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Tropic Of Pisces: Swooping Synths And Chirping Circuits

Monday, April 21, 2014

Tropic Of Pisces is the project of Matt Scheiner, a diverse musician who's played with bands like Oberhofer. Hear "They Count," a track from the native New York musician's upcoming EP, Symmetry.

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Check Ahead: Wye Oak, 'Shriek'

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Baltimore duo Wye Oak has typically been known for its flurry of guitar and drums, but with its new album, Shriek, the band drops the guitar, picks up the bass and goes in an entirely new, synth-heavy direction. Hear the album in its entirety before its release.

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Timber Timbre And Fiver: Two Takes On An Unsettling And Alluring Tale

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Timber Timbre's song "Curtains?!" embodies both the unsettling and the alluring as frontman Taylor Kirk sings a tale about a man's secrets exposed. But in an alternate version sung by Fiver (a.k.a. Simone Schmidt), the song takes on a new identity.

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Eternal Summers' Swooning And Distorted Record Store Day Track

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hear "Goodnight Goodbye," a track by Eternal Summers from Kanine Records' upcoming official Record Store Day compilation, Non-Violent Femmes.

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Check Ahead: NØMADS, Free My Animal

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Hear the Brooklyn band's dynamic and distorted debut album, in its entirety.

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Check Ahead: EMA, 'The Future's Void'

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Hear The Future's Void, the ambitious new album from songwriter and producer EMA, in its entirety.

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Check Ahead: White Hinterland, 'Baby'

Monday, March 24, 2014

On Baby, the brand new album from White Hinterland, songwriter Casey Dienel delves into personal territory and reinvents herself with a bold dance pop sound. 

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Check Ahead: Cloud Nothings, 'Here And Nowhere Else'

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Hear Here And Nowhere Else, the new album from the gloriously noisy rock band in its entirety.

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Check Ahead: Caetano Veloso, 'Abraçaço'

Monday, March 17, 2014

Hear the new album from the Tropicalia pioneer in its entirety and download the song “A Bossa Nova E Foda” before it's release on March 25.

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Careful's Pitch-Bending, Gender-Shifting Duet With Himself

Monday, March 10, 2014

Hear an exclusive premiere of the Brooklyn-based electronic producer's new song, "You Will Have To Kill Me," from his forthcoming album, The World Doesn't End.

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Check Ahead: The Family Crest, 'Beneath The Brine'

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Part rock band, part sprawling collective, The Family Crest plays wildly ambitious orchestral pop songs that jump from genre-to-genre, often in the same song.

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Check Ahead: Art Decade, 'Art Decade'

Monday, February 10, 2014

Art Decade is part of a small boom young bands playing earnest and ambitious orchestral pop full of sweeping strings, big choruses and epic melodic peaks. Hear the Boston band's self-titled sophomore album in its entirety before its release next week.

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Watch Jazz Guitarist Nir Felder Play Live At Rockwood

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

With his debut album, Golden Age, jazz guitarist Nir Felder shows why he's been such a go-to sideman and one of the exciting young voices in jazz. Watch him in a new live concert music video for "Lover" filmed live at Rockwood Music Hall.

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Pony Boy: Sinister And Sultry 'Junkyard Country'

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Hear a preview of the Nashville singer-songwriter's upcoming EP with the gritty and lovely song "Happy Ever After."

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Juan Wauters: Queens-Based Garage Folk, Sung In Spanish

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Hear "Escucho Mucho," a track from the Uruguay-born, Queens-based Juan Wauters' upcoming new album N.A.P. - North American Poetry.

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Peter Morén Explores A Stockholm Ski Slope In 'Say My Name'

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Here's your chance to discover Sweden's version of our favorite Beatle. His name is Peter Morén, of Peter Bjorn & John fame, and his newly released single and music video is a singular blend of soul, New Wave and infectious pop hooks. Watch it here.

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Hollow & Akimbo: A Buoyant And Blustery Pop Anthem

Friday, January 17, 2014

Hear "Singularity," a new track from Hollow & Akimbo's upcoming self-titled debut album. 

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Check Ahead: Lanterns On The Lake, 'Until The Colours Run'

Monday, January 13, 2014

Hear Until The Colours Run, the emotionally stirring new album from U.K. band Lanterns On The Lake, in its entirety.

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Tom Brosseau: Storytelling Shrouded In Sweet Nostalgia

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Hear an exclusive premiere of "Tami" from folk songwriter Tom Brosseau's upcoming album Grass Punks.

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Jeremy And The Harlequins' Whiskey-Soaked Juke Joint Rocker

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Hear an exclusive premiere Jeremy And The Harlequin's song "Trip Into The Light," from the band's self-titled EP.

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