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premiere: stream PARTS’ lovely debut EP

We're psyched to premiere the promising debut tape release from young Grand Rapids duo Alyssa Midcalf + Marley Ferguson, aka PARTS. Their self-titled 3-song EP is an ethereal collection of diaphanous, dreamily melancholy synth-pop, highlighted by the swooning, achingly pretty opening track "Pieces" and its poignant refrain of "I don't love you but I need you to stay"...

KEDR

video: Kedr Livanskiy – keep your word

Russian underground producer Yana Kedrina -- aka Kedr Livanskiy -- drops the gritty new visuals for "Keep Your Word" (the "stupidest song of the album"), taken from her brilliant debut EP January Sun. Directed by Yana with her friend Konstantin Bushmanov, it feels like something you might've stumbled upon watching some late-night Soviet public access version of Amp in the mid '90s:

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stream S U R V I V E’s epic new record RR7349

Still riding the wave of acclaim and recognition from members Kyle Dixon + Michael Stein's instantly iconic Stranger Things score, Austin synth-wave group S U R V I V E are set to drop their majestically ominous and cinematic new LP RR7349 this Friday via Relapse Records, but you can stream the whole thing now, via exclaim. Listen below + cop the record on limited chrome cassette from Holodeck:

JAAR SIRENS ART

stream Nicolas Jaar’s new album Sirens

Nicolas Jaar's new full-length Sirens is out on Friday, but you can stream the whole thing today by tuning into channel 333 over on Jaar's THE NETWORK starting at 6 PM EST (update: it appears to be available on a loop now). In a packaging gimmick matched in coolness only by Jaar's aluminum prism, the deluxe vinyl edition of Sirens comes complete with sleeve art printed on scratch-off lottery ticket paper + a U.S. quarter for scratching. Pre-order here + check the full tracklist after the jump...

SPORTING LIFE x EVY JANE

video premiere: Sporting Life x Evy Jane – Court Vision

NYC producer and Ratking member Sporting Life continues his run of dope basketball-themed tracks (the ghostly "Hydrate the Hustle" and its accompanying Galcher Lustwerk remix are essential) with "Court Vision", featuring the always beautiful and hypnotic vocals of Vancouver's Evy Jane...

KAYTRA

download Kaytranada’s 0.001% mixtape

Polaris prize winner Kaytranada shares the companion to one of the best albums of the year. Download his new 0.001% mixtape -- "strictly for Kaytranada fans" -- below:

GvsB ALBUMS OF 2015

We feel pretty confident proclaiming 2015 the best year for new music this decade, and we'd even go so far as to say it's been arguably our favorite year in the history of this site. So many stars seemed to serendipitously align this year — our 10th as a blog — for sounds that veered right into our own personal, sometimes insular little lane: the triumphant return of Grimes; the improbable meteoric rise of Leon Bridges from seemingly out of nowhere (i.e., right here in our own backyard); a sweet, thoroughly relatable, '90s-hip-hop-inspired record from Panda Bear (our favorite artist); two Beach House albums in the span of two months; D'Angelo with probably the best show we've seen since the last time he rolled through town 15 years ago; Grouper started a pop group; the summer of Jamie xx; and on and on. If 2015 had seen the release of Dear Tommy and new music from Shabazz Palaces or Burial (all still possible, I suppose), our blog might have imploded. With all of that said, I still feel like we went as deep as ever this year, and as always, there were some genuinely incredible hidden gems to uncover if you spent a little time digging. Let us know how your year went as you check the full list of our 50 favorite records of the year, and lose yourself in our nearly 3-hour-long spotify playlist:

GORILLA VS. BEAR’S ALBUMS OF 2015

listen to Bill Baird’s ever-changing new album Summer is Gone

SUMMER IS GONE

"Time changes everything. Summer is Gone is a 10 track album I've created, my attempt at putting into musical form the aching feeling of memory. Of time bending in the best moments of our lives. Those fleeting moments of freedom you feel when you're surrounded by the ones you love to be of course followed by life's inevitable disappointments and failures...

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premiere: stream PARTS’ lovely debut EP

PARTS

We're psyched to premiere the promising debut tape release from young Grand Rapids duo Alyssa Midcalf + Marley Ferguson, aka PARTS. Their self-titled 3-song EP is an ethereal collection of diaphanous, dreamily melancholy synth-pop, highlighted by the swooning, achingly pretty opening track "Pieces" and its poignant refrain of "I don't love you but I need you to stay"...

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premiere: hear CC Dust’s cathartic dancefloor anthem “New Ways”

CC DUST

Here's the new single from Olympia, WA duo Maryjane Dunphe (also of VEXX) + David Jaques, aka CC Dust. The romantic dancefloor anthem "New Ways" has a certain Maus-ian, driving post-punk vibe, with Dunphe's soaring, overpoweringly emotional vocals triggering a kind of raw visceral catharsis rarely attained through synth-pop these days...

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premiere: stream Vesuvio Solo’s new album Don’t Leave Me in the Dark

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Montreal band Vesuvio Solo's excellent new record Don’t Leave Me In The Dark is out today on Banko Gotiti in North America and on Atelier Ciseaux everywhere else, and you can stream the whole thing in all its smooth, sensual soft-rock glory below...

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watch kedr livanskiy’s captivating new video for “keep your word”

KEDR

Russian underground producer Yana Kedrina -- aka Kedr Livanskiy -- drops the gritty new visuals for "Keep Your Word" (the "stupidest song of the album"), taken from her brilliant debut EP January Sun. Directed by Yana with her friend Konstantin Bushmanov, it feels like something you might've stumbled upon watching some late-night Soviet public access version of Amp in the mid '90s:

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polaroids: Kadhja Bonet in Los Angeles

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We're huge fans of Kadhja Bonet's beautifully timeless and intoxicating new soul/psych/jazz/folk opus The Visitor, so we were honored to have the chance to shoot some polaroids with Kadhja on a recent balmy late summer afternoon near her home in LA...

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