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Magdalena Bay – Killshot

MAG BAY KILLSHOT

L.A. duo Magdalena Bay keeps their flawless pop banger streak intact by dropping THE Halloween bop of the season. "Killshot" is a slinky, lovesick dance-pop anthem that the duo says is about, "unfulfilled yearning, about getting so caught up in romantic suspense that you feel your heart may burst." Watch the group's spooky and yet still absolutely fire DIY video below + check the lyrics/download here.

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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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Otha – Tired and Sick

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Norway's Otha quickly established herself as one of our favorite new artists on the strength of last year's empowering and hypnotic dance-pop tracks "One of the Girls" + "I'm On Top", and today she graces us with another exhilarating club anthem -- and her first new release of 2019 -- in "Tired and Sick"...

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Bella Boo announces debut LP Once Upon A Passion, shares new song “Can’t Leave You Like This”

Once Upon A Passion

Swedish artist Bella Boo is set to follow up two of our favorite EPs of the past couple of years with her stellar debut full-length Once Upon a Passion, coming in November on Studio Barnhus, and today she shares the softly twinkling album-opener "Can't Leave You Like This." It's a dreamily alluring track that sets the mood for the record's intoxicating blend of sensuous after-hours club music (including a hypnotic Axel Boman collab) and misty, intimately ethereal bedroom pop. Listen below + look for the 2x12" LP soon via Studio Barnhus.

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MUNYA shares breezy new summer daydream “Dove”

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photo: daniel dorsa for PORTALS

MUNYA follows up her stellar and eminently charming EP compilation from earlier this spring, as she ushers in a welcome summer breeze with her lovely new single "Dove". Josie wrote the warmly lilting gem for a mama dove that was nesting just outside her window, and it's a sweet serenade of classic French-language pop bathed in MUNYA's signature, dreamy soft-psych vibes...

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stream Lisel’s debut LP Angels on the Slope

LISEL ANGELS ON THE SLOPE

We've expressed how special Lisel's debut LP is to us a time or two, and now you can finally experience the whole record for yourself in advance of its release this Friday on Luminelle, courtesy of Hype Machine. Stream Angels on the Slope below, and if you love it as much as we do, you can grab the limited statue marble 12" or tape here.

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Magdalena Bay release mini-mix vol. 1, check the new vid for “Nothing Baby”

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L.A. duo Mica Tenenbaum and Matthew Lewin aka Magdalena Bay bless us with a badass DIY video for the final unreleased pop banger from their mini-mix vol. 1 mixtape, officially out everywhere today...

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premiere: stream Brijean’s balmy debut EP Walkie Talkie

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Our intro to Bay Area "backroom disco" duo Brijean -- the project of percussionist Brijean Murphy, who has worked with GvsB favs Toro Y Moi, U.S. Girls, and Poolside, among others -- came via the shimmery, sensuous single "Show and Tell", which sounds a bit like Stereolab gone full-on dreamy disco-pop, Brijean's silky vocals wafting over an infectious tropical groove that feels destined to soundtrack countless pool parties and topdown twilight drives up the coast...

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Lisel announces debut LP Angels on the Slope, shares dazzling new single “Digital Light Field”

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Lisel -- aka the multi-talented singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Eliza Bagg -- follows up her magical introduction with another absolute stunner from her immersive and otherworldly debut LP Angels on the Slope, coming this summer on Luminelle...

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video premiere: Kornél Kovács – Purple Skies

KORNEL KOVACS PURPLE SKIES

Stockholm's Kornél Kovács shares the visuals for one of our favorite songs of 2019, the glowing opening track from his new album Stockholm Marathon, out now on Studio Barnhus. The dream-like, balmy summer night jam "Purple Skies", which features vocals from Rebecca & Fiona, gets a fittingly romantic and surreal video from director Alexandra Dahlström, starring Ruben Menninger + Manuela Gotskozik Bjelke as two star-crossed lovers/long distance runners traversing the city, and featuring a brief cameo from Kovács himself...

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