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Aero Flynn – Crisp

The forward-thinking dark pop of “Crisp” is excerpted here from Twin Cities act Aero Flynn’s upcoming self-titled debut. Taught layered percussion, fuzzed-out guitar lead-driven rhythm structures and an astral sort of sonic backdrop all point to “Crisp”‘s standout sound. Aero Flynn is out March 15.

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02-27-15

A.Chal – Gazi

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The slow-mo mod-R&B of “Gazi” is the first new track in two years for NY/LA-based A.Chal. On the track, a steadying kick drum and on-the-downbeats piano stabs provide the frame for “Gazi”‘s hypnotic and potent melodic flow.

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02-26-15

Florence + The Machine – What Kind of Man (Nicolas Jaar Remix)

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What kind of Jaar mixes likes this. Florence Welch’s new very strong single “What Kind of Man” gets an absolute cracker of remix through the space-funk re-lensing of Nicolas Jaar.

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02-26-15

Black Honey – Madonna

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Brighton band Black Honey announce new 7″ for Duly Noted with stellar new A-side “Madonna”. “Madonna” (b/w “Spinning Wheel”) is due June 6.

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02-25-15

LANKS – Hold Me Closer

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Aussie dark pop man LANKS impressed us last year with the A+ “Knife and Spear”. Today, LANKS tees up a strong return with the sleek and modern minor-keyed tune “Hold Me Closer”.

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02-25-15

Wolf Alice – Giant Peach

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“Giant Peach” is the lead track from Wolf Alice’s forthcoming major label debut My Love Is Cool. “Giant Peach” possesses a “big rock sound” but in achieving it, the track sacrifices nothing in melody and immediacy resulting in a top class indie rock track, one of the genre’s best songs of the year so far.

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02-25-15

Alice Boman – Be Mine (Jaakko Eino Kalevi Remix)

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Finnish wunderkind Jaakko Eino Kalevi reinvents Alice Boman’s “Be Mine” into a bit of perfectly constructed rainy day pop. We love it.

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02-24-15

Honeyblood – No Big Deal

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1990’s-channeling reverb aficionados Honeyblood reveal new track “No Big Deal”. The Scottish twosome are fresh from a slew of dates from NME Awards Tour and the buzz machine is only just beginning to turn for this promising duo.

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02-24-15