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watch Helena Deland’s stunning performance for CBC Music’s First Play Live

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Montreal's Helena Deland stopped by CBC Music's First Play Live recently to play some selections from her series of songs "Altogether Unaccompanied" Vol. I-IV, as well as a goosebump-inducing performance of her 2016 masterpiece "Baby"...

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stream FADE’s debut Fall in Love EP

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Fall In Love, the vibrantly shimmering and emotional debut EP from Grand Rapids' dream-pop producer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Marley Ferguson aka FADE, is officially out this Friday on Luminelle, but you can hear the whole thing now thanks to our friends at Hype Machine, who premiered the EP stream this morning...

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Helena Deland – Lean On You

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At the risk of sounding extremely biased, which, as a blog, I definitely am: if we're being honest, the 9 songs that make up the four collective volumes of Helena Deland's From The Series of Songs “Altogether Unaccompanied”, while not technically intended to exist as a cohesive full-length album, is easily one of the best records of the year...

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MUNYA – Hotel Delmano

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Saguenay, Quebec's Josianne Boivin, aka MUNYA, follows up her absolutely perfect North Hatley mini-EP with another, perhaps even more enchanting 3-song EP, coming very soon on Luminelle Recordings...

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presenting U.S. Girls at El Club in Detroit

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We are excited to announce that we will be helping to present some shows this fall at our favorite venue in Detroit, El Club, in the city's vibrant Mexicantown neighborhood. We're kicking things off with the great U...

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premiere: Yumi Zouma – In Camera

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Our favorite New Zealanders Yumi Zouma are back to grace us with a gloriously balmy and romantic late summer jam, taken from the third and final EP in the group's trilogy for Cascine that began way back in 2014...

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GORILLA VS. BEAR MODERN YACHT ROCK III SUMMER 2018 MIXTAPE

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Presenting the third installment in our series of annual modern yacht rock summer mixtapes: As always, we’re expanding the yacht rock universe here to include more modern sounds inspired by those classic easy listening FM-gold guilty pleasures of the late '70s and early '80s, while occasionally veering off into balearica, pillowy soft funk, sophisti-pop, long-lost obscurities, exotica, and darker forms of hypnogogia. Listen/download + check the full tracklist below:

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announcing Hana Vu’s How Many Times Have You Driven By EP out this summer on Luminelle, watch the animated video for “Cool”

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We are extremely proud to present the unclassifiable new record from 17-year-old Los Angeles-based artist Hana Vu, out this summer on our label Luminelle Recordings. Written and produced entirely by Hana and mastered by Clay Jones (Modest Mouse, Sunflower Bean), How Many Times Have You Driven By is the sound of a young songwriter fearlessly doing her own thing, without regard for genre or the latest trend...

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follow our Best Songs of 2018 Spotify playlist

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2018 has been such a bountiful year for incredible new music from favorites new and old that it's been almost impossible to keep up, but I'm doing my best. In addition to all the posts here on the site, I've been consistently updating our running "Best Songs of 2018" Spotify playlist, featuring some of the essential 2018 jams that may or may not be on your radar yet, from the likes of Avalon, Barrie, Sun June, oklou, Helena Deland, MorMor, Peggy Gou, Grouper, Amen Dunes, G Flip + more...

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announcing the official Gorilla vs. Bear x SXSW 2018 showcase

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The official Gorilla vs. Bear x SXSW 2018 showcase goes down on Friday night, March 16th, at Seven Grand in downtown Austin. Featuring the best official SXSW showcase lineup I've ever seen in my life, starring: Hinds, Faye Webster, Men I Trust, Helena Deland, Sun June, Hater, and Forever...

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