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Loma – Relay Runner

Loma BLACK WILLOW

More magic from Loma -- the new project from Cross Record + Shearwater's Jonathan Meiburg -- whose debut single "Black Willow" is one of our favorite songs of the year. The driving "Relay Runner", which Meiburg calls "the happiest accident on the record", is taken from the group's entrancing debut LP, out next year on Sub Pop:

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Austin’s LEVITATION returning in 2018 with Panda Bear, Slowdive, Ty Segall + more

PANDA BEAR x GEOLOGIST LEVITATION

We're extremely psyched that LEVITATION will be back in 2018, taking over your favorite downtown Austin venues (the Mohawk, Cheer Up Charlie's, Barracuda, Empire Control Room, etc.) from April 26-29...

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NADINE – Not My Kinda Movie

oh my

Now that our 2017 Albums of the Year list is out of the way, we can turn our gaze toward 2018, and we've already found an early shoo-in for next year's list in NADINE's jazzy indie-pop gem oh my, which drops in January on Father/Daughter...

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premiere: HAERTS – The Way

HAERTS-THEWAY

HAERTS return with a soaring, beautifully poignant new track -- the first to be unveiled from the group's new album coming in early 2018 -- on which frontwoman/absolute force Nini Fabi rousingly extols the universal, transformational power of love. Nini says of emotional new single "The Way":

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Honey Hahs – Forever

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RAMZi announces Péze-Piton LP

ramzi peze-piton

RAMZi's latest EP for Mood Hut was one of our favorite releases of the year, and now the colorful Berlin-based Canadian producer has announced her new LP Pèze​-​Piton, out digitally today via RAMZi's bandcamp...

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Sufjan shares a bizarre, touching ode to “strange and magnificent America hero” Tonya Harding

TONYA HARDING

Sufjan shares a new song + essay for disgraced '90s figure skater Tonya Harding. Listen below + grab the cassingle or 7" here.

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hear a track from Archy Marshall’s HYPNO DISK project

ITD BEEN

Fresh off dropping one of the best records of 2017, here's some raw, skronky free-jazz spoken word from Archy Marshall aka King Krule + friends/family. Grab it now for the low price of €892.94, or listen below:

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video: St. Beauty – Caught

ST BEAUTY

Directed by Lacey Duke:

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GORILLA VS. BEAR’S ALBUMS OF 2017

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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 -- TOPSSugar 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:

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