
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Moderat: Reminder
Originating in Berlin, German electronic music explorers Modeselektor and Apparat are back with their third album as power trio Moderat. From III, they release the single, "Reminder," which opens with Apparat (Sascha Ring) revealing something intimate...
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Pussy Riot: CHAIKA
If you don't know who Yuri Chaika is, Pussy Riot's song "CHAIKA" can help fill in the blanks. The punk-rock protest collective, whose performances have gotten a few members jailed, bravely ridicules the Russian General Prosecutor through music video...
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Throwing Shade: Hashtag IRL
Throwing Shade (born Nabihah Iqbal), who contributed the insanely catchy vocals for SOPHIE's pop tune (slash McDonald's jingle) "Lemonade," is a producer in her own right, with a thirst for knowledge. The London-based musician (who also hosts a bi...
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Primal Scream + Sky Ferreira: Where the Light Gets In
Prevailing Scottish band Primal Scream has enlisted Sky Ferreira for a track off their upcoming 11th LP Chaosmosis—set for release 18 March. "Where the Light Gets In" blends sparkly synths and an upbeat track for a thoughtful dance rock tune. And Ferreira...
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Flume feat. Vince Staples + Kučka: Smoke And Retribution
Seems like the appetite for Flume's new music can't be satiated. "Never Be Like You," the first single off of the 24-year-old Australian producer's upcoming sophomore album Skin has already racked up Soundcloud plays into the millions. This week, he...
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AMTHST: Thug Passion
LA-based singer/songwriter Nite Jewel has joined forces with Bay Area rapper/producer Droop-E (it runs in the family: his dad is rapper E-40) for a power duo called AMTHST, and their first track "Thug Passion" is a doozie. Nite Jewel (aka Ramona Gonzalez...
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The Chemical Brothers feat. Beck: Wide Open
Building upon the thoughtful, at times haunting vocals we've come to expect from Beck, The Chemical Brothers' track "Wide Open" from 2015's Born In The Echoes delivers potent melody. The newly released accompanying music video makes a statement of...
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Shamir: Hungry Like The Wolf (Duran Duran Cover)
CH favorite Shamir has just announced he'll be joining Duran Duran on tour, and released an acoustic cover of their wildly popular "Hungry Like The Wolf." His rendition is tender and dreamy—turning the '80s pop anthem into a soft ballad—with his vocals...
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Thomas Cohen: Bloom Forever Five-piece rock band S.C.U.M called it quits in 2013 (after the release of just one album in 2011) so members could pursue solo projects. Lead singer Thomas Cohen had begun writing solo material—releasing the single...
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Fake Laugh: Mind Tricks
With what feels much like an escalating, uplifting melody, "Mind Tricks" by London's Fake Laugh actually addresses a lack of fulfillment and touches of melancholy. It's this contrast that lends the track a thoughtful edge amidst the gentle psychedelia...
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!!! (Chk Chk Chk): Every Little Bit Counts
With the video for their latest track, "Every Little Bit Counts" off of 2015's As If, dance-punk aficionados !!! (pronounced Chk Chk Chk) crash a morning news station's live broadcast. It's a comedic dance party involving a gorilla, short shorts and...
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Thomas Cohen: Bloom Forever
Five-piece rock band S.C.U.M called it quits in 2013 (after the release of just one album in 2011) so members could pursue solo projects. Lead singer Thomas Cohen had begun writing solo material—releasing the single "Honeymoon" along the way—and is...
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Juan Wauters: This Is I
After his band The Beets organically disbanded a few years ago, Uruguay-born, Queens-based eccentric singer-songwriter Juan Wauters has, armed with an acoustic guitar, been opening up over the course of two solo albums. In the uncomplicated ballad...
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FloFilz feat. Barney Artist + Anthony Drawn: The Verb
Aachen, Germany-based producer and jazz-lover FloFilz, who also happens to be a classically trained violinist, wowed us with his 2014 album "Metronom"—full of tranquilizing two-to-three minute hip-hop instrumentals (be sure to also check out his take...
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Kelsey Lu: Morning After Coffee
Brooklyn-based cellist Kelsey Lu—who grew up in a strict Jehovah's Witness community and found her escape at the North Carolina School of The Arts pursuing music—enraptures in her music video for "Morning After Coffee." The bare-it-all song, made up...
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David Bowie: Starman
While the world mourns the passing of David Bowie, it's difficult to comprehend that he was—in fact—mortal. With a career that crossed six decades and a mesmerizing ever-evolving sound and aesthetic, Bowie had (in his own words) "a repulsive need to...
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Porches: Be Apart
NYC band Porches (founded by Aaron Maine, who also writes music through his alter-ego Ronald Paris) take up residence in a English mansion in the music video for "Be Apart." As the camera zooms in and out of a lonely-looking "family," the ambiguous...
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Busta Rhymes feat. MF Doom and BJ The Chicago Kid: In The Streets
Busta Rhymes returned with a new mixtape The Return of the Dragon: The Abstract Went on Vacation over the holidays and it features new tracks, remixes and plenty of impressive guests like Mary J Blige, Gucci Mane, Wiz Khalifa, Waka Flocka, Fabolous...
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Yeasayer: I Am Chemistry
Having teased their new album Amen and Goodbye in bite-sized morsels over the holidays, three-member band Yeasayer released the track "I Am Chemistry" with a music video that hands-down wins weirdest of 2016—regardless of what comes in the next 11...
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RJD2: Peace Of What
Veteran "beat-making nerd" RJD2 has wrapped up his sixth album, Dame Fortune, recorded while the Columbus, Ohio-based hip-hop instrumental producer was living in Philadelphia. Despite the upbeat, jazzy vibe in the album's debut single "Peace of What...
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