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Adelyn Rose

"Perhaps"

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On the heels of her second full-length release, Adelyn Rose recorded “Perhaps” in the springtime. And it sounds like springtime, uplifting and lilting as the earth comes back to life after a cold winter. Anything is possible in those few moments of changing seasons. She possesses the exact amount of gentle control that can command your ears. With such a simple and stripped down sound, you can’t help but be completely wooed.

Download “Perhaps” here.

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Magical Mistakes - "Hollow Bodies"

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Erik Luebs, a.k.a. Magical Mistakes, continues to impress with each new piece of music he releases. His latest EP Decompose / Reassemble, was mastered by Matthew David, and is out now on King Deluxe. The album is visceral and explores ideas of construction and destruction, decomposition and reassembling, just as the title implies. The video for “Hollow Bodies” was directed by Markus Hofko, who has directed for Flying Lotus previously, and features a man, seemingly stuck to the wall, outside a convenience store performing for unassuming passersby.

Decompose / Reassemble is available now via King Deluxe.

Suno Deko

"Thrown Color"

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Atlanta artist David Courtright is gracing us with the first listen of the titular A-side from his upcoming EP, Thrown Color. The name Suno Deko is derived from the Hindi words for “listen” and “look,” taken from his time spent in New Delhi. It seems clear to me that David uses those two words as a North Star as he carefully crafts each song. He follows it until each star preceding it is precisely aligned, and you hear every layer of “Thrown Color” come together to make an unlikely and beautiful orchestra. An orchestra which nearly creeps into the physical realm, giving you something not just to listen to, but to touch, smell, or even see.

Thrown Color EP will be out via Stratosfear Records on July 22nd.

Renny Wilson

"Glass Animal"

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The Canadian minstrel of all things sensual, smooth, and seductive, Renny Wilson has returned after his debut album SugargliderHis follow-up is nothing if not a departure from the aforementioned adjectives, and takes a page out of his past as he returns to a more rowdy inclination. His latest album is called Punk Explosion and it is just that. Renny gives credit to his previous band Subatomics for beginning what has become quite an illustrious musical career. Over the past eight years, he’s been recording this album and has declared it his “own personal Chinese Democracy.”

Grab the self-released Punk Explosion here.

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Doprah - "Stranger People"

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New Zealand duo Doprah have a sound that brings to mind different sounds you’ve heard before, and yet it’s impossible to pin them down. Their dark incarnation of electro pop meets tempered shoegaze is entirely their own. To further proliferate their uniqueness, their new video for “Stranger People” is like nothing I’ve ever seen. The wild anime dollhouse theme turns vocalist Indira Force into the epitome of kawaii while producer Steven Marr dresses as the omniscient force above all.   

“Stranger People” is off the duo’s self-titled debut.

Spazzkid

"Goodbye"

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As steel drums lead off the new Spazzkid track, its lovelorn flavor isn’t immediately apparent. “Goodbye” is the first single off Mark Redito’s upcoming EP Promise. It’s a beautiful reminder that summer doesn’t always bring new love and happiness. Sometimes it’s when you have to say goodbye to that special someone, wish them the best, and hope to god everything will turn out okay.

Promise is out July 8th via Magical Properties.

Dominguez-Shimata

"The Fall"

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There’s not a whole lot to know about Dominguez-Shimata, other than it’s a collaboration project between UK producers M.O.T.O. and Swallows Fly Low. The track is deep, brooding, and textural. I stumbled across it during one late night SoundCloud binge, and the tones it sets are perfect for those lonely late nights when you’re caved away in the internet. Hopefully there’s more where this came from.

Longshoreman

"Breaking You"

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As if from the ashes, Brooklyn artist Aaron Hodges is back with a new project called Longshoreman. You might say it’s been a long time coming since his previous project Holy Spirits has been defunct since late 2011. You can hear two tracks from his upcoming self-titled release on SoundCloud. The first track, “Breaking You,” is a delicate and transcendent journey, featuring Aaron’s gentle and slow building vocals, which always seem to produce some strange sort of spiritual awakening. Keep on the lookout for the full release, but until then, be awakened.

Sing Leaf

"Change Your Mind"

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Toronto native David Como makes music as Sing Leaf, and has just released “Change Your Mind” from his forthcoming album Tracing. The track is as intricate as it is exploratory, filled with sudden tempo and rhythm changes as if to convey the title of the song. His last release, Watery Moonwas a brilliant showcase of David’s multifaceted instrumental and stylistic talents. I’m sure we can expect more of the same on the upcoming albumespecially since this time, he will be accompanied by a full band.