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Hear Bell Gardens' dreamy 'She's Stuck in the Loop of Her Endless Decline'

In their separate ventures, Stars of the Lid’s Brian McBride and Furry Things’s Kenneth James Gibson are heavily influenced by uncommercial styles like dub, minimal techno, and drone. 106 more words

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Listen to Leo Justi's menacing new dance track, 'Devils Horns'

Rio-based electronic producer Leo Justi is far from a household name, but his star is most assuredly on the rise. He’s a leading figure in a Rio-based style called “heavy baile” that builds off the foundation of Brazilian baile funk–aka funk carioca, aka favela funk, aka the stuff M.I.A. 134 more words

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Taylor McFerrin's psych-soul single 'The Antidote' gets a trippy video

Producer/composer/pianist Taylor McFerrin is the rare member of the Flying Lotus-led Brainfeeder collective to operate out of New York City rather than L.A., but the influence of vintage soul, psychedelic jazz, and Golden Age rap beats on his music is right in line with the crew’s aesthetic mission statement. 299 more words

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Watch The Juan Maclean's paint-streaked video for 'A Simple Design'

John Maclean got his start playing with the legendary (for the chaos they caused as much as the music they made) electropunk band Six Finger Satellite… 153 more words

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Chicago rapper Alex Wiley continues his streak with 'Sexual Dolphin'

Twenty-one-year-old Hyde Park native Alex Wiley is an increasingly important player of a movement of Chicago hip-hop artists–with Chance the Rapper at the forefront–who are uniting the city’s history of smart, bohemian backpacker rap with cunning pop sensibilities that have helped earn them a far broader audience than their biting social commentary and emotionally raw personal narratives might suggest. 219 more words

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Country singer-songwriter Hal Ketchum returns with 'Baby I'm Blue'

Singer-songwriter Hal Ketchum spent years building the foundation of a solid Nashville career before releasing his breakthrough hit, the proudly twangy “Small Town Saturday Night,” 130 more words

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Hear two new delicately chilled-out pop tunes from Icewater

Icewater began as three guys playing around with self-penned country songs in a Brooklyn apartment, but after four years, the acquisition of a drummer and a bassist, and the tragic passing of member Grant Martin, the band has reinvented itself as purveyors of chiming, clean-toned indie pop built on a rootsy foundation with a glassy psychedelic sheen.  130 more words

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