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Lisa Stansfield - “All Around the World” (live) (video) (premiere)

The great soul diva returns with a live album celebrating her 2014 comeback.

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Elise Testone - “Now” (audio) (premiere)

The American Idol finalist continues to successfully distance herself from the hype machine, finding her own voice in the process.

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Carl Hall: You Don’t Know Nothing About Love: The Loma/Atlantic Recordings 1967-1972

Compared to the singer, one does not know a thing about love. But feel it, yes one does!

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Damn the Witch Siren - “Nasty” (audio) (premiere)

Feminism and flat-out-fun coalesce on this vibrant, insanely catchy new track.

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12 Aug 2015 // 8:30 AM

Hiatus Kaiyote - “Breathing Underwater” (video)

Neo-soul it band Hiatus Kaiyote release a striking new video for "Breathing Underwater" from Choose Your Weapon.

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Kasey Chambers - “Cold and Bitter Tears” (audio) (premiere)

Chambers and her father serve up a plaintive cover of a Ted Hawkins classic.

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12 Aug 2015 // 1:20 AM

Georgia: Georgia

Like other musical omnivores before her, Georgia is distilling the essence of music of the period.

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The Souljazz Orchestra - “Bull’s Eye” (audio) (premiere)

Lively jazz/funk and biting social commentary coalesce wonderfully on the Canadian band's new track.

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Heavy Hitters: An Interview With the Isley Brothers

Kendrick sampled them, UK dance groups cover them, and that's just a smattering of the Isley Brother's current legacy, summed up in a new history-packed box set.

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Garnet Mimms: The Complete United Artists & Veep Singles

Looking for You: The Complete United Artists & Veep Singles proves to be an excellent compilation of music highlighting a truly fantastic, underappreciated soul musician.

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Lyfe Jennings: Tree of Lyfe

The script changes little for R&B singer/songwriter Lyfe Jennings on sixth album Tree of Lyfe, but it works out just fine.

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Meghan Linsey - ‘Believer’ (EP stream) (premiere)

The Voice runner-up undergoes a pop/soul makeover on her new EP, and it suits her perfectly.

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The Internet: Ego Death (take 2)

Rising from the ashes of Odd Future, the Internet delivers the former collective’s first post-dissolution masterpiece.

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Nation Beat - “Liza Jane” (audio) (premiere)

The multinational band serve up a lively performance of a traditional New Orleans tune.

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27 Jul 2015 // 1:30 AM

Lianne La Havas: Blood

With Blood, Lianne La Havas rediscovers herself and adds a prefix to her name.

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27 Jul 2015 // 1:05 AM

Simply Red: Big Love

Big Love come across as a kind of audio time capsule, one that makes the passage of the past 30 years simply disappear.

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Joss Stone: Water for Your Soul

Think of it as the aural equivalent of a Lego set. One can use the simple bricks in different styles and colors to make something that stands out as special.

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Alejandro Meola and Robinsones - ‘First Impressions’ (EP stream) (premiere)

The Argentina-raised musician explores blues, rock, and reggae on his first English-language release.

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Stephen Kalinich and Jon Tiven: Each Soul Has a Voice

Considering the substantial pedigrees of the principals involved, it’s hardly surprising that Each Soul Has a Voice boasts an archival feel, one that sounds so seemingly so retro it often goes askew.

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20 Jul 2015 // 12:18 PM

Hudson Mohawke ft. Ruckazoid - “Warriors” (video)

Scottish electronic producer Hudson Mohawke teams up with vocalist Ruckazoid for the track "Warriors".

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Violin Virtuoso L. Subramaniam Mesmerizes in Rare New York Performance (Photos)

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"Co-presented by the World Music Institute, the 92Y hosted a rare and mesmerizing performance from India's violin virtuoso L. Subramaniam.

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