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premiere: stream Exit Someone’s Dry Your Eyes tape

EXIT SOMEONE DRY YOUR EYES TAPE

Montreal's Exit Someone, a group we fell in love with almost a year ago on the strength of their wonderful debut single, follows up a great recent non-EP jam and a low-key beautiful Robert Palmer cover with their first official physical release, out today on Atelier Ciseaux...

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premiere: Grouper welcomes the Winter Solstice with beautiful new Paradise Valley 7″

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The winter solstice is an astronomical event marking the shortest day and longest night of the year, a day on which the sun stands still, officially ushering in winter. It's a cold, dark time, and it feels that way this year more so than ever...

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premiere: hear a previously unreleased song from Strawberry Switchblade’s 1982 4-piece demo

STRAWBERRY SWITCHBLADE

Before influential Scottish '80s pop/new-wave cult heroes Strawberry Switchblade were a duo, they were a short-lived 4-piece, formed in Glasgow in 1982. There is very little evidence of this first, "full band" incarnation of the group, aside from a few grainy photos and a charming, lo-fi, C86-prophesizing 3-song demo tape recorded at Glasgow's Hellfire Club, to be reissued in early 2017 on Glaswegian label Night School Records...

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premiere: stream Permit’s Vol. 1 EP

PERMIT VOL 1

Psyched to premiere the new EP from Bloomington's Permit, the new project from Jack Andrew and the prolific Drew Auscherman of Hoops. The duo makes blistering, super infectious, feel-good lo-fi garage-pop/punk rippers -- think “Thin Lizzy, but twice as fast”, in the band's own words -- that feel like fleeting, sub-2:00 bursts of hazy sunshine that never overstay their welcome...

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premiere: stream DÆVA’s dreamy debut LP Beta Persei

BETA PERSEI

We briefly mentioned DÆVA's magical, lucid-dreamlike debut LP Beta Persei earlier this week, and now you can stream the record in all its softly shimmering, spectral glory below. Highly recommended for the lovelorn, fans of early Grimes, X-Files obsessives, and anyone lamenting the death of chillwave and/or witch house...

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premiere: watch DJ Taye’s “Burnin Ya Boa” video

DJ TAYE

We're psyched to premiere the beautifully shot, Desmond Penn-directed new visuals from one of the brightest young luminaries in footwork, Teklife's DJ Taye. With its elegantly chopped samples -- that tinkling, cascading piano and an almost mournful woodwind melody lend the song an unmistakably poignant vibe -- deftly woven into Taye's distinctive skittering drum and bass patterns, the soulful, DJ Manny-assisted "Burnin Ya Boa" is one of the highlights from the producer's very dope Move Out EP, out this week on Hyperdub...

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premiere: Fear of Men share new song “Change Me”

FEAR OF MEN

Fear Of Men share a decidedly less gloomy alternate version of "Erase (Aubade)", one of the starkly emotional highlights from their beautiful Fall Forever LP, out now on Kanine. The group told us via email about the shimmering, relatively chipper (but still goosebump-inducing) "Change Me":

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video premiere: BOYBOY – Vices

BOYBOY VICES

If you haven't been paying attention, anonymous LA-via-New Zealand artist BOYBOY is currently responsible for four of the most infectiously playful and charming indie-pop jams to be released this year (including the lowkey perfect "Boy" + "None of Your Love", two of our favorite tracks of 2016)...

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video premiere: Laure Briard – Dreams

LAURE DREAMS

Toulouse, France chanteuse Laure Briard shares the picturesque visuals for her new psych-pop reverie "Dreams", taken from the forthcoming follow-up to her lovely Sur La Piste de Danse LP that dropped this summer...

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video premiere: Zebra Katz – Hello Hi

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It's already been established that Zebra Katz makes the best videos, and the striking visuals for the rapper's sensual and menacing new single "Hello Hi" -- shot inside fashion designer Rick Owens' lavish Palais Bourbon (which ZK tells us was "like a dream come true") -- are another impossibly stylish, hypnotically immersive entry in his catalog...

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