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Charlotte Day Wilson – Find You

Perhaps our favorite new vocalist of the year, Charlotte Day Wilson follows-up the excellent “Work” on strong Sade/C. Bailey Rae-vibing new one “Find You”. Ms. Day Wilson will release her debut CDW project on August 26.

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07-27-16

Geowulf – Saltwater

The 37 Adventures signees Geowulf impress on Broken Social Scene/Best Coast-reminding summery pop of “Saltwater”. Love love love it.

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07-27-16

Jay Som – Peach Boy

NorCal songwriter Jay Som announces signing to Polyvinyl with fresh stream “Peach Boy”. A part of Polyvinyl-helmed re-release of Jay Som’s 2015 Bandcamp outing Turn Into, “Peach Boy” conveys more of JS’s cool psychedlic groove buoyed by strong melodies sound that we love at B3.

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07-27-16

LUXXURY – What Do Ya Really Want

SoCal disco-edit heavyweight LUXXURY steps into a beachside late-summer-tipped new original track in the form of the breezy “What Do Ya Really Want”. LUXXURY is gearing up for a new EP release later in the year titled “How to Be Good”.

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07-26-16

Tom Misch & Laura Misch – Follow

Hypem hit man Tom Misch gets a saxophone-led a assist from sister Laura on the surreal jazz pop of “Follow”.

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07-25-16

Palm Honey – Bones

Reading UK quartet Palm Honey blend neo-psychedelia and 60’s West Coast pop with great singable melodies on new one “Bones”, the follow-up to last month’s “You Stole My Blackout”.

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07-25-16

Young Summer – Paused Parade

The jazzy, exploring the impressionistic, “Paused Parade” D.C.-based Young Summer is one of our favorite tracks of the year. A++++++++.

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07-21-16

Minden – Love is Bad

We’re into the funky yacht rock stylings of Portland band Minden and their breezy new “Love is Bad” single for Hit City Records.

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07-21-16

Sleigh Bells – Hyper Dark

Indie rock longevity story Sleigh Bells stream appropriately called “Hyper Dark” ahead of forthcoming fall tour. The track’s minor-keyed chorus section, heavy with reverbed guitars and 808-esque beats, is a cool stylistic deviation for the band. Check the track (and tour dates) below.

8/31/16 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
9/1/16 Detroit, MI @ El Club
9/2/16 Chicago, IL @ North Coast Music Festival
9/3/16 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
9/4/16 Denver, CO @ Riot Fest
9/7/16 Washington, DC @ U Street
9/8/16 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
9/10/16 Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents
9/12/16 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
9/13/16 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
11/11/16 San Diego, CA @ North Park
11/15/16 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
11/18/16 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
11/19/16 Seattle, WA @ Neumos

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07-21-16

ZHU – Palm Of My Hand

The darling of the blogosphere ZHU fires forward into somewhat more deep house-inspired climes with A+ new one “Palm Of My Hand”

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07-20-16

Fine Print – Matter

UK duo Fine Print dial into a soulful set of funky syncopations on kinetic return track “Matter”.

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07-20-16