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Childish Gambino Teams Up With “Telegraph Ave.” Director For “Sober” Video

The ever-evolving artist, Childish Gambino, is back with an eerie followup to his recent music video for “Telegraph Ave. (“Oakland” by Lloyd).” If you don’t recall the video, make sure you take a quick look and stay until the end. Teaming up with director Hiro Murai once again, Gambino displays his acting, dancing, and even […]

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The Cinema Release “Ghost” Lyric Video

The Cinema, a project from Lydia vocalist Leighton Antelman and producer Matt Malpass, is currently set to release the followup to 2011’s My Blood Is Full Of Airplanes. Antelman and Malpass have been working together since 2011, combining intricate synthesized sounds with the soft and smooth vocals that fans of Lydia know and love. The […]

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Liphemra Debuts “Magazines”

Los Angeles based musician Liphemra has teamed up with The 405 to premiere a brand new single. Entitled “Magazines,” the cut is an experimental piece of work worth quite a few listens as it teams up echoing, bare percussion that eventually begins to flutter alongside affecting synths and pained vocals as she proclaims, “I want […]

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ALBUM STREAM: Bear In Heaven – ‘Time Is Over One Day Old’

Brooklyn synth rock band Bear In Heaven are putting out their newest full-length, Time Is Over One Day Old, on August 5 via Dead Oceans/Hometapes. We’ve already heard opening track “Almost” and their first single “Time Between.” Now they’re streaming the album two weeks early at NPR’s First Listen. The new record highlights older ’80s synth as […]

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Little Daylight Announce US Tour Dates

Brooklyn alt-electronic trio Little Daylight have slowly been winning us over with each single they’ve dropped, and now it seems we can finally give them a listen in person. The band are hitting the road this August for several US tour dates with Clean Bandit and Young Rising Sons. Their debut album, Hello Memory, came out this week and […]

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Fall In Love With Salt Cathedral’s New Summertime Song “Tease”

We’ve been smitten with Brooklyn four-piece Salt Cathedral‘s music for a little while now. With a style that floats somewhere between indie synthpop, subtle math rock, and sugary vocal heaven, Salt Cathedral are well worth your time and attention. Their 2013 self-titled EP won us over with “Take Me To The Sea,” and now we […]

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Bishop Allen Announce First Album in Five Years, Stream Single “Start Again”

It’s been five long years since Bishop Allen‘s last album, 2009’s naive pop Grrr…, but now the Brooklyn indie rock band is back with Lights Out, due out August 19 via Dead Oceans. Leading single “Start Again”–yes, it’s quite aptly titled–is a poppy synth-driven song that perfectly bridges where the band left off to where they find themselves now: […]

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Stream La Roux’s New Single “Uptight Downtown”

London’s synth-pop singer Elly Jackson, aka La Roux, won over the radio with her 2009 hit “Bulletproof.” Now she’s ready for her comeback. On July 8, La Roux’s sophomore album, Trouble in Paradise, comes out via Cherrytree / Interscope, but today we get to hear the first official single, “Uptight Downtown.” La Roux is keeping up […]

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REVIEW: Wye Oak – ‘Shriek’

Artist: Wye Oak Album: Shriek Genre: Indie Rock Label: Merge Just because there’s two people in a band doesn’t mean they’re limited to two instruments. Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack have been creating a sound bolder than that which two people would make, Wasner leaping about with her guitar and vocals while Stack expertly drums with one […]

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Stream A Previously Unreleased Song By Jamie xx

Pional is a singer and DJ who recently had a mix featured on Fact Magazine’s website. In the middle of the mix, there were two songs that were not identified, and merely said “unknown” for the artists and song titles. It has been learned, however, that one of the songs was a previously unreleased track […]

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STREAM/DOWNLOAD: Mansions On The Moon – “It’s Not Too Late”

If there’s one new band that you check out today then it should be the southern Californian act known as Mansions On The Moon. They are just the right amount of electronic/synth and ambient mixed together, and it’s something worth checking out. They just released a new single, “It’s Not Too Late,” and you can […]

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STREAM: DWNTWN – “Chocolate (The 1975 cover)”

Call it a bandwagon, but the torrent of “Chocolate” covers tributing The 1975 has been greatly appreciated. This one in particular is pretty cool. It’s incredibly chill and plenty moody. It gives the vibe I got from my condescending ex-girlfriend when she first told me about her new guy “Steve.” (fuck you, Steve. handsome bastard…) Anyway, […]