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premiere: listen to Hoops Tape #3

HOOPS

We still have the first two tapes from Drew Auscherman's lo-fi guitar pop project Hoops on heavy rotation, and the Bloomington group (now a 4-piece) is back with their third warm and fuzzy collection of endlessly replayable, sun-warped jams, in the form of the 5-song Tape #3...

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download Plaster Cast’s emotional Permanence EP

Permanence

Alex Rajabi — aka Plaster Cast — just released his beautiful (and eminently danceable) new Permanence EP, out today on the always stellar Zoom Lens label. The record features one of our favorite tracks of last year ("Sunless"), as well as the stirring, Rich Homie Quan-sampling "Gravity", a guest spot from Foxes in Fiction on the ethereal "Undecided", and the chill-inducing build of closing track "Zero Point Field"...

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listen to Kendrick Lamar’s untitled unmastered.

polaroid by Faith Silva
polaroid by Faith Silva

King Kendrick with the surprise release. Thanks Lebron. Listen to the whole thing now after the jump and buy it on iTunes:

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Mood Hut readies new release on Japanese label Snaker

MOOD HUT x SNAKER

Vancouver's Mood Hut crew is set to drop a new comp next month on Japanese label Snaker, featuring what sounds like very soothing and blissed-out tracks by Jack J, Pender Street Steppers, and more, all with very appropriate titles like "Rain Dance", "Lunar Milk", "Love Festival", etc. (full details + descriptions of each track here). Cover art by MUSTONE. Chill preview after the jump:

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Sam of Yumi Zouma shares new song as Zen Mantra

ZEN MANTRA

Sam Perry of Yumi Zouma shares the warped and woozy first single from his solo psych-pop project Zen Mantra: “Second Skin” elicits an eerie nostalgia and the inescapable tinge of vague melancholy that tends to go along with that, but there’s a brightness that comes from Perry’s pop sensibility shining through the song's dark undertones. Sam says of the new record:

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stream Charli XCX’s Vroom Vroom EP

CHARLI VROOM VROOM

Charli XCX's SOPHIE-produced Vroom Vroom EP is out today on Charli's own label of the same; listen to the whole thing below + buy it on iTunes here. In related news, you can catch Charli XCX + SOPHIE performing together live for the first time at the official Gorilla vs...

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Mall Grab – Sun Ra

MALL GRAB SUN RA

Australian house producer Mall Grab shares the late-night roller/title track from his excellent new Sun Ra EP — which also includes the hypnotic, Alicia Keys-sampling "Can't" -- out next month on Church:

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Kedr Livanskiy – Otvechai Za Slova (Keep Your Word)

KEDR LIVANSKIY INSTAGRAM

Russian artist Kedr Livanskiy shares another great track from her brilliant January Sun EP, out this week on 2MR. There are probably no hits on Livanskiy's debut record, as its beauty tends to be a little icy and bleak at times, and her lyrics are obviously almost entirely in Russian...

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stream Memoryhouse’s new album Soft Hate

SOFT HATE

We've already had a few promising glimpses into Soft Hate, the wonderful new album from Canadian duo Memoryhouse, and now you can stream the record in its entirety complete with beautiful accompanying visuals, featuring cinematography by Samantha Cardow and Memoryhouse's Evan Abeele...

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listen to Sober’s Satin Sheets Vol. 5: Mixtape & Chill

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Dallas DJ/producer/luminary Sober drops his annual Valentine's Day gift for lovers: this year's installment of Satin Sheets might be the smoothest yet, featuring classics from Missy, Aaliyah, Janet, Jodeci, and an intro from Dallas' own Erykah Badu...

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