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U.S. Girls: 4 American Dollars

A playful tune about the perils of living in our money-driven society, “4 American Dollars” by U.S. Girls (aka Meghan Remy) features poignant lyrics about the inner workings of our economy and Remy’s bank balance: “In this world where they say: ‘It’s not personal, it’s business’ / Moving numbers from account to account / Keeping secrets in an offshore fount / My money is quick to count / I …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Pop, Soul, Culture, Listenup, New Music, Pop Music, Remy, U.S. Girls, Meghan Remy


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Country-inflected pop, chopped-up Beyonce samples, carnivalesque chaos and more music from this week King Princess: Ohio After performing “Ohio” live with consistency since her first tour, King Princess (aka Mikaela Straus) finally releases an official recording and music video for the fan-favorite track. Both the song and visuals begin with quiet intimacy, and the latter introduces Straus wearing her theatrical Cheap Queen look. As with …
Tags: Music, Design, Beyonce, Disco, Music Videos, Garage Rock, Country, Pop, The Strokes, Ohio, Grimes, Synths, Listenup, Funk, New Music, Julian Casablancas


Tame Impala: Is It True

From Tame Impala’s newest album, The Slow Rush, “Is It True” spotlights the band’s affection for funk-inspired bass lines and percussion. Strutting and sultry, the track’s instrumental sets the scene for frontman Kevin Parker’s love song: “We started talkin’ ’bout devotion / The kind that goes on eternally / And I tell her I’m in love with her / But, how can I know that I’ll …
Tags: Music, Design, Tame Impala, Dance, Culture, Bass, Listenup, Funk, New Music, Kevin Parker, Psych, Psych-Pop, Psychedelic Funk


Grimes: Delete Forever

Written the night Lil Peep passed away, “Delete Forever” is pretty and airy, despite tackling the topic of opioid addiction. From Grimes’ fifth album Miss Anthropocene, the tune begins with acoustic guitar (reminiscent of “Wonderwall” by Oasis) before the beat kicks in around the 50-second mark. With country-inflected violin and banjo, the song has a different sound from the Canadian musician’s recent releases, but her …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Country, Culture, Grimes, Oasis, Acoustic Guitar, Listenup, New Music, Synthpop


Caleb Landry Jones: Flag Day / The Mother Stone

From actor and musician Caleb Landry Jones’ debut album, The Mother Stone (out 1 May on Sacred Bones), lead single “Flag Day / The Mother Stone” and its accompanying music video guide audiences down a psychedelic, cinematic rabbit hole. The seven-minute song sprawls outward with colorful, carnivalesque energy. Landry Jones recorded the track, and others from the album, using his personal collection of Casios and …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Culture, New Music, Landry Jones, Caleb Landry Jones, Psych, Listen Up


Stream: WOST, ‘Presidente’

Two years ago, Kelvin Ruiz was selling the tracks he posted on Soundcloud to other artists for $7 a pop so he could afford a $200 laptop. The Venezuelan, who makes electronic music under the name WOST, was 16 years old at the time. His work came to the attention of Los Angeles-based Waxploitation Records, which back in the day nurtured artists such as Gnarls Barkley and Danger Mouse. Waxploitation signed WOST, convinced him to keep his music for himself and got him a new laptop. Now 18, WOST tod...
Tags: Music, Featured, Los Angeles, Bronx, Latest Music, New Music, Gnarls Barkley, Toma, Waxploitation Records, Waxploitation, Ginette Claudette, WOST, Kelvin Ruiz, Danger Mouse Waxploitation, Waxploitation Presidente


Against All Logic: Fantasy

Using his performance alias Against All Logic, Nicolas Jaar releases a new album, 2017 – 2019, composed of industrial drums, sound effects and pop samples—plus plenty of Jaar’s signature distortions. A standout single and the album’s opening track, “Fantasy” employs all of the aforementioned but ups the ante by sampling Beyoncé’s 2003 collaboration with Sean Paul “Baby Boy” for its hook, as well as filtered …
Tags: Music, Design, Beyonce, Culture, Industrial, Techno, Listenup, New Music, Nicolas Jaar, Jaar, DownBeat, Nico Jaar, Sean Paul Baby Boy


Stream: The Strokes, ‘At the Door’

Fresh off their wild performance at a rally for Sen. Bernie Sanders at the University of New Hampshire on Monday night, the Strokes have announced that their new album, “The New Abnormal,” will be out April 10. It’s their sixth album and first in seven years, made at Shangri-La Studios in Malibu with the legendary Rick Rubin and featuring cover art of the painting “Bird on Money” by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Their new song “At the Door” is a mellow fellow, maybe too much for its own good, with Julia...
Tags: Music, The Strokes, Bernie Sanders, Malibu, Latest Music, New Music, Julian Casablancas, Fabrizio Moretti, Nikolai Fraiture, Nick Valensi, University of New Hampshire, Rick Rubin, Jean Michel Basquiat, Casablancas, Albert Hammond Jr, Shangri La Studios


