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LUCES – Habitual Ritual

LUCES is the new collaborative project between vets Plastic Plates and Amtrac. The excellent first track from the pair “Habitual Ritual” is previewed from a 4-track EP of the same name out Friday on Let’s Play House.

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05-31-17

Anna of the North – Lovers

NO-NZ duo Anna of the North announce debut LP with stream of title track “Lovers”. “Lovers” for all it’s vibe-y/trendy production nods is subtly and really supremely anthemic and catchy (that “show a little loving / shine a little light on” melodic bit is as good as just about anything else out right now). Lovers is out September 8 on Different Recordings.

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05-31-17

Lorde – Green Light (Chromeo Remix)

After a three year hiatus, Lorde is officially back with a newer, more refined sound. Adding to that new sound is Chromeo who remixed Green Light, adding super-sized synths and a funky vibe to the pop track. The vet duo transformed the pop anthem into something more downtempo and smooth, and I’m vibing with it.

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05-31-17

Jakob Ogawa – You Might Be Sleeping (Feat. Clairo)

Norwegian producer Jakob Ogawa and Boston artist Clairo telegram in from farthest off deep space (we’re the pop especially dreamy and heart-dinging) on the very very good “You Might Be Sleeping”. Look for Jakob Ogawa’s debut Bedroom Tapes EP out June 16th.

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05-25-17

JMR – June Carter

Nashville artist JMR will release sophomore EP “Boyish” tomorrow (5/26). The magnetic and stirring “June Carter” is the EP’s second stream and we’re especially digging the track’s impeccable melodic writing.

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05-25-17

Da-P & TheMIND – Ms. Communication (Feat. Sun)

Montreal Soulection-alum Da-P links up with Chicago producer TheMIND and QC singer Sun for the cool (and subtly dance-y) R&B of “Ms. Communication”. <3

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05-25-17

Two Another – Over My Shoulder

London-based duo Two Another knock out another bit of A+ soulful pop on the funky “Over My Shoulder”. Two Another will play at Miranda in Shoreditch, London on July 6th.

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05-25-17

No Vacation – Yam Yam

SF dream pop merchants No Vacation make a welcome return in the form of expertly-crafted “Yam Yam”. Look for a mixtape forthcoming from No Vacation on Topshelf Records.

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05-25-17

Camp Howard – Juice

Out now on Egghunt Records is “Juice” the new EP for Richmond VA band Camp Howard. The summery title track sets a neat balance that we’re digging between clear, hooky pop writing and hazier/more meandering bits of guitar and melody. Stream “Juice” below.

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05-22-17

Kaaris – Charge – (Alexander Lewis Trombone Flip)

Alexander Lewis is known best for his high energy productions and impressive brass instrumentation. This tune (a booming remix of Kaaris’ “Charge”) is no different. As Lewis’ trombone graces the song, the melody of “Charge” floods in and hits the listener hard. We’re big advocates of this artist so be sure to keep an eye on him this year!

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05-22-17

Chloe Leone – Comfortably Me

The Fred Cox-produced (Lion Babe, Janelle Monae) “Comfortably Me” is impeccable new pop from UK singer based in London Chloe Leone.

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05-18-17

Jon Sable – Gray Paper Moon (Chaos in the CBD Remix)

Hot off the Chaos in the CBD press is another excellent mix from the UK via NZ production duo; a remix of “Gray Paper Moon” from another New Zealand artist now based in London Jon Sable.

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05-18-17