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Maye – My Love

“My Love” from Maye is so so good. Shot out of an ultramodern canon with A+ production, etc “My Love” is one of the best tracks of the year thusfar. Listen.

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04-04-19

Grace Ives – Mirror

Grace Ives’ new one “Mirror” is minimalist pop done at a very high level. Mirror. Money. Hope. Baby.

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04-04-19

Connie Constance – Give & Take

We’re digging UK singer Connie Constance’s “English Rose” EP with the pointed “Give & Take” our favorite from the release.

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04-04-19

Tamu Massif – Milksop

UK producer Tamu Massif (ay, the name of an extinct volcano in the N Pacific Ocean) previews debut Little Death Summer LP with heart-wringer downtempo track “Milksop”.

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03-15-19

Weval – The Weight

“The Weight” is the title track from Dutch twosome Weval’s sophomore LP for Kompakt. “The Weight” picks up an icy layered main groove set to space-y sonics and a far-off lead vocal.

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03-15-19

Remi Wolf – Guy

“Guy” is the excellent ebullient debut from SoCal pop singer Remi Wolf.

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02-20-19

Isabelle Brown – What U Waiting 4

Brighton’s latest talent export Isabelle Brown streams new jam “What U Waiting 4”. The songs itself rides a mid-tempo bed of soulful Rhodes, scattered bits of sax and winds and cool jazz mixed drums. “What U Waiting 4” is part of a four track EP forthcoming from True Panther.

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02-07-19

Rosie Lowe – Birdsong

“Birdsong” is the first stream from Rosie Lowe’s forthcoming sophomore LP Yu. Featuring a cast of vocalists that includes Jamie Woon, Jamie Lidell, Jordan Rakei, and Kwabs(!), “Birdsong” is maybe the best song of 2019 thusfar and is a power punch of essential modern pop.

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02-07-19

James Beau Barclay – My Head Is Healing

“My Head Is Healing”. Right On. “Head” is the latest from UK songwriter James Beau Barclay. If you’re into Yellow Days, King Krule, Rex Orange County, etc, Mr. Barclay is likely to be up your street and the new “My Head is Healing” is an excellent first introduction.

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01-31-19

unperfect – Gots to Give the Girl

New girl group out of the UK unperfect debut the very strong pop of “Gots to Give the Girl”. Written and produced by Sugababes and Girls Aloud man Brian Higgins, “Gots to Give the Girl” makes the requisite nods to current trends in cool person Spotify pop while tying it all up into a great and ultimately very listenable track.

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01-31-19

Grady – Only One

Indie pop dynamo Whethan is on production for “Only One”, new from Grady. “Only One” gets its dough off its cool combo and juxtaposition of jazzy mind-melter guitar chords and a rhythmic vocal melody that quickly buries itself in your mind’s memory trap.

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01-24-19

AB001 – Beauty Sleep

We like this one quite a bit. “Beauty Sleep” is the dreamy new one from AB001. On the track, a beautiful and spare main vocal drifts and lilts in and out a mix of quiet drums and lo-fi sonics creating a cool spacey hymnal quality to the track. We can dig it.

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01-24-19