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premiere: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Wide Awake

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 en…
premiere: Shabazz Palaces x Lushlife
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. Check the Shabazz-appropriate title: "Hale-Bopp was the Bedouins (Shabazz Pala…
feeling today

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 Feelin…
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 i…