**July 14 Update**

~~Rag’n’Bone Man~~

New Song: ‘As You Are” – Rag’n’Bone Man

Listen: here

“…“The song is about being really content with somebody that you genuinely love and like, you might think that sounds cheesy but it’s true. I wanted to reflect that in the video and how do you do that was like show actual genuine emotion between friends and family and people that you actually love.”

Read more @ Radio X

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~~VANCE JOY~~

New Song: ‘Lay It On Me’ – Vance Joy

Listen: here

“…After a stint writing and recording abroad, Joy shared “Lay It On Me” on Thursday (July 13) with an accompanying cinematic video shot by Mimi Cave and co-starring Westworld actor Angela Sarafyan. “

Read more @ Billboard

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~~HUNDRED WATERS~~

New Interview: Hundred Waters’ Nicole Miglis Discusses Life On Skrillex’s Label And New Album Communicating

“….Given the three-year gap between albums, as well as the band’s admitted lack of extracurricular hobbies, it felt like fair game to ask what exactly everyone does with their downtime. Sports? Hiking? Horticulture? Do they just hang out together and watch You’re The Worst? “I’ll probably just talk about emotions with people,” Miglis laughs. “Maybe that’s what artists do. We don’t go the movies or something. We’re probably the most socially awkward band, so we just make music.””

Read more @ Stereogum

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~~HARRISON BROME~~

New Song: ‘Fall Together’ – Pomo feat. Harrison Brome

Listen: here

“…On the heels of his tour across North America, Pomo is back today to share a visual for his first track of 2017 “Fall Together Ft. Harrison Brome”. The visual premiered yesterday evening on Much FACT’s “Brand New Sh*t” and follows his debut EP The Other Day, which received a Juno award as 2016 Electronic Album of the Year.”

Read more @ Broadway World

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~~CAGE THE ELEPHANT~~

New Video: ‘Sweetie Little Jean’ – Cage The Elephant

Watch: here

“…The 21-track Unpeeled album – a collection of some of their favourite recordings from the tour which includes acoustic versions from their own back catalogue as well as covers of tracks such as The Stranglers’ Golden Brown and Daft Punk’s Instant Crush – is then due out on July 28th.”

Read more @ Live 4 Ever

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~~DEATH FROM ABOVE~~

New Album: New Death From Above Album Will Be Titled Outrage and Is Scheduled for September 2017 Release

“…Last month dance punk duo Death From Above released their first new song since 2014’s long-awaited sophomore release The Physical World, a piano-heavy cut titled “Freeze Me.” As recently promised, Sebastien Grainger and bassist Jesse F. Keeler will not make fans wait a full decade to hear their next album. According to label representatives, Death From Above will be releasing their third LP Outrage on September 8, 2017 through Warner Brothers Records.”

Read more @ MXMDWN

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~~MURA MASA~~

New Song: ‘Nuggets’ – Mura Masa

Listen: here

“… “Nuggets” is an apathetic ode to oxytocin, the happy little alkaloid that floods the human brain when we experience so-called “love.””

Read more @ Billboard

New Song: ‘helpline’ – Mura Masa

Listen: here

“..Bonzai drops bars on the mic sweeter than dopamine overflowing the neural transmitters. It’s got a peppy, easygoing beat you’ll skip to for days..”

Read more @ Billboard

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**July 7 Update**

~~HONNE~~

New Song: ‘Just Dance’ – Honne

Listen: here

“…‘Just Dance’, for us, is a song about losing your inhibitions,” say Honne. “‘Dance like you are with nobody’ pretty much sums up the feel we wanted for the track. Relentlessly energetic and ready to go until the early hours.”

Read more @ The Line of Best Fit

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~~DANNY BROWN~~

New Song” ‘Horror Show” – DJ Shadow feat. Danny Brown

Listen: here

“…“Horror Show” is a mechanized stomper that features Danny Brown in diabolical form – “Smoke so much I think I need a farm of it/ Writer like Shakespeare on the top tier””

Read more @ Rolling Stone

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~~TEGAN AND SARA~~

New Interview: Tegan and Sara talk music, politics and the power of pop

“… I think we really started to question all those big life things that you question when you’re out of your youth. Life, death, marriage, kids, the choices we were making. And for whatever reason, the songs really connected with people. I think it also really revealed to us that the more honest and vulnerable we are, the more people can get it, which was a really exciting thing.”

Read more @ Ottawa Citizen

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~~FRANK OCEAN~~

New Song: ‘911/Mr.Lonely’ – Tyler, the Creator feat. Frank Ocean

Listen: here

“…This one, titled “911/Mr. Lonely,” features another heavy hitter: Frank Ocean. Fans paying close attention had an inkling that a second Tyler song was on the way, because the very end of the “Who Dat Boy” video featured a snippet of “911.”

Read more @ Complex

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New Song: ‘Caught Their Eyes’- JAY-Z feat. Frank Ocean

Listen: here

“….JAY-Z has released his new album 4:44, and it features a collaboration with Frank Ocean. The two team up on the song “Caught Their Eyes.” Listen below. Ocean previously joined JAY-Z on ”Oceans,” which appears on JAY’s 2013 album Magna Carta Holy Grail.

Read more @ Pitchfork

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~~FOSTER THE PEOPLE~~

New Song: ‘Loyal Like Sid & Nancy”

Listen: here

“…It’s somewhat of a left turn for the Mark Foster-led group, which has long been an alt radio favorite. But Foster’s ghostly vocals and eccentric lyricism are still on full display on the track, which seems to allude to the destructive, codependent relationship of the Sex Pistols’ Sid Vicious and his girlfriend-manager Nancy Spungen, who died, allegedly at the hands of the musician.”

Read more @ VARIANCE

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~~SCHOOLBOY Q~~

New Song: ‘Cash Out’ – Calvin Harris  feat. Schoolboy Q

Listen: here

“…Calvin Harris’ summer friendly Funk Wav Bounces Vol 1 is filled to the brim with bangers, and the second track finds ScHoolboy Q, PND, & D.R.A.M. kicking it old school. Q handles the majority of mic duties, channeling the grooviest possible version of Tony on this one and strutting over a beat with the swagger of Tommy Vercetti.”

Read more @ HotNewHipHop

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~~MURA MASA~~

New Song: ‘Second 2 None’ – Mura Masa feat. Christine and the Queens

Listen: here

“…Second 2 None’ follows up on previous tracks featuring the likes of A$AP Rocky, Shura, and recent single ‘1 Night’, which saw Charli XCX on vocal duties”

Read more @ Readdork

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New Song: ‘Blu’ – Mura Masa feat. Damon Albarn

Listen: here

“…For “Blu,” the artists reminisce on an old relationship in which they felt misunderstood. The evocative, soothing slow-jam will hit you in the feels and it’s a nice addition to tracks he’s already released like Love$ick with A$AP Rocky.”

Read more @ HotNewHipHop

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**June 30 Update**

~~SCHOOLBOY Q~~

New Song: ‘Movin’ Around – Cyhi The Prynce feat. SchoolBoy Q

Listen: here

“…On the song, called “Movin’ Around,” CyHi talks about having to leave rap, and moving back into the dope game. “I told my label to sign my release,” he raps. “I go back to the block—it ain’t nothing to me.””

Read more @ Complex

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~~BEGONIA~~

New Interview: ’Begonia talks power and confidence ahead of Saskatoon jazz fest shows’

“…“The person that I want to project is like a public persona but the person that I truly am … at the end of the day, I’m not the kind of person that can truly hide my true self,” she said.”

