Song : Hiss Golden Messenger : “Mahogany Dread”

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So far the M.C. Taylor-lead project Hiss Golden Messenger are two for two with “Saturday’s Song” and this new one “Mahogany Dread” from their upcoming Lateness of Dancers LP (out September 9th via Merge). Music is a funny thing. When you think you have heard this type of music over and over, there is always someone that comes around and does it in a way that sounds both throwback and fresh at the same time. The song is just a well-executed sprawling folk-rock track ideal for that next road trip. Listen below.

Song : Wet : “Move Me” (TÂCHES Remix)

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Enigmatic producer TÂCHES masterfully reworks “Move Me”, the latest from Brooklyn-based three-piece Wet. He replaced the moodiness of the original and electrifies the song with club-ready beats and Balearic sounds. This version might be better than the already great original. Decide for yourself below.

Song : Cyril Hahn : “Open” (ft. Ryan Ashley)

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Swiss producer Cyril Hahn will be dropping a new EP titled Voices very soon via PMR. While there is not an official date, he has shared a new song “Open” featuring vocals from London singer Ryan Ashley. The song overtakes you with a rush of emotion from longing to appreciation for those closest to you. It is a superb slice of electronic pop. The song has looking forward to what is to come from this new EP. Stream below.

Song : TOPS : “Outside”

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We are a day late on this one, but Montreal’s TOPS unloaded another absolute killer of a song “Outside”. It captures the real beauty that can come of heartbreak and that you don’t have to go over the top to make an epic song. Sometimes subtlety and restraint is just as effective, if not more. Stream below and find the previous song appearing their new LP, Picture You Staring, slated for September 2nd via Arbutus here.

Video : The War on Drugs : “Under The Pressure”

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Lost in the Dream from The War on Drugs has been one of those transformative albums for us that we will always go back to at points in our life. It is just that good of an album. The video for “Under The Pressure”, one our favorites from it, completely captures the wandering, introspective experience of listening to the LP and is absolutely mesmerizing visually. The flooding of colors and film textures really bring it to life. It was directe by Houmam and can be watched below.

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MOKB Premiere : Ellie Herring : “Gem Landing”

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If you want to know where music is going sonically, then you really need to look no further than Lexington, KY producer Ellie Herring. Her remixes are all on point and her mixtapes are curated impeccably from start to finish, as can be heard here. With an EP and LP to her name in the past year (found here), she is really starting to step up her original music game as well. Her latest one-off is titled “Gem Landing”. The song has a dreamlike, in-between quality about it that plays out like the moment where sunlight begins to fade over the horizon slowly transitioning into night. Stream and download it below.


Song : Eternal Summers : “Window”

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Virginia’s Eternal Summers dropped a pretty great new LP, The Drop Beneath, via Kanine this past March and it is worth checking out, if you have not already. The lead single from it, “Gouge”, had a poppy distinct ’80s new-wave/post-punk vibe to it. They recently packaged the song as a digital single with this song, “Window”, as an exclusive b-side to it. The song serves as a heavier compliment to the a-side and resurrects some of the more shoegaze, yet melodic leanings of the band. Stream it below and purchase the digital single here.