Earlier this year, Small Black, the Brooklyn synth-poppers who emerged from music’s Chillwave phase a few years ago, released their sophomore record for Jagjaguwar, Limits of Desire. It’s a solid, if not spectacular, effort. While the fuzz and haze are toned down a bit, all the hallmarks of the band’s late-night, laconic drone-pop remain: the […]

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You know that state of existence when you’re floating between a dream and reality? That invincible feeling you’re filled with, that carefree electricity running through your veins, that lightness in your head.

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Talk about a beat connection. To kick off their upcoming tour West Coast tour together, electro-pop trio Beat Connection teamed up with fellow Seattle-based production duo ODESZA for a remix of their track “Saola.” The result is tropical, psychedelic electro-pop, a vibrant and dreamy track made for the summer. Applying their upbeat style of chillwave, […]

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Brighton-based producer Tourist recently shared a new track and, if I had an alley, this would be all sorts of up it, and maybe even around the corner. The song is one five-minute-long muted, but unfathomably lush, soundscape, like James Blake minus any shred of angst. Tourist cleverly chops up Aaliyah’s famous “If your girl […]

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Let me introduce you to Odesza. Odesza is a project labored over by Catacombkid and BeachesBeaches, a production duo from Seattle. If ambient electronica is your thing, I think you guys will get along just fine. Looking to beef up your autumn chillwave mix? We highly recommend adding “I Want You,” off Odesza’s aptly-named Summer’s […]

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“Andreja 4-ever” is the latest work to surface from Minneapolis-based production outfit Elite Gymnastics. Released as the 11th installment in Adult Swim’s Singles Program, the track is the first we’ve heard from the project since Josh Clancy’s departure left James Brooks at its creative helm. It seems this line-up change has been for the better. […]

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                      Memoryhouse, the Canadian dream pop duo from Ontario, is back with a new single off their forthcoming album, The Slideshow Effect. The new song, “The Kids Were Wrong”, sees their minimalist, synth-backed sound and nostalgic lyrics on full display yet again. With phrases like “hiding […]

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ATG-favorites Washed Out are set to release “Amor Fati” as a single on November 7th (via Sub Pop), and with that comes the b-side, titled “Call It Off.” The new track features some of the same muted, sun-drenched instrumental melodies that we’ve come to expected from Ernest Greene, though the song is just a tad […]

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