Hana Vu – Actress

Set against golden horns and dancy clicks, Hana Vu investigates personal compromise for the sake of professional success on her new song, ‘Actress’. Vu hails from Los Angeles, which to many outsiders seems like the perfectly formulated setting for this philosophical conundrum. At just 19 years of age, the artist is already showing her depth…

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Cheekface – Wedding Guests

Cheekface, Cheekface, Cheekface. Here we are again as the trio of Greg Katz, Amanda Tannen and Mark Edwards return with another song that knowingly smiles at the bitter-sweet stuff of life. ‘Wedding Guests’ speaks perfectly to the experience of the time we spend between delivery room and funeral home. Lyrically, Katz cracks funnies to express…

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KOKOKO! – Buka Dansa

Last week Kokoko! released their better-than-good remix of The Chemical Brothers ‘Eve of Destruction’, introducing the uninitiated to The Congolese collective, who have been working outside of the mainstream for some time. The band’s most recent album Fongola blends agit-punk, Soukous and western EDM to produce a sound that sits above all genre definition, and…

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Good Morning – Garden

Good Morning, the duo of Stefan Blair and Liam Parsons, have just announced their second album of the year. Basketball Breakups will be released on October 4. To celebrate the announcement, the prolific outfit have shared the lead single. It’s called ‘Garden’ and it has a deeply pleasing video. Like previous stand-alone tracks, ‘Boy, I’m just a…

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Pom Pom Squad – Cherry Blossom

We’ve loved Pom Pom Squad for a long time now. The quartet just dropped ‘Cherry Blossom’, their third and final track from the upcoming EP Ow which will be released on September 6. We just have to talk about it. The grungy, weighted guitar-work from previous releases remains here, but ‘Cherry Blossom’ is an exercise…

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The Good Ones – The Farmer

The Good Ones are a trio from Rwanda. Their new album, Rwanda, You Should Be Loved, will be released on November 8 via Anti-. Today the band released the first single and lyric video from the album. It’s called ‘The Farmer’. Let’s talk about it. ‘The Farmer’ leans into the folk, story-telling traditions of Rwandan…

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Palm Haze – Second Round

Palm Haze have just shared ‘Second Round’ a new track from their upcoming album Rêve Bleu which will be released on August 30 via YHS Records. This latest track follows previous singles, ‘Floating’ and ‘Almost Soon’. It comes with a video, and it possesses an angular and surprising beauty. As with previous releases from the…

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Amen Dunes – L.A. (remix ft. Westerman)

‘L.A.’, the final song from Amen Dunes’s brilliant and haunting 2018 album, Freedom, saw all the questions and pains that filled a year when the musician’s mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer come crashing together. On it, he resolves to push on. Now, a year and a half later, Dunes (real name Damon McMahon) is…

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