Daughter‘s got a sound that’s familiar – their album is a consistent mix of Local Natives instrumentation and Rhye vocals floating in the sad Bon Iver sea – but surprisingly malleable in new contexts. The UK-based trio can translate anywhere from ultra-spare (as in their live mashup of “Perth/Ready for The Floor“) to lush and […]

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Oberhofer has offered us a taste of their upcoming EP, NOTALGIA, with “Earplugs,” a playful number carrying a serious sound. Beginning with frantic drums and delicate guitar work, the song embarks on a coming-of-age journey, rounding up the usual suspects that define Oberhofer’s sound: unique melodies, ear-catching rhythms and bright guitars. This time, however, there […]

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Not much pairs better with 80s synth-pop revival than a makeshift roller rink performance, and CHVRCHES knows that all too well. In their new music video for “Now Is Not The Time,” the Glaswegian trio play in the center of an abandoned rink filled with blasting neon lights and a shimmering overhead disco ball, serenading […]

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When word got out that Phoenix’s long-awaited fifth LP would be mixed on the same console used to record Michael Jackson’s Thriller, it became clear the French foursome intended to go big on this one. Lead single “Entertainment,” released last month, confirmed with its opening bars that the album would reach for an epic sound […]

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Could this really be our first GIVERS post? Not sure how these guys slipped through the cracks, but slip no more. The band is from Louisiana and signed to the impeccable Glassnote Music record label (read family). The band subscribes to the Ra Ra Riot doctrine – having toured with them, combining the feel good […]

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