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premiere: Julia Lucille – Eternally

CHTHONIC

We're psyched to debut the devastating opening track from Chthonic, the new full-length from Austin's Julia Lucille. Julia counts two of our favorites -- Alela Diane + Sibylle Baier -- among her biggest influences, and the stunning incantation "Eternally" is every bit as disarming and lovely as the most haunting gems in that ethereal dream-folk lineage...

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stream a very chillwave-y soundtrack from Grizzly Bear’s Chris Bear

CHRIS BEAR

Late last year, Grizzly Bear's Chris Bear created an original score for HBO's weed comedy High Maintenance. And as it turns out, the dreamy soundtrack harkens back to the heyday of chillwave, with tracks like the twinkling opener "Aloha" recalling early Washed Out, while standout "Pup Luv" features Bear's(...

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something for your mind

SOMETHING FOR YOUR MIND

Got an email recently from Superorganism that began, "Hey there i'm your average 17yr old japanese girl living in Maine. my 7 friends from london and i are in this really cool band..." So excuse our incredulousness when it turns out their sole track at this point is impossibly infectious, and they're doing fully-formed, irreverent Gorillaz-style pop that's significantly better than the new Gorillaz single...

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stream two new demos from HOOPS’ Drew Auscherman

DREW HOOPS

With a new HOOPS LP somewhere on the not-too-distant horizon, the group's ever-prolific Drew Auscherman has shared a couple of promising solo demos on his soundcloud page. Unfinished and lo-fi funky AF, his diamonds-in-the-rough tend to be better than most of the stuff in the same vein that's being hyped these days...

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ela minus – ceremony

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Bogotá, Colombia electronic artist Gabriela Jimeno, aka ela minus, shares an enchanting new track from her forthcoming Adapt EP, out next week. It's a bright and nimble synth gem that recalls Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith's poppier side, but the track's light effervescence is tempered by a distinct, bittersweet melancholy and nostalgia for "Ceremony", and the disheartening lack thereof. Gabriela says of the track:

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premiere: watch Hand Habits’ dream-like “Demand It” video

HAND HABITS DEMAND IT

Wildly Idle, the warmly enveloping new album from Meg Duffy, aka Hand Habits, is out tomorrow on Woodsist. Today, she shares the video for one of the record's prettiest, most achingly wistful tracks, starring Duffy herself in a house with mysterious figures with fabric-draped faces, framed by soft-focus shots that lend the vid a gauzy, dream-like quality that suits the song nicely...

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premiere: Porter Ray – Arithmetic

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Seattle rapper Porter Ray shares another hazy and seductive gem from his debut LP Watercolor, out next month on Sub Pop. "Arithmetic" showcases Porter's golden voice and effortlessly vivid flow over a dreamy, immersively narcotic beat, elevated by spectral siren calls from the great Stas THEE Boss (formerly of THEESatisfaction) and anchored by a crucial assist from revered Seattle MC Infinite...

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premiere: listen to You’ll Never Get To Heaven’s heartbreaking “To Be Fair”

YNGTH (Megan Campbell)

Images, the haunting forthcoming LP from Canadians Chuck Blazevic + Alice Hansen aka You'll Never Get To Heaven, is officially our favorite record of 2017 so far (apologies to Julie Byrne, Migos, Hater, Talaboman, RAMZi, Hand Habits, Sampha, etc)...

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premiere: Amber Arcades shares soaring new single “It Changes”

photo: Nick Helderman
photo: Nick Helderman

Dutch artist Annelotte de Graaf -- aka Amber Arcades -- follows up one of 2016's best and most varied full-lengths with an infectious new single, taken from her beautiful forthcoming EP, due soon on Heavenly...

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