ListenUp: Drake: Nice For What

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Dr. Dog: Heart Killer

Dr. Dog returns with “Heart Killer,” taking their signature vocals and guitar-driven grooves to a new level. A true demonstration of their musical talents, the song was recorded to a 16-track analogue tape during production, as were the other tunes…

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Eels: Bone Dry

Playfully macabre and unsurprisingly catchy, “Bone Dry” hails from the Eels’ first new album since 2014, The Destruction, out now. With its release came the aforementioned track’s captivating stop-motion animation music video. Directed by Sofia Astrom…

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SOPHIE: Faceshopping

LA-based SOPHIE (multi-talented producer, singer, songwriter and DJ) has been releasing diverse new tracks over the past few months—from the sweet “It’s Okay to Cry” to the manic, sexy “Ponyboy.” Today the glitchy, abrasive banger “Faceshopping” gets…

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The Horrors: Water Drop

Drawn from the recording sessions that would ultimately lead to last year’s V, “Water Drop” is one of two powerful, throbbing deep cuts just released by The Horrors. The track was originally the latter half of one lengthy song and now makes for the…

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Melody’s Echo Chamber: Breathe In, Breathe Out

French musician Melody Prochet (aka Melody’s Echo Chamber) will release her second album—her first new music in six years—this summer, and “Breathe In, Breathe Out” is the third track she’s shared from it. Prochet’s pretty vocals trace over the scuzzy…

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Beach House: Dark Spring

The opening track (and third release from) Beach House’s forthcoming album 7, “Dark Spring” arrives with a stark black-and-white video directed by Zia Anger, who refers to the work as “an anomaly in process.” The band also says the track deals with…

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Thomas Bartlett + Nico Muhly: Festina

Beyond the beauty and imagination of their solo work, Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman) and Nico Muhly have each built an almost unfathomable repertoire of music in collaboration with some of the best musicians, vocalists and bands recording and performing…

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The Sorority: On Me

A testament to sisterhood and solidarity, the four members of The Sorority (pHoenix Pagliacci, Keysha Freshh, Lex Leosis and Haviah Mighty) found themselves competing in a cypher for International Women’s Day two years ago. Now a progressive four-piece…

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Seinabo Sey feat. Jacob Banks: Remember

Swedish-Gambian singer/songwriter Seinabo Sey’s new track “Remember” is just as powerful and moving as her previous music. The song, which features equally striking vocals by Jacob Banks, is Sey’s first new release in two years and she seems even more…

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Natalie Prass: Sisters

From her upcoming second album The Future and The Past (set for release 1 June), Natalie Prass’ new track is a funky neo-soul tune that’s all about fostering the sisterhood. Her jazz-inflected vocals on “Sisters” are half-spoken yet melodic. Name-checking…

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays

A third glimpse at the forthcoming Unknown Mortal Orchestra album Sex & Food, “Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays” finds funky disco components punctuating a warm pop tune. It’s a dance-worthy number that delivers on what the New Zealand band’s become famous…

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