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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 […]

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Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk”

Considering all the various shades of throwback costuming heard on much of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars‘ respective, multi-platinum-lined back catalogs, that a collaboration between the two would also find itself owing heavily to yesteryear sounds wouldn’t necessarily seem all the brow-raising, the only true question being what genre or era the duo would lean […]

Drake “6 God”/ “How Bout Now”/ “Heat Of The Moment”

Though, at this point, one should be used to new Drake tunes dropping at random and quickly dominating Trending Topic conversations, the recent onslaught of never-before-heard Drizzy music raised many questions. Were these new songs representing a between-project stand-alone EP, previewing some forthcoming new album or mixtape, or simply a gift to the fans in […]

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 […]

Work Drugs “Predictable Miracles”

It’s oh-so-fitting that Philly indie pop duo Work Drugs would have their newest full-length Runaways drop right now. Masters of catchy melodic pop sing-along anthems baked in sedate hues of chillwave, 80’s radio-rock and disco, the twelve-song collection of cruise-friendly steering wheel tappers feels very much like the musical equivalent of our current transition from […]