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2019.5: our favorite albums + songs from the first half of the year

BEST OF 2019.5 FEATURED

As we approach the midway point of 2019, here's our constantly evolving recap of our favorite albums, songs, and videos from the first half of an already insane year. In an era when truly special new records seem to evade or evaporate from the internet's collective consciousness at an unsettling rate -- in many cases before they're even officially released -- it's not easy to keep up, but I've done my best...

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stream Burial’s new Claustro / State Forest 12″

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Burial's new record just dropped tonight on Hyperdub, listen to both sides of the Claustro / State Forest 12" below:

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Montreal’s Bodywash announce debut LP Comforter + share soaring opening track “Reverie”

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You've already heard their shimmering lead single "Eye to Eye", and today, Montreal's Bodywash share the glorious, tone-setting opener from their resplendent debut LP Comforter, coming soon on Luminelle...

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premiere: Kate Bollinger – Candy

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Charlottesville, VA singer and songwriter Kate Bollinger shares the second irresistible single from her forthcoming EP I Don't Wanna Lose, coming later this month. Kate and her low-key but apparently highly proficient band make breezily funky, jazz-inflected dream-pop that will certainly win the hearts of fans of Men I Trust, Clairo, Mac DeMarco and the like...

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Jai Paul returns with a new white label vinyl 12″ single + an official download of his legendary leaked 2013 record

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Jai Paul is back. Go here now to listen + purchase the Do You Love Her Now / He (both instant additions to our songs of the year playlist) white label vinyl 12", limited to 500 copies (update: sold out). You can also pay whatever you'd like to download his infamous leaked EP here. Jai Paul talks about the new tracks and the mythology and misconceptions surrounding the now legendary leaked record in a long note for fans included with the download of the leaked EP:

(UPDATE: stream the new songs and the leaked EP below)

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may 2019 mix

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Presenting our newest monthly mix for MAY 2019, featuring our favorite tracks from the past month from the likes of Erika de Casier, Avalon Lurks, Big Thief, Men I Trust, Lisel + more:

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Nice Girl – Jupiter

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We've been intrigued by New Zealand producer Nice Girl since her label Houses in Motion dropped this promising preview of her new 12" a few weeks back, and the label has since shared a couple of sick full tracks from the record, the highlight being this sprawling roller, featuring some haunting disembodied vocal samples floating over the hypnotically propulsive beat...

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listen to Burial’s new track “Claustro”

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Burial's just-announced Claustro / State Forest 12" drops June 14th on Hyperdub, but you can hear the A-side -- which Boomkat calls "an instant Burial classic" -- on Mary Anne Hobbes' BBC radio show, starting right around the 1:10:40 mark. Listen below or here.

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Lisel announces debut LP Angels on the Slope, shares dazzling new single “Digital Light Field”

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Lisel -- aka the multi-talented singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Eliza Bagg -- follows up her magical introduction with another absolute stunner from her immersive and otherworldly debut LP Angels on the Slope, coming this summer on Luminelle...

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Chromatics cover Hole’s “Petals”

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As featured in the Netflix film, The Perfection.

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