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QUIÑ feat. SYD: Sticky Situation From her upcoming second EP Dream Girl, LA-based QUIÑ's "Sticky Situation" features Syd (of The Internet) and is super-breezy and sultry. Complete with immaculate electronic production by Krys$hun, the track illuminates...
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The National: Carin at the Liquor Store
With melancholy balladry adrift on guitars and synths, The National's "Carin at the Liquor Store" delivers a thoughtful reflective tale. Casey Reas directed the negative film filtered video, which captures a solemn, emotive performance that tightly...
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Andrew Bird + Matt Berninger: Perfect Day (Lou Reed Cover)
From his stunning home performance series "Live From the Great Room," the multi-talented Andrew Bird partnered with The National's Matt Berninger for a cover of the Lou Reed classic "Perfect Day." Between the powerful shared vocals and Bird's signature...
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Todd Terje: It's Album Time
Next week dance fans will finally be able to get their hands on the highly anticipated debut album from the self-dubbed "remaster of the universe," Todd Terje. The aptly titled LP, It's Album Time, arrives 10 years after the Norwegian DJ and producer...
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Thris Tian Boiler Room Mix
Having spent the last few years traveling the world creating immensely popular live-stream DJ sets, the Boiler Room crew returned home to their original London location (which inspired the project's name) to celebrate their fourth birthday. Fittingly...
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JIHAE: Illusion of You
After a successful crowdfunding effort for her new album "Illusion of You," NYC-based JIHAE released the record's first single of the same name, now available for download. The soulful songstress shows her vocal range in this dark, smoky track, which...
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Frankie Knuckles: Baby Wants to Ride
A pioneer of Chicago house music, the legendary Frankie Knuckles has passed away but his influence lives through the artists, producers and club-goers he's inspired through his minimalist dance tracks. Particularly memorable and ground-breaking was...
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Slough Feg: White Cousin
Last week we interviewed brothers Tom and Matt Berninger, the latter known as The National's frontman and the former, a burgeoning filmmaker. The pair have drastically different taste in music, but when asked for a tune they could agree on, Tom offered...
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Todd Terje: It's Album Time Next week dance fans will finally be able to get their hands on the highly anticipated debut album from the self-dubbed "remaster of the universe," Todd Terje. The aptly titled LP, It's Album Time, arrives 10 years after...
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Mistaken For Strangers
The National is a band of brothers. Twins Aaron and Bryce Dessner both play guitar and piano, while siblings Scott and Bryan Devendorf play bass and drums, respectively. Lead singer Matt Berninger is technically the fraternal outlier, but his friendships...