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Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – “An Intention”

KAS

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith shares the first single from her new record The Kid, out in October on "twilight colored double vinyl" via Western Vinyl:

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premiere: Joseph Shabason – Aytche

AYTCHE

Here's the most calming, dreamlike track you'll hear today: saxophonist Joseph Shabason, who you know from his work in Destroyer and as part of brilliant Toronto band DIANA, shares the first single from his beautiful new solo record Aytche, out this summer on esteemed Austin label Western Vinyl...

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watch Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s surreal animated “Riparian” video

KAS RIPARIAN

Video directed + animated by Andrew Benson aka Pixlpa. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith's beautiful EARS LP is out now on Western Vinyl.

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premiere: Botany – Jotu

BOTANY DIMMING AWE

"Low-end might be associated with thunder, or the sound of a mother's heartbeat as heard from inside the womb, or an approaching stampede, or earthquake. Low-end generally indicates something bigger and more powerful than you"BotanyDimming Awe, The Light is Raw is the expansive new full-length from DFW native and current Austin resident Spencer Stephenson, aka Botany...

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premiere: Air Waves – Milky Way

AIR WAVES - PARTING GLANCES

Here's a moving new jam from Nicole Schneit, aka Air Waves, taken from her beautiful, long-awaited forthcoming full-length Parting Glances. In the past, we've used phrases like "casually poignant" and "world-weary" when describing Schneit's lovely way with melody, her familiar, worn-in voice, and her often subtly heartbreaking turns of phrase, and that all certainly applies on the hopefully melancholy "Milky Way", one of the album's standout tracks...

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premiere: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Wide Awake

KAS :: EUCLID

In addition to her recent sound design work on Panda Bear's glorious animated "Boys Latin" video, and a forthcoming collab with electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani that we are now very psyched about, "modular synth sound sculptress" and composer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith has an entrancing new full-length of her own called Euclid due next week on Austin's Western Vinyl...

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premiere: Shabazz Palaces x Lushlife

SHABAZZ PALACES x LUSHLIFE x HEEMS

Shabazz Palaces throw down their warped, futuristic murk over the new Heems-assisted single from Philly's Lushlife on this mind-bending new remix, featuring a revelatory verse from the head Palaceer himself...

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feeling today

BOTANY

Western Vinyl recently sent over Feeling Today, the new 5-song EP from Weatherford, TX's Botany. Here's the glowing title track, on which he flips some "decades-old samples" into something new and engagingly warm, with the help of some lovely vocals from Ashley Rathburn:

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Botany's Feeling Today EP is due out next month on Western Vinyl, with a full-length to follow in spring 2011...

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mp3 premiere: new J. Tillman | “earthly bodies”

mp3 premiere: new J. Tillman | "earthly bodies"

We've long been fans of J. Tillman's hauntingly stark and often mournful solo recordings -- even before Fleet Foxes drafted him as their secret weapon drummer/harmonizer/witty between-song banterer -- so it's pretty great to see his excellent discography getting some much-deserved increased attention as a result of his higher-profile day job...

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