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Alex Winston, “Careless”

By Tess Duncan on 12.10.14

Alex Winston's grandiose, instantly memorable pop songs have always been underrated, and with time they've only grown more and more befitting of big-name nightclubs rather than dive bars. On the glimm...

Eric Chenaux, “Skullsplitter”

By Louis Pattison on 12.04.14

Eric Chenaux isn't so much a one-man band as a one-man orchestra. On the title track of his forthcoming Skullsplitter, due next year on Constellation, he takes electric and nylon-stringed guitars and...

Petite Noir, “Chess”

By Louis Pattison on 12.01.14

The  lyrics to "Chess" were taken directly from an IM conversation with a girlfriend that Yannick Ilunga, the sole member of Cape Town's Petite Noir, had, on the day of this track's recording. By the...

Liam Hayes, “Fokus”

By Louis Pattison on 11.27.14

Like, say, Kevin Shields or Mark Hollis, Liam Hayes is one of those musicians whose reputation partly rests on not releasing music. To be part of this rarefied breed, though, you need to make sure tha...

xxxy, “18 Hours”

By Louis Pattison on 11.26.14

The music of xxxy — real name Rupert Taylor, a British producer currently resident in Berlin — is a slippery thing that betrays any clear line of influence. There's some house in "18 Hours", certainly...

Trust Fund, “Cut Me Out”

By Tess Duncan on 11.25.14

"Cut Me Out" starts off with Ellis Jones' lackadaisical falsetto easing through a poignant refrain: "Say whatever you want about her/ she never cut me out." From there Jones' voice sinks into the back...

Chromatics, “White Light”

By Marc Hogan on 11.21.14

Johnny Jewel keeps opening up his vaults on SoundCloud, and we're not complaining. A standout so far from his recent posts was "The Last Dance," released for a change under his own name. But the Itali...

Colleen Green, “Pay Attention”

By Tess Duncan on 11.21.14

Despite the fact that one of her all-time favorite bands is Blink-182, Colleen Green's new record is titled I Want to Grow Up, and its latest single indicates that she's turning up the volume this tim...

Nathaniel Rateliff, “Closer”

By Laura Leebove on 11.20.14

Nathaniel Rateliff's new song "Closer," from the songwriter's forthcoming EP of the same name (out January 27 on mod y vi records), is fitting for these dreaded first signs of my least-favorite season...