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Mansionair – “Speak Easy” (First Listen)

Sydney synth-pop trio Mansionair know how to spin a web of sticky, glistening whisper-pop. Their latest song “Speak Easy” evokes the same foggy tenderness of say, William Fitzsimmons or Sam Beam, but spikes it with surging electronic production and airy percussion. This new track follows up Mansionair’s debut 2014 EP Hold Me Down that came […]

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Chvrches – “Clearest Blue”

Regardless of whether or not you’re a fan of the Glaswegian band, every Chvrches song has a certain staying power, a way of forcing itself into your memory to be recalled later on. They write hooks that hit so hard they make the bottom of your stomach fall out, and each one of the singles […]


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Chvrches – “Leave A Trace (Four Tet Remix)”

Four Tet has remixed Chvrches’ Every Open Eye lead single “Leave A Trace.” The UK electronic musician opts for a slow buildup on his take, a stark contrast from the trio’s urgent everything-all-the-time style of instrumentation — Lauren Mayberry’s vocals don’t even kick in here until halfway through the seven-minute edit, and even then they’re […]

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Chvrches – “Never Ending Circles”

Chvrches have shared the second single from their upcoming sophomore album, Every Open Eye. It’s called “Never Ending Circles,” and it debuted on Zane Lowe’s Beats1 show earlier today. They continue their track record for sparkling synth-pop excellence, keeping the triumphant send-off attitude that made “Leave A Trace” so inspired and adding the realization that […]

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Chvrches – “Leave A Trace”

The formula Chvrches perfected on 2013 debut The Bones Of What You Believe is far from broken, so on the first single from eagerly anticipated follow-up Every Open Eye, they absolutely do not fix it. “Leave A Trace” upholds the Scottish trio’s reputation for sparkling synthpop excellence, slowly expanding from an initial low-key burble to […]