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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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Smerz drop new single “Oh my my” for XL Recordings

Oh my my

Norwegian duo Catharina Stoltenberg + Henriette Motzfeldt -- aka Smerz -- return with a hypnotically whirring new single for XL Recordings, once again eliciting those distinctive, blurred late-night club vibes that made their debut EP Okey one of the most magical and original releases of 2016. Watch the Michella Bredahl-directed video for "Oh my my" below, and catch Smerz live later this month when they play their first-ever U.S. shows in Brooklyn/SF/LA:

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Anna of the North shares the beautiful title track from her new album Lovers

Lovers - Single

Norwegian dream-pop duo Anna of the North shares the balmy, glowing title track from their beautiful forthcoming LP Lovers, coming this September:

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you might be sleeping

jakob ogawa

Clairo, an extremely versatile young Boston artist to whom we were just introduced earlier this month by Drew of Hoops, collabs with Oslo's Jakob Ogawa on a dreamy soft-pop duet, taken from the latter's forthcoming debut EP. Listen to the exceedingly charming and lovely "You Might Be Sleeping" below:

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Smerz – live at the Tate Modern

SMERZ

Hypnotic set from about-to-blow-up Norwegian duo Henriette Motzfeldt + Catharina Stoltenberg, aka Smerz, live from the Tate Modern in London last month, featuring sick visuals by Natalia Stuyk:

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watch Norwegian duo Smerz’s shadowy new video for “Thrill”

SMERZ THRILL

Not sure why no one told us about the dope new EP from Norwegian electro-pop duo Smerz that dropped a few weeks back on Hard Up, but consider this our first case of serious year-end-list regret. We were enthralled by their single "Because" that dropped early this year, and while new track (and EP opener) "Thrill" isn't quite the immediate, danceable banger, it is a haunting and hypnotic Knife-esque gem in the vein of "You Make Me Like Charity" that has us even further entranced by the group...

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Kornél Kovács shares a “rejected remix for norwegian pop star”

AURORA I WENT TOO FAR

Swedish producer Kornél Kovács (if you haven't yet listened to his debut LP The Bells, you should do that now) shares his dreamy, apparently rejected remix of Norwegian pop star AURORA's massive hit that I don't think I've ever heard before today...

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Anna of the North – Baby

ANNA OF THE NORTH

Oslo's Anna of the North shares her twinkling new single, a swaying, swoony slow-dance that radiates so much youthful, wistful anticipation that someone should probably make it some kind of official international 2016 prom anthem...

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Postiljonen – “Atlantis”

POSTILJONEN SKYER

Another beautiful, soaring summer anthem from one of our favorite records of 2013 so far, Postiljonen's Skyer, out later this month on Best Fit Recordings. "Atlantis" video coming soon:

photos: Øya Festival 2012

FRANK + TYLER :: OYA 2012

Frank Ocean + Tyler, the Creator :: Øyafestivalen 2012

Over the last week, some of the best artists in the world converged in Oslo, Norway, to play Øyafestivalen, the greenest festival in Europe, and from the looks of Faith Silva's gorgeous photos, the chillest, most relaxed festival anywhere. Check out Faith's dreamy pics -- featuring Chromatics, Jessie Ware, Frank Ocean, Feist, John Maus, Purity Ring, Tyler, the Creator, Lee Scratch Perry, Best Coast, Yelawolf, Holy Other + more, all shot on The Impossible Project's Nigo Edition instant film -- and read her recap after the jump...

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