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Aaron Krause & Liza Anne, “I Would Die 4 U”

Aaron Krause & Liza Anne, “I Would Die 4 U”

It’s impossible to put into words the full range of grief, sadness and confusion of the loss of an artist like Prince. This year has already been filled with such sorrow, but the loss of Prince is the harshest blow of all. Fortunately we can often look to the artists we appreciate to help us […]

Golden Daze, “Never Comin’ Back”

Golden Daze, “Never Comin’ Back”

At first, the mid-February release date for Golden Daze’s self-titled debut album felt a little premature. Befitting their to-the-point band name, surely Ben Schwab and Jacob Loeb’s warm, breezy West Coast (by way of Ohio and Chicago) jangle would be most at home in the embrace of summer? It turns out to have been a […]

Kane Strang, “Things Are Never Simple”

Kane Strang, “Things Are Never Simple”

Strang’s debut collection of demos was recorded in a bomb shelter in Germany, and Blue Cheese, his recently released debut album, was recorded in his parents’ house in Dunedin, New Zealand, while they were away for a couple of months. The comforts of home don’t seem to have put him much more at ease. In […]

Dan Lissvik, “N”

Dan Lissvik, “N”

In 2014, multi-faceted musician Dan Snaith put out Caribou’s Our Love, an album in part inspired by the arrival of his daughter. This year, another Dan has come along to expand the potential of what “dad rock” can be. Swedish producer and new father Dan Lissvik, previously of the duo Studio with Rasmus Hägg, named […]

Wylder, “Bayhouse”

Wylder, “Bayhouse”

Fans of Ben Kweller or Death Cab will want to take notice of today’s featured track, a special premiere of Wylder‘s “Bayhouse” from the band’s forthcoming LP, Rain and Laura. Everything is subservient to the melody on Wylder’s new album, a good move when the hook is this good. Take a listen to “Bayhouse” below and pre-order […]

Moñecho, “Green Sun”

Moñecho, “Green Sun”

Released last December, Past Waters/Fever Lives, the debut album from Williamsport, Pennsylvania, native Matthew Serra (who now resides in Brooklyn), is a deeply breathing progression of songs that float, flutter, tumble and repose. For those who might hear a Jeff Buckley song come on and think to themselves that no one really goes for it […]

Howard, “Glass”

Howard, “Glass”

A lesson that recurs throughout different forms of art is that there is liberation to be found in limitations. Please Recycle, the new release from Brooklyn’s Howard, isn’t so much a blatant grab for the eco-conscious crowd: the EP’s five songs are made entirely from repurposed bits and parts from their debut album from last […]

Nearly Oratorio, “Occlude”

Nearly Oratorio, “Occlude”

Two years of weathering between the completion and the release of Nearly Oratorio’s new EP hasn’t left any rust on Tin. Deliberation appears to be central to Simon Lam’s process, but his productivity hardly suffers for it. He has supported fellow producers like Flume and SBTRKT, worked with a number of bands in his hometown […]

Empress Of, “Woman is a Word”

Empress Of, “Woman is a Word”

Empress Of has a very busy week in Austin with several SXSW performances (full tour list here), but we’re thrilled to hear a brand new sparse synth track from the L.A.-based artist. “Woman is a Word” pushes toward an independence of self, a declaration that the words that so often define only have the power to […]

M83, “Try It, Do It”

M83, “Try It, Do It”

We’re hardly the only ones ecstatic to hear that M83 has finally given us something — some signs of life from the full-length album that’s been rumored for months. Well not only did Anthony Gonzalez announce Junk, due April 8 on Mute, but he also released “Try It, Do It” today via video. It’s weird. It’s intriguing. […]