King Princess: Ohio

After performing “Ohio” live with consistency since her first tour, King Princess (aka Mikaela Straus) finally releases an official recording and music video for the fan-favorite track. Both the song and visuals begin with quiet intimacy, and the latter introduces Straus wearing her theatrical Cheap Queen look. As with the song, the video soon explodes into an anthemic garage-rock performance, cut from captivating live renditions. …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Rock, Culture, Ohio, Listenup, New Music, Straus, King Princess, Mikaela Straus, Cheap Queen


Ras: Boogie

Sparse at first but ever-growing, Berlin-based disco trio Ras’ newest single, “Boogie,” is a bop that references Mediterranean club music, poolside pop, disco and funk. Members Dekel Adin, Eden Leshem and Guy Gefen hail from rural Israel, but after recording their self-titled debut album in Berlin, the trio stuck around and worked to contrast the city’s energetic, industrial house music with laidback beats and vintage-sounding …
Tags: Music, Design, Disco, Berlin, Israel, Pop, Culture, Dance music, Mediterranean, Listenup, Funk, New Music, Ras, Boogie, Rhythmic, Dekel Adin Eden Leshem


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Radiant synth-pop, scuzzy lo-fi and soaring soul, all from women artists Lido Pimienta: Eso Que Tu Haces Lido Pimienta (who won the 2017 Polaris Prize for her debut album, La Papessa) has returned with a radiant song from her second album, Miss Colombia. Colombia-born and Toronto-based Pimienta combines soulful synth-pop, international rhythms and pretty vocals within her music. “Eso Que Tu Haces” (translated: “That thing …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, International, Toronto, Pop, Albums, Indie, Listenup, Electronic, New Music, Hinds, Jeff Tweedy, Colombia Colombia, Debuts, Lido Pimienta


Stream: Moses Sumney, ‘Cut Me’

Moses Sumney’s new single “Cut Me” is probably the most beautiful way anybody has ever invoked the old adage “no pain, no gain.” The airy, amorphous track is the latest from Sumney’s forthcoming double-album “Græ,” which will be released in two parts via Jagjaguwar. Today, Sumney announced that the first installment of the album (which includes “Virile,” “Polly” and “Conveyor”) will arrive on Friday, Feb. 21. Sumney also announced a residency and installation beginning next week at the Bootleg ...
Tags: Music, Featured, Latest Music, New Music, Bootleg Theater, Moses Sumney, Sumney, Amazon music HD, Jagjaguwar Today Sumney


Stream: The Radio Dept., ‘The Absence of Birds’

Swedish dream-pop luminaries the Radio Dept. — the almost-two-decade-old collaboration between Johan Duncanson and Martin Carlberg — have returned with the new single “The Absence of Birds” ahead of a North American tour in April and May. It’s a typically restrained and painterly song that the duo says “is a song about missing someone. And about forcing the hand of chance to make new and unexpected things happen.” They add: “There’s more to come this year, 10 or more songs will be released in so...
Tags: Music, Latest Music, New Music, Fonda Theatre, The Radio Dept, Radio Dept, Johan Duncanson, Martin Carlberg


twst: Are You Listening?

An electronic examination of attention and information overload, “Are You Listening?,” by twst (the moniker of London-based singer, songwriter and producer Chloé Davis ), rises on waves of frustration. Future-pop soundscapes expand and retract with force. twst’s themes find a home in the accompanying music video, as well—directed by Pablo Rivera.
Tags: Music, Design, London, Music Videos, Culture, Electronic Music, Listenup, Electronic, New Music, Twst, Chloé Davis


Daughter of Swords: Prairie Winter Wasteland

Daughter of Swords, a solo project from Mountain Man’s Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, follows up the release of last year’s debut album, Dawnbreaker, with the exquisite new single “Praire Winter Wasteland.” Sauser-Monnig’s hypnotic vocals—and lyrics that ruminate on the idea of place and the spirits within—steer the track through sparse, nuanced production by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, who plays multiple instruments on the song, as well.
Tags: Music, Design, Wilco, Culture, Indie, Listenup, New Music, Jeff Tweedy, Mountain Man, Alexandra Sauser Monnig, Daughter Of Swords, Sauser Monnig


Stream: Radical Face, ‘Reveries’

