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Nine Inch Nails: This Isn't The Place
Hot off a riveting "Twin Peaks" cameo performance, Nine Inch Nails have released a second track, "This Isn't The Place," from tomorrow's forthcoming EP Add Violence. As the song's atmosphere thickens on piano progressions, an emotional climax (one...
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MNDR + Scissor Sisters: Swerlk GLAAD, the Scissor Sisters and MNDR all joined forces for "Swerlk," a playful dance track that pays homage to the queer community and culture. "Swerlk" is a portmanteau of twerk, twirl, werk, swirl and swerve. Further...
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Cody ChesnuTT: It's in the Love While Cody ChesnuTT's 13-track record My Love Divine Degree is full of great tunes, "It's in the Love" is particularly glorious, acting as a reminder of ChesnuTT's knack for sweet, spirited songs. With squishy, fuzzy...
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Cody ChesnuTT: It's in the Love
While Cody ChesnuTT's 13-track record My Love Divine Degree is full of great tunes, "It's in the Love" is particularly glorious, acting as a reminder of ChesnuTT's knack for sweet, spirited songs. With squishy, fuzzy synths and uplifting lyrics, it...
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Premiere: The Orielles' "Sugar Tastes Like Salt"
Less than a month ago, Halifax, UK trio The Orielles released an epic, dizzying eight minutes of twisting rock music known as "Sugar Tastes Like Salt." It was the band's first single since signing with Heavenly Recordings, and to call the song...
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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 exclusively on The Fader). The pop-rock track bounds forward, carrying plenty of lyrical baggage and stirring...
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Delicate Steve: Winners
Delicate Steve, the alter ego of Steve Marion, can often be seen around intimate NYC venues in a tank top—shredding like no mere mortal. The guitar whisperer has lent his talents to Yeasayer's and Paul Simon's most recent albums, co-wrote a song with...
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The Avalanches: Frankie Sinatra A casual 16 years since their wondrous debut record Since I Left You, Australian electronic outfit The Avalanches have released their first single from the highly anticipated second album—called Wildflower—which finally...
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Carly Rae Jepsen: Boy Problems Every track on Carly Rae Jepsen's powerhouse 2015 album E•MO•TION (it only gets better with time) has its own unique personality, and "Boy Problems" has been an especially addictive standout with CRJ's voice gliding...
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Purson: The Window Cleaner
London-based prog rockers Purson—helmed by Rosalie Cunningham, formerly of all-female mod four-piece Ipso Facto—know how to paint a picture with rhythm and beauty. Each band member has pockets within each songs to show off their instrumental chops...
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Golden Hour: Goth Easter
Portland, Oregon DIY rock trio Golden Hour are celebrating the holiday weekend a little differently than most. In the music video for "Goth Easter" (off of their EP Don't Be Cute), they host a fun-filled day for those clad head-to-toe in black; activities...
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Rock + Mineral Jewelry
Alison Jean Cole cuts rocks and minerals by hand using old tools in her garage, grinding and polishing them into stunning jewelry pieces that showcase just a peek of the Earth's beauty and history. Geologic formations on brass hooks have never looked...
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Aphex Twin: Syro
13 years since his last album Drukqs, contemporary electronic music pioneer Aphex Twin officially released the new full-length Syro to the world this week. While the electronic music scene has significantly changed (making its way into the mainstream...
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Otis Brown III: The Way (Truth & Life)
Drummers—we often forget—make some of the most interesting composers, especially in the realm of jazz, as they write from a fresh perspective that might not put such an emphasis on harmonies and melodies. Otis Brown III's "The Way (Truth & Life)"—the...
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Thom Yorke: Tomorrow's Modern Boxes
Thom Yorke has long been disenchanted by the greedy antics of the modern music industry, so it comes as no surprise that he's distributing his new eight-track album, Tomorrow's Modern Boxes, via the internet through a new version of BitTorrent. Yorke...
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Tweedy: Low Key
Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and his son Spencer had us at "directed by Nick Offerman" with their new video for "Low Key," a song off their debut album Sukierae. For the visual narrative, the "Parks and Recreation" actor sends the duo on the road as traveling...
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Melvins: Brass Cupcake
Influential American heavy metal band Melvins haven't slowed down since forming in 1983, but perhaps their genre is less loved than in decades past. For their 20th studio album, Hold It In, the band is injecting some new blood into the mix by tapping...
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Aphex Twin: Syro 13 years since his last album Drukqs, contemporary electronic music pioneer Aphex Twin officially released the new full-length Syro to the world this week. While the electronic music scene has significantly changed (making its way...
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The Gotobeds: Poor People Are Revolting
The team at NPR Music has a serious knack for finding new talent, and this week they highlight that in their album stream of Poor People Are Revolting, the debut LP from Pittsburgh's energetic shredders, The Gotobeds. Described as "a rowdy, ramshackle...
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Christopher Owens: Never Wanna See That Look Again
In anticipation of his second solo album, the former lead singer of now-disbanded Girls, Christopher Owens, shared yet another track from the LP. "Never Wanna See That Look Again" has potential to be a sappy addition to an indie film's soundtrack...
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Homeboy Sandman: Problems
Queens, New York's Homeboy Sandman is a true MC's MC. The University of Pennsylvania grad ditched law school to pursue his career in music after earning his stripes performing live in clubs and releasing mixtapes adored by hip-hop heads and industry...
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Kilo Kish: Locket
The imitable and charming Kilo Kish has returned with "Locket," off her Kitsuné-released Across EP. In her trademark dreamy style, Kish offers a chilled out track—her vocals floating atop the slowed-down beat. To match the song, there's now a video...
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Mamas Gun: Red Cassette
For this week's #PrivateJam, we finally take our turn to share. Cool Hunting founder Josh Rubin (whose eternal jam is likely Shuggie Otis' "Inspiration Information") tells us he's recently become smitten with the London-based five-piece Mamas Gun...
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Kilo Kish: Locket The imitable and charming Kilo Kish has returned with "Locket," off her Kitsuné-released Across EP. In her trademark dreamy style, Kish offers a chilled out track—her vocals floating atop the slowed-down beat. To match the song...
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Cool Hunting Video: Christopher O'Riley
In a private residence on NYC's Upper West Side, we recently had the pleasure of attending a thrilling performance organized by Culture Shock featuring pianist Christopher O'Riley. Renowned for his flawless renderings of classical masterpieces...
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