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Fellow Creatures – “Wouldn’t You Like to Know”

Behind all the electronica flourishes, it’s clear that Washington D.C.’s Fellow Creatures are a rock band that still know their way around a pop hook. “Wouldn’t You Like to Know”, from the bandR...
 
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Stillwave – “What Have You”

On “What Have You”, from Netherlands rock outfit Stillwave, the band mixes a goth post-punk aesthetic with arena-rock, making for a sound that could fill a stadium but is also deeply intimate. The band’s front...

 
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Kylypso – “Mean 2 you”

Like most good R&B, “Mean 2 you” by atmospheric duo Kylypso, feels effortless. The East London duo glide on shiny synths and airy vocals throughout the track, reminding relatively of Junior Boys’ deeper R...
 
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Grado – “Where to Draw the Line”

“Where to Draw the Line” by Grado (the solo project of Michael Bloss) is expansive, though it may not sound that way at first. The urgent acoustic strums at the beginning resemble a fellow UK outfit, a very familiar...

 
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The Genius Buddha Band – “I Don’t Mind”

The jangly rock from The Genius Buddha Band rides on summer-y nonchalance throughout their fleeting new single “I Don’t Mind”. The Swedish group say that the track was written and recorded in one day, which is...
 
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Younger Me – “We Will Never Wash Away”

Younger Me’s sleek indie-pop is self-assured and whimsical.┬áTheir glowing new track “We Will Never Wash Away” kicks off with a looping Fender Rhodes piano that resembles xylophones and a lush organ, lending a ...

 
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LABS – “Brave”

It’s fitting that a group called LABS began as an experiment. According to the band, what began as a collaboration between Lindsay Bryan (vocals) and Adam Sutherland (keys and guitar) to create stock samples for electroni...
 
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Funeral Suits – “Tree of Life”

On first listen, you might mistake “Tree of Life” for a track by Animal Collective. The airy, spacious vocals are easy to mistake for AC’s own, but when the track’s chorus drops there’s no mistakin...

 
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YOURS – “Forever, Never”

“Forever, Never” by YOURS, the San Francisco-based duo of Milton Nieves and Kazmo Vilmar, comes at you in waves. First, there’s the subdued synths and then the ambling hip-hop drum loop behind them, sounding l...
 
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sleeperzzZ – “Bones”

The clinking music boxes that kick off “Bones” by LA indie pop duo sleeperzzZ instantly concocts a breezy soundscape that floats like a daydream on a hazy summer day. sleeperzzZ is the new project from Steven Vernet...