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Hot Jam of the Day (06.06.12): The-Dream, “Dope Bitch” (f/ Pusha T)

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The-Dream “Dope Bitch” (f/ Pusha T) Love IV MMXII (Radio Killa) One of the great things about starting your own site is that you never have to argue with your editor about whether you are writing about The-Dream too much. Mainstream R&B rarely plays well on indie-rock publications, but it almost always plays well on my headphones. While “Dope Bitch” doesn’t capture the imagination quite like the Love IV MMXII‘s unfuckwitable lead single “ROC” did, Terius “The-Dream” Nash’s pretty good …

Hot Jam of the Day (06.05.12): Grizzly Bear, “Sleeping Ute”

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Grizzly Bear “Sleeping Ute” From Still Untitled New Album (out 9/18) It was an absolutely incredible week for music, but as I was busy with finals, I have fallen behind on my coverage. But don’t worry, I will make it up in the next few days. Of all the incredible tracks that dropped this week, none can trump the first single from this incredibly influential, BK avant-folk outfit’s highly-anticipated fourth LP. “Sleeping Ute” combines the jangly, guitar-driven, freewheeling style of …

Stream This Shiat: The Tallest Man on Earth, There’s No Leaving Now

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The Tallest Man on Earth There’s No Leaving Now (Dead Oceans) For those of you who can’t wait till next Tuesday, you can stream the exquisite new album from Swedish folk singer Kristian Matsson. NPR always gets the best streams. Stream it here. Also, check out lead single “1904” below. Right click for DL. The_Tallest_Man_on_Earth: “1904” Shout out to the homie Kayte Rossi for the tip.

Hot Jams of the Day (06.04.12): Paradis, “Hemisphere” & “Je M’ennuie”

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Paradis “Hémisphère” & “Je M’ennuie” Hémisphère (Beats in Space) Oh my god, this is so good. This is the secretive, Parisian duo’s second incredible 12″ of the last 12 months, and it’s even better than the first, 2011’s brooding, exquisite “Parfait Tirage.” The former is a characteristically moody, vocal-driven track that displays a palpable cinematic essence, while the former cuts a more ambient, though equally devastating figure. In their short career, the group has shown a remarkable ability to craft expansive, urbane atmospheric dance …

Hot Jam of the Day (06.01.12): Giselle, “Silk” (Cosmic Kids Remix)

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Giselle “Silk” Silk We first heard this Australian vocalist’s doe-eyed, sultry stylings on Flight Facilities’ interwebz-fave “Crave You,” but now she’s back with her breezy, languid first single. While I didn’t fall in love with the original mix, serial remixers Cosmic Kids’ version is the perfect summer jam. Giselle’s alluring vocals drift over a chunky, meandering bass line that crawls like it had just woken up from a particularly meaty bender. After her performance on “Crave You,” I have to say I’m …

Hot Jam of the Day (05.30.12): Miracles Club, “The Wheel”

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The Miracles Club “The Wheel” Ecstasy (Compilation from Ecstasy Records) As if Thunder Penguin need more reason to crush on Portland, up pops a filthy new compilation from rising Portland progressive dance label, Ecstasy Records. Its lead single is this playful, darkly alluring new single from The Miracles Club, a group fronted by PDX deep-house stalwart Honey Owens. Like so much of the truly exceptional dance music coming out of the city, “The Wheel” is both instinctively and intellectually appealing. In other …

Hot Jam of the Day (05.29.12): Disclosure, “Control” (f/ Ria Ritchie)

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Disclosure “Control” The Face (Greco-Roman) I’ve been a huge fan of this South London duo since last year’s severely underrated “I Love….That You Know,” and since then, they have been cranking out infectious, progressive post-dubstep with remarkable consistency. Consisting of brothers Howard and Guy Lawrence, the duo is set to release their long-awaited four-track EP next Tuesday on simmering German/British label Greco-Roman. This is the second single from The Face, succeeding the aptly-titled “Boiling,” which doubles as one of the very …

Hot Jams of the Day (05.28.12): D’Eon, “Transparency (pt. II)” & “Now You Do”

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D’Eon “Transparency (pt. II)” & “Now You Do” LP (Hippos In Tanks) It’s always gonna be a good day when you are greeted by two expansive, new tracks from the mercurial, esoteric Montreal native. The former is an update on one of my favorite songs of 2011, the latter is a brand new thought, and both are absolutely scintillating. In the last few years, we’ve been lucky enough to experience a fascinating new crop of R&B artists determined to push the genre forward. Artists …

Hot Jam of the Day (05.27.12): Summer Camp, “Always”

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Summer Camp “Always” Always (Moshi Moshi) Even though bf/gf groups were soooo 2011, this London duo is refusing to call time on their moody, John Hughes-inspired synth-pop party. After a superlative debut EP Young and a patchy-but-still-pretty-fucking-brilliant LP Welcome to Condale, Summer Camp is back to its best with this bouncy, lovelorn jam. For a change, guitarist Jeremy Warmsley takes over lead vocal duties here, but that doesn’t mean we don’t get a steady dose of Elizabeth Sankey’s signature, confident voice. They sing …

Hot Jam of the Day (05.26.12): Antony Hegarty: “Rise”

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Antony Hegarty “Rise” Coral Rekindling Venus While there aren’t a lot of certainties in this world, Antony Hegarty (frontperson of Antony and the Johnsons) making beautiful, luscious pop songs is a dead cert. Since he first warbled his way into our hearts with his self-titled debut, Antony has become one of the most enduring, distinctive, and bravest voices in independent music, and this lovely new single is yet another notch in his sequined belt. Written for a documentary on coral, it is …