Song : Dralms : “Divisions Of Labour”

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“Divisions Of Labour” is the new song from Vancouver quartet Dralms off their debut 7″ available on September 2nd on Fat Possum. The project is led by Christopher Smith featuring collaborators Shaunn Thomas Watt, Will Kendrick, and Peter Carruthers. The song can only be describe as boiling with dark pain slowly building throughout the song that stops just short from a full on explosion. It mixes spacey electronics layered with brooding post-rock elements. Listen below.

Song : The Golden Filter : “Heady Filthy”

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New York duo The Golden Filter recently released a three volume collection called Unselected Works via London’s The Vinyl Factory (purchase here). As the title indicates, they are comprised of songs that did not fit onto their previous efforts. One of the songs is “Heady Filthy” which what we would imagine the time between night and right before the sun starts to break over the horizon would sound like. Dark with flickers of light. Listen below.

Song : Trance Farmers : “Lone Star”

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Trance Farmers is the project of Los Angeles resident Dayve Samek. The self-described chickenwire soul singer makes a mesmerizing blend of futuristic Americana psych. He released a Dixie Caps EP cassette earlier this year as a precursor to his full-length, Dixie Crystals, slated to drop on September 2nd through Leaving Records/Stones Throw. “Lone Star” is one of the songs from the LP and their is something absolutely gritty and compelling about it that has us pressing play over and over. Find it below along with the album trailer.

Song : Ballet School : “LUX”

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Berlin’s Ballet Schoolhave their debut LP, The Dew Lasts An Hour, on the way September 9th via Bella Union. We already heard “Cherish” and now they have offered up another song from it “LUX”. While it doesn’t have the punch of “Cherish”, “LUX” does offer up some pretty hypnotic production with singer Rosie Blair showing her soaring vocal capabilities. Listen below.

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Song : TOPS : “Way to be Loved”

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Having released already a fantastic 7″ with songs “Change Of Heart” and “Sleeptalker” this year, Montreal four-piece TOPS reveal the details for the follow-up to their 2012 debut Tender Opposites. The title is Picture You Staring and is slated to hit shelves on September 2nd via Arbutus. It will contain the previously two mentioned songs as well as this new one “Way to be Loved”. The song is part-Belle & Sebastian, part-Fleetwood Mac laced with some delicate funk. Listen below.


Stream : La Hell Gang : ‘Thru Me Again’ LP

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Thru Me Again is the sophomore LP from Chilean trio La Hell Gang released this week via Mexican Summer. On the album, they combine psychedelia of the late ’60s along with the grittier leanings of early ’90s grunge creating desolate, heavy-reverbed recondite rock. It screams to be heard on a pair of headphones while spacing out in your den or getting wasted by fire in the nighttime. Regardless of your listening choices, this has been one of the more unexpected releases to be on massive rotation for us. Give it a spin below and purchase it here.

Song : Oyinda : “Rush of You”

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When you book your live debut at a festival like Lollapalooza before you have yet dropped an official single, it is safe to assume that you have some pretty amazing musical talent. Thus is the case with London-raised, New York-based Nigerian singer Oyinda, who just unveiled her debut song “Rush of You”. The song is as polished as you would expect with out sounding manufactured and shows tremendous promise for this new face on the scene. Expect more from her in the coming months as she puts the finishing touches on her debut EP. Listen below.