Forerunner Foray

Shabazz Palaces – “Forerunner Foray”

“Forerunner Foray” is s spaced out new jam from Seattle hip-hop visionaries, Shabazz Palaces. Featuring a SICK sample from Hustler’s Convention with guest vocals from Cat of SP’s Black Constellation comrades THEESatisfaction. Lese Majesty is out July 29 on Sub Pop.

HOPIUM

Hopium – “Dreamers” [ft. Phoebe Lou]

Melbourne’s Hopium share a fantastic new track, “Dreamers”, featuring vocals from ex-Snakadaktal frontwoman Phoebe Lou. Lou’s glossy vocals beautifully compliment the ghostly production from Hopium. Stoked to hear more from this tandem in the future.

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Lapsley

Låpsley – “Painter (Valentine)” [official video]

17-year-old (holy cow!) Liverpool artist Holly Lapsley Fletcher, aka Låpsley drops gorgeous and haunting new sing “Painter (Valentine).” Video by Harvey Pearson, also 17 years old. What’s up with super talented 17 y.o.’s? I don’t even want to tell you what I was doing when I was 17…

Alpenglow

Alpenglow – “Brothers in Crime” [official video]

Drawing obvious comparisons to Fleet Foxes, Brooklyn folk outfit Alpenglow have a new EP, Chapel, out in September via Section Sign Records. The first single from the new release is “Brothers in Crime”. The video contains original footage from 1971 film GLACIER which tells the journey of three friends hiking on a glacier in the American West.

Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage – “Terrified”

Toronto’s Rural Albert Advantage have announced their forthcoming third LP Mended With Gold. Set to hit shelves on September 30th via Saddle Creek. The first single “Terrified” is sure to please fans of past RAA work. They also announce a fairly expansive tour with a stop at Turner Hall on October 15th!! Get your tickets here.

Foxes in Fiction

Foxes in Fiction – “Shadow’s Song”

Foxes in Fiction have shared the absolutely exquisite “Shadow’s Song”, which features violin by Owen Pallett and appears on their forthcoming Ontario Gothic LP, which is out September 23 on Orchid Tapes. Thematically, the album is conceptualized around Warren Hildebrand getting his life back on track after the death of his brother back in 2008.

LANY

LANY – “ILYSB” & “BRB”

LA/NY trio LANY (get it) drop two slick new synth pop productions in the form of acyronyms. ILYSB and BRB absolutely shimmer on this bleary Milwaukee day. Enjoy.

Wish I Was Here

Bon Iver – “Heavenly Father”

Bon Iver share “Heavenly Father”, their contribution to Zach Braff’s Garden State follow-up Wish I Was Here. Time for a third Bon Iver album, don’t you think?

Seryn Disappear

Seryn – “Disappear”

It’s been too long since Seryn’s 2011 album, This Is Where We Are, and 2013’s single “Ivory Black.” Now the six-piece has finally released a new single titled “Disappear,” which just makes us yearn for a new album! Which, we are told, is coming in the near future! Seryn holds a special place in our heart since they hail from one of our old stomping grounds, Denton, TX.

Grimes

Grimes (ft. Blood Diamonds) – “GO”

Grimes drops new track “Go” which was originally recorded for Rihanna, but later turned down (???). Now it features Blood Diamonds, and, we couldn’t imagine it being any better.