Torres announces signing with Arts & Crafts records, shares her single "Strange Hellos,"

Torres signs with Arts & Crafts

Torres, the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter otherwise known as Mackenzie Scott, has signed a deal with Arts & Crafts. Her new album is Set for release on May 5th, TORRES pushes herself to even noisier extremes on Sprinter, a self-examination of spiritual and musical proportions. TORRES and Arts & Crafts have shared the album’s lead track, “Strange […]

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Gengahr Premiere 'She's A Witch' Video. Their new album comes out March 10th

Gengahr Premiere ‘She’s A Witch’ Video

Gengahr have released their video for the single ‘She’s A Witch’ The clip is based on the band’s love of comedic horror. Member Felix Bushe described the the video: “‘We wanted to make a video that John Cleese would have been proud of – it was heavily influenced by our love of Monty Python’.” Drenched […]

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Review of 'Shedding Skin' LP by Ghostpoet, the full length comes out on March 3

Review of ‘Shedding Skin’ LP by Ghostpoet

Artist:  Ghostpoet Title:  Shedding Skin Record Label: PIAS/Brownswood Recordings Rating: 8.0/10 About a million miles away from rap’s gaudy obsessions with flash cars, bling, money and bitches, you’ll find Ghostpoet and his third LP Shedding Skin. Ghostpoet aka Obaro Ejimiwe, avoids all the trappings of hip hop’s saturated clichés with an album of melancholic observations and self-exploration. […]

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Purity Ring releases new single "Bodyache" from their album 'Another Eternity,'

Purity Ring releases new single “Bodyache”

Purity Ring have released their new single “bodyache.” The duo’s full album, another eternity, comes out on March 3 via Last Gang Records/4AD. Previously Purity Ring had released the singles “Push Pull.” SPRING TOUR DATES: 4/8 – Brussels, Belgium – Botanique Orangery 4/9 – Amsterdam, Holland – Melkweg 4/10 – Paris, France – Trabendo 4/11 […]

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Fort Romeau Shares "Not A Word" Video, the song comes from his latest album 'Insides,'

Fort Romeau Shares “Not A Word” Video

Fort Romeau, Today, has shared the accompanying video to the track “Not A Word. Director Jack Featherstone said his intention was to reflect both the textural qualities along with its rolling momentum, which resulted in a feeling of both analog and mechanical adds Greene, reflecting their approach to the production and mixing of the track. […]

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The Acorn share their single "Influence" from their album 'Vieux Loup,'

The Acorn Share New Single “Influence”

The Acorn have revealed their new single ‘Influence.’ The band’s first new music in nearly five years. The Acorn is Ottawa-based musician Rolf Klausener. The Acorn will release their new album Vieux Loup this spring on Paper Bag Records. “What started as a character study on privilege, became more of a treatise on effortless confidence: […]

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Dorian Concept Shares Bibio Remix, off 'Joined Ends' Remix EP

Dorian Concept Shares Bibio Remix

Dorian Concept recently announced his Joined Ends Remix EP, to be released on April 6th/7th via Ninja Tune. Previously sharing Tim Hecker’s rework of “The Sky Opposite”, he returns today with a remix of “Ann River, MN” by Bibio. Dorian Concept’s 2014 Joined Ends EP was made by a young man with a different vision, […]

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