Listen to New Song “The Glitzy Hive” from Neon Indian

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Despite what you may have heard, Neon Indian’s new album Vega Intl. Night School (out on October 16th via Mom+Pop/Transgressive) does not completely throwaway his chillwave roots, but more or less packages it in a way that parallels the newer directions his sound has taken. One of the songs that captures this notion the most is the retro-disco track “The Glitzy Hive” where you will get a sense of throwback lo-fi quality pulled in with more sharper production. The song follows the previously revealed “Annie” and “Slumlord”. Listen below.

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Premiere: Watch the Video for “White Daisy, Lace Gloves” from Lael Neale

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Lael Neale is a promising ethereal folk singer based in LA and hailing from Virginia. This past summer, she unveiled her debut album, I’ll Be Your Man, that follows her introspective journey through relationships and life. Quite possibly our favorite track, “White Daisy, Lace Gloves”, from it has a new visual directed by Tyler Monsein. The video follows a young woman gathering flowers and placing them in places of personal significance mourning the death of a relationship. It is a beautifully understated companion to the openly solemn song. Watch below.

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Beach House Announce New Album Thank Your Lucky Stars

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Beach House just dropped a bomb on everyone that they will be releasing their second album of the year (and sixth overall) on October 16th. Titled Thank Your Lucky Stars, they made it very clear this is not a b-side or companion album to Depression Cherry. You can see their full tweets below. Now, if we can get that Grimes album as well this month…

Watch New Video for “Apparition” from Stealing Sheep

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Stealing Sheep’s latest LP, Not Real, has not been enough above the radar in our opinion for this year. The album is stacked with danceable pop tracks that veer a little left of center from the rest of the music world. Today, they have given us another excuse to talk about them with the release of video for “Apparition” created around the concept of Morris dance with direction from Dougal Wilson. Watch below.

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Stream Kiiara’s New Song “Intention”

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Rising star Kiiara has been going next level since her introductory song “Gold” dropped a few months back. Since then, she has followed it up with gem after gem making a statement she is no fluke. Her newest song “Intention” continues this trend with hooks all over the place and production courtesy of Casper & B. Get into it below.

Watch Braids’ New Video for “Taste” (Possibly NSFW)

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Deep in the Iris, the latest LP from Montreal three-piece Braids has been a favorite of ours since its release earlier this year. One of the many highlights from it “Taste” has been given and elegant, thought-provoking visual treatment directed by Kevin Funk. You can find the video along with the director’s thoughts around the concept below.

“The concept for the video was born from a line in the chorus: “we experience the love that we think we deserve”. It’s a simple and eloquent lyric, one that I felt evoked a powerful sort of reflection and consideration. I was interested in how that line transcends the idea of romantic love, how it pushed the listener to consider the idea of love in much broader and more complex terms. To communicate this idea visually, the idea of nakedness came to mind immediately. Nudity is almost always sexualized in any sort of popular media, however the content of this track provided an opportunity to subvert that expectation – the focus instead placed upon nakedness in terms of honesty and vulnerability. I wanted these static nude portraits to act as their own relatively neutral canvases, creating the space for the viewer project the idea of the refrain – “we experience the love that we think we deserve”, onto these people, to consider/imagine the type of life these people have had, who and how they love and have been loved (friends, family, romantic partners), and ultimately, to come back to themselves regarding this same consideration.” – Kevan Funk, Director

Tour Dates:
10/6 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill *
10/8 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar *
10/9 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar *
10/12 Dallas, TX – Club Dada *
10/13 Austin, TX – The Mohawk *
10/16 Atlanta, GA – 529 *
10/17 Raleigh, NC – Kings *
10/19 Washington, DC – DC9 *
10/20 Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle *
10/21 Boston, MA – Great Scott *
10/22 Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right *
11/06 Reykjavik, IS Iceland Airwaves
11/09 Rotterdam, NL Rotown
11/11 Utrecht, NL Ekko
11/13 Brussels, BE Botanique
11/14 Paris, FR L’Archipel
11/18 Ramsgate, UK Ramsgate Music Hall
11/19 Birmingham, UK The Oobleck
11/24 London, UK Scala ^
11/25 Leeds, UK Headrow House
11/26 Bristol, UK Colston Hall
11/28 Prestatyn, UK ATP Festival
11/30 Sheffield, UK The Harley
12/01 Brighton, UK The Green Door Store
12/03 Amsterdam, NL OT301
12/04 Copenhagen, DK Vega
12/05 Berlin, DE Kantine Am Berghain

* w/ Tasseomancy
^ w/ Gwilym Gold

Download MADEIRA’s (former Yumi Zouma) New Song “Let Me Down”

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Auckland, New Zealand and former Yumi Zouma member Kim Pflaum, aka MADEIRA, is the latest artist on Ryan Hemsworth’s ongoing Secret Songs release. “Let Me Down” is a disarming new song reminiscent of her former project and full of breezy, whispering vocals. This one slowly lets go of the preceding summer that was. Listen and download below.