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Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin has come a long way from the attic where they recorded their debut indie-pop gem Broom almost a decade ago. In the years since, the Missourians have released three more albums, drank vodka with friends of the tragic despot that lends them their namesake, and been named cultural ambassadors to […]

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Whose music has brought the most new children into the world? Marvin Gaye? The Isley Brothers? Teddy Pendergrass? If Janelle Monáe’s new material is anything like her sensual new duet with Miguel, she could find herself at the table with these slow jam titans. “Primetime,” the third single from Monáe’s The Electric Lady, proves the […]

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Confidently dipping into surf, noise and post-rock at will, the song is bound to make its way into your rotation of late night summer anthems and confirms Teen Mom as one of the District’s must-watch bands on the rise.

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London sweethearts Summer Camp deliver your next summer anthem, packed with swirling strings, a Chic-esque riff and bittersweet remembrances of first loves. The aptly named “Fresh” is the first single from the duo’s self-titled sophomore effort.

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The best thing about watching Earl Sweatshirt grow up is that he still has the ability to unsettle you even after he’s (mercifully) stopped rapping about murdering people and uppercutting sluts. Days after announcing he would release his eagerly-awaited sophomore album Doris at the end of the summer, Earl has dropped a video for the […]

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ATG faves Haim are bringing their act to Merriweather Post Pavilion this summer, so one might expect them to look to major players like the Strokes for “big show” inspiration. But instead of tapping Julian Casablancas & co.’s original YOLO anthem, Haim stopped by Sirius XMU to take on the more subdued B-side version of […]

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On the heels of Rhye’s critically-adored and impossibly sexy new album Woman, Vienna-via-London producer SOHN returns with his own take on 21st century soul. SOHN’s smooth vocals take center-stage over a sparse synth line that teases post-dub drums and bass intermittently. Eventually, the tension builds and boils over into a chopped and distorted finish that […]

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How To Destroy Angels, the post-Nine Inch Nails project by the always-tortured Trent Reznor and his wife Mariqueen Maandig, will soon be releasing their debut LP, Welcome Oblivion. Ahead of that date, the group has released “And The Sky Began To Scream” via touch tone phone. Seriously, call (310) 299-8756. Although the method may seem […]

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Nottingham-based producer Kirk Spencer’s last EP, Enter the Void, layered samples of traditional Indian music over dub-step beats with results that ranged from gorgeous to ham-fisted. Fortunately on his new song “Kukcu,” Spencer takes a page from his UK contemporary Jai Paul’s playbook and delivers something that manages to feel organic and airy without throwing […]

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