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Otha – I’m On Top

Norway's Otha follows up her debut single "One of the Girls" -- one of the most empowering club jams of 2018 -- with another absolute anthem, on which she once again displays her uncanny gift for creating profound and cathartic mini-mantras for the dancefloor that, if repeated enough, can be willed into existence:

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Anemone – She’s the One

Montreal's Anemone shares another irresistible highlight from their forthcoming debut LP Beat My Distance, coming in early 2019. "Crystalline synth jammer" 'She's the One' was premiered today by Clash, and the group's Chloé Soldevila says the song is sort of a prequel to their swirling, kaleidoscopic French-pop gem "Bout De Toi", which makes sense because both jams are sunny, dancefloor-filling instant party starters...

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Panda Bear – Dolphin

Panda Bear shares the opening track + lead single from his Rusty Santos-produced new album BUOYS, coming in February 2019 on Domino. We ♥ crooner Panda Bear...

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premiere: Postiljonen – Chasing Stars

Stockholm/Oslo trio Postiljonen take their soaring Scandinavian dream-pop to dizzying new heights on their fittingly titled new single, out today on Hybris...

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video: Helena Deland – Claudion

Montreal's Helena Deland shares the heartwarming video for one of the many highlights from her "Altogether Unaccompanied" series of songs -- which was recently reviewed by Pitchfork, who effused, "her melodies and arrangements are almost unfailingly captivating" -- starring Helena and her cousin Claudia busting the kind of sweet familial dance moves that only cousins can pull off...

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video: MUNYA – Hotel Delmano

MUNYA shares the visuals for her magical and enchanting track "Hotel Delmano", taken from her new Delmano EP. The video, created by Samuel Pearson, Tania Lagace, and MUNYA herself, has a languid, vaguely daydream-like quality, which she says was by design, given the song's origin:

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As the internet's collective attention span continues to dwindle away and the clickbait economy slowly ruins everything good, we made a conscious effort this year to spend more time listening to fewer things. Discovering new favorites will always remain a priority around here, but it felt good to devote more quality time to absorbing ambitious, flawed, elaborately nuanced and layered masterpieces like Dust, Quazarz, Party, and The OOZ. And the more immediate records that we fell in love with at first listen -- TOPS’ Sugar at the Gate, the super charismatic Carti mixtape, and Kelly Lee Owens’ enveloping debut full-length, to name a few -- felt more like all-time favorites with each spin. While anyone in our top 5 could have staked a legit Album of the Year claim depending on the day, we had to put the two EPs that announced the arrival of dance music's brightest new star in their rightful spot at the top of our list. Here are our favorite records of 2017:

GORILLA VS. BEAR’S ALBUMS OF 2017

video: FADE – Whole

Grand Rapids artist FADE shares the final installment of her debut Fall in Love EP, with the vibrantly glowing and empowering '80s-inspired visuals for "Whole". Shout out to Ladygunn for premiering the Josh Maczinski-directed video today, and for recognizing that FADE is a "shimmery, mysterious, synth-heavy disco goddess." Fall in Love is out now on Luminelle.

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Otha shares empowering club anthem “I’m on Top”

OTHA IM ON TOP

Norway's Otha follows up her debut single "One of the Girls" -- one of the most empowering club jams of 2018 -- with another absolute anthem, on which she once again displays her uncanny gift for creating profound and cathartic mini-mantras for the dancefloor that, if repeated enough, can be willed into existence:

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premiere: Tiny Ruins – School of Design

OLYMPIC GIRLS

We've already heard a couple of gorgeous songs -- including the stunning title track -- from Olympic Girls, the forthcoming new full-length from Hollie Fulbrook aka Tiny Ruins, and today we have the honor of premiering what might be the most haunting song yet from the New Zealand songwriter...

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video premiere: Sorry Girls – Waking Up

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Montreal duo Heather Foster Kirkpatrick + Dylan Konrad Obront aka Sorry Girls share the minimal but vibrant Bronwyn Ford + Max Taeuschel-co-directed visuals for their new single "Waking Up", taken from the group's stellar new double A-side Easier 7", out today on Arbutus...

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Faye Webster shares self-directed video for new single “Kingston”

FAYE WEBSTER KINGSTON

After releasing one of the most slept-on (and best) records of 2017, Atlanta's Faye Webster shares her first track as an official Secretly Canadian signee with lovely new single "Kingston", an exquisitely yearning, country-meets-R&B ballad that manages to feel both unmistakably modern and totally timeless at once. Video starring + directed by Faye:

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Anemone – She’s the One

Anemone, She's The One_3

Montreal's Anemone shares another irresistible highlight from their forthcoming debut LP Beat My Distance, coming in early 2019. "Crystalline synth jammer" 'She's the One' was premiered today by Clash, and the group's Chloé Soldevila says the song is sort of a prequel to their swirling, kaleidoscopic French-pop gem "Bout De Toi", which makes sense because both jams are sunny, dancefloor-filling instant party starters...

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video premiere: Francesca Belcourt – 17 Stitches

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London's Francesca Belcourt shares the self-directed visuals for her lovely single "17 Stitches", taken from her new album Buds, coming later this month. The song starts with a stark, palpably fragile, whisper-soft recounting of a very harrowing and vulnerable time in Francesca's life, in which she endured a terrible breakup only to be subsequently run over by a fucking van, and it slowly, boldly builds into an emotional synth-pop banger that feels particularly cathartic and regenerative given the circumstances from which it was born...

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