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22 Feb 2016 // 3:20 AM

Brood Ma: Daze

Brood Ma creates a dizzying spectacle of music meant to frighten, unsettle, and overall inform.

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Julia Holter: Have You in My Wilderness

On her fourth album, Holter may have crafted her most peaceful -- and poppy(!) -- album yet.

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The Field - “The Follower” (Live in Berlin) (Singles Going Steady)

The Field's minimalist "The Follower" is best for really deep listening.

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19 Feb 2016 // 12:00 PM

Pet Shop Boys - “The Pop Kids” (Singles Going Steady)

Somebody get the synthpop crown and adorn it on the heads of these talented men.

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18 Feb 2016 // 5:00 PM

Flume - “Never Be Like You” feat. Kai (Singles Going Steady)

Flume is of the most distinctive alt-dance architects working in a crowded field.

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18 Feb 2016 // 4:05 PM

Com Truise - “Diffraction” (Singles Going Steady)

This makes me want to put my leg warmers on and rock a scrunchy-clad high pony in a dingy Bushwick basement.

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Essaie Pas: Demain est une autre nuit

Canadian synth-wave duo Essaie Pas attempt to tease apart fantasy and reality on their excellent sophomore album, the noirish and seductive Demain est une autre nuit.

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Ital Tek - “Reflection Through Destruction” (Singles Going Steady)

Tension building never sounded so gracefully constructed.

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17 Feb 2016 // 3:30 AM

Matmos: Ultimate Care II

If there is a pair of artists out there who can "play" a washing machine, it's Matmos.

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The American Story in 6.5 Hours: Criterion Restores Jan Troell’s Emigration Epic

Jan Troell's masterful double header looks like two films and plays like one as it takes the Nilsson family from 19th century Sweden to life in the new world.

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TEPR - “Half Below” (video) (premiere)

After leaving Yelle in 2014, French producer Tanguy Destable has been hard at work on his TEPR project.

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12 Feb 2016 // 3:20 AM

Foxes: All I Need

All I Need does not aim to make Foxes stand out amidst an overcrowded pop scene, but it still guarantees some of the pop singles this year will see.

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12 Feb 2016 // 3:10 AM

Alex Smoke: Love Over Will

Electro-recluse Alex Smoke re-emerges with a long gestating new album that adds up to an engaging, if unsettling, minor masterpiece.

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Grammys 2016: Flying Lotus and L.A.‘s Experimental Music Scene Are Poised to Scoop Up Rewards

Flying Lotus is everywhere at this year’s Grammys, even when you can’t see him.

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10 Feb 2016 // 2:00 PM

Moderat - “Reminder” (Singles Going Steady)

Moderat return with a swirling techno soundscape that evokes Trentemøller’s music as much as it does In Rainbows-era Radiohead.

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Chris Hunt - “Plaster” (audio) (premiere)

Chris Hunt juxtaposes wide cinematic flourishes with elements of jaggy noise that almost create a heavy metal effect in his productions.

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10 Feb 2016 // 3:05 AM

Charles Murdoch: Point

Charles Murdoch first created a stir in 2013 and now returns to stir things up again with a record that is more emotionally complex than you might think at first.

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Gogo Penguin: Man Made Object

Gogo Penguin’s debut on Blue Note is a relentless, electronic-influenced collection of rhythmic jazz that would make Miles Teller jealous.

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Junior Boys: Big Black Coat

First album in five years from the Canadian synth-poppers... now even synth-poppier.

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5 Feb 2016 // 3:00 AM

Jamie Woon: Making Time

Jamie Woon’s Making Time is a diligently watched pot that, predictably, refuses to boil.

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