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Elaenia – Floating Points
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The electric space jazz of Sam Shepherd, also known as Floating Points, will captivate you. The video for “Silhouettes” off of his debut album submerges the viewer into an ethereal sonic tapestry complete with glistening hovering fish. It will be released in the US on David Byrne’s label Luaka Bop.
West Kirby County Primary – Bill Ryder-Jones
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The former guitarist for The Coral and Arctic Monkeys collaborator releases his third solo effort. His honest songwriting combined with his sweet delivery and rough guitars prove he is ready to take on the world solo. Also he may be my new crush.
Making Time – Jamie Woon
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British singer–songwriter Jamie Woon delivers smooth r&b funk on his second release. The single “Sharpness” is sure to please fans of this year’s Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra.
Seems Unfair – Trust Fund
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“Almost everything you do or say is fucked up in some way”, singer Ellis Jones sings on “Football” off of the second album this year for Bristol lo-fi indie slingers Trust Fund. A recent stint of touring with Speedy Ortiz has locked in the group as one to watch in the coming year.
Art Angels – Grimes
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Electronic strange-ling Grimes moves closer to mainstream success following her headlining spot at Beach Goth 4 and the release of her fourth album, Art Angels. “Flesh without Blood/Life in the Vivid Dream” is much more accessible than some of her previous works, but keeps the freak-pop vibe high without sacrificing her perspective.