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premiere: Hater – Four Tries Down

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Malmö, Sweden indie pop luminaries Hater are gearing up for their first-ever U.S. tour, announced today with a moving new jam, taken from the group's forthcoming 7" single. "Four Tries Down" finds the band as dreamily bittersweet as ever, Caroline Landahl's effortlessly poignant voice hushed and reserved as she lulls us through choppy waters, her emotional plea only erupting into its full urgent, devastating force for the song's stormy coda...

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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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premiere: Maria Usbeck – Nostalgia

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Maria Usbeck shares the second single from her lovely new album Envejeciendo, coming next month via Cascine. The radiant, soothing synth-pop gem "Nostalgia", which comes complete with one the most spot-on visualizers we've seen, undulates and shimmers like hazy morning sunlight reflecting off concentric waves, conjuring a very specific and relatable feeling that's as warm and wistful as the song's quite literal title implies...

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premiere: Alice Ivy shares the video for her joyous new summer jam “In My Mind”

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Australian artist Annika Schmarsel aka Alice Ivy drops the absurdly charming video for her glorious new sunshine soul anthem (and her favorite song she's ever written) "In My Mind", featuring a triumphant and effortlessly cool assist from Ecca Vandal...

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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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video premiere: Mega Bog embrace the notion of finding “Truth in the Wild”

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Erin Elizabeth Birgy's wonderful avant-pop group Mega Bog share the Vanessa Haddad-directed video for "Truth in the Wild", one of the highlights from their new record Dolphine, coming later this month on Paradise of Bachelors...

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premiere: Kate Bollinger – Candy

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Charlottesville, VA singer and songwriter Kate Bollinger shares the second irresistible single from her forthcoming EP I Don't Wanna Lose, coming later this month. Kate and her low-key but apparently highly proficient band make breezily funky, jazz-inflected dream-pop that will certainly win the hearts of fans of Men I Trust, Clairo, Mac DeMarco and the like...

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video premiere: Purple Pilgrims – Two Worlds Apart

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We've been big fans of New Zealand sisters Valentine + Clementine Nixon aka Purple Pilgrims since we heard their beautiful debut on Not Not Fun a few years back, an enchanting, hazy collection of what the duo calls "ancient imagery expressed through a modern lens – folks songs played on synthesized instruments...

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video premiere: Kornél Kovács – Purple Skies

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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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video premiere: Birgitta Alida – When I’m With You

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Norway's Birgitta Alida follows up her soaring, timeless chamber-pop gem "Glory" -- one of our favorite songs of the year so far -- with a delightfully warm and breezy new summer jam, out this Friday on Bergen label Blanca Records...

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