The wonder boy from Maynooth, Ireland continues to mine glitch-pop gold with a pitch-perfect remix of The 1975’s “Settle Down.” EMBRZ (Jack Casey) is adept at shaping a hodgepodge of short, choppy synth and sample blips into surprisingly expressive tracks, avoiding the emotionally neutered “video game music” territory occupied by some of his laptop-wielding contemporaries. The producer […]

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The Philly four-piece knows just what we want to hear, channeling some of our favorite acts like The Neighbourhood, Sir Sly and the 1975 with each monthly release.

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Did Beyoncé start a chain reaction with her surprise album? Since Bey Day on December 13th we’ve seen surprise releases from the LOX, Pixies and Del The Funky Homosapien, who released his free, self-produced Iller Than Most LP on Soundcloud yesterday. It’s a playful, minimalist record with elements of horror and sci-fi that feels heartier than its 34 minutes. […]

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Darren Williams — better known to the masses as Star Slinger — has been putting the hurt on some remixes for quite some time now. He first caught my attention with his version of Drake and the Weeknd’s “Crew Love” and I haven’t taken my eyes off him since. Today he released a new original “Free,” and […]

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As we mentioned in last week’s post on Thee Oh Sees, Adult Swim has brought together a handful of garage rock heavyweights for a free compilation album, aptly titled Garage Swim. Through a partnership with Williams Street Records, the media house has released nearly 20 albums over the past 6 years, but this latest project […]

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Vancouver’s Japandroids have been shooting up best of 2012 lists on the heels of the duo’s latest dose of gritty ’90s punk revival, Celebration Rock. Their Canadian compatriots in the Dirty Nil see the duo’s bet and double down by tossing fuzzy alternative-rock guitars, a sneering delivery, and plenty of volume into the mix. “Fuckin’ […]

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Just in time for the sweat-soaked days of July that rest on the horizon, Swedish electro-pop outfit jj has released a free EP, High Summer. The five-track release is just what you’d expect from the duo: lusty, dreamy, shimmery pop songs. As revealed by the title track, as well as standouts “10” and “Big Hearts, […]

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