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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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EVA – Honeycomb

EVA HONEYCOMB

Taken from EVA's new EP, coming this fall. Directed by Courtney Brookes:

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2019.5: our favorite albums + songs from the first half of the year

BEST OF 2019.5 FEATURED

As we approach the midway point of 2019, here's our constantly evolving recap of our favorite albums, songs, and videos from the first half of an already insane year. In an era when truly special new records seem to evade or evaporate from the internet's collective consciousness at an unsettling rate -- in many cases before they're even officially released -- it's not easy to keep up, but I've done my best...

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video: Little Simz – 101 FM

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Directed by Jeremy Ngatho Cole + Marco Grey:

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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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Cross Record – PYSOL My Castle

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photo: jinni j.

Emily Cross shares a lovely, meditative new track, "inspired by a visit to an overstimulating Mexican street market teeming with people," taken from the forthcoming self-titled Cross Record LP, the follow-up to 2016's stellar Wabi-Sabi (one of our favorite full-lengths of that year). Cross Record is due in August on Ba Da Bing. Video shot by Emily Cross + Marjorie Bailey:

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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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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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video premiere: Holy Wave – Crys

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Austin band Holy Wave share the new video for "Crys", a dreamily hazy garage-psych nostalgia trip taken from their album Adult Fear, out now on Austin's The Reverberation Appreciation Society and on limited cassette via southern California label Burger Records...

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premiere: Ada Lea – the party

photo: Bao Ngo
photo: Bao Ngo

Montreal songwriter and visual artist Ada Lea shares the haunting lead single from her excellent forthcoming debut LP what we say in private, coming this summer on Saddle Creek. "the party" is a stark and intimate introduction to Ada Lea's vivid, often mercurial sound, starting and fading out with a whisper-soft ASMR-inducing white noise, as Ada's hushed lament for an elusive love softly flickers and slowly builds into a beautiful, cathartic release...

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