Le1f Announces Debut Studio Album, Shares New Song “Rage”

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New York-based Le1f might end up being the giant exclamation point on what has been an amazing year in music the announcement of his debut studio album Riot Boi on November 13th via Terrible Records. The album features a juggernaut list of contributors including Dev Hynes, Junglepussy, Don Christian, Miss Geri, SOPHIE (see previously released song “Koi” below), Lunice, Boody, Blood Diamonds, Salva, Dubbel Dutch, and Evian Christ. With the album announcement, he has revealed another smasher titled “Rage” produced by Balam Acab. The song meshes the fury of Death Grips with the candy-coated pop of PC Music. Listen below.


Listen to New Songs “Take It To The Top” and “All Over You” from Leisure

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After bursting on the scene in enigmatic fashion (little to nothing was known about their makeup) with songs “Got It Bad” and “Hot Love”, Auckland, NZ’s Leisure have been slowly leaking more info about themselves into the world with the most notable being an actual picture of the them. The versatile act that effortlessly weaves in out and out of various genres such as funk, blue-eyed soul, disco, and the softer elements of rock now have unveiled another pair of strong examples of why we are keeping major tabs on them. You will hear a little bit of Tame Impala to the Black Keys even Jungle. We can’t help but be more drawn into the sexy new “All Over You”, but there is something dark and cool about “Take It To The Top” that draws us in as well. Regardless, this is a band that everyone should be paying attention to. Listen below.

Watch the Video for New Song “FMHU” from OHX featuring Armies

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After releasing the very good Places EP at the beginning of this year, Portland, Maine collective OHX is packaging that EP into a full-length titled Places + Secrets out on October 22nd. Their sound aesthetic is alternating guy-girl vocals under accessible, sharply produced instrumentation. Today, they have unleashed their newest song “FMHU” (short for “Fucked My Head Up”) featuring Armies along with a visual companion directed by Jason M. Bosch of Red Stallion Media. Listen/watch below and pre-order the album here.

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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