Listen to “Fear Less” a new song by Nick Murphy (formerly known as Chet Faker)

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Chet Faker becomes Nick Murphy, and he has shared a new track to celebrate. The Melbourne artist revealed this past Friday, on his Twitter, that he will now write, produce, record and perform under his real name, symbolizing a significant musical evolution. Listen to “Fear Less” here:

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New video from St. Paul & The Broken Bones for “All I Ever Wonder”

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This week, St. Paul & The Broken Bones are they releasing their sophomore LP, Sea Of Noise on RECORDS, and to celebrate, they’ve also shared a new video for “All I Ever Wonder“. We’ve been lucky enough to produce and promote multiple shows for St. Paul & The Broken Bones here in Indianapolis, and the band just seems to get better with every tour through. They make their annual pilgrimage to Indianapolis this October 30th. Check out the new video below…

Listen to “Firefly” from gobbinjr’s Upcoming EP

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We first caught wind of Emma Witmer aka gobbinjr when Yellow K put out a cassette for her tremendous manalang album. There was sincere and brutally honest emotion backing each song with each song coming off as diary entries lyrically recorded under intimate, shimmering experimental layers of soundscapes. On November 4th, she will follow-up that release with new six-song EP, vom night, through JMC Aggregate. “Firefly” is the first song from it and was written during a dark spot for the artist last 4th of July. While observing fireworks, she couldn’t help but observe the smoke and negative effects they had on the environment coming to the conclusion any self-aware person comes to at various moments, “Humans are terrible.” Although dark in concept, the song is beautiful in composition bringing a fairy tale, animated sweetness with her brilliant use of twinkling synths dipped in melancholy. Listen to the track below and pre-order the EP here.

Premiere: Stream Lo-Fi Lullaby “Left It With the Moon” from The Shacks

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Shannon Wise and Max Shrager (whom we recently highlighted here) are the primaries behind one of our favorite new acts of 2016, The Shacks. On October 7th, the New York City outfit will be releasing their self-titled debut EP through Big Crown Records. The EP contains nine songs in total with “Strange Boy” and “No Surprise,” both released as a recent 7″, acting as bonus tracks. Influences from soul, doo-wop, jazz, and reggae all bound together by the lo-fi sound flushed out by Shrager’s retro recording techniques.

While it is hard to pick a favorite from the collection, we found ourselves immediately charmed by the lovely “Left It with the Moon.” Not only does it elegantly capture Wise’s whispery vocal style, but it brings to mind moments sung by Binki Shapiro on Little Joy’s one and only album to date, an all-time favorite of ours. The warmth in the song is in a large part because of Shrager recording the song to a 4-track cassette at his home studio in Princeton, NJ. Listen below and pre-order the EP via Amazon and iTunes now.

Drugdealer Shares “Easy to Forget” featuring Ariel Pink

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Formerly of Run DMT and Salvia Plath, Michael Collins has his debut album, The End of Comedy, coming out this Friday under the moniker Drugdealer. We’ve already heard the fantastic Carole King-indebted “Suddenly” featuring Weyes Blood and now we get his collaboration with Ariel Pink, “Easy to Forget.” As you might expect, the song has some retro, ’70s feel to it. The song is simple, but nonetheless catchy and ideal for some post-holiday weekend background music to ease you back into the grind. The album is available for pre-order via Bandcamp or Weird World.

Stream Chrome EP from Melbourne’s Surfing

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After having the 2012 cult album, Deep Fantasy, reissued twice this year on vinyl courtesy of 100% Electronica, the Australian artist known as Surfing has just dropped his first new music since then with new EP, Chrome. The seven songs that make up the release show an evolution tossing aside much of the lo-fi electronica of his debut for a crisper dance sound, but still maintaining some of the dreamy aesthetics sonically. It also features collaborations. LA Vampires and Vex feature on it.

Premiere: Ethan Burns Wanders the California Landscape in Video for “Homeward”

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Raised on Gospel, California’s Ethan Burns sounds completely natural exploding through the speakers with his full-bodied take on soul in track “Homeward.” His strength is in the gritty realness of his voice and after just a few notes you know he is the real deal. The song has a wondering quality about it searching for answers about love lost. The video, directed by Matt Wignall, for it visualizes this superbly showing Ethan roaming in a car across the desert as grainy, retro-feeling motifs of California landscapes and presumably the woman he lost flip by. The song will appear on Burns’ debut EP, 22 Knots, expected later this year through Fairfax Recordings. Watch below.

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Watch Mark Pritchard and Thom Yorke’s Video for “Beautiful People”

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Mark Pritchard and Thom Yorke might have just dropped the video of the year for their collaboration “Beautiful People” off Pritchard’s Under The Sun album out tomorrow and available for purchase via Warp. The visual by Polish filmmaker Michał Marczak for their collaboration “Beautiful People” initially premiered at Sundance and is absolutely stunning. It follows a man in the mountains with a hologram of Yorke’s face wandering in isolation as the laws of physics are defied. We have watched this several times and can’t stop.