Video : MOURN : “Your Brain Is Made Of Candy”

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Spain had the pleasure of providing us with two of our favorite new bands in 2014, Hinds (formerly Deers) and MOURN. The latter have their debut self-titled LP coming out physically on February 17th via Captured Tracks (you can stream it over at Spotify). To lead us closer to that date, they have delivered a new video for “Your Brain Is Made of Candy” directed by Roger Guàrdia. You will see a boy who has blue liquid (aka candy) coming out of him. Watch below.

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Song : Mild High Club : “Windowpane”

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Mild High Club is sure to be a project we will be looking to hearing more about as we progress through the rest of this year. It is the brainchild of LA via Midwest musician Alexander Brettin, who has been playing with the likes of Ariel Pink, R. Stevie Moore, and Mac DeMarco. Later this spring, Brettin will be releasing his debut LP reportedly with a guest spot from Pink. In the meantime, a 7” was released this week through Stones Throw. The A-side, “Windowpane”, full of swirling psychedelic ambiance and dazed-out vibes can be heard below.

Song : Lower Dens : “To Die In L.A.”

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March 31st will see Baltimore’s Lower Dens unload their third LP, titled Escape From Evil, via Ribbon Music. The first single “To Die In L.A.” bursts with small bites of color in the same way as the album artwork above using Knopfler-esque guitar tones and elegant ’80s-era synths. Frontwoman Jana Hunter sounds as entrancing as ever. 2015 is looking to be an amazing year musically. Listen below.

Video : Lxury : “Square 1″ (feat. Deptford Goth)

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South London’s Lxury has his newest EP, Into The Everywhere, out now via the label Greco-Roman. The release is a interesting blend of electronic subgenres such as trance, house, and ambient woven into lush layers and textures. The most accessible track on the release might come in the form of “Square 1″ featuring the vocals of Deptford Goth, which we now have a video for. Directed by Mau Morgo, the visual is a CGI take on African funeral rituals. From Morgo:

“In the Dogon funeral ritual, the relationship between the dead and alive is made through dance, not words – there is nothing simpler than body language. (The video) starts with a presentation of the characters as if they were wooden African statues in a dark museum. Later when the ritual starts, the dance begins. The right hands represent the ones that are alive – they dance with the dead (left hands) – to guide them to a better place.” During the final moments, both come together, merging into one before disappearing – “the ritual has finished, everyone is in his place.”

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Song : Lord Huron : “The Night We Met”

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If you have been following folk collective Lord Huron as of late, you have noticed them teasing a new album with several images as well as a video trailer. Well, it looks like we are getting very near. While we still don’t know much about the LP beyond it being titled Strange Trails, today they are giving away (download here) a gorgeous new song “The Night We Met” presumably from the new album. You can find a steam of it below along with the previously released album trailer.

Song : TĀLĀ x How To Dress Well : “The One”

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How To Dress Well and TĀLĀ are the latest participants in Yours Truly’s and Adidas’ Songs from Scratch Series. For those not familiar, the premise is to bring two artists together and have them create a new song within a 24 hour period (you can read more about this latest session here). The result of this session is a song named “The One” they have each created their version of. Stream both below and download them at each of their Soundclouds.

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Song : Dan Lissvik : “Airwalk”

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After Swedish project Studio called it quits in 2012, member Dan Lissvik will be releasing a new album sometime in late 2015 via Smalltown Supersound. Prior to that, he will be unveiling a series of 12″ with the first out on February 10th titled Shuvit!. The A-side is this chill-out, disco-infused song “Airwalk”. You can stream it below.