We’re back with our first Spotify playlist of 2013. This week we feature some our favorite tracks of the year so far, including the latest from Ra Ra Riot, Yo La Tengo, Kavinsky and more. And did you hear? Justin Timberlake is back! Playlist and track listing below.

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As a break from all his recent production work, Dev Hynes (a.k.a. Blood Orange) took to the comforts of his own home last night to record a cover of Kindness‘ “Cyan.” The Solange and Sky Ferreira conspirator took drum samples from the latter’s “Everything Is Embarassing” along with vocals from Cable’s Tracy Antonopoulos to create […]

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Sky Ferreira‘s last single, “Everything Is Embarrassing,” signaled an exciting new style of 80s-tinged dance-pop that does away with the aggressive seizure-prone formula that dominated the pop charts and rave festivals of 2012. “Lost In My Bedroom,” the next single from her fantastic Ghost EP, follows the trend, combining a driving industrial bassline and Ferreira’s ethereal vocals to […]

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Solange Knowles, Florence and the Machine, Sky Ferreira. What do these ladies have in common? Dev Hynes has worked on smash hits for all three of them. Both through his solo projects (formerly Lightspeed Champion, currently Blood Orange) and as a writer and producer for other artists, this noir pop savant has been bringing creative, […]

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