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Stream Failure The Heart Is A Monster

Failure haven’t released an album since 1996, when Fantastic Planet dropped, and the band broke up a year later. This decade has wrought a series of revivals, as guitar-driven rock undergoes an unpredicted, though not unwelcome, renaissance of sorts. In February, Swervedriver dropped their reunion album I Wasn’t Born To Lose You, and just yesterday […]

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Lushes – “Low Hanging Fruit” (First Listen)

Brooklyn duo Lushes are unpredictable. The songs off their 2014 debut record, What Am I Doing, stray from typical song structures by incorporating lengthy guitar loops and frequent tempo shifts. Today we’ve got the first single from their new record, Service Industry, a more riffy and less serene Lushes sound than we heard on What […]

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DeJ Loaf – “Shawty” (Feat. Young Thug)

Dej Loaf released the gloriously man-eating “Like A Hoe” a few weeks ago, and now the Detroit rap firecracker is back with a new track. “Shawty” falls more towards the sexy, melodic side of her range, with Dej Loaf and past collaborator Young Thug trading off some explicit sex talk (“Can’t nobody get this pussy […]

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Hate Eternal – “The Stygian Deep”

Hate Eternal frontman Erik Rutan may have the strongest death metal pedigree of any living human. He’s probably best known these days as the driving force behind Florida’s well-regarded Mana Studios, where he’s engineered albums by such extreme-metal mainstays as Cannibal Corpse, Goatwhore, Vital Remains, and Tombs. (Plus, uh, the Mountain Goats.) But for death […]


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Dungen – “Åkt Dit”

For more than a decade, the members of the Swedish band Dungen have been cranking out adventurous, jazz-inflected takes on ’70s psychedelia. But even though the various band members have kept themselves busy with side projects, it’s been nearly five years since the band released Skit I Allt, their last proper album. This fall, they’re […]

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Stream Tyga The King Album: 18th Dynasty

Tyga has decided to go the surprise-album route for The King Album: 18th Dynasty. He has also decided to go the Donda route, enlisting Kanye and Mike Dean as his executive producers. The artwork is done by Donda creatives, and while it’s no Pinkprint masterpiece, you can see the clear link to something like the […]

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Stream London O’Connor O∆

London O’Connor is a 24-year-old NYC transplant with an uncanny understanding of existential pop. Not quite a rapper, not quite a singer, O’Connor’s voice thrums over beats and synths of his own design, ascribing to no creed, genre, or clear form. Often when artists define themselves by going so decidedly against the grain it comes […]

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Stream Ecstatic Vision Sonic Praise

Philadelphia-based trio Ecstatic Vision trip into a vast hallucinogenic haze on their five-track debut album, Sonic Praise. It’s an intense guitar-driven record drawing from space rock, free jazz, doom, Krautrock, Afrobeat, and more. We premiered their 12-minute-long psychedelic stargaze track “Astral Plane” a few weeks ago, but today, you can stream the whole thing, a […]

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Stream Refused Freedom

Legendary Swedish punks Refused will drop their first album since 1998’s The Shape Of Punk To Come next week, and today the record’s been made available to stream in its entirety. In an interview with Consequence Of Sound that went live today, members David Sandström and Dennis Lyxén commented on the noted absence of guitarist […]

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Dâm-Funk – “We Continue”

LA-based funk sovereign Damon Riddick (bka Dâm-Funk) hasn’t dropped a bona fide full-length solo release since 2009’s Toeachizown, so today’s announcement that he will drop the 20-track deep Invite The Light in September is welcome news. According to a press release, Invite The Light is a “concise, beginning-to-end vision” that focuses on Riddick’s progression as […]


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Mas Ysa – “Arrows”

Next month, the emotive producer Thomas Arsenault, who records as Mas Ysa, will release his layered and lovely debut album Seraph. We’ve already posted “Margarita,” “Look Up,” and “Gun,” the last of which is a collaboration with Hundred Waters’ Nicole Miglis. And now Arsenault has shared a fourth song, “Arrows.” It starts out as a […]

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Stream Wild Pink Good Life EP (First Listen)

Wild Pink’s lead single “Is This Hotel Haunted,” which we posted last month, is an airy song for a stuffy day, which it most decidedly is on the East Coast right now. The Brooklyn-based band feels similarly refreshing on the other four tracks on their new EP, Good Life, tempering some heavy notions with buoyant […]

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Stream Creepoid Cemetery Highrise Slum

The members of Philadelphia’s Creepoid come from their city’s punk rock scene, but like fellow Philly punk vets Nothing, they do something more expansive now. Cemetery Highrise Slum, Creepoid’s new album, is sprawling fuzzed-out guitar music, and it carries echoes of shoegaze and grunge and Britpop and Sonic Youth. We’ve posted the early songs “American […]

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Stream Goblin Rebirth Goblin Rebirth (First Listen)

The name Goblin Rebirth does not refer to the reincarnation of a goblin, but rather the revival of Italian prog-rock band Goblin, renowned for scoring horror films like Suspiria, Tenebre, Profondo Rosso, and George Andrew Romero’s Dawn Of The Dead. Original members Fabio Pignatelli (bass) and Agostino Marangolo (drums) make up Goblin Rebirth, along with […]

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Fractures – “Reactor” (First Listen)

Fractures is the moniker of Melbourne producer/singer Mark Zito — it’s a sensational atmospheric project whose 2014 self-titled EP was streamed millions of times. As Zito prepares for his debut album — due early of next year– he gives us a glimpse via new single “Reactor.” The track gets personal as Zito exposes himself with […]

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Sianna Plavin – “Cruel” (First Listen)

Sianna Plavin sounds like a late summer evening. Hints of warmth linger in her voice, but even among the bright pinpricks of her harmonies, long darkness stretches ahead. Plavin was previously the frontwoman of a folk duo called Backyard Betties, and has worked with Baltimore folk collective Soft Cat. This summer, though, Plavin is releasing […]