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Time moves a little more slowly in the latest video from Sean Flinn & the Royal We. In the Tucker Wysong-directed clip for "The Lost Weekend," a carefree camping trip takes a turn for the sinister when the night falls. While Flinn delivers a performance that's as darkly charming as the song, his friends get up to no good–until evil comes after them. "In the end only Tucker and Sean retur... Read More >

Materia, the forthcoming EP from Florida-based Millionyoung, will be released on July 29th via Old Flame Records as a follow up to 2013's Variable. Frontman Mike Diaz (credited as an innovator of chillwave) and collaborator Kristof Ryan pair dreamy, laid-back electronica with hypnotic vocals to achieve a hazy, trance-enducing vibe. Perfect for summer, Materia's smooth, glossy beats and catchy... Read More >

Bradley Soileau meets me at my place. His phone isn't really working so around the email-specified arrival time, I wait outside my apartment, feeling like a fan boy (but honestly I just want to make sure he finds the address!) Eventually I notice a far-off tall figure walking toward me wearing a sick hat with a sicker vintage Metallica shirt. He’s evidently late because two fans wanted to take ... Read More >

Photo via BEAÛ's Facebook. With a silky-smooth sound and passionate confidence that’s as mellow as it is melodic, New York natives BEAÛ have given you another perfect summer track. Apropos of hazy afternoons spent wandering down city streets and gazing off rooftops, the new single “Karma” premiered over at  Kitsuné on America 3 earlier this month. Consisting of Heather Boo and Emma J... Read More >

Mainland Takes Center Stage

Music | By. Mathias Rosenzweig | July 22, 2014

When it comes to indie bands, if you’re looking for the perfect mixture of boyish playfulness and mature dedication, Mainland have you covered. Agilely shifting between joking about their love for Paris Hilton’s “Stars Are Blind” and the harshness of New York, their winning combination of personalities have not gone unnoticed. Mainland’s online presence and number of gigs are swiftly gro... Read More >

Last November Richie Hawtin got the posh crowd at the Guggenheim International Gala raving with a rare performance as his famed techno alter ego Plastikman. Hawtin released the recorded Guggenheim set as the album “EX” this past June, the first Plastikman full-length since 2003’s Closer. On June 12th Hawtin staged a second cutting-edge audiovisual Plastikman performance at the Sónar ... Read More >

Photo via Favored Nation's Facebook Comprised of DFA’s James Curd, Empire of the Sun’s Surahn Sidhu, and Justice’s Morgan Phalen, the synth-pop sun-soaked trio Favored Nations have given you the ultimate summer soundtrack with their new EP Amazon. And today, we’re pleased to premiere the video the song’s title track—an imaginative and lovely, soft-lit 3-minutes that you can’t help b... Read More >

Perfume Genius' new video for his song Queen makes for a perfect visual companion to the powerful gay anthem. Directed by SSION (who has previously made music videos for Gossip, The Dum Dum Girls, and Santigold) the video features Perfume Genius aka Mike Hadreas "cast as a kind of alternative universe Forrest Gump and Jenny, except with fluid genders and ever shifting identities," according ... Read More >

Main image via FKA Twigs Facebook. THURSDAY, JULY 17. TV Girl have quietly been making some of the most charming indie pop around, and their new album French Exit is the perfect soundtrack to lazy summer afternoons. They'll hit Seattle's Sunset Tavern tonight. 9pm, 5433 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle, WA. Australian dance wunderkind Flume goes for the second of three sold-out nights at NY... Read More >

Hi-Five: Bishop Allen, GoldLink x Chet Faker + More

Music | By. Mathias Rosenzweig | July 17, 2014

The Feed – Stella While you may still be unfamiliar, St. Louis rockers The Feed have opened for major acts such as Ben Folds, The Roots, and Chuck Berry. They are being likened to The Black Keys (a crazy compliment), and have a collection of other great tunes. Check them out above. Bishop Allen – Why I had To Go In preparation of the March release of Lights Out (the first albu... Read More >