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stream Tirzah’s gorgeous debut LP Devotion

TIRZAH DEVOTION

Tirzah's glowing debut LP Devotion is finally here. As I've already mentioned, the record feels like such a sincere, elegantly romantic, and distinctly modern (thanks to Mica Levi's haunting minimalist production) take on everything I loved about '90s R&B love songs -- think Aaliyah, D'Angelo, SWV -- and it's right up there with Freedom as one of my favorite records of 2018...

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video premiere: Free Love – Pushing Too Hard & July

FREE LOVE PUSHING TOO HARD

Genre-defying Glasgow duo and recent Scottish Album of the Year Award nominees Free Love (fka Happy Meals) just dropped a stellar double A-side single on their own label Full Ashram, featuring the absurdly infectious, bilingual acid-italo-disco-pop anthem "Pushing Too Hard", backed with the slightly darker and much trippier "July"...

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Helena Deland – Claudion

photo: maya fuhr
photo: maya fuhr

Montreal's Helena Deland will grace us with two beautiful new volumes from her series of songs Altogether Unaccompanied this fall on our label Luminelle Recordings, and we're very psyched to share the release's magical lead single here today...

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London’s Value Void announce debut LP Sentimental, share new single “Babeland”

VALUE VOID FRONT

London trio Value Void follow up their cathartic debut single with another stellar track from their forthcoming LP Sentimental, a record that has quickly become one of our favorite debuts of the year...

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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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stream SALES’ new album forever & ever

SALES FOREVER EVER

After releasing a string of excellent singles over the past 6 months or so, Orlando duo Lauren Morgan + Jordan Shih aka SALES just dropped their long-awaited new LP forever & ever. Listen to the record below + pre-order the vinyl/cassette versions here:

forever & ever by SALES

SALES goes on a never-ending U.S. ...

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stream Hana Vu’s new EP How Many Times Have You Driven By

HANA VU EP FRONT

Shout out to Hype Machine for debuting Hana Vu's new EP How Many Times Have You Driven By, out this Friday on our label Luminelle Recordings. As you may already know, this one is very special to us, and we're super psyched about all the love the record is getting from Pitchfork, FADER, NME, Loud & Quiet, and many more...

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Das Body – Boys

Das Body 3000

We're beyond psyched to welcome Oslo's Ellie Linden and her band Das Body to the Luminelle Recordings family. Ellie's already been called "brilliant" by i-D on the strength of a handful of rousing, increasingly buzzy performances in Das Body's native Norway, and the group's debut single "Boys" is a balmy and brash summer jam that conjures some vibrant lost '80s dance-pop anthem and earliest Lykke Li vibes in equal measure...

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premiere: stream Boyhood’s “slimy and sad” new record Bad Mantras

Bad Mantras Polaroid

I've become a massive fan of Caylie Runciman aka Boyhood since first hearing her undeniable jam "Drivin" just over a year ago, so I'm extremely honored to debut the stream of her raw and beautiful new record here today...

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2018.5: our favorite albums + songs of the year so far

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We're not quite halfway through 2018, but here's our annual recap of the albums + songs of the first half of the year anyway. I’ve excluded any records that we’ve released on our new label Luminelle Recordings; otherwise, the stellar new ones from Helena Deland, Anemone, and Hana Vu would have all figured prominently into both of these lists. Also, I guess a few of these aren’t officially out yet. Sorry!

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