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polaroids: Smerz at MOCA Los Angeles

SMERZ LA VII

Copenhagen-via-Norway duo Smerz rocked the Museum of Contemporary Art in LA last night. All photos by Faith Silva on the Impossible Project's glossy new metallic frame film. Click for more:

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premiere: Nite Jewel shares b-sides collection Real Low + new “How It Was” video

REAL LOW

LA electro-R&B luminary Ramona Gonzalez -- aka Nite Jewel -- follows up one of the best records of 2017 with a glowing new 10-track, bandcamp-exclusive b-sides record, featuring demos, alternate mixes, and previously unreleased jams from the Real High sessions (including the absolutely gorgeous "Never Show", featuring string arrangements by Ramona, "inspired by her concurrent work on a film soundtrack"), plus a few tracks from her new Italians Do It Better 12"...

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Midnight Sister – Blue Cigar

MIDNIGHT SISTER

LA's Midnight Sister follow up their alluring debut single with the whimsically surreal visuals for another track from the group's debut LP Saturn Over Sunset, out September 8 on limited "neptune blue" vinyl via Jagjaguwar. Directed by nicky giraffe:

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Omar-S x Nite Jewel – Confess to U

CONFESS TO U

Last year's magical Omar S x Nite Jewel collab "Sky Train" had to be one of the most slept-on tracks of the year, a charmingly tender and sweet boogie-house jam featuring an infectiously warm vocal and the vibiest of grooves (which we would have given anything to see performed live in its ideal setting at sunrise in Tulum). Thankfully "Sky Train" was not a one-off, as the dream duo have recreated that balmy, alluring magic on the resplendent new single "Confess to U", out on Omar-S' own FXHE Records. Listen below, as the duo cruise around LA in a red Corvette and hit the beach in the track's dreamy Brian Kage-directed visuals:

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stream Nite Jewel’s Obsession 12″ EP

NITE JEWEL OBSESSION

We mentioned this one yesterday, but now you can stream Nite Jewel's new 5-song Obsession 12" EP, featuring "alternate mixes and b-sides from the (Real High) recording sessions", in its entirety. Artwork by Johnny Jewel...

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Nite Jewel – The Answer

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LA's Nite Jewel shares another glittery and intoxicating late-night dance-pop gem from her forthcoming LP Real High, out next month on Gloriette. Video directed by Logan Fields. Ramona Gonzalez says of new track "The Answer":

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video premiere: Ohyeahsumi – Snowflakes

OHYEAHSUMI

Thanks to our friend Tyler for the heads up on LA "velvet bedroom pop" twin sis duo Lena + Rena Vernon, aka Ohyeahsumi. The group released their gorgeous single "Daisy" about a month back, and today they share the video for another vaporous and dream-like track from their enchanting new 6-song EP Your Friends Are Looking For You, out this week on Austin's Sports Day Records...

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Omar S x Nite Jewel – Sky Train

SKY TRAIN

The tenderest, chillest vibes from Detroit's Omar S + LA's Nite Jewel. Listen to the vocal mix of "Sky Train" below and grab the 12" here. Thanks to Exit Someone for the heads up.

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polaroids: Dej Loaf // 30 Days in LA

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Dej Loaf in Los Angeles, California // polaroids by Faith Silva shot on the Impossible Project instant film at #Red Bull's #30DaysinLA. More after the jump...

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polaroids: Kristin Kontrol, Nite Jewel, NOIA + Jerome LOL in LA

KRISTIN KONTROL

Massive thanks and love to Kristin Kontrol, Nite Jewel, NOIA, and Jerome LOL for the magical evening last week at our new favorite venue, Resident in downtown LA, presented by us with our friends from Cascine + Modelo...

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