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Ryley Walker

Hear Ryley Walker’s Incredible New Single “Sweet Satisfaction”

There’s something about handpicked guitar playing that never gets old, and Ryley Walker does a great job reminding us of how timeless it can be. The folk singer-songwriter drops his new album Primrose Green on March 31 via Dead Oceans. Pre-orders are ongoing here. In anticipation, he’s shared single “Sweet Satisfaction” to detail what we can expect on the release and it’s nothing short of intricate.

Ryley Walker’s ecstatic fingerpicking is what lures you into his songs, but his cool film of 1970s fog that sets over it will keep you around long after they’ve ended. “Sweet Satisfaction” sees …

Oh Wonder

Oh Wonder Share Serene New Single, “Technicolour Beat”

Oh Wonder will release their debut album later this year, and from all indications, they will be doing so on their own terms. Rather than opting for a run-of-the-mill release, the outfit will instead be sharing a new song every month for a year, until every one of the record’s twelve tracks are available online.

For those of you unfamiliar with the London-based duo, I assure you that this is very good news. The group’s growing catalogue is catchy, coy, and as smooth as your father’s favorite whiskey, built around pulsing bass and lush, cascading melodies.

Earlier today, the band …

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Twinsmith Release Title Track From Upcoming LP

Twinsmith are set to release their sophomore LP, Alligator Years, on May 5, via Saddle Creek.

In preparation for the release, the band is streaming the album’s title track. Helping many of us escape the winter blues, “Alligator Years” is an upbeat, surf-inspired pop track that is sure to lift some spirits if you are one of the many unfortunate souls currently in the Northeast.

The band just got off of a US tour with Cursive and will be attending this year’s SXSW festival. Be sure to head here to see the band’s upcoming tour dates.

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Action Bronson and Chance The Rapper Share “Baby Blue”

The release of Action Bronson‘s long-awaited debut album is just weeks away, and earlier today the New York native shared a monstrous new single titled “Baby Blue.”

Co-written by Zane Lowe and produced by “Uptown Funk” creator Mark Ronson, the latest cut from Mr. Wonderful finds Action Bronson swapping bars with Chance The Rapper over a piano-heavy beat. It’s a lot lighter in tone than the title may lead you to believe, but there is a sense of heartache in several bars that is far too palpable to ignore. Bronson shines brightest, but Chance’s vocals on the hook …

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You’re Going To Really, Really, Really Like The New Carly Rae Jepson Single

Carly Rae Jepsen may have just done the impossible. Though many believed it could never be done, it seems the Canadian vocalist has finally recorded a song that may surpass the catchiness and lasting popularity of “Call Me Maybe.”

Earlier this morning, March 2, Carly Rae Jepsen shared a new song with the world titled “I Really Like You.” The sugar-coated pop anthem offers a high energy tale of love, or at least a crush, and the rush of excitement that follows that first encounter with someone special. The hook may be the simplest chorus of the last year, and …

Warpaint

Warpaint Return with Haunting New Single, “No Way Out (Redux)”

Earlier in the week, Warpaint stopped by BBC Radio 1 to premiere the first in “a series of new songs being released this year,” and as per usual, the Los Angeles outfit didn’t disappoint.

Magnificently melancholy from the word go, “No Way Out (Redux),” is both spacious and spellbinding, and falls perfectly in line with the foursome’s previous body of work. Airtight harmonies circle high overhead as a throbbing bassline pulls listeners deeper and deeper into introspection, and all at once it becomes clear that 2015 may just be group’s biggest year yet. Give the track a listen by following …

Built To Spill

Drop Everything And Listen To Built To Spill’s New Song “Living Zoo”

Untethered Moon will be Built To Spill’s first album in six years, and if “Living Zoo” brings any question as to if the wait was worth it, I imagine that answer is “yes.”

Beginning in one of the more interesting first minutes of any song the act has done, “Living Zoo” is eccentric, poppy, and imaginative all at the same time. With an odd, yet incredibly catchy and groovy introduction, once familiar vocals enter be sure to find your anticipation heightened for Untethered Moon‘s April 21 release date via Warner Brothers.

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Death Cab For Cutie

Death Cab For Cutie Impress with Fantastic New Single, “No Room In Frame”

Death Cab for Cutie have joined forces with NME to begin streaming the second single off their eighth full-length record, Kintsugi. Titled “No Room In Frame,” give it a listen by following the jump below.

Whereas the previously released “Black Sun” was dark and brooding, “No Room In Frame” feels undeniably light and airy, and will almost certainly conjure quick comparisons to Plans and Narrow Stairs. Gibbard’s thought-provoking idioms are out in full force, and the whole track seems to come together effortlessly over the course of four toe-tapping minutes. It’s a side of Death Cab …

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Beach Baby Release “Ladybird” From Upcoming Single

Beach Baby is one of those band’s that you probably haven’t heard of, but totally should.

A newer, London-based act, the band is only gearing up for their first shows in April, yet have a premiere on Noisey under their belt. “Ladybird” is a dreamy pop mix of drone vocals filled with lush sounds. With a chorus that will find itself stuck in your head all day, let’s shake off this crazy winter (in Boston at least) with some refreshing music.

The “Ladybird” single will be out March 31, 2015 via B3SCI Records in the US and in the UK …

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Chance The Rapper And The Social Experiment Share “Lady Friend”

Chance the Rapper has been busy. From releasing a track with Madonna and Mike Tyson, to the long-awaited Surf album with The Social Experiment inching closer, and just a few days ago announcing an appearance at the Pitchfork Music Festival, the artist shows no signs of slowing down.

So it fits that on Valentine’s Day, Chance and The Social Experiment dropped a new track titled “Lady Friend.” Though it’s not expected to be from Surf, which was slated for a 2014 release but never saw the light of day, Chance did unveil a trailer for Surf late last month …

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UTG PREMIERE: Northernmost – “Sonder”

Today, we are happy to premiere a brand new track from Massachusetts’ Northernmost. “Sonder” comes from the band’s upcoming split with Last Great Hero, and also features a re-recorded version of the band’s earlier song, “Belittle Me.”

I first reviewed the band’s debut self-titled LP back in June, and have been anxiously awaiting any new releases from them since. With a strong sense for songwriting, emotion, and tone, Northernmost are sure to resonate with fans of Superheaven, Basement, Balance And Composure, Brand New, and many more. With the pulsating melodies and guitars from “Sonder,” backed by a thundering …

Dave Dk Halma

Hear Dave DK’s Excellent New Electronic Single “Halma”

Kompakt electronic musician Dave DK is back. The German DJ and producer has announced a follow-up to 2007′s Moodmusic. The album, titled Val Maira, drops April 27. In anticipation of its release, he’s shared lead single “Halma,” and it’s an excellent journey through house music and dodgy layering.

“Halma” sees Dave DK coming back headstrong. The six-minute track kicks off with street chatter before diving straight into The Field territory. Muted synths loop over sharp drumming, the sound of a trance setting in, making themselves a welcome background noise to the ring of bells and hand claps that follow. Not …