As enchanted as we were by the trippy, technicolor original video for the title track from Liverpool band Stealing Sheep‘s wonderful forthcoming Not Real LP, we might have easily dismissed a secondary “live video” as unnecessary, an inessential afterthought. We would have been mistaken; this one, though stark and simple, might somehow be even better. Shot by Ben Morgan at Vessel Studios in Liverpool. Not Real is out April 13.

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The sequel to the group’s “Catastrophe” video, also directed by the always-great BANGS. Yumi Zouma’s EP II is out now on Cascine.

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One of our heroes, Arlington, TX’s own Jana Hunter, put together a beautiful mix for Dazed, featuring some of her inspirations, including Julee Cruise, Alice Coltrane, Throwing Shade, Wendy Carlos + more. Lower Dens’ Escape From Evil is out next week. Full mix tracklist after the jump…

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One of the best bands I caught last week — not at SXSW, but at Spillover here in Dallas — Nashville’s Bully has announced their debut full-length, Feels Like, out June 23 on StarTime International. Here’s the blistering and cathartic lead single:

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As if we weren’t psyched enough for Jamie xx’s debut record already: this song, which features the xx’s Romy Madley Croft and an absolutely glorious and inspired Idris Muhammad sample, is beautiful (and Annie Mac‘s enthusiasm is contagious):

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mp3:
QT – Hey QT (Diplo remix)

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We’re not typically into the concept of the “song teaser” as a general rule, but the masterfully executed “xamples” that Toronto pop star/enigma Allie X has been rolling out as a preview of her forthcoming debut record CollXtion are a decided, unequivocal exception. Allie X’s unstoppable previous singles “Catch“, “Bitch“, and “Prime” emerged from seemingly out of nowhere, fully formed; pristine, highly emotional pop with an unsettling edge and soaring, enduring hooks that we still can’t shake after countless plays over the past year. And the new material — particularly that anthemic and kind of devastating chorus on future hit “GOOD” — sounds every bit as massive and affecting. Photography by Yoshino. CollXtion is out April 7.

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