Under the name Radical Face, Florida native Ben Cooper has been weaving mesmerizing tales since the mid-2000s. Most notable was last decade’s album trilogy “The Family Tree,” an opus of orchestrated folk music telling the story of a fictional family, the Northcotes — songs that were powerful allegories, powerfully told. The album that launched the music career of the onetime aspiring pro skateboarder, though, was 2007’s “Ghost.” It was made in a tool shed in Cooper’s backyard and became a cult c...
Tags: Music, Florida, Featured, Los Angeles, Ben Cooper, Glass House, Southern California, Latest Music, New Music, Cooper, Radical Face, Axel Flóvent


How to clear ‘Recently Played’ in your Spotify library

Sometimes you want a clean slate and we’ll show you just how simple it is to refresh your Recently Played songs on Spotify. Rediscovering an early played track, playlist or podcast on Spotify, via your ‘Recently Played’ list, can be a useful feature if you were unable to save or favourite it at the time. However, if you’d like to avoid clutter, reorganise your library, or hide your listening habits from potential snoops on your Spotify account, simply follow these steps to clearing con...
Tags: Mobile, Spotify, Music, Streams, App, How To, Music Streaming, Desktop, Stream, Guide, Remove, Clear, Save, New Music, Refresh, Your Music


Stream: Clem Snide, ‘Roger Ebert’

The announcement of the new album from cult heroes Clem Snide comes with this declaration from songwriter Eef Barzelay: “That this record even exists, as far as I’m concerned, is a genuine miracle.” Yes, such missives are given to hyperbole, but Barzelay’s words ring true. To backtrack: Clem Snide began in the late 1990s and over seven albums in 12 years — plus other work that included Barzelay’s brilliant 2008 solo album “Lose Big” — built a small, devoted following. Straddling the line between...
Tags: Music, Featured, Spain, Roger Ebert, Eef, Latest Music, New Music, Scott, Avett Brothers, Mike Marsh, Robert Ebert, Scott Avett, Avett, Ketch Secor, Bill Reynolds, Clem Snide


Zaza’s second EP sees the artist explore new sounds, saying he found himself

After a year out of the game the 21 year old producer is emerging triumphantly with his most ambitious release yet. Zaza has solidified his position in electronic music long ago. He became the most streamed hip-hop producer in his home country Georgia when he was just a teenager. At just 21 the producer more streams than the country he hails from with fans all over the globe. After a personal break from releasing music in the past year Zaza is back with a new EP of 3 tracks which he say...
Tags: Music, Summer, Georgia, Production, Dance, Artist / Label News, Electronic, New Music, Edm, Producer, Zaza, New Release, New Music Friday, Empty EP


Zaza’s second EP sees the artist explore new sounds and find himself

After a year out of the game the 21 year old producer is emerging triumphantly with his most ambitious release yet. Zaza has built up his name as a talented producer, becoming Georgia’s most streamed in hip-hop when he was still a teenager. With over 7 million views at just 21 the producer has made some serious moves. After a break from releasing music Zaza is back with a new EP of 3 tracks which he says is different from anything he has done before. They represent a rebirth of the art...
Tags: Music, Summer, Georgia, Production, Dance, Artist / Label News, Electronic, New Music, Edm, Producer, Zaza, New Release, New Music Friday, Empty EP


Tobu is back and making waves with Candyland pt. II

Last month Tobu dropped the sequel to one of his most loved songs and it has already become a hit. In 2015 Tobu dropped one of his biggest hits ever with Candyland. With many great tunes from the Latvian producer coming out since then, he has just dropped Candyland pt. II bringing an old favourite back into the limelight in a new way. Candyland pt. II has been featured on the massive Chinese music streaming service Netease. Tobu’s new track is now front page and featured in their New Re...
Tags: Feature, Music, Candyland, Dance, Single, Hit, Artist / Label News, New Music, Edm, Tobu, Outertone, NetEase, Part Two, Part Ii, Netease Tobu


Kate Tempest: Unholy Elixir

In June 2019, British spoken-word artist Kate Tempest released The Book Of Traps and Lessons, an album featuring the sharp, powerful single “Holy Elixir.” After extensive touring, Tempest returns with “Unholy Elixir,” an even more enrapturing rendition that incorporates things she learned about the song while on the road. The video comes with an official visualizer, illustrated by Natalya Lobanova. It’s a powerful companion piece …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Culture, Listenup, New Music, Kate Tempest, Natalya Lobanova


