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Only A Visitor are an art-pop quintet from Vancouver who are gearing up the release of their new album Lines on June 16. Today, they have given us the honor to premiere their brand new music video for the album’s new single and title track.

The lush song is full of colorful vocals and arrangements that are as delicate as they are soothing. Think a mix of Dirty Projectors with female led vocals as well as the shape-shifting arrangements of Grizzly Bear and Tune-Yards. The video which features many imaginative animations put together by video artist Roxanne Nesbitt is a lovely visualization of the track which winningly brings it to life in visual form.

Check out the video below, and for more information on the band, head to their website.
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It’s been three years since Alvvays delighted us with their self-titled debut in 2014 (three years is a lifetime these days). We’ve been itching in anticipation of a new record from the Toronto rockers, and they’ve finally answered our prayers.

Their new album is entitled Antisocialites and will once again be released via Polyvinyl. The album is a brief 33-minutes over 10 tracks, and sees them “dive back into the deep-end of reckless romance and altered dates” and sees them renew “Scot-pop vows with a powerful new collection of manic emotional collage. When describing the album, frontwoman Molly Rankin said: “This record is a fantasy breakup arc and my life nearly imitated art.”
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Kamron Bahani Releases ‘DSM VI’ EP

By Will Oliver, June 6th 2017

Last month we had the privilege of premiering “Depersonalization,” the new single from Rockland County rapper Kamron Bahani.

The song was the lead single of his new EP DSM VI, a release that is self-described as:

melodically incorporates what Bahani perceives as mental disorders; through the use of each track’s tonality, he engenders an abstract melody, each of which encompasses what he believes is comparable to each mental disorder in the track listing.

These days too much of hip-hop doesn’t even sound like hip-hop, but more of r&b and pop with some rap thrown in. Bahani taps into that old school style of New York rap, with slick production, smooth and smart rhymes, with some insanely quick rhymes that you’ll need to listen to closely just to follow. The entire EP is smart and tightly constructed, a must for any fans of hip-hop that are looking for something real.

The entire EP is available to listen on his soundcloud, and is embedded for your enjoyment directly below.
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Milk Buttons – “Flowers”

By Will Oliver, May 31st 2017

Milk Buttons is the Australian rock duo of songwriters Jackson Muir and Cameron Bower. There’s a good chance that the name is new to you, as they just recently released their debut single “Flowers.”

Both Muir and Bower have spent time in many other touring acts and have incorporated that experience and growth into “Flowers” which sounds like many different styles of rock and roll while also digging into something of it’s own. The vocals have elements of Julian Casablancas and The Strokes, but with more of a moody atmosphere and a textured psych-rock flavor.

Take a listen to “Flowers” below and stay tuned for more on Milk Buttons very soon.
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Den-Mate – “Fall”

By Will Oliver, May 29th 2017

Den-Mate is the project of Washington, D.C. artist Jules Hale. In April she released her new EP Entropii via Babe City Records.

The EP’s first single “Fall” shares a lot in common with another group based in D.C., our friends in GEMS. “Fall” is similar to a lot of the dark ethereal electronic sounds they create but done with her own stamp and signature sound. Hale so easily summons up this dark atmosphere and matches it with more uplifting, spiritual vocals, that shape-shift into something pop-minded, yet also darkly textural.

Take a listen to “Fall” below and take a listen to the entire EP over at bandcamp.
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Haux – “Touch”

By Will Oliver, May 27th 2017

Haux is the project of photographer-turned-musician Woodson Black who resides the The Berkshires of Massachusetts.

He recently returned with “Touch” an electronic fusion of folk-rock that is every bit as emotive as it is pop-minded as it is well textured in production flourishes. Something of a love song for the internet age, made with as much human emotion as possible.

“Touch” follows the release of his sophomore EP All We’ve Known last year. Take a listen to “Touch” below and head to his soundcloud to stream the rest of his work.
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Crisopa – “I Am The Lord Of These Ruins”

By Will Oliver, May 27th 2017

Madrid producer Santiago Lizón produces under the moniker Crisopa. He recently caught my attention with his latest track, “I Am The Lord Of These Ruins.”

Opening with some soothing sounds, the song soon opens the door for some gentle rising waves of sound, that gradually build into something rather beautiful, totally overwhelming the senses. There’s a lot of emotional layers packed into this song, one that can be most easily described as eternally blissful.

Take a listen to “I Am The Lord Of These Ruins” below.
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Febueder – “Morning Yawn”

By Will Oliver, May 27th 2017

Febueder are an English trio featuring lead vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Kieran Godfrey, percussionist Samuel Keysell, and Toby Ingram on bass. Earlier this month they released their new EP From An Album.

“Morning Yawn” is the first single taken from the EP. Featuring a dark atmosphere that echoing vocals that sit somewhere between the worlds of Alt-J and Foals, a great thing depending on where you stand on those artists (who we both love). Smooth, confident, and sultry, “Morning Yawn” would be one well of a way to wake up in the morning.

Take a listen to “Morning Yawn” below, and if you like what you hear, grab the EP from iTunes.
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Draumr – “Hydrangeas”

By Will Oliver, May 27th 2017

Draumr is the project of Paris-based musician Gabriel Cheurfa. My introduction to Draumr came via the colorful music video for the equally colorful track “Hydrangeas.” It’s a synth-led psych-pop gem that is like a child between Toro y Moi and Tame Impala.

Not only does the track rule through the finest explorations of dream-pop, it features a memorable video companion thanks to the work of artists Kathleen Ponsard & Ivan Herrera, members of the Chroniques Cosmiques Collective, who both animated and directed the video.

You’ll be hard pressed to find a more chill track this weekend. Grab a cold one, dig in, and let your mind go wherever the hell it takes you.

Find the video posted below, along with a soundcloud embed.

Melby – “Pat”

By Will Oliver, May 27th 2017

Melby are a quartet from Stockholm, Sweden, who caught the attention of blogs with their single, “Human.” This year they returned with their debut EP Melby, which was released on May 19 via Rama Lama Records.

“Pat” is the EP’s single and for good reason. It’s smartly constructed with an easy-going charm that features soothing vocals over some tightly constructed riffs. It’s a pure delight on the ears, that leaves you wanting to come back for immediate seconds.

Stream “Pat” below and head to the Rama Lama Records Shop to grab the EP on vinyl, limited to just 100 copies.
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