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Michael Blume - ‘When I Get It Right’ (EP stream) (premiere)

Michael Blume’s percussive pop is a listener’s dream, everything perfectly polished and all elements in their proper places.

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Big Top Heartbreak - “My Breath Killed the Roses” (video) (premiere)

“My Breath Killed the Roses” is a deeply melancholy affair, a deceptively misanthropic ode set to gorgeous piano and gloriously imperfect violin.

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Maggie Szabo - “Touch The Ground” (audio) (premiere)

"Touch the Ground" is pop in its purest sense, a style that draws from everything around it and reflects what people are listening to.

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Terribly Yours - “Golden Age” (audio) (premiere)

It’s a relatively straightforward indie rock song, but it sounds like it’s being tuned through a staticky TV set, an atmosphere of fuzz weighing down its otherwise light instrumental.

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Mail the Horse - “Backlash” (video) (premiere)

"Backlash" is the kind of rock as at home in a Williamsburg bar as a Topeka barn, a universal style meant to unite.

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The Brevet - “Hold On” (video) (premiere)

The Brevet flies on their undying energy, a massive and effusive stage presence.

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Estrangers - “Croc Rock” (audio) (premiere)

"Croc Rock", the new single from North Carolina's Estrangers, isn't afraid to murk up and complicate the band's shimmering pop sensibilities.

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Wages - “Super Perfect Dreams” (audio) (premiere)

It’s the kind of sound easily (and appropriately) described as “crystalline,” casually undulating melody and harmony conjuring images of cosmic seas or technicolor caverns.

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Forebear - “Luck of the Draw” (audio) (premiere)

“Luck of the Draw” starts and stops without warning, lunging forward with reckless abandon as a cool guitar chunks away behind pained vocals.

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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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It's Not Easy Being Yellow

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"In which we consider the challenges of and the reasons for making the “wrong” color choice in Pokemon Go.

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