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Sean McVerry - ‘Hourglass Switchboard 2’ (EP stream) (premiere)

Hourglass Switchboard 2 is about halfway between Sam Smith and the 1975’s energetic pop-rock, part downtempo electronic pop and part crisp guitars.

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Minor Soul - “One Chance” (audio) (premiere)

“One Chance” is sheet-smooth bedroom pop, acoustic guitars and plinking synths soaring under the vocals.

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Cheshires - “Love This Feelin’” (audio) (premiere)

"Love This Feelin'" spins an update on classic rock, rambling psych dustiness taking center stage.

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Blesst Chest - “Blesst Chest Theme Song” (audio) (premiere)

Think of Blesst Chest as a Medeski Martin & Wood for the stoner set.

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Wrinkles - ‘Separation Anxiety’ (album stream) (premiere)

Separation Anxiety is an impressive collection of synthy goodness from the young band, synth twists and echoing guitar played straight for immediate effect.

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The Chairman Dances - “Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin” (audio) (premiere)

It’s the kind of spirited indie rock lazy music writers describe without fail as “jangly,” shimmering verses dropping into a dusty, stomping chorus reminiscent of the wandering rock of Springsteen and Darnielle.

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National Park Radio - ‘The Great Divide’ (album stream) (premiere)

The Great Divide is dance music in its most traditionally American sense: this is the stuff you waltz to around a campfire with your sweetheart.

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Kendra Erika - “The Truth Never Lies” (video) (premiere)

Kendra Erika updates the Bond-girl framework to 21st century terms, an embrace of glamour and sexuality as an empowering tool.

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Portable - “Say It’s Going to Change” (Bodycode Remix ft. Ursula Rucker) (audio) (premiere)

The song's slow transition from unfocused synth jam to functional dancefloor killer is yet another example of the absolute madness Abrahams can wreak on an unsuspecting mass of bodies crowded around his turntable.

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Atoms and Void - “This Departing Landscape” (video) (premiere)

"This Departing Landscape" is the audio representation of the maxim “life is about the journey, not the conclusion", which makes for a wonderful ride.

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Savoir Adore - “Paradise Gold” (audio) (premiere)

“Paradise Gold” is a good example of why the neon-soaked sound of glitzy, glittery electropop continues to work.

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Rob Simonsen - “Night Drive” (from the NERVE soundtrack) (audio) (premiere)

“Night Drive” is a more positive bit of synthwave, a major-key piece straight out of a whimsical SNES racer.

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Edison - “Open Road” (audio) (premiere)

Edison’s “Open Road” is an upbeat piece of acoustically-inclined folk, all harmonicas and handclaps and good cheer.

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The Strike - “Eye for an Eye” (video) (premiere)

If you’ve ever said, “Man, do I wish Maroon 5’s pop was good,” this’ll tickle your fancy.

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Sadler Vaden - “Chameleon” (audio) (premiere)

In its slowness, "Chameleon" captures a lot of the leverage perfected during the latter days of what we traditionally consider classic rock.

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Evening Bell - “Dead End Friends & Fair Weather Lovers” (audio) (premiere)

“Dead End Friends & Fair Weather Lovers” is all Spaghetti Western, dust swirling around distorted amps and muted slide guitar.

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Be Calm Honcho - “Kid Go Hard” (audio) (premiere)

"Kid Go Hard" is steady, metered; a whimsical yet deeply grounded track.

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The Jezabels - “Smile” (video) (premiere)

"Smile" is latently ferocious, waiting until just the right moment to bite with swirling guitars and crashing percussion operating under lead singer Hayley Mary’s misanthropic howl.

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Elizabeth Hunter - “Coming for You” (video) (premiere)

Elizabeth Hunter struts forward with blinding energy, loud and dynamic and alive.

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Adam Payne - “Nightmare” (video) (premiere)

Adam Payne's bipolar poetry of urban malaise is set to a Rolling Stones groove on new single "Nightmare".

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Tricks or Treats? Ten Halloween Blu-rays That May Disrupt Your Life

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"The best of this stuff'll kill you.

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