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video premiere: SASAMI – NOT THE TIME

SASAMI follows up her run of sold-out Brooklyn shows with Mitski over the weekend with the vibrant and charming video for her sweetly buzzing new single "Not the Time"...

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stream Earl Sweatshirt – Some Rap Songs

Earl drops his dizzying new record Some Rap Songs, on which he beautifully channels the legends Lord Quas and DOOM, conjures the spirit of Dilla's living, breathing Donuts-era beats, and even elicits vibes of Mica Levi's flickering and soulful but sometimes mournful loops that glowed up the brilliant new Tirzah record, all in under 25 minutes. Plus he shouts out Ish Butler in the first 20 seconds of track one, quickest way to our hearts. Incredible, haunting stuff. Listen below:

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Men I Trust – Say, can you hear

The creators of our favorite song of all of last year, Montreal group Men I Trust have already released two of the best songs of 2018, and today they share another stellar new one, taken from their forthcoming LP Oncle Jazz, coming in February 2019...

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Pottery share debut single “Hank Williams”

Young Montreal band Pottery are making some big waves these days for a group that, until right this very moment, had zero music online. But after seeing them play two of the most thrillingly visceral and endearingly brash packed-out shows I've experienced all year up in their hometown in the last couple months, I can confidently report back that these dudes are for real...

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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

Hana Vu covers Fleetwood Mac’s Gypsy

HANA GYPSY

We've always thought Hana had just a twinkle of a Nicks-ian quality to her soulful, beyond-her-years voice, so it's pretty sweet to hear her take on one of Fleetwood Mac's classics. Listen to Hana's glittery, heartfelt rendition of "Gypsy" (which Stevie wrote almost 40 years ago!) below, and catch Hana live at Noise Pop in 2019.

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premiere: Teen Daze – Hidden Worlds

Canadian electronic pop artist Jamison Isaak aka Teen Daze gently and effectively nudges us out of this winter malaise that's just starting to set in, allowing us to escape for about 5 minutes on a balmy, late-night topdown drive through the Balearics with his dreamy new single...

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video premiere: SASAMI – NOT THE TIME

SASAMI follows up her run of sold-out Brooklyn shows with Mitski over the weekend with the vibrant and charming video for her sweetly buzzing new single "Not the Time". Beautifully shot on 16mm and co-directed by Kate Hollowell, written, co-directed, + edited by Sasami Ashworth, and featuring the LA Municipal Dance Squad, the adorable and ripping the Linda Lindas as SASAMI's backing band, and a regal extended french horn solo outro...

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