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Frank Ocean “Memrise”

While we have received little crumbles of info here and there regarding Frank Ocean beginning work on the highly-anticipated follow-up to his Grammy-winning breakout debut Channel Orange, we had yet to hear any sort of audio leakage from these sessions (or anything else Frank-related)…that is until the elusive multi-talent decided be a sort of early […]

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Wolf Saga featuring LYON “You Only Live Once (The Strokes Cover)”

So, in most fans’ eyes, The Strokes didn’t manage to live up to the Saviors of Rock!! hyperbole that unfairly suffocated their heavily-blogged-about buzzworthy beginnings; that lightning-in-bottle combination of critical acclaim, swaggering leather jacket cool and garage-rock excellence was a blend that was bound to veer left in some way or another. As their increasingly […]

Låpsley “Falling Short”

Boasting an enchanting combo of intriguingly complex vocal arrangements and icily understated electro-pop productions, 18-year-old Liverpool-based talent Låpsley immediately leap-frogged to the head of the buzzworthy class earlier this year thanks to a string of killer solo gems “Station” and “Painter (valentine)” and equally beguiling collaborative one-offs. All these months (and a big co-sign from […]

T.I. featuring Pharrell “Paperwork”

After a forever-long two year wait, the release of T.I.‘s ninth studio effort Paperwork has finally reached around-the-corner status (it drops October 21st). Helping give the project a last minute bump of buzz comes this title cut unleashing, the first sneak peek of several contributions made on the album from co-executive producer Pharrell. “Paperwork” doesn’t […]

Happy Dagger “Who’s Waiting?”

Back in August we had plenty of good things to say about “Indian Summer”, a swirly slice of indie vintage wonderland from Portland-based Jesse Robertson’s psych-rock solo project Happy Dagger. Some months later, the talented 20-year-old has followed up the self-titled EP that housed that number with new loosie “Who’s Waiting?”. Robertson has called the […]