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Majical Cloudz & Grimes – “Song for Ric”
You guys liked Altered Zones right? Well Ric and Emilie who ran that are trying to start a new website that will do the same thing called Ad Hoc. This will be a website, like AZ, that will support stuff that can't or has not yet made it to Pitchfork...
listen: Holy Other – With U EP

Listen to Holy Other's spectral/soulful With U EP in its entirety here, via Altered Zones. With U is out June 7 on Tri Angle.
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mp3: Tonstartssbandht – “Orange Miss You”

Here's a new one from Tonstartssbandht, taken from their all-over-the-place-in-the-best-way new record, Now I Am Become, which drops today on Arbutus. In stark contrast to the catchy, relatively structured previously unveiled jammer "Shot to La Parc, album closer "Orange Miss You" f…
mp3: Grimes – “Fragments of the Future” + a new mixtape
Montreal's Grimes put together a dope little mixtape for the latest installment in Altered Zones' monthly mix series, featuring the likes of Blue Hawaii, Laurel Halo, Austra, and more, and she also threw down an unreleased track called "Fragments of the Future." Download …
zoned in: Peaking Lights – 936

We wrote a brief love letter to Peaking Lights' transcendent new record over at Altered Zones -- if you missed our previous posts about the album, we like it a lot. Go here to check it out.
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phone tag

Here's one from Brooklyn's Phone Tag, as first heard on the endlessly replayable mix that Small Black made for us a few weeks back. The band -- Texan Gryphon Graham, with Bodhi Landa + Eliza Walton fleshing out the live show -- says their sound is like "looking up at sunlight shining through t…
co-premiere: Games –

“Shadows in Bloom”

We're psyched to co-premiere this new stunner from Games, the "sample / synth collaboration" from best friends Daniel Lopatin of Oneohtrix Point Never and Joel Ford of Tigercity. Warped '80s nostalgia trip "Shadows in Bloom" is a glimpse into the immersive, decidedly cinematic …