 

Read more @ CBC

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~~TEGAN & SARA~~

New Interview: ‘THIS YEAR’S PRIDE IS REINVIGORATING TEGAN AND SARA’S PURPOSE’

“…“We see ourselves as a political band and a serious band, but we also see music, spaces, and shows as places to go and escape and to have a good time,” says Tegan Quin, taking a breather in Los Angeles between weeks on the road. “We’ve crafted a pretty upbeat, big, fun live show for festival season, because we really do want to leave Love You to Death on a high note.”

 

Read more @ MTV

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**June 23 Update**

~~FLUME~~

New Song: ‘Yeah Right” – Vince Staples feat. Flume, Kendrick Lamar and Kučka

Listen: here

“…But of all the stacked tracks on the album — and there are plenty — ‘Yeah Right’ reigns supreme. It not only features production from our own Flume and London’s SOPHIE, but has a fiery guest verse from Kendrick Lamar and vocals from Perth singer Kučka.”

Read more @ JUNKEE

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~~SCHOOLBOY Q~~

New Song: “Table” – Berner feat. Styles P & ScHoolboy Q

Listen: here

“…The track has a very intimate feel to it, made stronger by the piano loop, sample, and soft bass throughout the track. The melodic beat allows Berner and Styles lyrics to shine through, as their deliveries are suited best for this type of tempo.”

Read more @ HOTNEWHIPHOP

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~~THE SHINS~~

New Interview: “Kicking Sexism in the Shins”

“…Rather than writing mostly about personal experiences as he did in the past, Mercer has found a new place to draw inspiration from: his friends and family. The veteran musician called in from his home in Portland, Oregon, to talk about the band’s “Name for You” music video and how the feminist track was written for his young daughters.”

Read more @ Vegas Seven

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~~TANYA TAGAQ~~

New Song: ‘Frostbite’

Listen: here

“…released cinematic new track ‘Frostbite’ for free via the Adult Swim singles series. This is not her first partnership with Adult Swim – last year, she appeared on the excellent NOISE compilation they released which also featured contributions from clipping., Melt-Banana, Merzbow and more.”

Read more @ Fact Mag

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~~JAHKOY~~

New Song: ‘No Letting Go’

Listen: here

“…As JAHKOY continues a run supporting Kehlani on tour, he’s paused long enough to release a new summer single “No Letting Go.”

Read more @ Variance Magazine

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~~ILLENIUM~~

New Song: ‘Ashes to Ashes’ (Remix)

Listen: here

“…After crushing his set at EDC this past weekend, Illenium is back with the latest installation of his “Ashes To Ashes” mix series.”

Read more @ Your EDM

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~~JAZZ CARTIER~~

New Interview: ‘Jazz Cartier Interview | 2017 iHeartRadio MMVAs’

Watch: here

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New Song: ‘Prettiest’ – Ro Ransom feat. Jazz Cartier

Listen: here

“…For whatever reason though, this feels like a pretty significant return for the S-Rank rapper, with a feature from Toronto’s Prince of the city, Jazz Cartier. Although Ro has been lowkey doing his thing on the music blog scene for years now, it seems like a move from NYC to LA has helped spur new creativity and inspiration.”

Read more @ HotNewHipHop

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~~IMAGINE DRAGONS~~

New Album: ‘Evolve’

Listen: here

“…The Grammy Award-winning alternative rock outfit have dropped Evolve, their third album and the follow up to 2015’s Smoke + Mirrors,which bowed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.”

Read more @ Billboard

 

New Song: ‘Walking the Wire’

Listen: here

“..’Walking the Wire’ is the fourth song Imagine Dragons has released from Evolve, following “Thunder,” “Whatever It Takes,” and lead single, “Believer.” Evolve will arrive in full on June 23”

Read more @ WJBD Radio

 

New Feature Blog: “If Any Band Has Figured Out Rock’s Future in the Mainstream, It’s Imagine Dragons”

“…Still, there’s more to the band’s magnetism; common themes of wistfulness and remorse — three fan favorites in “Amsterdam” (Night Visions), “I’m So Sorry” and “Shots” (Smoke + Mirrors) all dabble in the art of desperate apologies — readily appeal to indie sympathizers.”

Read More @ billboard

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**June 16 Update**

~~FLUME~~

New Song: Collab with Lorde on “The Louvre”

Listen: here

“..The track is mid tempo and chilled out, but simply decadent in vibes. Listeners expecting a ‘Tennis Courts’ remix type of tune might be disappointed.”

Read more @ EDM Sauce

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~~TEGAN AND SARA~~

New Interview: On LGBTQ+ rights

Watch: here

“..Their necessary voice in music has only grown more powerful, making them a continuously important figure in the past, present and future of LGBTQ history.”

Read more @ FUSE

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~~MARSHMELLO~~

New Remix: Mask Off (Remix) – Future ft Marshmello

Listen: here

“.. Marshmello took the minimalist route on this remix. He kept long sections of the original song and chopped up the beat here and there with some boosted bass.”

Read more @ EDM Sauce

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~~TANYA TAGAQ~~

Nominated: Made the Polaris Music Prize long list

“..Three albums focused on the historic mistreatment of Canada’s indigenous people are among projects on this year’s Polaris Music Prize long list. Gord Downie’s “Secret Path” joins 2014 Polaris winner Tanya Tagaq’s “Retribution” and A Tribe Called Red’s “We Are The Halluci Nation” on the list of 40 albums.”

Read more @ CTV News

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~~FRANK OCEAN~~

Latest Performances: Frank Ocean performs for first live show in 3 years at Parklife and Northside

Watch: here

“…It marked the R&B crooner’s first public performance since 2014, and thus, many of the songs included on the setlist had never before been played live.”

Read more @ Consequence of Sound

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~~ROYALBLOOD~~

New Album: ‘How Did We Get So Dark?’

Listen: here

“…Progression is subtle but significant. At the more familiar end, ‘Lights Out’ recreates ‘Out Of The Black’’s two-piece frenzy like a stampede at Jurassic Park but with more gusto. At the furthest extremes, they base ‘Hole In Your Heart’ around a dark retro-funk organ that Jack White might have hand-restored.”

Read more @ NME

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~~DEATH FROM ABOVE~~

New Video: ‘Freeze Me’

Watch: here

“…The accompanying clip was directed by Corey Adams, and it finds a gang of super-buff bodybuilders training and living lavishly in a fancy mansion. Between lifting weights and practising poses, they find time to splash around in the pool, chow down on corn dogs, make out with statues and rip a mean guitar solo.”

Read more @ Exclaim

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~~THE DRUMS~~

New song: ‘Mirror’

Listen: here

“…It features guest vocals from Ioanna Gika of Los Angeles electronic rockers IO Echo. The band has also announced some new November and December North American tour dates that include support from Methyl Ethel and Hoops.”

Read more @ Under the Radar Mag

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**June 9 Update**

~~ROYAL BLOOD~~

New Video: ‘I Only Lie When I Love You’

Watch: here

New Interview: Royal Blood: ‘A Card We Haven’t Played Yet’ – Washington Times

Read: here

“England’s Royal Blood burst onto the music scene in 2014 with explosive jams and well-crafted lyrics. Impressively, all that sound is made by just two guys — singer/bassist Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher — whose debut album captured the ears of critics and music fans alike and earned them a slew of awards.”

WH Profile: here

 

~~THEY.~~

New Song: ‘Never Enough’ – Lido ft. THEY.

Listen: here

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~~PAT LOK~~

New Song: Stay Together

Listen: here

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~~DANIEL CAESAR~~

New Song: ‘We Find Love’

Listen: here

New Song: ‘Blessed’

Listen: here

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~~FLAKES~~

New Song: ‘Clouds’

Listen: here

“I wrote this when I was home in Utah, the mountains and snow inspired me to start this song. It’s a little different from things I’ve made before, but I had a strong desire to make a lighthearted fluttery beat, and it eventually turned into this. I hope everyone enjoys it!!” – Flakes

Read more @ Live In Limbo

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~~PORTER ROBINSON~~

New Nomination: Best Live Act in DJ Mag’s 1st ever Best of North America Awards

“…Notable nominations include some of our favorites, Porter Robinson for “Best Live Act,” 12th Planet for “Best Producer,” OWSLA for “Best Label,” and Monstercat for best “Breakout Label,” and more!”

Read More @ YourEDM.com

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~~TANYA TAGAQ~~

New Collaboration: “Toronto Symphony Orchestra to tribute the missing and murdered indigenous women.”

Watch: here

“...Tagaq performed a work titled Qiksaaktuq, which included an improvised lament for missing and murdered Indigenous women. Veteran Canadian vocalist and conductor Christine Duncan also used improvisation to direct the brass section using a series of cues she had developed.”

Read more @ CBC

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~~MUTEMATH~~

New Song: Hit Parade
Listen: here

“…The mesmerizing new cut, which builds on the sounds of the band’s 2015 album Vitals, is the first preview of their upcoming record Play Dead, the followup to Vitals and their 2016 remix project Changes.”

Read more @ Variance Magazine

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~~DEATH FROM ABOVE~~

New Song: Freeze Me

Listen: here

New Band Name: From Death from Above 1979 to Death from above

Link: here

WH Profile: here

 

~~SCHOOLBOY Q~~

New Interview: ScHoolBoy Q x Montreality

Watch: here

Read more @ Montreality

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~~PHANTOGRAM~~

New Interview: “Phantogram Shares What Makes a Great Music Festival Experience” – Billboard

Watch: here

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~~CAGE THE ELEPHANT~~

New Performance: ‘Too Late To Say Goodbye’ – Late Night with Seth Meyers

Watch: here

New Upcoming Album: Unpeeled

Read: here

“..Unpeeled, which is due out this summer, features 18 acoustic versions of Cage songs from their four studio albums, plus three covers. Some of the performances include a string quartet and choir accompaniment.”

Read more @ WJBD Radio

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**June 2 Update**

~~THE DRUMS~~

New Song: ‘Head Of The Horse’

Listen: here

“… latest new track, “Head of the Horse,” conceals a lot of pain. Frontman Jonny Pierce, who’s gay, says the song was inspired by the lasting effects of growing up in a religious, anti-gay household. As he puts it, the message he heard as a child was, “If you fall in love, son / That’s a crime.””

Read more @ Spin.com

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~~DARCYS~~

New Song: ‘Full Throttle’ – Muneshine Ft Darcys

Listen: here

“….the track concerns “escaping what weighs you down — work stress, school stress, relationship stress — a topic that resonates universally.””

Read more @ Exclaim

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~~MURA MASA~~

New Video: ‘All Around The World’ Ft Desiigner

Watch: here

“.. uplifting new track “All Around the World” has been given some new, sun-tinged visuals featuring an (obviously) energetic Desiigner. The video was shot in a parking lot and a basketball court, and features the rapper stunting in an all adidas tracksuit whilst rapping and harmonizing over Mura Masa’s flute-driven summer anthem.”

 

Read More @ Highsnobiety

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~~ TEGAN AND SARA ~~

New Song: ‘Ground Control’ – All Time Low ft Tegan and Sara
Listen: here

“… record’s all about critical reflection and self-actualization. It deals with a lot of old baggage, things we find ourselves holding onto and carrying around that keep us from growing and making changes for the better. I think because of that, it tackles some darker themes, but also goes to really happy, nostalgic places as well. There’s more ebbs and flows to this record than we’ve ever really had before.”

Read more @ NME

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~~FLUME~~

New Nominations: Australia’s Independent Music Awards

Best Independent Artist

Best Independent Single

Best Independent Dance/Electronica Album

Best Independent Dance, Electronica or Club Single

Read: here

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~~FRANK OCEAN~~

New Feature: Tyler, The Creator’s new documentary “Cherry Bomb”

Read: here

“.. The 43-minute Cherry Bomb: The Documentary is a behind-the-scenes look at the album that features appearances from his buddy A$AP Rocky, Cherry Bomb collaborators Kanye West and Lil Wayne, and Frank Ocean.”

Read more @ Billboard

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**May 26 Update**

~~CHARLES BRADLEY & HIS EXTRAORDINAIRES~~

New Article: Charles Bradley successfully completes cancer treatment, announces triumphant return to the stage

“…not only has Bradley successfully completed his treatments, but he’s also very eager to get back on tour to see his fans. “I am so grateful to my beautiful fans and touched by all the love and support they showed me through my crisis and time of sickness,” Bradley wrote in a press statement. “They truly lifted me up and kept me going. I am honored and glad to be back and am going to give you all of my love.”

Read more @ Consequence of Sound

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~~THE DARCYS~~

New Video: ‘Arizona Hwy’

Watch: here

“‘Arizona Hwy’ appears on The Darcys’ latest release, Centerfold, a glossy departure from the darker indie-rock sound of the band’s previous records. The song has everything you want from an ’80s-inspired summer jam — from a booming backbeat to wacky flourishes that evoke Miami Sound Machine to synthesizers so bright you need sunglasses to read lyrics about actual sunglasses.”

Read more @ NPR

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~~CLAIRMONT THE SECOND~~

New Video: ‘44 Me’

Watch: here

“Toronto’s Clairmont The Second has a history of striking visuals to accompany his equally striking music. His new clip for Quest for Milk and Honey cut “44 Me” scales back the ambition but ramps up the message, focusing on monochrome, scene-setting shots of distinctly west Toronto apartments and parks that Clairmont wanders around.”

Read more @ Noisey

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~~HAERTS~~

New Song: ‘No Love For The Wild’

Listen: here

“Deciding to explore something more raw, the Brooklyn based pair are dropping their newest track “No Love For The Wild”. An imploring and emotional record, it’s moving and beautiful.”

Read more @ Wonderland Magazine

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~~MAGIC GIANT~~

New Video: ‘Great Divide’

Watch: here

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**May 19 Update**

~~SOLANGE~~

New Award: Artist Of the Year WEBBY Awards

“The Webby Awards recently named Solange their Artist Of The Year to honor “her remarkable use of the Internet as a force for promoting community and diversity.”

Read more @ Billboard

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~~THEY.~~

New Video: ‘Back It Up’

Watch: here

“Speaking on the track, THEY. tells Billboard Dance, “‘Back It Up’ has always been one of our favorites. This video compliments the sounds of the song – synthesized harmonies paired with powerful explosions of color.”

Read more @ Billboard

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~~MURA MASA~~

New Song: ‘All Around The World’

Listen: here

Read more @ FADER

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~~ROYAL BLOOD~~

New Interview: Royal Blood: ‘This is this is about being creative and entering your dream world

Read more @ Music News

New Video: Hook, Line & Sinker
Watch: here

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~~FRANK OCEAN~~

New Song: ‘RAF’

Listen: here

“[A$AP] Rocky is the lead artist, but “RAF” still feels constructed around Ocean, who played two versions of the track on his show, each with a different verse from him….His smoothness is also why people are so happy to be entangled by his dense persona.”

Read more @ SPIN

New Song: Biking (solo)

Listen: here

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~~MAGIC GIANT~~

New Album: In The Wind

Listen: here

Folky banjos are played like rock instruments; Austin’s clear pop vocals and Brian’s rhythmic guitar are able to carry the crowd; and with a new album, the band is set to take over the summer with a full lineup of shows, sustainably-sourced merch and a ripple of positivity.”

Read more @ SF Critic

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~~TANYA TAGAQ~~

New Performance: World Cafe, NPR

Listen: here

“You hear a lot of different types of music on World Cafe, but you may not have ever heard anything like Tanya Tagaq, who has collaborated with Björk and won Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize. All the vocal sounds you hear in this session are made by Tagaq, based on her interpretation of Inuit throat singing.”

Read more @ NPR

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~~ANDY SHAUF~~

New Video: ‘Early To The Party’

Watch: here

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~~CLAIRMONT THE SECOND~~

New Video: ‘44 Me’

Watch: here

WH Profile: here

**May 12 Update**

~~IMAGINE DRAGONS~~

New Song: ‘Whatever It Takes’

Listen: here

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~~DANNY BROWN~~

New Song: ‘Kool Aid’

Listen: here

“A new Danny Brown single will cap off the next episode of HBO’s tech-industry comedy Silicon Valley…The manic single has Brown nimbly rapping over a jittery beat.”

Read more @ Rollingstone

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~~JAZZ CARTIER~~

New Video: ‘Tempted’

Watch: here

“Tempted” is my first single off Fleurever and it’s an intro of what’s to come. For the visual, I wanted to play off the energy of the track and bring a cinematic experience that includes suspense and edge.” – Jazz Cartier

“The clip is a classic “James Bond gets captured by the bad guys at a fancy party” scene and, like any good hero, Jazz makes an impressive escape”

Read more @ The FADER

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~~MAGIC GIANT~~

New Song: ‘Shake Me Up’

Listen: here

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~~HUNDRED WATERS~~

New EP: ‘Currency’

Listen: here

“Hundred Waters returned earlier this month with a new track called “Particle”, a tease ahead of their third full-length studio album…Currency, the EP is described as a “preamble” to the band’s forthcoming follow-up to 2014’s The Moon Rang Like a Bell.”

Read more @ Consequence of Sound

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~~PICTURE THIS~~

New Video: ‘Never Change’

Listen: here

“’Never Change’ was inspired by the feeling of loving somebody exactly how they are and never wanting them to change a thing….The brand-new song will be part of the yet-to-be-titled debut album from Picture This, which Hennessy previously told Billboard will “make you feel every sort of emotion… emotions you didn’t even know you had.”

Read more @ Billboard

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~~ALLAN RAYMAN~~

New Article: 13 Rising Artists From Toronto You Should Know

“With a distinct singing voice and the ability to craft vivid imagery with his lyrics, Allan Rayman is worth paying close attention to.”

Read more @ Pigeons and Planes

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~~MURA MASA~~

New Interview: Mura Masa’s Self-Titled Debut Album Is a Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: Exclusive Interview

“Mura Masa [Album], out everywhere Friday, July 14, represents the young artist as he stands today; a bedroom producer thrust into a larger world, coming of age on the precipice of possible pop takeover.”

Read more @ Billboard

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~~ROYAL BLOOD~~

New Performance: Jimmy Kimmel

Watch: here

Read more @ LoudWire

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**May 5 Update**

~~IMAGINE DRAGONS~~

New Video: ‘Thunder’

Watch: here

“Directed by Joseph Kahn, the black and white video shot in Dubai features band members stoically singing (and sometimes grooving to the beat) as aliens land around an empty city and proceed to dance.”

Read more @ Radio.com

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~~MURA MASA~~

New Article: “Exclusive: Mura Masa Breaks Down Work With ASAP Rocky, Desiigner, and Damon Albarn on Debut Album”

“It’s becoming more apparent that once festival season truly kicks off this summer, [Mura Masa will] be one to watch.”

Read more @ Complex

New Article: “Meet Mura Masa, The British Producer Bringing The Internet’s Oddities To Boundless Pop Songs”

“In the past year, Mura Masa has gone from making beats in his bedroom to collaborating with some of the biggest names in the U.K. and abroad.”

Read more @ FADER

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~~THE DRUMS~~

New Song: ‘Heart Basel’

Listen: here

“Spirited and summery, it’s yet another example of how Pierce has mastered the art of making devastation sound anything but depressing.”

Read more at @ Consequence of Sound

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~~THE SHINS~~

New Cover: ‘Panic’ – The Smiths

Listen: here

Read more @ Pitchfork

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~~RUSS~~

New Album: ‘There’s Really A Wolf”

Listen: here

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~~CLAIRMONT THE SECOND~~

New Song Feature: ‘Just Move’ – GOVI Ft Clairmont the Second

Listen: here

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~~MARSHMELLO~~

New Video: ‘Moving On’

Watch: here

If you are a fan of Marshmello than you already know the fabled history behind the track ‘Moving On’. It was debuted almost two years ago, and from that point forward fans have been anxiously awaiting it’s release….The video is as hilarious as you would expect from the man in white. Poking fun at Skrillex, Pre recorded sets, and featuring cameos…”

Read more @ EDM Sauce

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~~FLUME~~

New Song: ‘Hyperreal’ feat. Kučka

Listen: here
“[The song] is a churning dancefloor chiller, complete with some intricate soundscapes and that typical Flume ~a e s t h e t i c~”

Read more @ Music Feeds

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**April 28 Update**

~~FOSTER THE PEOPLE~~

New EP: ‘III”

Listen: here

Read more @ Billbaord

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~~IMAGINE DRAGONS~~

New Song: ‘Thunder’

Listen: here

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~~DANNY BROWN~~

New Song Feature: ‘Submission’ – Gorillaz Ft Danny Brown & Kelela

Listen: here

“The track propels itself forward with a bassline that may keep you locked in for hours. It could be called upbeat, if the song itself weren’t actually about being overwhelmed, a feeling common at this moment in time. Danny Brown swoops in with a killer verse in that pointed, high-pitched voice of his…”

Read more @ SPIN

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~~SKOTT~~

New Song: ‘Glitter & Gloss (Acoustic)

Listen: here

“In this acoustic version, Skott’s vocals shine through over minimal guitar, peeling back another layer and showcasing yet another element of her seemingly boundless talent.”

Read more @ RCA Records

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~~ANDY SHAUF~~

New Performance: ‘The Magician’ on World Cafe

Watch: here

“Andy Shauf’s latest album, The Party, landed on last year’s short list for Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize. It’s filled with songs that chronicle the awkward moments and juicy encounters that can happen at a house party in a small town.”

Read more @ NPR

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~~FRANK OCEAN~~

New Song: ‘Lens’ Ft Travis Scott

Listen: here

“The song moves from describing a date to exploring Ocean’s concerns about losing one’s identity in a relationship….Like every good Frank Ocean track, “Lens” slowly accumulates depth with new instrumental textures, as Ocean and then Travis Scott meditate on which camera lenses each feels exposed to.”

Read more @ Paste Magazine

New Song: ‘Slide On Me’ Ft Young Thug

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~~RAG’N’BONE MAN~~

New Song Feature: ‘The Apprentice’ – Gorillaz

Listen: here

Read more @ Consequence of Sound

New Performance Review: Rag’n’Bone Man in concert is a gig you absolutely have to see if you love live music

“This might be because his blues, hip hop and pop music is a unique and refreshing change when it comes to the charts. But it’s his live performances that really set him above the rest – and it’s what I imagine has buoyed his success over the last year.”

Read more @ Mirror

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~~SCHOOLBOY Q~~

New Song Feature: ‘Come Down’- Anderson .Paak ft. Ty Dolla $ign & ScHoolboy Q

Listen: here

Read more @ SPIN

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~~SOLANGE~~

New Award: ‘Webby Awards Artist of the Year’

“Not only is Solange one of the greatest artists of our time, but she’s also a true artist of the online generation.”

Read more @ StereoGum

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~~THE DIRTY NIL~~

New Album: Minimum RnB

Listen: here

“Dirty Nil have spent years now honing their natural gift for churning out pure, timeless rock’n’roll with a scarcely seen level of confidence and charisma, making them well worth their recent recognition as one of Canada’s best young bands.”

Read more @ Exclaim

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**April 21 Update**

~~PAT LOK~~

New Song: In The Night (U Don’t Know)

Listen: here

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~~HARRISON BROME~~

New Song Feature: ‘Fall Together’

Listen: here

“The song sports a new chrome finish on its future-funky synths that wasn’t apparent on The Other Day, Pomo’s 2014 EP. The cooler, more vulnerable sounds are ideal for Brome’s lyrics, full of anxiety and excitement at the prospect of some connection.”

Read more @ FADER

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~~CLAIRMONT THE SECOND~~

New Award: ‘RAP/R&B ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR’

2017 Indies Awards as part of Canadian Music Week

Read more @ Indies

New Song Feature: ‘Do What The Bass Says’ – Del Bel

Listen: here

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~~POLIÇA~~

New Video: ‘Lipstick Stains’ ft. Boys Noize

Watch: here

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~~PUP~~

New Award: ‘ROCK ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR’

2017 Jim Beam Indies Awards

Read more @ Indies

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~~ALLAN RAYMAN~~

New Performance: ‘Tennessee’ on Ones To Watch

Watch: here

“We’re proud to showcase Allan Rayman’s undeniable talent, yet again, with a special live rendition of “Tennessee” on our rooftop.”

Read more @ Ones To Watch

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~~CAR SEAT HEADREST~~

New Performance: ‘Unforgiving Girl’ on Conan

Watch: here

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~~THE DIRTY NIL~~

New Interview: JUNOs 2017 Video Interview: The Dirty Nil

Watch: here

“The Dirty Nil discuss writing and recording their 2016 album Higher Power, capturing their live energy in the studio, their songwriting process, and the bonds created by touring (and living) together.”

Read more @ SOCAN

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~~HONNE~~

New Remix: ‘Beach (I Wanna Make You Mine)’ – Will Joseph Cook

Listen: here

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~~MARSHMELLO~~

New Performance: Coachella 2017

Watch: here

Read more @ YourEDM

New Song: Debuted at Coachella 2017 (Coming soon)

Watch: here

“After bringing out Blink-182’s Travis Barker, Black Youngsta and A$AP Ferg, Marshmello decided to end the festivities with a debut of his brand new single, featuring guitar and vocals from Andrew Watts, co-writer of DJ Snake’s 2016 hit “Let Me Love You”

“It starts with deep bass synths and guitar plucks underneath Watt’s soaring vocals, until the track explodes upwards in typical Mello style to a high-flying realm of future bliss. The track quickly transforms into an uplifting singalong, complete with raw guitar riffs and a bouncy percussion section worthy of some of Marshmello’s most acclaimed hits.”

Read more @ YourEDM

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~~ROYAL BLOOD~~

New Interview: Royal Blood: “Our last album put us on a ramp of insanity”

Watch: here

“Royal Blood 
broke records, 
made famous friends and toured so hard they ended up in hospital after their debut album.”

Read more @ NME

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~~MITSKI~~

New Article: “Graceful in melancholy, rocker Mitski embraces discomfort”

“At first listen Mitski has similarities to 1990s alternative rockers such as Liz Phair with a heavy bass leading a jangly guitar. But Mitski — who plays guitar, bass and piano — brings a personal intensity more in line with Kate Bush, delivering vocals that can build within seconds from breathy lightness to chilling screams.”

Read more @ Daily Mail

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**April 14 Update**

~~BANKS~~

New Song: ‘Crowded Places’

Listen: here

“We’ve come to count on BANKS as an artist who can consistently deliver intimate songs that invite listeners into her life and explore whatever she’s going through on a personal level”

Read @ Pigeons and Planes

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~~FRANK OCEAN~~

New Song: ‘Biking’ Ft Jay-Z & Tyler The Creator

Listen: here

“Hov’s bars are relaxed and Tyler’s verse is sharp, but the song belongs to an emotionally vulnerable Frank, who’s shifted from the paranoid desperation of “Futura Free” to a fragile state of contentment.”

Read more @ Pitchfork

New Nomination: Billboard Music Awards- Top R&B Artist & Top RnB Album

Read more @ Billboard

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~~FLUME~~

New Nomination: Billboard Music Awards- Top Dance/Electronic Album

Read more @ Billboard

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~~IMAGINE DRAGONS~~

New Nomination: Billboard Music Awards- Top Rock Song

Read more @ Billboard

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~~ALLAN RAYMAN~~

New Video: ‘Verona’s Obsession (Vol. 02)’

Watch: here

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~~MAGIC GIANT~~

New Video: ‘Set on Fire’

Watch: here

“In a world where not even Mumford & Sons are no longer touting banjos, a folk-rock group needs something new to stand out. Cue future festival staples Magic Giant, who are bringing that familiar, feel-good sound back with a refreshing take.”

Read more @ Fuse

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~~ROYAL BLOOD~~

New Video: ‘Lights Out’

Watch: here

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~~SAN FERMIN~~

New Article: ‘San Fermin Brings Back Lavish Ensemble Indie Pop’

“Today, the most popular indie acts tend to be solo projects. But the feeling of early-aughts ensemble indie can be found on the affectionate and spirited chamber-pop record “Belong,” from the Brooklyn band San Fermin.”

Read more @ The New Yorker

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**April 7 Update**

~~MITSKI~~

New Interview: ‘A Conversation with Mitski, Indie Rock’s Favorite Bard

“Mitski Miyawaki released what will go down as one of the greatest indie rock records of all time, Puberty 2.”

“This is justified buzz, as few musicians have ever illustrated the impermanence of feeling good, or bad, or anything with such vibrant accuracy. Her words are darts, simple but sharp. Her voice rumbles with gentle but cautionary power.”

Read more @ Portland Mercury

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~~FLUME~~

New Album: Skin: The Remixes

Listen: here

New Award: Songwriter of the Year at APRA Awards

It’s almost unheard of in the electronic world to be recognized for songwriting abilities, and Flume certainly breaks the mold.”

Read more @ Your EDM

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~~DANNY BROWN~~

New Article: ‘Danny Brown Designs Questionably Flavoured Charity Pizzas

“Brown has teamed up with Tyvek drummer Matt Z, who also happens to be the chef at Detroit arts venue El Club, to create a couple of custom ‘zas to benefit InsideOut Detroit (a non-profit organization that introduces children to poetry and creative writing).”

Read more @ Exclaim

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~~HARRISON BROME~~

New Article: ‘Harrison Brome destiny and determination rises from the shadows”

“When it comes to songwriting, Brome draws from his own personal experiences and writes about relatable topics that a wide variety of people can understand…‘Everything I write about is my way of expressing myself; it’s cathartic. I’m speaking my mind and still feel like people understand me, even though they’re interpreting [the lyrics] in their own way’.”

Read more @ BeatRoute

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~~JAZZ CARTIER~~

New Award: Rap Recording of the Year at the JUNOS

“The Juno Awards are Canada’s most significant music industry recognition…Jazz Cartier’s Hotel Paranoia was recognized for Rap Recording of the Year.”

Read more @ Fader

New Label: Signed to Capitol Records

It’s been a major year for Jazz Cartier, and it looks like he’s making sure to secure his future in music in the biggest way possible. After winning the JUNO Award for Rap Record of the Year for his Hotel Paranoia album, the Canadian rapper has officially signed a major label deal with Capitol Records.

Read more @ XXL Mag

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~~THE DIRTY NIL~~

New Award: Breakthrough Group of the Year at the JUNOS

“The annual Canadian music awards were held in Ottawa, Ontario and saw the three piece punk act was up against Bleeker, Bob Moses, Cold Creek County, and The Zolas for the prize.”

Read more @ Noisey

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~~NONAME~~

New Performance: TIny Desk Concert

Watch: here

“Backed up by her four-piece band, Noname delivers her spoken-word style rhyming, bringing smiles to everyone within earshot for the 15-minute set.”

Read more @ XXL Mag

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~~THE DRUMS~~

New Video: ‘Blood Under My Belt’

Watch: here

“I hate making music videos. But, alas, sometimes you need to feed the beast, and I decided to make a music video that explores some visual fetishes of mine—mainly sportswear and a new exploration of colors that I’ve long-loved but hadn’t been a part of the band’s aesthetic until now.” – Johnny Pierce, The Drums

Read more @ Spin

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~~THE SHINS~~

New Cover: ‘A Taste of Honey’ by The Beatles

Listen: here

“On the song, [James] Mercer sings like a jazz singer, employing a warm vibrato over a hushed orchestral arrangement. Resistance Radio: The Man in the High Castle Album, out April 7th, features an all-star line-up of artists covering pop songs from the early Sixties, during which The Man in the High Castle is set. Beck, Norah Jones, Sharon Van Etten, Karen O, Angel Olsen, Grandaddy Kelis, MGMT’s Andrew VanWyngarden and Benjamin Booker also contributed to the project.”

Read more @ RollingStone

~~BEGONIA~~

Enters Tour Van Contest run by The Shins

Watch: here

“@Hellobegonia: Hi! I’m trying to get @theshins tour van! I made a video covering one of their songs in order to further my pursuit towards that goal.”

The Shins’ Contest: here

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~~SAN FERMIN~~

New Album: ‘Belong’

Listen: here

“Together, they make a sound that is difficult to define; they are essentially an indie rock band, but one with roots in chamber pop, and augmented by layers of mesmerizing vocals and mid-tempo synths.”

Read more @ CBC Music

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~~HONNE~~

New Song: ‘Warm On a Cold Night’ ft Aminé

Listen: here

“Updated version of their steamy love song “Warm On A Cold Night,” funky U.K. duo HONNE linked up with Portland rapper Aminé, who lends some nice bars to the track”

Read more @ Fader

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~~RAG’N’BONE MAN~~

New Interview: Rag’N’Bone Man – Vevo Offscreen

Watch: here

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~~DANIEL CAESAR~~

New Performances: ‘Get You’

Watch Studio Q on CBC – here

Watch JUNOS – here

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~~THEY.~~

New Interview: “On The Rise: THEY.

“ A cohesive collection of R&B and rap subtly flavored with an assortment of sub-genres, THEY. are happily breaking rules to create their own sound.

Tastemakers like The Guardian and FADER have temporarily coined the pair’s sound as “Grunge n’ B,” but if their stellar debut proves anything, it’s that these guys are more than happy to live outside of labels.”

Read more @ Pacific San Diego

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~~RUSS~~

New Video: ‘Exposed’

Watch: here

“Taking to back to his 2016 track “Exposed,” Russ uses a snowy city as his backdrop, while he puts the industry fakes on blast.”

Read more @ OnSmash

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~~IMAGINE DRAGONS~~

New Article: “5 Things You Didn’t Know about Imagine Dragons”

Read more @ Universal Music Canada

New Article: “Imagine Dragons Nab Airplay Chart No. 1s”

“Imagine Dragons’ “Believer” tops another Billboard airplay chart, rising 2-1 on Rock Airplay (10 million in audience, up 13 percent). The track also commands Alternative Songs for a third week. “Believer” is the band’s first No. 1 on Rock Airplay since “Radioactive,” which led for a record 24 weeks (dating to the chart’s 2009 inception).”

Read more @ Billboard

~~SOLANGE~~

New Article: “Solange Really Wanted This Kanye West Mash-Up, So Twitter Made It Happen”

“Last night Solange took to Twitter asking for to soundtrack the “bad news scene from The Wiz” (the 1978 musical starring Diana Ross) with Kanye West’s 808s & Heartbreaks classic “Bad News”. She offered no further explanation, but Twitter definitely came through with startlingly good results.”

Read more @ Paper

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**March 31 Update**

~~MURA MASA~~

New Video: 1 Night Ft Charli XCX
Watch: here

“I think with a song like that and with someone like Charli, it was important to me not to make just another pop song. It had to be a little bit more interesting. I think hopefully this achieves a little bit of both worlds, like something from her world and something from my world.” – Mura Masa

Read more @ RollingStone

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~~LOUIS THE CHILD~~

New EP – Listen: here

“The DJ duo had previously blessed us with a number of noteworthy originals and remixes since the two Chicago boys began to blow up about two short years ago. However, Robby and Freddy’s recently released “Love Is Alive” EP was the first extended play added to their young and growing discography.”

Read more @ EDM Sauce

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~~THE SHINS~~

New Acoustic Video: Name For You
Watch: here

Read more @ JamBase

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~~ANDY SHAUF~~

Nomination: JUNOS – Alternative Album of the Year

“He has earned comparisons to the whims of Harry Nilsson, the wooziness of Elliott Smith, the laconic mystery of Neil Young, and the macabre tones of Nick Cave. The Polaris Music Prize short listed The Party has earned Shauf’ praise as one of the preeminent songwriters of the current/coming generation.”

Read more @ JUNO Awards

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~~JAGWAR MA~~

New Interview: “We’re always thinking ahead” DiS Meets Jagwar Ma

“Having burst on the scene at the back end of 2011 thanks to debut single ‘Come Save Me’, Jagwar Ma’s rapid ascendance continues unabated. Their first long player Howlin’ highlighted them as arguably the first band to unite rock-orientated guitar music with a dancefloor vibe since Primal Scream and the Happy Mondays traversed those boundaries nearly two decades ago.”

Read more @ Drowned In Sound

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~~SKOTT~~

New Interview: SKOTT: GLITTER AND GLOSS

“Skott’s sound is entrancing, with flecks of Scandinavian darkness and melancholia, visceral vocals and well-developed production – all of which, when combined, create enchanting yet brooding pop.”

Read more @ DIY Mag

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~~RAG’N’BONE MAN~~

New Interview: Rag’N’Bone Man on Breaking in U.S., Drinking First Pickleback

Watch: here
Read more @ Variance Magazine

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~~MARSHMELLO~~

Performance Review: Marshmello and Friends Event Review

“…you felt the true loving atmosphere among not only this prestigious event, but the audience as well. The crowd was truly ecstatic, taking part in every song that was played by the fascinating artist. The performance itself was definitely more than I had expected. Experiencing a performance by him for the first time, it was truly a remarkable set.”

Read more @ EDM Sauce

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~~DANNY BROWN~~

New Video: “Ain’t It Funny” (Directed by Jonah Hill)

Watch: here

The highly entertaining Jonah Hill-directed clip then finds Brown starring as “Uncle Danny” in a dark 1980s sitcom satire reimagining Brown’s life, alongside Gus Van Sant, Joanna Kerns (Growing Pains) and Lauren Avery. You’ll definitely want to watch this one all the way through.

Read more @ Highsnobiety

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~~TEGAN AND SARA~~

New Short Film: “U-Turn (Short Film)”

Watch: here

“When you’re young, some of your strongest and most rewarding relationships are with your friends,” the duo wrote on their website. “The kind who support you to become who you really are. Inspired by U-turn and classic girl crew nostalgia, we want to celebrate those kinds of bonds with this short film from director Emma Higgins. – Tegan and Sara

Read more @ Entertainment Weekly

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~~SCHOOLBOY Q~~

New Feature: ‘Rockabye Baby’ – Joey Bada$$ ft ScHoolboy Q

Listen: here

“On “Rockabye Baby,” the Brooklyn native teams up with ScHoolboy Q for a politically-charged statement. “I guess that’s just how it is / And they still won’t let the black man live,” he raps.”

Read more @ The Fader

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~~CLAIRMONT THE SECOND~~

New Video Feature: ‘OHMYGOD’ – TiKa ft Clairmont the Second

Watch: here

“[the song] wraps up trust and devotion to a higher power into a retro R&B banger, the kind you might hear on the soundtrack to an Eddie Murphy film in the early ’90s.”

Read more @ The Fader

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~~MITSKI~~

New Interview: RedBull ‘MAVENS: Mitski Can Do Everything

“The defiant singer-songwriter is ready to leap into stardom with her critically acclaimed album “Puberty 2” behind her and a major tour in front of her.”

“Puberty 2’s songs resonate with the kind of wisdom and wonder that comes from someone who, in their mid-20s, has already lived through several lifetimes of gratitude and loss alike.”

Read more @ RedBull

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~~CAR SEAT HEADREST~~

New Article: ‘Car Seat Headrest on Music Industry PR: “You Must Not Allow the World to Convince You to Consume Art Like This”’

“[Will Toledo] revealed some interesting details about the songwriting and publicly processes behind his two most ambitious albums…Unpacking some of the marketing decisions behind the band’s actions, as well as putting some Sufjan Steven’s lyrics under the microscope, Toledo shared a revealing anecdote about the album’s marketing…”

Read more @ Spin

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~~FRANK OCEAN~~

New Article: ‘Bowie producer says music needs more ‘rule-breakers’ like Frank Ocean and Kendrick Lamar’

“David Bowie producer Tony Visconti has said the music world needs more “rule-breakers”, if anyone’s to follow in the footsteps of the legendary musician…He cited Frank Ocean and Kendrick Lamar as examples of rule-breakers working “at the top.”…

Read more here @ NME

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**March 24 Update**

~~IMAGINE DRAGONS~~

Performance: ‘Believer’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Watch: here

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~~RAG’N’BONE MAN~~

New Video: ‘Skin’
Watch: here

“Rag’n’Bone Man revealed it was inspired by Game Of Thrones characters Jon Snow and Ygritte. “It’s kind of about just missing out on something that could have been,” he explained. “And we had the kind of verse down. We came back in the next day. I’d been watching Game Of Thrones where Jon Snow and the wildling girl (Ygritte)- they’re obviously in love but they can’t be together because they’re from different worlds.”

Read more @ Radio X

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~~ALLAN RAYMAN~~

New Video: ‘Verona’s Obsession (Vol. 01)’
Watch: here

“The song is all open-highway rock in a chrome sports car, and Rayman’s confrontational vocal delivery adds a sense of urgency to Gabriel Adelman’s visuals. His barks encourage us to interpret the mysterious relationship of Rayman and his fan, from the unwelcome propositions to the arguably dream-sequenced bloodletting.

Read more @ Fader

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~~MARSHMELLO~~

New Song: ‘Twinbow’ ft Slushii
Listen: here

“Twinbow” is deceptively adorable. It’s full of shiny, sparkling textures and rainbow-colored synths. It’s got a cutesy vocal sample, but listen close: This pair of sweets will break the rules and take over the world without a second of hesitation.”

Read more @ Billboard

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~~PICTURE THIS~~

New Song: ‘Let’s Be Young (Acoustic)’
Listen: here

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~~BANKS~~

Performance: Banks at the Roundhouse in London
View Gallery: here

“…celebrated as the Next Big Thing by MTV and the BBC and with an endless stream of critical acclaim, LA singer Banks still remains a mystery. The R&B chanteuse ended her whistle-stop European tour at Camden’s Roundhouse in London with a mesmerising and, in parts, ethereal show, which proved this artist is more than just hype.”

Read more @ The Upcoming

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~~THE SHINS~~

New Video: ‘Name For You’

Watch both videos: here

“Our first listen to what this “parallel reality” album sounds like comes thanks to the twin videos for “Name For You”…the [first video] follows skateboarders Savannah Headden and Samarria Brevard on a lo-fi day in Southern California…the “flipped” version, which is a far darker, new-wave take on the catchy single.”

Read more @ Consequence of Sound  

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~~SOLANGE~~

New Article: Solange Says, ‘I Am A Proud Black Feminist’: Sneak Peek At BUST’s April/May 2017 Cover Story

“Solange talks with Jamia Wilson about her upbringing in her mom’s salon, her womanist awakening, her experiences as a black woman in the music industry, and of course, her incredible album A Seat At The Table.”

Read more @ Bust

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~~COLONY HOUSE~~

Interview: Billboard – Colony House Talks Roy Orbison’s Influence and New Album

Watch: here

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~~CHARLOTTE CARDIN~~

Interview: Coveteur // CHARLOTTE CARDIN GIVES US AN INSIDE PEEK OF SXSW

“With a husky bluesy voice that reminds us of Amy Winehouse and an electronic sound like James Blake, “Dirty Dirty” and “Like It Doesn’t Hurt”, are what we currently can’t stop listening to.”

Read more @ Coveteur

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~~LOUIS THE CHILD~~

New Article: Louis the Child Talk Versatility, ‘Love Is Alive’ EP

This duo creates quickly, and Kennett suggests that there is a lot more where this came from. “We write really fast,” he asserts. “We finished the EP a while ago, and we have so much music that we’re sitting on. We want it out!”

Read more @ Billboard

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~~THEY.~~

New Tour Episode: The Nu Religion Tour Ep. 1
Watch Episode 1: here

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~~MAGIC GIANT~~

New Interview: #SXSW: Take A Ride With Magic Giant

“…the jovial three-piece band who in less than a year converted their tour bus into a solar-powered mobile studio, recorded their debut album In The Wind between shows on the road, and accumulated millions of streams, as well as a #4 hit on Spotify’s US Viral 50.”

Read more @ LADYGUNN

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~~PAT LOK~~

New Song: ‘Love FM’
Listen: here

“It’s no secret Pat’s been on a roll as of late, with the disco heater Crystal Ball and launch of his new Parallel Motions mix series preceding this latest release. Love FM continues to capitalize on that momentum, pairing possibly the choicest vocal sample ever with a barrage of rollicking house beats and bouncing bassline.”

