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Miracle Fever – “Light of the Moon”

Miracle Fever incorporate suave rock verses with excitable hooks, reminiscent of artists like Timber Timbre, The Men, and Mac DeMarco. Their track “Light of the Moon” excels in this, with more than a touch of loose ...
 
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RKCB – “Baptize”

LA-based duo RKCB show off their polished R&B chops on “Baptize”, a new track whose soulful croons remind of How to Dress Well’s Tom Krell. The crisp piano-synth integrated beat is a perfect fit, providing...

 
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Basic Tape – “Third Light”

French electronic duo Basic Tape brilliantly capture a lush, springtime-y feel on standout track “Third Light”. Tranquil synth flutters and gentle songbird chirps comprise the beginning, before energetic handclap-le...
 
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You Are Number Six – “The Gingerbread Man”

Théo Lefebvre is a 20-year-old singer/songwriter/producer from France who exudes Damon Albarn vibes on “The Gingerbread Man”, a stellar track he released as a Christmas treat a few months back. The weather is warmin...

 
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Baywaves – “Dreaming”

“Dreaming” is the first single off Baywaves’ debut EP. I suppose we can get the Tame Impala comparisons out of the way first; it’s pretty surreal how the rhythm section, in particularly the gliding bass ...
 
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Lazy Day – “With My Mind”

“With My Mind” is a stunning offering from Lazy Day, the solo project of Hella Better Dancer‘s Tilly Scantlebury. Just as her band tapped wonderfully into alternative-rock of the late ’80s and early ’90s, Till...

 
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High Magic – “The Ghost of Evermore”

High Magic have a very striking sound that sits in post-punk territory, but with an enjoyable emphasis on hard-rock as well. The vocals are unique – much like Nick Cave, Scott Walker, or Future Islands’ Samuel Herri...
 
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Obscure Sound: Best of March 2014

I was able to clock this compilation at around one hour exactly. I think it’s a great 60 minutes, one that follows the recent months’ trend of catering almost exclusively to the under-exposed. A rough barometer of &...

 
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Hunter & Wolfe – “Please”

Brooklyn-based duo Hunter & Wolfe separate themselves from many in the Williamsburg indie-rock scene, opting for Elliott Smith/Jeff Buckley naturalism as opposed to stylistic gimmicks or image-first presentations. At many p...
 
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Little Dragon – “Paris”

The always-stylish Little Dragon deliver more intoxicating synth-pop goodness with “Paris”, which balances nonchalant synth pattering with French whispers and Yukimi Nagano’s sharp croon. Zane Lowe, who premie...