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Florence + the Machine, “Dance Fever”

The beats on Florence Welch’s fifth album are more physical than ever, and the lyrics are darkly comic—all in service to that thrilling feeling of dancing on the edge of a knife.

May 11, 2022
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Fashion Club Contrasts Public and Private Morality on New Single “Pantomime”

Moaning bassist Pascal Stevenson’s debut solo record Scrutiny arrives June 17 via Felte.

May 11, 2022
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Ellevator, “The Words You Spoke Still Move Me”

The debut LP from the Hamilton, Ontario trio balances soaring guitars, soft atmospherics, and complicated spirituality.

May 04, 2022
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The Zells Announce New LP “Ant Farm,” Share Hyper-Catchy Single “Hell Car”

A video for the track arrives ahead of the Pittsburgh group’s sophomore album, out June 3 via Crafted Sounds.

April 18, 2022
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Hey, ily Switch Gears on New Glam-Leaning Single “Stress Headache!”

The Montana-based chiptune experimentalists’ debut LP Psychokinetic Love Songs is out April 29.

April 07, 2022
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Pavement, “Terror Twilight: Farewell Horizontal”

This reissue of the band’s final and least-praised record benefits most from the restored track order as intended by producer Nigel Godrich.

April 06, 2022
Reno Cruz’s “Your Love” Video Emphasizes the Song’s Themes of Yearning, Loss, and Growth

Shelby Dillon’s visual for the Falling in Love Is Not That Hard single arrives ahead of tonight’s album release show at The Hideout in Chicago.

February 24, 2022
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Tangerine Dream, Raum

While it doesn’t always live up to its most groundbreaking forebears, this sort-of posthumous release often succeeds in its own right.

February 23, 2022
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Oceanator Endure a Messy Breakup with Their Phone in New “Bad Brain Daze” Video

The Chris Farren–directed visual announces Elise Okusami’s new album Nothing’s Ever Fine, which arrives April 8 via Polyvinyl.

February 16, 2022
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ME REX, Pterodactyl

The London-based indie rockers’ latest EP is an anti-formalist return to form.

February 04, 2022
Farees Reaffirms His Pride in His Tuareg Heritage on “Mercury / Orgullosamente”

The latest single from “Galactic Africa” pushes back on neo-colonialism in energetic Afrobeat fashion.

January 26, 2022
Highnoon Wrestle with Growing Up and Growing Apart on New Track “Back to You”

Kennedy Freeman shares the first of two full-band singles already planned for 2022.

January 13, 2022
Jane Bruce Addresses the Men Who Think She Owes Them a Love Song on “Song About You”

The track arrives ahead of the “Jagged Little Pill” cast member’s debut album, “My Bed.”

January 12, 2022
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Beatrice Deer, “SHIFTING”

The Québec-based songwriter celebrates the richness of her culture and the healing she’s achieved through transmitting it on her latest release.

December 09, 2021
Anna Sun Struggle to Shrug Off Grief with “What a Shame”

The paradoxically upbeat single arrives ahead of their forthcoming self-titled EP.

December 08, 2021
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Lily Konigsberg, “Lily We Need to Talk Now”

The Palberta member’s solo debut channels the anguish and exhilarating possibility of a post-breakup period.

October 28, 2021
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Boy Scouts, “Wayfinder”

Taylor Vick’s comfort zone is the lilting, mid-tempo stuff her new album is founded on, opening up an expansive space around her nylon-string compositions.

September 29, 2021
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The Ophelias, “Crocus”

Chamber-pop ornamentation and live-band grit weave around spiritual lyricism on the Cincinnati band’s third album.

September 23, 2021