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Joe Goddard: "Gabriel" [ft. Valentina] (Original Mix)

By way of DFA in North America and his own Greco Roman label everywhere else, Joe Goddard (of Hot Chip renown) is releasing his Gabriel EP today. It's a swift, intoxiciating slab of electronica whose heady title track features a lovely vocal hook from Valentina. Check it out.

Sleep ? Over: Altered Zones Mix Series v11

Sleep ? Over's Stephanie Franciotti pieced together this mix for the eleventh installment of Altered Zones' monthly mix series. Among others included here are tracks from Twinsistermoon and Oppenheimer Analysis. Sleep ? Over's debut LP, Forever, is out September 27 on Hippos in Tanks. Stream:> Altered Zones Mix Series v11

Benga: "Faithless" / "Acid Lie"

FACT is streaming both word-blurring sides to a new single dubstep vet Benga has just released on Kapsize. Check 'em out. Stream:> "Faithless" / "Acid Lie"

Okkervil River: "Gold Faces"

"Gold Faces" is the gnarled but beautiful B-Side to Okkervil River's forthcoming "Your Past Life as a Blast" 7", which the Austin outfit plans to release tomorrow (September 5 in the UK) via Jagjaguwar. Gold Faces

Wooden Shjips: "Black Smoke Rise"

Here's a gritty, heavy, appropriately languid visual for "Black Smoke Rise", a cut from San Francisco psych voyagers Wooden Shjips' forthcoming LP, West, due September 13 on Thrill Jockey. Directed by Miko Revereza, the clip is viewable below and over at

Frank Ocean: "Let Me" [ft. Kyle Christopher]

Three days after Frank Ocean's reference take of Bridget Kelly's "Thinking About Forever", another demo-sounding cut from the Odd Future affiliate has hit the Internet. "Let Me" features California-based singer Kyle Christopher. (via RnbExclusive) MP3/Stream:> Frank Ocean: "Let Me" [ft. