Premiere: Young Heel – Someone’s Touch

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Our love for Brooklyn-based experimental pop outfit Young Heel is quite well professed here, so we can skip the introductions and jump right into the meaty stuff. Clay Bassford and co. are back with a brand new bag of tricks and a slick new Tuff EP, due out May 26th on Sound Appropriate Records. The release’s lead single, “Someone’s Touch,” strips away the thickly-layered instrumentation we’re accustomed to, opting for a sultrier sound. Breathy vocals and slow-burning synths are replaced by subterranean bass hits and arpeggiators. Give “Someone’s Touch” a first listen below and prepare yourself for some more white-boys-in-white-tees R&B coming your way this Spring.

STREAM: Young Heel – “Someone’s Touch” [PREMIERE]

PREMIERE: Tiny Victories – Drinking With Your Ghost

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After a long 2012 filled with shows across the country (including a successful ATG New Noise), Tiny Victories spent all of last year putting together their debut album. The Brooklyn-based duo — comprised of Greg Walters and Cason Kelly — recruited the help of producer Alex Aldi (Passion Pit, Holy Ghost!) to craft Haunts, due out June 10th on The Sleepover Party.

Today, we’re fortunate enough to premiere “Drinking With Your Ghost,” the lead single off Haunts. The track evokes traces of The National while staying true to the Tiny Victories signature sound — heavy on the moody synths, and even heavier on Walter’s haunting vocals. Have a listen to “Drinking With Your Ghost” below, and check out Tiny Victories live when they hit the stage with Big Data at our Baby’s All Right show on Thursday, May 8th.

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STREAM: Tiny Victories – “Drinking With Your Ghost” [PREMIERE]

Spotifriday Mix – 12.20.13

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Spotifriday is a tailored selection of 10 songs to groove to as you count down the hours until the freedom of the weekend.

2013 gave us not only a good share of spectacular tracks, but also a sizable number of great albums. This week, we highlight some tracks from our favorite albums that didn’t get the attention that their lead singles may have, or slipped through the cracks for some reason. Have a listen to the (not so) hidden gems from artists like Vampire Weekend, CHVRCHES, Baths, Youth Lagoon and more. Oh…and Happy Holidays, you guys.

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Spotifriday Mix – 12.6.13

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Spotifriday is a tailored selection of 10 songs to groove to as you count down the hours until the freedom of the weekend.

After a one-week hiatus caused by Thanksgiving-itis, Spotifriday is back with a fresh set of tunes. This week, we’ve got new songs from Dan Croll, Bel Heir, Francis & The Lights, Conner Youngblood, and others, including a mesmerizing cover by everyone’s favorite Glaswegians CHVRCHES. Really looking forward to the weekend, you guys.

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Spotifriday Mix – 11.22.2013

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Spotifriday is a tailored selection of 10 songs to groove to as you count down the hours until the freedom of the weekend.

This week’s Spotifriday features a blend of new tracks from established artists — Toro y Moi, The National, and Bombay Bicycle Club — sprinkled in with some slow burners from Gems, Ang Low and more. Thanksgiving is so close you can taste the sweet potato casserole, so pop on this week’s Spotifriday and fantasize about seconds and thirds.

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CHVRCHES – Lies (Tourist Remix)

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Tourist got his hands on CHVRCHES‘ relentless synth-pop anthem “Lies” and trimmed just about everything, leaving nothing behind but frontwoman Lauren Mayberry’s vocals. The UK producer turns the track into a piano-backed ballad, repurposing it as a muted, nostalgic slow-burner. If you need a six-minute break from your workday, listen to the track below and get swept up in feels.

STREAM: CHVRCHES – “Lies (Tourist Remix)”

Spotifriday Mix – 11.8.2013

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Spotifriday is a tailored selection of 10 songs to groove to as you count down the hours until the freedom of the weekend.

If you think November is all about pumpkin spice everything and dudes with beautiful mustaches, you’re horribly mistaken. November is about two things: dogs in sweaters and mid-fall jams. With that in mind, have a listen to this week’s Spotifriday, featuring songs from Delorean, Blood Orange, Niva, Magic Man, and more.

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Premiere: Young Heel – Guide Me Through

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Last time we checked in with Brooklyn chillwave outfit Young Heel, they were sharing their haunting single “Not A Name” and pouring their hearts out in an exclusive interview with ATG. Clay Bassford and co. are back with a slow-burning new release, “Guide Me Through,” that we are lucky enough to premiere here today. “Guide Me Through” is as chilling as “Not A Name,” though the band trades in the longing vocals for a more atmospheric, synth-driven sound. The track is everything we’ve come to expect from Young Heel, with a little dash of something new. Have a listen to “Guide Me Through” below.

STREAM: Young Heel – “Guide Me Through” [PREMIERE]

Playlist: Communion DC November

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Looking for something to do this Wednesday, November 6th? You can find us at our Communion DC showcase, which features live sets from a diverse group of artists, including Tennis, Savoir Adore, ON AN ON, Night Sweats and Mellen. In preparation for the event, we’ve put together a teaser playlist of what to expect on Wednesday night. Have a listen, then grab your tickets to see these top acts in person below.

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STREAM: Communion DC November Playlist

Spotifriday Mix – 11.1.2013

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Spotifriday is a tailored selection of 10 songs to groove to as you count down the hours until the freedom of the weekend.

Look. It’s the day after Halloween and chances are you’re way too hungover to read this. Just listen to this collection of soothing melodies from SOHN, James Vincent McMorrow, Alt-J, Dan Croll and others after the jump. The weekend is here.

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