Read more @ Caveman Sound

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~~RUSS~~

New Interview: Why Russ Considers Drake & Kanye His “Sparring Partners

“I was looking at those people, not as rivals, but like, ‘Y’all are what make me want to get better.’ I think those two people, still to this day, do stuff that musically and creatively that’s super impressive…I’m not just not that impressed by a lot of people anymore.”

Read more @ Fuse

+ Russ’ “Losin Control” joins the Top 15 at rhythmic radio

Read more @ Headline Planet

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~~PHANTOGRAM~~

New Interview: ‘Phantogram’

“When Josh makes a beat that he thinks is dope, I try my hardest to turn it into a song. Every song is different, sometimes they start with the piano or a guitar. We are very visual with our writing. It varies for the most part – no formula – when josh makes a beat, he either thinks it’s dope or he doesn’t or he holds on to it.”

Read more @ Imagista

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~~CHARLES BRADLEY & HIS EXTRAORDINAIRES~~

Nominated: “CBS This Morning: Saturday” nominated for its “Saturday Sessions” performance by Charles Bradley, for Outstanding On-Camera Musical Performance in a Daytime Program.

Read more @ CBS News

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**March 17 Update**

~~NONAME~~

New Performance Review: “Noname Will Not Perform For A Bunch Of SXSW Zombies”

She performed with the kind of confidence that would make any recluse jealous. The kind of confidence that allows you to wear your own tour T-shirt onstage.”

“Noname is a poet, and regardless of how broken up this industry and world might make her feel sometimes, she’s got the whole package onstage.”

Read more @ Sterogum

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~~ANDY SHAUF~~

Performance: James Corden Late Late Show
Watch: here

“The Regina, Saskatchewan musician Andy Shauf makes lush, old-school ’70s-style studio pop, and he impressed a few people here at Stereogum…Shauf has a sedate presence, and he tends to close his eyes really tight whenever he sings. He backing band included a clarinet player, which is not something you see everyday.”

Read more @ Stereogum

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~~RUSS~~

New video: ‘Ain’t Nobody Takin My Baby”
Watch: here

“We know fans are waiting for that day when rising Atlanta rapper Russ announces his debut studio album. Until that happens, Russ continues to knock us on the head with new material damn near every week.”

Read more @ OnSmash

“His commitment is a byproduct of a life’s ethos centered around his Diemon collective, an cronym for “Do It Everyday, Music Or Nothing….In spite of his determination to achieve more, he confesses that the accoutrements of becoming a successful rapper “feels like what I always was envisioning in my head coming true.”

Read more @ Forbes

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~~FRANK OCEAN~~

New song: ‘Chanel’
Listen: here

“He has a rare gift for connecting the emotional and experiential dots, for understanding and empathizing. On “Chanel,” [he] showcases this talent in a song that is a potent mix of the existential and the material….He brags in the same breath about having new money and backpacks full of unreleased collabs; for him, both are currency in the new space he’s navigating as a self-governing superstar and R&B magnate.

Read more @ Pitchfork

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~~SOLANGE~~

New Performance Review: “Solange’s SXSW Set Was A Contagiously Joyous Experience”

“She never seems more content than when she’s on stage, translating the turmoil and passion that fueled her masterful 2016 album into something triumphant”

“It was like watching Whitney Houston front Prince’s Revolution”

“On stage, an album born of pain, anger, despondence, defiance, and pride ultimately communicated a peaceful warmth that lingered long after the lights went up.”

Read more @ Stereogum

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~~MURA MASA~~

New Song: “1 Night” ft. Charli XCX
Listen: here

“Mixing an intro bed of tribal chimes and throbbing wub-wubs, the track soon finds Charli’s vocals coming in big and proper, working their way into one hell of a earwormer.”

Read more @ Exclaim

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~~JAHKOY~~

New video: ‘California Heaven’

Watch: here

“The weather must feel refreshing for the Canadian. He says once you go there — a place filled with angels — you can’t go anywhere else. The song almost feels like an 80s advert for the Golden state. ”

Read more @ Hot New Hip-Hop

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~~THE SHINS~~

Performance: ‘Name For You’ on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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~~RAG’N’BONE MAN~~

New Record Set: ‘Human’ Official claims #1 at U.S. Alternative Radio

“Rag’n’Bone Man continues his rise on Billboard’s rock radio airplay charts, as “Human” lifts moves 2-1 on the Alternative Songs…He’s the first solo male to lead the list since Vance Joy in 2014”

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~~THEY.~~

Feature News Article: “Alt R&B Duo THEY. Is Bringing Intrigue Back to Popular Music”

“As a unit, what truly makes THEY. different is their refreshing lack of regard for pre-existing songwriting and production conventions. They see no reason why a guitar riff straight from a punk song can’t exist beside smoky R&B vocals, or why those very same vocals can’t be re-appropriated into a pop song.“

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**March 10 Update**

~~THEY.~~

New video: ‘What You Want’

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Tapped for greatness by the likes of PARTYNEXTDOOR, Jeremih and Bryson Tiller, LA’s Drew Love and Dante Jones are everything you shouldn’t be sleeping on.”

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This video was conceived in an alternate reality where Inception director Christopher Nolan formed a power couple with a Chicago rap music video cameraman and together produced the spawn that grew up to direct this THEY.”

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~~IMAGINE DRAGONS~~

New video: ‘Believer’

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(Dan) Reynolds and (Dolph) Lundgren face off in a bloody futuristic boxing match, putting new meaning to the song’s lyrics praising the virtues of pain”

“”‘Believer’ is about finding a place of peace and self-confidence,” said Reynolds in a statement. “The video depicts a man facing his inner self, the toughest critic of all, while paying homage to some of the classic movies we grew up with.”

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~~ILLENIUM~~

New song: ‘Feel Good’ feat. Gryffin & Daya

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[This song] features more amazing lyrics from Daya whose vocals will have you instantly falling in love with this latest track. It’s great to see collaborations that come together like this to blend different production styles into something that we honestly didn’t see coming.

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~~LOUIS THE CHILD~~

New song: ‘Phone Died’ feat. Blaise Railey

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If you’re looking for a new summer anthem, this may be it…The rapping layered on top of the singing background vocals compliments the happy, upbeat tone that is Louis the Child. In other words, the duo has done it again.”

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~~THE SHINS~~

New song: ‘Heartworms’
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Heartworms has more of a home-brewed feel, heavy on Beach Boys grandeur, New Wave kicks, squiggly synth-pop and warm-weather soft rock – with lyrics tenderly balanced between midlife malaise and youthful romanticism.”

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**March 3 Update**

~~ALLAN RAYMAN~~

New album: “Roadhouse 01”
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“Nowadays you have a lot of different writers sticking within some sort of structure, whereas what Allan is doing no one else could do.

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~~FRANK OCEAN~~

New song: “Slide”
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“His deadpan instantly adds shade and nuance to the dayglo surroundings, suggesting a weariness big pop rarely allows. The effect is magnetic and a little startling, like Jeff Tweedy rasping over a Dr. Dre beat.”

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New Radio Show
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“Frank one-upped this treat by getting an exclusive (yet brief) conversation with Jay Z where they discussed modern radio.”
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~~THEY.~~

 

New Album: “Nü Religion: Hyena
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“When ‘Motley Crew’ explodes into life the beats course through your entire body. THEY. are here not just for your ears, but your entire being. Let them have it.”

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~~MARSHMELLO~~

New Song: “Chasing Colors”
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