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premiere: Earth Boys – You Were Mine

FEEL THE RHYTHM

Here's another new gem from 2MR (the Brooklyn label that brought us Kedr Livanskiy's brilliant debut 12" a couple months back), in the form of this dreamy, vintage deep house groover from NYC duo Earth Boys, who just recently released their debut on Vancouver label 1080p...

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premiere: stream Maria Usbeck’s transportive debut LP Amparo

Maria Usbeck - Amparo (Final)

Although we were certainly fans of her work in the "voguish summertime goth" new wave band Selebrities, Maria Usbeck's timeless solo debut LP is a somewhat unexpected, subtly dazzling triumph that registers as one of the most pleasant surprises of the year...

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video premiere: Phèdre – ZASTROSZY

ZASTROSZY

Toronto duo Phèdre and the HATAW interpretive dance crew/"CYBORGS" get a little bit surreal at a carnival midway in the vibrant video for the group's frenetic, genre-defying new single "ZASTROSZY"...

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premiere: ISLAND teams up with WEDIDIT to release an immersive new single

ISLAND x WEDIDIT

We were introduced to genre-defying Welsh duo ISLAND sometime last year via their incredible ISLAND Joints mixtape that dropped back in 2014, and we still regularly return to the expansive and strangely evocative tape...

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download Kedr Livanskiy’s “No More Summer Rain”

KEDR NO MORE SUMMER RAIN

As we've mentioned repeatedly here and on our radio show, January Sun, the stellar debut 12" release from Russian producer/singer Yana Kedrina -- aka Kedr Livanskiy -- currently sits in rare company with Oh No, untitled unmastered., and Lemonade as one of the best records of 2016. And while the entrancing, beautifully lo-fi "No More Summer Rain" doesn't actually appear on the record, it was one of the first things we ever heard from Kedrina (via this charming video on her youtube channel), and it might be the most uplifting and hopefully nostalgic track in her oeuvre.

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video: Patience – The Church

PATIENCE SLEEVE FINAL

Patience is the new solo synth-pop project of Roxanne Clifford, the former frontwoman of beloved London indie-pop group Veronica Falls. The gorgeous lead single and a-side from her debut 7" is a wistfully bittersweet dance-floor anthem that possesses all of the heart and nostalgic/romantic melodic sensibility that made her previous work so great, but this one radiates an icy, softly shimmering italo-disco sheen that will appeal to fans of her Night School labelmate Molly Nilsson, Sally Shapiro, and the Italians Do It Better roster...

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Brooklyn producer Carlson teams up with Autre Ne Veut for new single “Purgatory”

CARLSON GOING SOUTH

BK producer/engineer extraordinaire Carlson -- who counts Oneohtrix Point Never, St. Vincent, Ford & Lopatin, Tamaryn, Wild Nothing, and others among his insane list of credits -- drops the first single from his own excellent forthcoming LP Going South, due June 10 on Driftless...

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Puro Instinct return with new record Autodrama, unveil first single “Tell Me”

PURO INSTINCT AUTODRAMA

LA sisters Piper + Skylar Kaplan -- aka Puro Instinct -- return with their first full-length since 2011's Headbangers in Ecstasy, a record which remains a criminally under-appreciated, genuine dream-pop classic in some circles (ours)...

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premiere: Yumi Zouma announce debut LP Yoncalla + share lead single “Keep It Close To Me”

Yumi Zouma - Yoncalla

New Zealand's Yumi Zouma is the rare band that became one of our favorites on the strength of one perfect song: the timeless, swaying, instant soft-disco classic "The Brae", which we fell in love with upon first listen back in early 2014...

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premiere: Sweden’s Merely announces new album Uncanny Valley, hear lead single “Libertine”

MERELY

Swedish singer and producer Merely unveils the majestic lead single from her beautiful new full-length, due in June via the legends at Sincerely Yours. The soaring, windswept "Libertine" exemplifies the record's widescreen, cinematic scope -- the press release says "her upcoming album is a letter from the post apocalypse...

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