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premiere: Jorge Elbrecht – Here Lies (feat. Tamaryn)

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The prolific Jorge Elbrecht unveils the title track from his ambitious new conceptual record Here Lies, created over what a press release calls a "10-year period of deterioration" in which Elbrecht suffered some kind of break with reality and spiraled into a deep depression, ultimately transforming into "an atrophied chassis, meandering from one foggy idea to the next, unable to focus...

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Helena Deland – “There Are a Thousand”

HELENA DELAND THERE ARE A THOUSAND

We are extremely proud to share the beautiful first song from the debut release on our new label Luminelle Recordings, from extraordinary Montreal artist Helena Deland. I was immediately taken by these songs after serendipitously happening upon them by mistake a couple months back, and Helena's elegantly sophisticated and layered songwriting is still revealing new magic after countless listens...

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Men I Trust share live album 4 ever live

MEN I TRUST 4 EVER LIVE

Merry Christmas from Montreal's Men I Trust: the group just released a new record on bandcamp featuring some of their beautiful live recordings, including a dreamy version of our favorite song of the year, and they'll be adding more live versions of their tracks to the album as they record them. Stream 4 ever live below + pay what you'd like for it here:

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listen to Charli XCX’s Pop 2 mixtape

CHARLI XCX

Charli XCX's Number 1 Angel mixtape is one our favorite records of 2017, and this new one -- featuring Carly Rae Jepsen, Caroline Polachek, MØ, and stellar production from A. G. Cook (Charli calls him "the hero of this mixtape") + SOPHIE -- might be even better. Listen to the whole thing below:

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gorilla vs. bear’s songs of 2017

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Before we even have time to second guess our albums of the year list, here are our favorite songs of 2017. While plenty of our old favorites are well repped -- including TOPS, Burial, Shabazz Palaces, SZA, Sufjan, Laurel Halo, et al. -- it was an exceptionally great year for exciting new artists, with Men I Trust, Yaeji, Playboi Carti, Kelly Lee Owens, Aldous Harding, Bernache, and so many more dropping some of the most essential songs of the year. Hit play on that 5+ hour Spotify playlist, and follow along with the list below:

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RAMZi announces Péze-Piton LP

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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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LOMA – BLACK WILLOW

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Loma is the new collaborative project from the incredible Dripping Springs, TX band Cross Record + Shearwater's Jonathan Meiburg, and today the group graces us with some beautifully mystical vibes in the form of the devastating, ASMR-inducing first single from their forthcoming album, with a powerful and haunting accompanying video from director Andrew McGlennon...

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vibe out to Pender Street Steppers’ laid-back new EP

PENDER STREET STEPPERS

Another breezy and blissed-out trip from the Mood Hut crew:

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premiere: NADINE – Ultra Pink

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You aren't going to encounter many more immediately endearing debuts than NADINE's forthcoming full-length oh my, a playful, warm, almost loungy collection of deceptively sophisticated pop gems that somehow manage to feel instantly familiar, but also continue to unfurl and reveal their understated magic over repeat listens...

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stream Yaeji’s EP2

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We've already heard a few of the hits from this thing, but now you can stream Yaeji's second stellar EP of 2017 in its entirety below:

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