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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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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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video premiere: Christina Vantzou – At Dawn

CHRISTINE VANTZOU

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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mysterious Swedish artist Demen shares new track “ambur”

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We briefly referenced the "surreal romantic Lynchian horror vibes" of demen's sublimely spooky and poignant "ambur" when we premiered her debut single "niorum" about a month back, and today the reclusive Stockholm artist officially shares the otherworldly highlight from her stunning forthcoming debut LP...

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hear the stunning debut from Sweden’s Demen

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We're excited to introduce the newest addition to the esteemed Kranky roster (home to such luminaries as Grouper and Benoit Pioulard, among others), a reclusive and enigmatic new Swedish artist from Stockholm named Irma Orm, aka Demen...

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video: Helen – Covered in Shade

HELEN ORIGINAL FACES

Directed by Jamie Potter. "Covered in Shade" is taken from Helen's new LP the original faces (quickly becoming one of our favorite records of the year), out today on Kranky.

Liz Harris’ “pop group” Helen unveils another track: listen to “Violet”

HELEN

Last month, Liz Harris of Grouper announced the debut LP from her "pop group" Helen, and unveiled the record's stellar lead single "Motorcycle", a track that we said at the time maintained "all the beautiful, delicate haze of a Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill-era Grouper song, before erupting into a glorious, blown-out fuzz-pop jam...

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Liz Harris’ pop group Helen announces debut LP the original faces, hear first single “Motorcycle”

HELEN THE ORIGINAL FACES

In case you missed their excellent 7" single from a couple years back, Liz Harris of Grouper also plays in a "pop group" called Helen with some Portland friends (Jed Bindeman of Eternal Tapestry + Scott Simmons of Eat Skull)...

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premiere: Valet – Nature

VALET - NATURE

Our introduction to Honey Owens came years ago via her awesome cosmic-house outfit the Miracles Club, which quickly led us to dive into the experimental psych-folk-blues of her beloved other/main project, Valet...

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mp3: new Grouper – Call Across Rooms

GROUPER RUINS

"Recorded pretty simply, with a portable 4-track, Sony stereo mic and an upright piano. When I wasnʼt recording songs I was hiking several miles to the beach. The path wound through the ruins of several old estates and a small village...

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