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[INDIE POP] Washed Out Makes Vibrant Return With Summery New Track “Get Lost”

HEY MAN TAKE A HIT AND GET LOST With the indie pop outfit Washed Out’s first release since 2013’s Paracosm album. It seems the king of chill wave Ernest Green has returned! This time complete with enticing sounds off both the sax and ivory keys, sure to make listeners want to hit the dance floor. The most house-reminiscent […]

[INDIE ROCK] alt-J Proves It’s Beyond Definition, Release Sweeping New Track “Adeline”

I started listening to alt-J midway through high school. The English indie rock outfit’s breakout track “Breezeblocks” was as the cliche goes, “the soundtrack to my life” upon its release. I had recently withdrawn myself from an admittedly two-way emotionally-draining relationship of several years. “Breezblocks” was an immeasurably powerful tune, gracing my ears at seemingly just the […]

[DANCE] Soulwax Debut Hourlong Essential Mix Featuring Unreleased Music

Late March the Belgian DJ brothers Stephen and David Dewaele released their latest Soulwax album From Dewee. Fresh off their release the masterful Soulwax has followed suit with an entirely new collection of tunes written specifically for Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, an endeavor rarely attempted to that degree by a group of their stature. The new tunes come […]

[LISTEN] You Can’t Miss Nina Kraviz’s Newly Released Track ‘You Are Wrong’

It’s certainly no secret the large majority of tracks thrown down on any given set from the Russian DJ Queen Nina Kraviz are unreleased. Between a virtually unlimited expanse of music via her label трип (Trip) and tunes she culminates following her crate digging, 50 to 60 percent of every one of her sets will contain tunes she’s never before released, as is […]

[LISTEN] ICYMI: Avalon Emerson’s Reworking Of Slowdive’s New Track ‘Sugar For The Pill’ Is Gorgeous

Up until this May the beloved English rock band Slowdive hadn’t released music in over twenty years. Twenty-two to be exact. For the’90s shoegaze icons to return after all that time is a bold move by any musical standard. It’s not something bands do often, or at least when they do it’s not always well received. […]