Stream Africa Express’ MOLO EP Feat. Damon Albarn, Gruff Rhys, Nick Zinner, & More

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Two decades ago, Damon Albarn helped found Africa Express, a non-profit organization and music collective that’s been responsible for a number of events and releases throughout the years that aim to encourage cross-cultural collaboration. The latest Africa Express project is MOLO, a new 4-track EP that’s out today. It’s the result of a week-long excursion … More »

Download A Celebration Of The Songs Of Scott Hutchison With Ben Gibbard, Julien Baker, Aaron Dessner, & More

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In December, a bunch of artists got together at Rough Trade in Brooklyn to perform at a tribute show for the late Scott Hutchison, founder and frontman of Frightened Rabbit, who died last year. Participating performers that night included Ben Gibbard, Julien Baker, Aaron Dessner, Craig Finn, and Kevin Devine. More »

Stream Jenny Lewis’ New Album On The Line And Watch Her Kimmel Performance

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Jenny-Lewis-On-The-LineIt’s now been five years since the former Rilo Kiley leader Jenny Lewis released The Voyager, her last album. And today, she’s followed it up, giving us a whole new album of elegant LA rich-kid blues. For the new LP On The Line, she enlisted some heavy help, teaming up with an all-star … More »

Stream Flume’s New Mixtape Featuring JPEGMAFIA, SOPHIE, slowthai, & More

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Sydney-born, LA-based producer Flume has just released a mixtape called Hi This Is Flume, his first new music since 2017’s Skin. The 38-minute mixtape features contributions from SOPHIE, JPEGMAFIA, Eprom, and slowthai, among other artists. The track list includes Flume and Eprom’s remix of SOPHIE’s “Is It Cold In the Water?” from 2018’s … More »

Stream Mdou Moctar’s New Album Ilana: The Creator

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Mdou Moctar - Ilana (The Creator)Earlier this month, we made Saharan guitar protege Mdou Moctar an Artist To Watch. His upcoming album Ilana (The Creator) is out next Friday, but luckily we get to stream it today, a week in advance. The Tuareg guitarist and songwriter seamlessly blends his roots with influences spanning from ZZ Top to … More »

Stream Ex Hex’s New Album It’s Real

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Ex-Hex-Its-RealBack in 2014, Ex Hex came blasting out of Washington, DC with their debut album Rips. Before Ex Hex, bandleader Mary Timony was a beloved indie presence, chasing cosmic melodic ideas in Autoclave and Helium and her own solo music. But with Ex Hex, Timony played around with the supercharged pop melodies that … More »

Stream Angel Du$t’s New Album Pretty Buff

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Angel-Dust-Pretty-BuffYou know what’s really fun? When hardcore guys play music that isn’t hardcore. That’s what’s happening on the new Angel Du$t album. Angel Du$t is a band whose members mostly come from two absolutely huge Baltimore-reared hardcore bands, Turnstile and Trapped Under Ice. And on their first couple of albums, Angel Du$t made a version … More »

Gold Panda Debuts New Alter-Ego DJ Jenifa, Surprise-Releases Album

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DJ-Jenifa-Jag-TraxFor about a decade now, Derwin Dicker, the British producer better known to most of us as Gold Panda, has been releasing hazy, thoughtful, wandering instrumental electronic music. He’s good at it, too. It’s been a while since we last heard from him; he released the album Good Luck And Do Your BestMore »

Stream Nilüfer Yanya’s Debut Album Miss Universe

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Nilüfer Yanya - Miss UniverseWe’ve already heard a few tracks from Nilüfer Yanya’s debut LP, Miss Universe, including its closer, “Heavyweight Champion Of The Year,” “In Your Head,” and “Tears.” Today, we get to hear the London-based songwriter’s upcoming album in full via NPR’s First Listen. Miss Universe is a chameleon and its … More »

Stream American Football’s New Album

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American-Football-American-FootballThere are now more new American Football albums than old American Football albums. The Illinois band were Midwestern emo cult favorites when they released their self-titled 1999 debut, and they did not stick around long after releasing that LP. They broke up in 2000, and in the years that followed, the album found its cult. More »