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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...
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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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The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda
The profound, transcendental music Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda composed at her Sai Anantam Ashram in California has become available to the wider public, with help from NYC-based (and world-music-embracing) label Luaka Bop. Originally, the...
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Perfume Genius: Die 4 U Last week, Perfume Genius (aka Mike Hadreas) released his fourth record No Shape and now, the video for "Die 4 U"—directed by the remarkably talented Floria Sigismondi. The song alone is a slinky, dark and minimal tune that...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. New York Design Week's Exponential Growth Now stretching across almost the entire month of May, New York Design "Week" has positioned NYC in the global design circuit with force. As Artsy notes, "By the 24th of this month, more than 500 design...
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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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Mary Lattimore's Ambient Playlist
"Ambient" is too often a lazy title thrown at any track without a steady beat, and the word cannot do justice to the veins of artists at hand experimenting with voice, instrument, or even electronics. Mary Lattimore—who commands a harp—has put...
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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...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. "Hair of The Dog" is Real Peer-reviewed scientific publication Journal of Pain (which sounds like an excellent album title) has reported that booze is a more effective painkiller than acetaminophen—which certainly explains why so many people...
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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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Québec City + Le Festival d'Été de Québec
This year, the world celebrates Canada's 150th anniversary as a Confederation. As festivities across the great northern nation draw travelers in, global cultural centers like Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver will see an uptick in tourist activity. There...
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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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Premiere: Art Feynman's "Feeling Good About Feeling Good"
California-based Art Feynman recently announced his debut album Blast Off Through the Wicker and we're delighted to premiere the single "Feeling Good About Feeling Good." The almost-eight-minute delight defies genre—there are tinges of many, from...
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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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Bleachers feat. Carly Rae Jepsen: Hate That You Know Me With Carly Rae Jepsen on back-up vocals, Bleachers' new track "Hate That You Know Me" will appear on the band's second record Gone Now, set for release 2 June. With a slightly distorted bass...
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