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Just when you think that the current electronic R&B craze has finally reached its saturation point, there's always a new artist that's ready to prove how that's simply not true. Case in point: Stalgia, a songwriting duo that manages to bring out a lot of feeling to their soulful synth arrangements. The duo of Lauren Day and Brandon Leslie's latest single, "In the Trees", is a brooding, trap-influenced ballad that fuses the soothing textures of trip-hop with some coolly detached vocals. A truly engaging listen, "In the Trees" creates an airy, sensual atmosphere that'll truly haunt you for days.

 

July 27, 2016
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Found on their latest album Moon Son, which is available via Randm Records, The Lawsuits's new 360-degree video for “Wasted” wraps one up in the visually warping, sparse imagery. That calming groove plays into the context of finding a better half. The Lawsuits will be performing at Boot & Saddle on Friday, September 23 with Nemes and Jeremiah Tall, and they will also have new guitarist/manager Chris Radwanski (Suburban Living, Night Panther) in tow.

July 27, 2016
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On Mākutu's debut track, "Into the Sun," featuring Annapolis's Gingerwolf, the Boston-based group introduce themselves with an intriguing gloom-pop sound. The song starts off meekfully and mellow, with a lonesome piano melody that is quickly joined by harmonzied vocals. As the track progresses, however, more components are added in, the dynamics grow bolder, and the song transforms from a elegiac tune to an up-lifting jam, full of redemption. It's bold, and nuanced song-writing from the fledgling band, and it should be a promising sign for future projects. You can check them out at The Middle East on 7/27. —Henry Solotaroff-Webber

 

July 26, 2016
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Alternating between swirling, lawless sea swells of sound and spacey-lounge jazz, Brooklyn-based band Sheen Marina is as unpredictable as a rogue wave. Sounding every bit Mars Volta as lo-fi sunshine-y surf rock, the band's chill-beach tendencies are punctuated by a looming chaotic (and math-y at once) madness that threatens to take charge at any given moment. Despite this, the band comes off as tight, raw and endlessly interesting - leaving the listener picking up new song elements with every pass. Sheen Marina's sound was made for summer (with a twist), so check out their recently dropped single, a rather irrecognizable cover of "Gettin' Hungry" by the Beach Boys, and their first EP, Coda Arms, here. - Olivia Sisinni 

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July 26, 2016
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Here is a new expansive track from experimental artist Moor Mother (formerly Moor Mother Goddess), a.k.a. Camae Ayewa, called "Georgia+Mass". It features samples from the Georgia Mass Choir's "Come in the Room," along with Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders. Ayewa shared that the composition is about “investigating alternative methods of healing.” You will be able to find it on Moor Mother's upcoming debut full-length album, Fetish Bones, due out in September via Don Giovanni Records, and she'll be performing live this Sunday, July 31 on a bus touring through Philly as part of the Double Decker Music Series.

July 26, 2016
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Vagabon is the indie rock project of New York's Laetitia Tamko, whose emotionally charged electric folk songs often focus on moving or wandering from place to place in search of a purpose and loved ones. The trio released their debut EP Persian Garden in November of 2014, which features six lush tracks that are brimming with honesty and delicate instrumentation. The album’s opener “Cold Apartment Floors” is a ballad characterized by shifts between soft, quiet sections and guitar charged climaxes. Following track “Shadows” (streaming) speeds up with folkier elements and lyrics that center around following a loved one wherever they may go - even when the feelings aren’t mutual. Vagabon will be playing the Silent Barn on July 28th in support of Fear of Men. - John Honan

July 26, 2016
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