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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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27 Jul 2016 // 12:00 PM

Crystal Castles - “Concrete” (Singles Going Steady)

"Concrete" is more of a reckless, pedal-to-the-floor drive down a tunnel than a conventional composition.

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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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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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