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premiere: listen to Grouper’s quietly devastating new song “Driving”

GROUPER GRID OF POINTS

We are honored to share another devastating song from Grouper's forthcoming LP Grid of Points, out later this month on Kranky. Liz Harris has said that the new album was inspired by "the idea that something is missing or cold", adding, "The intimacy and abbreviation of this music allude to an essence that the songs lyrics speak more directly of...

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premiere: Moon King – Apartment Fire

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Detroit-via-Toronto artist Daniel Benjamin aka Moon King continues to explore and hone his penchant for funky, slightly warped Prince-inspired retro dance-pop jams with his exceedingly charming and infectious new single "Apartment Fire", out today on Arbutus Records...

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video premiere: Jessica Risker – I See You Among the Stars

JESSICA RISKER STARS

Chicago's Jessica Risker shares the gorgeous title track and tone-setting opener from her new album, out this spring on Austin label Western Vinyl. "I See You Among the Stars" is a drifting psych-folk lullaby that feels like a comforting, faintly twinkling beacon and guiding light for a love that has veered off course, ultimately meeting a more ominous and melancholy fate...

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premiere: Maria Usbeck – Bosque De Bambú

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Maria Usbeck follows up her impossibly charming and transportive 2016 debut LP Amparo with a long-awaited and absolutely wonderful new single, out today via Cascine + Labrador. There's an infectiously bouncy, almost whimsical playfulness to "Bosque De Bambú" (reflected in that amazing cover art seen below), a dazzling synth-pop jam that Maria says "should be played anytime you feel that you are breaking the norm"...

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premiere: Air Waves – Blue Fire

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Brooklyn's Nicole Schneit aka Air Waves shares the gorgeous album-closing reverie from her excellent new record Warrior, out next month on Austin label Western Vinyl. Although the dreamy, vaguely Beach House-esque "Blue Fire" is about change and all the anxiety that it can create, there's a poignant hopefulness here that tends to just radiate from all of Air Waves' best songs...

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video premiere: Christina Vantzou – At Dawn

CHRISTINE VANTZOU

Belgium-based minimalist ambient composer Christina Vantzou shares a spectral 16MM short film, soundtracked by Vantzou's beautifully glacial and elegiac "At Dawn," one of the gorgeous highlights from her utterly immersive, trance-inducing forthcoming fourth full-length for Kranky...

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premiere: Stockholm’s Boys announces debut LP, shares her new single “End of Time”

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We were introduced to young Stockholm artist Nora Karlsson aka Boys via her 2017 single "Rabbits", a charming, Alvvays-esque lo-fi gem that remains one of our favorite tracks of last year. Karlsson expands Boys' sonic palette just a bit on the buzzing lead single from her stellar debut album Rest In Peace, which we're premiering here today...

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premiere: Austin’s Sun June share the self-directed video for their new single “Young”

SUN JUNE YOUNG

Austin's Sun June call their beautiful debut LP Years a "we’ve-been-broken-up-a-long-time" record, and the video for their new single "Young" couldn't possibly be a more perfect or lovely intro to the band's dreamily bittersweet "regret pop"...

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video premiere: Westerman – Confirmation

WESTERMAN CONFIRMATION

We're psyched to premiere the video for London artist Westerman's new single "Confirmation", a haunting, mercurial grower of a song that still continues to reveal its eerie magic after countless listens...

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premiere: stream Alexia Avina’s transportive new album Betting on an Island

ALEXIA AVINA

Montreal's Alexia Avina -- who also plays in Best Fern, the duo responsible for the dreamiest version of "Take On Me" ever -- shares the beautiful and gently cathartic new album that we badly needed right now...

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