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Picture Atlantic - "Billy Banker" (audio) (premiere)

"Billy Banker" is a loud cry against sucking out artistic vision and extracting pure profit, and its frenetic instrumental banking gives that cry nice heft.

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ZZK Records - 'The Nu LatAm Sound' (documentary) (premiere)

We’re pleased to be able to premiere a mini-documentary on the sound of contemporary Latin American music.

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Vandoliers - "Wildflower" (audio) (premiere)

"Wildflower" is a dark song with a touch of brightness and hope, a tone kept consistent by the way it occasionally soars far above its gloomy guitar spine.

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Beginners - "Stereo" (audio) (premiere)

"Stereo" is a tune as ready for blasting from a Camaro system as from Spotify

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Paige Calico - "The Hard Way" (video) (premiere)

“The Hard Way” is pristinely loopy Americana, a gorgeous arrangement warped just a touch by a layer of sand and dirt.

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LOVECAT - "Song For Eternity" (audio) (premiere)

“Song For Eternity” is a playful, bouncy synthpop piece, a strange choice given that its subject matter is the eternally masochistic struggle to make good art.

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Robert Finley - "You Make Me Want To Dance" (audio) (premiere)

“You Make Me Want to Dance” is a slab of dirty, sexy soul, gyrating around a firm funk backbeat in much the same way as most pairs of hips exposed to this song might.

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Darkher - "Moths" (audio) (premiere)

"Moths" starts pitched downwards and slides even further, gothic folk that plunges headlong into doom territory.

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Starover Blue - 'Spacegeist' (album stream) (premiere)

Beat the summer heat by putting on this album — the temperature’s guaranteed to drop ten degrees while it’s pulsing from your speakers.

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Josh Farrow - "Who's Gonna Love You When I'm Gone" (audio) (premiere)

“Who’s Gonna Love You When I’m Gone” carries itself with an aura of impermeable coolness, suave organ and killer bassline as smooth as silk.

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PIG - "The Diamond Sinners" (video) (premiere)

“The Diamond Sinners” is exactly what you might expect from a man who’s been making industrial for thirty years — and that’s a very good thing.

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Low Culture - "Comfort Zones" (audio) (premiere)

Low Culture’s garage-punk is about as straight-ahead as you could hope for.

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Mandolin Orange - "Hard Travelin'" (audio) (premiere)

Mandolin Orange's “Hard Travelin’” is a delightful mix of Americana, bluegrass and country.

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Dead Horses - "Brothers" (audio) (premiere)

"Brothers" travels in the most melancholy way, a modicum of misery following it wherever it goes.

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Riley Etheridge Jr. - "Hush" (audio) (premiere)

“Hush” is the sound of reconciliation, an acceptance that things are how they are for a reason.

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Changüí Majadero - "Vamos Pal Guaso" (video) (premeire)

Hypnotically repetitive and gloriously syncopated, "Vamos Pal Guaso" is captivating and liberating.

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Tattletale Saints - "Big City Women" (video) (premiere)

“Big City Women” is a tale of woe and disillusionment wrapped up in soft guitar and upright bass, a lament of the anonymizing power of the city in a homey package.

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The Dexateens - "Teenage Hallelujah" (audio) (premiere)

"Teenage Hallelujah" is the quintessential Southern rock song, dusty and distorted and frenetic.

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Jordan DePaul - "No Good For You" (video) (premiere)

Jordan DePaul’s electric country has rightfully turned heads, and the young singer’s fierceness makes for a captivating listen.

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The Conquerors - "Turned Me to Stone" (audio) (premiere)

There’s a reason the Beatles were so popular back in the day, and the Conquerors’ excellent approximation of that success is ample proof why.

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Megan Slankard - "Bones Live Forever" (video) (premiere)

Guitars yelp and wail over Slankard’s affected snarl, purely-distilled verve animating their dizzying distortion.

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Crushed Out - "Skinny Dippin" (video) (premiere)

We’re past the point of applications for “song of the summer,” but the burst of energy that is “Skinny Dippin” fills in the end-of-summer lull quite nicely.

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DJ Shadow: The Mountain Will Fall

The Mountain Will Fall, despite being released nearly 20 years after Shadow's debut masterpiece Endtroducing....., is still less innovative at release than the original is decades after coming out.

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Elijah Ford - "The Way We Were" (audio) (premiere)

Mixing Walk the Moon’s full-on peppy onslaught with Southern-fried guitars and darting bass, Elijah Ford’s newest is rock in its most effervescent form.

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