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MUNYA MINI EP

MUNYA – North Hatley

Psyched to stumble upon these delightfully woozy lazy-summer-day gems from Montreal's Josianne Boivin, aka MUNYA. Check out her brand new mini-EP of dreamy, gently sun-warped French indie-pop below + grab it on bandcamp (and if you're feeling it, check her lovely Beach House cover as well):

photo by joshua cobos

premiere: wished bone – reasons

Courtesy of Glasgow's Human Noise Records, the new label from our friends at Gold Flake Paint, comes this curious and utterly enchanting "dark twee" (the artist's words) wonder from Los Angeles-via-Athens, Ohio group Wished Bone...

BOYS NORA

premiere: stream Boys’ debut LP

Sweden's Nora Karlsson aka Boys delivers on all of the promise of last year's perfect Alvvays-esque jam "Rabbits" on her glorious new LP, out this week on Stockholm label PNKSLM...

TIRZAH

Tirzah – Gladly

Such a sweet, beautiful jam from London artist Tirzah's debut LP Devotion, out this summer on Domino. This one's an automatic addition to our songs of the year playlist, and this is the second album called Devotion in as many days that we're suddenly very psyched about...

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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

U.S. Girls collaborator Tony Price shares the hypnotic first single from his new solo record Celica Absolu

CELICA ABSOLU

Shout out to Meg Remy of U.S. Girls for introducing us to the diverse musical stylings of Tony Price when she took over the blog for a day a few months back. In addition to contributing production to In a Poem Unlimited and co-producing Ice Cream's sick new jams and Aurora Shields' dazzling debut single, Price is set to release his immersive and highly cinematic new solo LP Celica Absolu on June 15th on his own label Maximum Exposure...

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GvsB presents: Negative Gemini + George Clanton + Charles live in Los Angeles

NG x GC x CHARLES

We are honored to present our favorite power couple Negative Gemini + George Clanton, with very special guest Charles on Friday, June 29th in DTLA at Resident. Get familiar below + grab your tickets here.

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premiere: Cam Maclean – Wait for Love

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We are documented lovers of the smooth, tender soft rock vibes that have been emanating out of Montreal the past few years, so it probably goes without saying that we've been waiting for this one for a while now, and we're psyched to say it's finally on the horizon just in time for summer...

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video premiere: Jake Schrock announces debut album for HOLODECK, check the lead single “Cosmic Ocean”

Jake Schrock - Tropical Depression (HD052) Digi Cover

From the hazy outer edges of the S U R V I V E / Stranger Things / Holodeck universe (Dallas) comes the majestic, immersive analog synth wizardry of North Texas' own Jake Schrock. Jake's impressive debut LP Tropical Depression is out July 27th on Holodeck, and it's a lush vintage synth odyssey with a timeless, transportive cinematic vibe, as vibrant and ominous at once as his hometown's retro-futuristic skyline...

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