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Archive for July, 2018
 
 
 
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Wild Nothing – “To Know You” + “TV Queen”

One of my favorite groups, Wild Nothing, just announced they’ll have a new album out next year. Life of Pause will be released on February 19th and can be pre-ordered here. It’s the follow-up to Nocturne, my second ...
 
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Video: Memoryy – “All My Love”

We posted “All My Love” from Shaun Hettinger/Memoryy last month, and the music video for the track is equally worthwhile. Directed by Asa Shumskas Tait, the vibrant and creative video finds Hettinger admist a desert...

 
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LEO – “Murf”

Taking a cue from lushly melodic gems from various genres, from the Beatles and Tame Impala to J Dilla and Frank Ocean, Jon Holt crafts entrancing music under the alias LEO. Based between Portland and Michigan, Holt shows throu...
 
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Human Eyes – “I Might”

The Wind’s 2011 album Harum Scarum was one of my favorite user submissions in this site’s nine-year history. The double-album was surprisingly accessible despite its length, thanks to a sound that masterfully merged...

 
Electronic
 

Lozk – “Han Sow”

With the track “Han Sow”, Colombian producer Leonardo Suárez Jiménez is in complete control of textural development; his ability to infuse samples – ranging from everyday life sounds to exotic string instrumen...
 
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B.O.X.E.R. – “Issue No5”

With spurts of brass adorning Anna-Maria Nemetz’s passionate vocals, B.O.X.E.R.’s “Issue No5” is an immediately striking track. The dark-pop production and meshes wonderfully with the various brass accom...

 
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Gideon King and City Blog – “City Blog”

Gideon King and City Blog is a jazz fusion project whose new album, City Blog, is making waves among anyone who appreciates chilled-out sophistication in the vein of Steely Dan, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter and Pat Metheny. Huf...
 
Dream-Pop + Shoegaze
 

Kiravell – “Yello Hazy”

Growing up in Detroit, Meniyka Kiravell found an enjoyable escape in the world of fantasy books and theater, which eventually led to her ultimate love for music. When attending college at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor...

 
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GGOOLLDD – “All Night”

GGOOLLDD’s sleek sound struck me back in 2014 with the great track “Younger Days“, a masterful blend of ’80s post-punk with more recent synth-pop infatuations (Frankie Rose was a good comparison at the time). ...
 
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Jacob Faurholt – “Future Wife”

For his sixth album, Danish singer/songwriter Jacob Faurholt pursued a theme familiar to many: the “break-up album.” Written after the end of a 9-year relationship, Faurholt wrote the album particularly as a way to ...