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Jamie xx In Colour

Jamie xx Announces Debut Album ‘In Colour,’ Shares “Loud Places”

If you couldn’t stop playing Jamie xx‘s single “Girl” last year, get excited. The xx member and electronic musician has announced his debut album, In Colour, drops June 2 via Young Turks and features collaborations with The xx’s Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim, Young Thug, Popcaan, and Four Tet. Pre-orders are ongoing here. In anticipation of the 11-track release, he’s shared a new single and music video titled “Loud Places.”

Previous singles “Girl” and “Sleep Sound” will be joined on the album by “Loud Places,” a soaring yet mellow number featuring vocals from The …

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Atreyu Share “So Others May Live,” Reclaim Their Heavy Crown

The return of Atreyu in 2014 came with a fresh wave of rumors regarding the group’s plans for the future. Some expected a 10-year tour for The Curse, while others thought the band would immediately hit the studio. The group ultimately chose to do neither, instead playing a string of shows across the US, but in 2015 they are planning to share a new record and earlier this week we heard what we believe is the album’s first single.

“So Others May Live” is a song written for and about the men and women currently fighting in the armed …

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Mariage Blanc Stream Another Excellent Single From ‘No Autobiography’

Last month, we were lucky enough to premiere a brand new track from Mariage Blanc, one of our ‘9 Artists To Watch in 2015.’ Today, the indie rock four-piece is streaming another new song over at GroundSounds.

“Silent Nations” is the third track to surface from the band’s upcoming album, No Autobiography, and it’s tied for our favorite with every other song on the album. Yeah, it’s that good. We’ve made the comparisons before but if this is your first Mariage Blanc experience, you might find similarities to Real Estate, Elliott Smith, Melpo Mene or …

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UTG PREMIERE: Charlie Sztyk – “Wed”

​​​​Charlie Sztyk is an artist who deserves to be on every folk, indie, and pop lover’s radar – on the minds and in the ears of any music lover in general really. We’re honored to have the opportunity to introduce you to Sztyk’s work with “Wed,” a new single from his forthcoming album, The Arc, which will be released later this year in two parts.

“Wed” is unlike anything I’ve ever heard before. It’s dark and poignant in tone and lyricism, inspired by trying times and situations in Sztyk’s life, involving family and internal battles. It contains elements of …

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The Japanese House Astounds With “Pools To Bathe In”

A few weeks ago, we heard The Japanese House for the first time when “Still” surfaced, seemingly out of nowhere. We were pretty blown away – but now, the elusive and enigmatic London native has returned with “Pools To Bathe In,” the title track from her debut EP, set to release on April 27 via Dirty Hit.

This new track has managed to take our collective breath away. Fans of Copeland, the equally-talented youngster Låpsley, and maybe even Imogen Heap will likely agree that the 19-year-old Amanda Bain is on an inevitable rise to greatness in the indie …

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Earl Sweatshirt Announces New Album, Shares First Single

Following Drake and Kendrick Lamar‘s surprise album release efforts, Earl Sweatshirt has revealed that his new album will arrive in seven days (or less).

Late last night, iTunes added a pre-order page for a new Earl Sweatshirt album titled I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside. The record is scheduled for release next Tuesday, March 23, which is the same date Kendrick Lamar originally teased for his new joint (before releasing it earlier this week without warning). Fans were quick to celebrate the news, but a lengthy rant from Earl on Twitter earlier today made it seem …

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Hear Sufjan Stevens’ Gorgeous New Song “Should Have Known Better”

On March 31, Sufjan Stevens will release his brand new folk album, Carrie & Lowellvia Asthmatic Kitty. Pre-orders are ongoing in a variety of formats here. In anticipation of the release, he’s sharing another new single: “Should Have Known Better.”

As the second track on his album, “Should Have Known Better” acts as an introductory phrase to what kind of folk we can expect in his triumphant return. Bedroom keys eventually hop in as well as layered melodies and various harmonies with backing vocals. Stevens expertly layers it all to turn struggles into a beautiful reflection. While …

MALL WALK

Stream MALL WALK’s Catchy Single “Criminal Code”

Oakland trio MALL WALK may not be a household name yet, but it’s only a matter of time. The post-punk indie rockers are following up last year’s eponymous debut EP with 7″ Criminal Code which drops March 31 via Vacant Stare Records. The two-song release sees the musicians whipping up equal parts psych, rock, and punk for a gritty take on pop structure. In anticipation of the release, they have shared the title track for streaming.

On “Criminal Code,” MALL WALK scrape the bottom of a barrel for crumbling dirt and then tip their guitars inwards, filling it to the …

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Hear Paul de Jong’s New Single “This Is Who I Am”

On April 28, Paul de Jong will drop his debut LP, IFvia Temporary Residence. Pre-orders are ongoing here. De Jong, who was one half of experimental duo The Books back in the 2000s, can work his cello through and through with ease, digging the bow into its strings to pull out some silver, liquid magic that feels strangely familiar. Though The Books are long gone, Paul de Jong’s return to the scene marks a revival of The Lemon of Pink style of playing. New single “This Is Who I Am” confirms that return to sound.

Collage-pop marks …

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Death Cab For Cutie Share Infectious New Single, “The Ghosts of Beverly Drive”

If you weren’t already excited for Death Cab for Cutie’s eighth full-length record, Kintsugi, you certainly will be after today.

Earlier this morning, the Seattle outfit offered fans yet another glimpse of their latest effort in the form of “The Ghosts of Beverly Drive,” a frantic, fast-paced track that hits harder than the band’s previous offerings. Stream it below (via Stereogum), and let us know what you think in the replies.

Kintsugi hits shelves on March 31, and we couldn’t be more stoked. If you haven’t already, you can pre-order the album here.…

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 …

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Trust Me, “Cha Cha” From D.R.A.M. Is Your New Favorite Song

Every once in a while a song comes along that truly sounds like nothing else on the market. It’s a rare moment of discovery that is becoming increasingly hard to stumble upon in the digital age, but for those willing to sift through the seemingly endless number of artists hoping to be heard, there is gold to be found.

I’m not the first to hop on this hype train, but the last several weeks the only artist I have discovered who seems to have found their own lane in music is Virginia native D.R.A.M. His infectious, genre-bending single “Cha …