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Pop perfection, danceable disco, cinematic soundscapes and so much more music this week Too Free: No Fun “No Fun,” the second single from trio Too Free’s forthcoming debut, Love In High Demand, features an intergalactic instrumental full of synths and encouraging lyrics from vocalist Awad Bilal. “‘No Fun’ is a series of affirmations that I wanted to speak into existence. Reclaiming agency over your mind …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Western, Pop, Yacht, Freestyle, Rb, Scores, Classical, Synths, Listenup, Funk, New Music, Electro, Remixes


Stream: Waxahatchee, ‘Fire’

On the cover art for her new album “Saint Cloud,” her next chapter as Waxahatchee, Katie Crutchfield is perched atop an old pickup truck, its bed full of roses, with her face tilted toward the sky. She looks free. In a way, the Alabama-bred, Philadelphia-based artist says she is. In announcing her new album, due March 27 via Merge Records, Crutchfield says her new batch of songs were penned in the period following her decision to get sober and therefore were an exercise in reckoning. “I think al...
Tags: Music, Alabama, Philadelphia, Detroit, Memphis, Latest Music, New Music, Mississippi River, Merge Records, Waxahatchee, Long Pond, West Memphis, Bonny Doon, Crutchfield, Red Machine, Katie Crutchfield


Heart Bones: Don’t Read The Comments

A second single from Heart Bones’ upcoming LP, Hot Dish, “Don’t Read the Comments” pairs pop musicality with clever and relevant lyricism. The act—comprised of Har Mar Superstar (aka Sean Tillmann) and Sabrina Ellis (of A Giant Dog and Sweet Spirit)—duets with delight. Soon, they’ll embark upon a US tour to support their album.
Tags: Music, Design, US, Pop, Culture, Listenup, Collaborations, New Music, Pop Music, Har Mar Superstar, Sean Tillmann, Duets, Sabrina Ellis, Heart Bones


Stream: Wye Oak, ‘Fear of Heights’

As they have often over the course of six albums, Wye Oak take a simple notion and turn it into something transcendent on their new single “Fear of Heights.” The song is the latest from the prolific duo of Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack since their 2018 album “The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs,” and like the rapturous “Fortune,” released in November, it imagines the tendrils of human emotions (trepidation, in this case) wafting like smoke through the canyons of the mind. It is at once vast and i...
Tags: Music, Featured, Baltimore, Durham, Latest Music, New Music, Masonic Lodge, Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Wasner, Wye Oak, Jenn Wasner, Andy Stack, Joyero


Empress Of: Call Me

LA-based singer/producer Empress Of (aka Lorely Rodriguez) has contributed the ’90s-tinted song “Call Me” to Floria Sigismondi’s The Turning soundtrack. Rodriguez wrote the tune with Lawrence and Yves Rothman (who produced the soundtrack, which also includes music by Courtney Love, Mitski, Kali Uchis and others). She says that the lustrous piece of dream-pop was created to be the film’s swan song.
Tags: Music, Design, La, Films, Culture, Listenup, New Music, Dream Pop, Lawrence, Floria Sigismondi, Rodriguez, Soundtracks, Empress Of, Lorely Rodriguez, Dreampop, Yves Rothman


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From a two-sided trip-hop tune to an electro oddity, a few of our favorite tracks from this week U.S. Girls: Overtime Technically a rework of a 2013 release, “Overtime,” as it appears now, is a single from U.S. Girls’ forthcoming seventh album, Heavy Light, out 6 March via 4AD. The soulful experiment by the band (led by multi-disciplinary artist Meg Remy) employs choral vocals as …
Tags: Design, Drama, Music Videos, Pop, Soul, Albums, Hip-hop, Indie, Rb, Listenup, Funk, New Music, Dan Deacon, Meg Remy, Soko, Dvsn


Soko: Being Sad Is Not a Crime

The first release from Soko’s forthcoming full-length, FEEL FEELINGS, “Being Sad is Not A Crime” channels emotional lyrics through the French singer’s signature croon. Directed by Gilbert Trejo, the music video features puppets from the Bob Baker Marionette Theater, where it was filmed. Soko’s son Indigo also plays an important role. It’s the first time Soko has not directed her own music video but Trejo …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Culture, Indie, Listenup, New Music, Soko, Bob Baker Marionette Theater, Gilbert Trejo


Stream: The 1975, ‘Me & You Together Song’

The 1975 today announced a massive North American tour (which includes a May 7 return trip to the Forum, where they played in 2016 and a date May 8 at Irvine’s FivePoint Amphitheatre). And they released the new single “Me & You Together Song,” the latest from the British band’s forthcoming fourth album “Notes On A Conditional Form.” Phoebe Bridgers will open the shows. For the shows, pre-sale ticket access is available here for fans who pre-order the album (officially out on April 24). Those fan...
Tags: Music, Latest Music, New Music, Phoebe Bridgers, The 1975, Irvine



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