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premiere: stream Vesuvio Solo’s new album Don’t Leave Me in the Dark


Montreal band Vesuvio Solo's excellent new record Don’t Leave Me In The Dark is out today on Banko Gotiti in North America and on Atelier Ciseaux everywhere else, and you can stream the whole thing in all its smooth, sensual soft-rock glory below...

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stream Fear of Men’s new LP Fall Forever

Fear of Men - Fall Forver - Album Art

Fear Of Men's gorgeous and powerful new LP Fall Forever is one of the best records of the year so far, and it's officially out one week from tomorrow on Kanine, but you can listen to the whole thing now below:

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premiere: stream Maria Usbeck’s transportive debut LP Amparo

Maria Usbeck - Amparo (Final)

Although we were certainly fans of her work in the "voguish summertime goth" new wave band Selebrities, Maria Usbeck's timeless solo debut LP is a somewhat unexpected, subtly dazzling triumph that registers as one of the most pleasant surprises of the year...

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listen to Beach House’s Thank Your Lucky Stars


"It’s hard to put it into words, but something about the record made us want to release it without the normal “campaign.” We wanted it to simply enter the world and exist.

Thank you very much,

Beach House
Thank Your Lucky Stars is out now on Sub ...

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album premiere: listen to Jib Kidder’s dreamlike Teaspoon to the Ocean


We're psyched to debut the expansive, poignant new LP from Jib Kidder (née Sean Schuster-Craig), A Teaspoon to the Ocean. Schuster-Craig covers much varied and wonderfully strange ground over the album's 11 tracks, creating a vivid, dreamlike landscape -- see the complementary animations below -- best navigated while reading his very personal and insightful self-written album bio, which covers everything from his early experiences with collage/sampling, to his time spent at the University of Michigan with Julia Holter (who appears on the lovely, lilting acid-country jam "Appetites") and Laurel Halo, to his "dark years", and the intense relationship/fascination with dreams that informs his unique musical style...

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listen to Pharrell’s new album G I R L


Listen now on kind of terrible iTunes radio.

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premiere: stream CFCF’s Outside LP


Inspired in part by his time traversing to and from Montreal / Toronto / New York and across the varied landscapes between, CFCF's gorgeous, widescreen journey of an LP Outside is both his grandest and most pensive work yet...

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stream London Grammar’s If You Wait LP


Listen to London Grammar's debut LP If You Wait in its entirety here.

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listen: Julianna Barwick – Nepenthe


Julianna Barwick's transportive and life-affirming new LP Nepenthe is out this week on Dead Oceans. Get enveloped in the soothing, radiant warmth of the year's most overwhelmingly beautiful record below as you gaze at some stunning landscape imagery by Derrick Belcham, who accompanied Barwick to Iceland during the recording of Nepenthe to capture these otherworldly shots. Catch Julianna Barwick tomorrow night in NYC at Judson Memorial Church. Click each photo for larger image / more after the jump...

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