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video premiere: Ice Cream – MY MIND BUT ME

ICE CREAM

We were introduced to Toronto duo Amanda Crist + Carlyn Bezic aka Ice Cream by Meg Remy of U.S. Girls when she took over this very site recently -- Bezic and Crist play in Darlene Shrugg with Remy, and Crist's voice can be heard on U...

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video premiere: Barry Walker – Ediacaran Moonrise

BARRY WALKER MOONRISE

Getting some serious vintage nature doc/educational filmstrip nostalgia from this meditative gem from Barry Walker's glorious new record Diaspora Urkontinent, coming soon via our friends at Driftless...

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premiere: listen to Grouper’s quietly devastating new song “Driving”

GROUPER GRID OF POINTS

We are honored to share another devastating song from Grouper's forthcoming LP Grid of Points, out later this month on Kranky. Liz Harris has said that the new album was inspired by "the idea that something is missing or cold", adding, "The intimacy and abbreviation of this music allude to an essence that the songs lyrics speak more directly of...

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Kadhja Bonet – Mother Maybe

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Kadhja Bonet shares the dazzling first jam from her stunning long-awaited sophomore album Childqueen, out June 8th on Fat Possum. We've been huge fans of Kadhja's vibrant psych-soul for a couple years now, and on her triumphant return single "Mother Maybe", she's created another magically timeless gem...

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oklou shares self-directed video for “they can’t hear me” + stream her debut EP

OKLOU HEAR ME

French producer + singer oklou's vibey new The Rite of May EP has had us in a trance for a minute now, and she recently dropped a self-directed video for EP highlight "they can't hear me". Watch the video + stream the whole record -- out now on NUXXE -- below:

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stream Amen Dunes’ incredible new LP Freedom

AMEN DUNES FREEDOM

Amen Dunes' beautiful new full-length Freedom is officially out next week on Sacred Bones, but you can stream the whole thing now below via NPR's First Listen:

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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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Grouper announces new album Grid of Points, shares new song “Parking Lot”

GROUPER GRID OF POINTS

Liz Harris returns next month with another devastating Grouper album, in a similar vein as her 2014 masterpiece Ruins. Grid of Points is a starkly beautiful, intimate, and achingly fleeting "set of songs for piano and voice", inspired by "the idea that something is missing or cold"...

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premiere: stream Alexia Avina’s transportive new album Betting on an Island

ALEXIA AVINA

Montreal's Alexia Avina -- who also plays in Best Fern, the duo responsible for the dreamiest version of "Take On Me" ever -- shares the beautiful and gently cathartic new album that we badly needed right now...

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oklou – They Can’t Hear Me

OKLOU

French producer and singer oklou blew us away with her massive recent single "Friendless" and its stunning accompanying video, and today she shares the second track from her new The Rite of May EP, out March 16th via NUXXE...

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