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premiere: Sandy shares “Not There” video + stream the group’s haunting new Traces EP

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Brooklyn synth-pop trio Sandy are set to release their stellar new Traces EP tomorrow via Geographic North, and today the group shares a haunting, security footage-style live video for one of my favorite tracks of 2019, the record's melancholy but still balm-like lead single "Not There." Watch the video, directed and produced by Kevin Mahoney + Andy Egan, below, then stick around to stream the full EP a day in advance:

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premiere: Malibu shares transcendent ambient gem “Tilting on Windmills”

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We first became aware of French ambient producer Malibu via her stunning contribution to PAN's incredible mono no aware compilation from a couple of years back, and today we're psyched to premiere an exquisitely glowing and enveloping track from her debut EP One Life, coming November 1st on limited 12" via UNO NYC / Joyful Noise...

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premiere: Nina Keith – In The Woods We Both Saw It, Weren’t Dreaming

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We're psyched to premiere this stunning new track from Philly contemporary classical composer Nina Keith, taken from her forthcoming debut full-length MARANASATI 19111, a profoundly reflective and beautiful album that "delves deeply into the memory networks of childhood...

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video premiere: Matt Kivel – l.a. coliseum

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Matt Kivel shares the video for one of the standout tracks from his forthcoming 5th LP last night in america, a record inspired in part by what Kivel describes as that uniquely American ability to "to shrug and submerge terrible feelings...

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stream Maria Somerville’s All My People

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Dublin's Maria Somerville just dropped her beautifully hypnotic and spectral new album All My People, which we described earlier this month as "gorgeous, hazy, distant-but-intimate dream pop that at times recalls a more bucolic Grouper". Get lost in the record below, and pick up the limited white vinyl 12" here (1 copy left as of this posting!), or purchase the regular vinyl edition directly from Maria at one of her upcoming shows, or at your local (online) record store:

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premiere: Maria Somerville – This Way

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We've been entranced for weeks by the title track from Galway, Ireland artist Maria Somerville's forthcoming self-released debut LP All My People, an eerie, vaguely foreboding lullaby that Maria says was influenced as much by experimental, ambient, and club music as it was by traditional Irish folk ballads...

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Kell Kellum – Slip/Fall

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Consider this the start of a very soothing trend: after somehow making it through the first 13 years of this blog without posting up any ambient pedal steel jams (that I can recall), here's the second one this month...

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video premiere: Best Fern – I Know You Know

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Montreal ambient dream-pop duo Alexia Avina + Nick Schofield -- aka Best Fern -- gently ease us into the weekend with the video for their exquisite new single. If you enjoyed the duo's soothing a-ha cover or Avina's beautiful recent solo record, you'll definitely want to take a moment to bask in the cozy, soft-lit warmth of "I Know You Know" and its dreamily gauzy accompanying visuals, which were filmed, directed, and edited by Miriam Brellenthin...

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video premiere: Barry Walker – Ediacaran Moonrise

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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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video premiere: Christina Vantzou – At Dawn

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Belgium-based minimalist ambient composer Christina Vantzou shares a spectral 16MM short film, soundtracked by Vantzou's beautifully glacial and elegiac "At Dawn," one of the gorgeous highlights from her utterly immersive, trance-inducing forthcoming fourth full-length for Kranky...

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