Stream New Track and Watch Video for “Your Name” from Bernache

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Bernache is the new project and moniker from Quebec producer/singer Emmanuelle Proulx, who also serves as a member of another favorite of ours, Men I Trust (do yourself a favor and listen to their entire catalog at bandcamp, if you are not familiar). The first taste comes in the form of track “Your Name.” Softly-delivered vocals paired with twisting synth-lines melt into a enchanting earworm warranting repeat listens. The slow-motion video, shot by Men I Trust bandmate Dragos Chiriac, only further accentuates the song’s hazy aesthetic. Grab the song for free here.

Listen to “Daylight” by Shadow Band

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Mike Bruno is the leader of Shadow Band, a project that has been creating music in and around Philadelphia for the last few years. The band has recently signed with Mexican Summer and will be releasing their debut full-length, Wilderness Of Love, on February 24th. Following the dominant motif of a Mexican Summer band, you can expect a solid brand of psych-folk styling in their sound.

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Watch to “Thinning” by Snail Mail

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Baltimore trio Snail Mail, led by Lindsey Jordan, have released a new video for “Thinning,” one of the best tracks from their debut EP, Habit. The new video stars Lindsey and was directed by drummer Shawn Durham. You can purchase Habit from Sister Polygon Records or the band’s Bandcamp.

Listen to “This Is What It Comes Too” by Raekwon

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Wu-Tang member, Raekwon will release his seventh LP, Wild, on March 24th, and “This Is What It Comes Too” is the first single.

Raekwon recently spoke to Billboard about the new album,

“Hip-hop in its purest form is being reinstated. You needed a taste, you needed the seasoning; relax, the Chef is here to serve you! ‘This Is What It Comes Too’ is a record with sonic driven energy and offers a remembrance of what music used to be and why hip-hop is the most exciting genre in music.”

Listen to “Omaha” by Toro Y Moi

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Sometimes Chaz Bundick of Toro Y Moi gets so busy trying to push the envelope, usually in one of his many, many side projects, you lose track of his basic musical talent to crush out a simple, beautiful song. He does it right here.

Many talents are contributing songs to the Our First 100 Days project. Yesterday was Chaz’s day. Keep up with this great project, as it is really just getting rolling, and donate to the cause!

Watch “Nuclear Bomb” by Cherry Glazerr

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My crush on Cherry Glazerr started with their 2014 hit “Had Ten Dollaz” from their Burger Records full-length, Haxel Princess.

The band returned with a new album, Apocalipstick, late last month, on Indiana-based label Secretly Canadian, thus guaranteeing future trips to Indiana and bringing them closer to my love. This new album was recorded at Hollywood’s iconic Sunset Sound studio with acclaimed producers Joe Chicarrelli (The Strokes, My Morning Jacket, The White Stripes) and Carlos De La Garza (Bleached, M83, Paramore).

This week, the band continues their US tour, and they’ve shared a new video for the album cut “Nuclear Bomb.” The band has also announced that a portion of the profits from this new tour leg will be donated to support Planned Parenthood Los Angeles.

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Watch “Big Picture” by London Grammar

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British trio, London Grammar have released their new single “Big Picture” this week. The track was produced by acclaimed British musician Jon Hopkins (Brian Eno, King Creosote) and is a little reminiscent of one of those mid-80s-era anthemic love ballads that Peter Gabriel was so good/bad at, depending on who you ask.

Listen to “Same” by Matthew Logan Vasquez

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Delta Spirit frontman Matthew Logan Vasquez will release his next solo effort on April 21st through Dine Alone Records. This week, he shared the first single from the album, entitled “Same.” Vasquez says,

“This song is about all the financial difficulty I went through that caused my family and I to move in with my mom for most of 2016. This song is about confronting adversities in life and how we all go through it. Kam Franklin of The Suffers is also featured in the song.”

Much of this new album carries the theme of overcoming adversity and making real change. Vasquez continued, “My point is that life is a struggle, but how can you have optimism and hope if you don’t have something negative? Context is what makes it meaningful.”

Matthew Logan Does What He Wants Tracklisting:
1. Same
2. Fatherhood
3. Fires Down In Mexico
4. Tall Man
5. Red Fish
6. From Behind The Glass
7. Old Ways
8. The Fighter
9. Headed West
10. The Informant
11. House Full Of Music

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