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Smells Like MTV: Music Video and the Rise of Grunge

MTV's central role in delivering grunge to a national audience in the early 1990s demonstrated the network's power as a creator and definer of culture.

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Hior Chronik - "Magnolia" (video)

Greek neo-classical composer Hior Chronik shares his latest gorgeous video for "Magnolia".

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Of Grifters, Wombats, and the Dizzy World of 'The Young in Heart'

This story is largely driven by intelligent women, except for the scatterbrained Marmy, and that seems unsurprising when we consider that Wylie was a former Suffragette who preferred living with women.

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Flying Lotus Shares New Video "Post Requisite"

Flying Lotus releases his first music video in two years as he tours his 3D show.

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MINKA - "I Can't Shake This Feeling" (video) (premiere)

Brilliantly danceable pop music blends with post-apocalyptic erraticism in MINKA's latest video.

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Jenna Lotti - "Warning Signs" (video) (premiere)

Jenna Lotti embraces self-empowerment on her newest single "Warning Signs".

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Lo Carmen - "Sometimes It's Hard" (video) (premiere)

The Australian Americana songwriter joins forces with Bonnie 'Prince' Billy for an atmospheric tune based in equal parts light and dark.

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Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards - "California Calling" (video) (premiere)

Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards create a stunning, forward-looking sound that charts a path for innovation in folk music.

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Gill Landry - "Denver Girls" (video) (premiere)

Gill Landry's new solo work is impressive and evokes the wide open spaces and lost highways of the American West.

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Spock's Beard - "I'm Dying" (live) (video) (premiere)

Spock's Beard shares a live performance of their classic song "I'm Dying".

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The Get Ahead - "Mind Is a Mountain" (video) (premiere)

"Mind is a Mountain" is an inspiring track of togetherness and perseverance from rising Americana quintet, the Get Ahead.

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U.S. Girls - "Mad As Hell" (Singles Going Steady)

"Mad As Hell" is a stark reminder that some aspects of the US haven’t changed much, no matter the resolution and color vibrancy of our current tech.

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Kris Delmhorst - "All the Way Around" (video) (premiere)

Kris Delmhorst produces a darkly and captivating Americana soundscape as she searches for a lost spark.

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Envy on the Coast - "Virginia Girls" (video) (premiere)

Envy on the Coast wanted to make a video but couldn't fully translate their ideas about suburban boredom, so they took matters into their own hands.

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Gestures & Sounds - "The Last Day" (video) (premiere)

Picturesque views of Yosemite are given a soundtrack courtesy of this infectiously cozy indie folk tune from Gestures & Sounds.

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Darling West - "Traveller" (video) (premiere)

Layered, harmonic, and adventuresome music from the rising Nordic Americana band Darling West.

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Shigeto - "Barry White" feat. ZelooperZ (Singles Going Steady)

Shigeto’s polished beats set an intriguing stage for ZelooperZ, whose sharp sense of rhythm makes for nimble rapping.

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Sudan Archives - "Water" (Singles Going Steady)

Sudan Archives' innovation knows no bounds, and while the slice that is “Water” is barely a glimpse of that, it’s a good one.

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Sunbathers - "Honeysuk" (video) (premiere)

Light, danceable track from D.C./Baltimore group runs deeper than you think. But don't let that stop you from shaking it.

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ColinResponse - "Something About Your Love" (video) (premiere)

ColinResponse offers up infectious soul that chronicles the artist's love for music.

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Moses Sumney - "Lonely World" (Singles Going Steady)

Rarely has isolation been so full-bodied in music as in Moses Sumney’s "Lonely World", a song that gives melancholy voice to the poetry of alienation.

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Brother Roy - "Heartbreaker" (video) (premiere)

Brother Roy's new single "Heartbreaker" is lively and soulful rock 'n' roll with a retro lens.

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U2 - "You're the Best Thing About Me" (Singles Going Steady)

It's vanilla ice cream with none of the toppings, which has been U2's musical direction for the last 13 years.

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Forest Swords - "Congregate" b/w "Free" (video)

Forest Swords offers up "Congregate" b/w "Free" single to benefit relief efforts in Puerto Rico and Mexico.

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Ane Brun - "I Wanna Know What Love Is" (video) (premiere)

Ane Brun recreates Foreigner's famous "I Wanna Know What Love Is" as a gorgeous and affecting folk-pop song.

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Syleena Johnson - "Make Me Yours" (audio) (premiere)

Syleena Johnson goes old school on her new album Rebirth of Soul and shares a new single, a version of Bettye Swann’s biggest hit “Make Me Yours”.

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Coma Cluster Void - "Mother, Dreamer" (video) (premiere)

Coma Cluster Void ushers in a new era of storytelling with a new album and this 360° Panorama video for "Mother, Dreamer.

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Chamomile & Whiskey - "Nelson County" (video) (premiere)

This feel-good, down-home Americana tune has a music video to match.

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Goldfrapp - "Everything Is Never Enough" (Singles Going Steady)

Goldfrapp expertly balances crisp sound quality and computer-softened vocals for a dreamy club feel and that makes the wasteland seem like a happening place.

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Rié - "Secrets" (video) (premiere)

Rié creates contemplative art pop reflecting on the state of modern politics and repeating mistakes.

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Radiohead - "Lift" (Singles Going Steady)

The OK Computer reissue keeps on giving with the new video for previously unreleased track “Lift”.

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The Dig - "People Take Pictures of Each Other" (video) (premiere)

New York City's the Dig finds contemporary commentary in a Kinks classic, marrying it with images from the inimitable James Kerr Scorpion Dagger.

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Lost Bayou Ramblers - "Allons a Lafayette" (video) (premiere)

Lost Bayou Ramblers keep Cajun traditions alive on their new video for "Allons a Lafayette" as well as a new album, Kalenda, releasing 29 September.


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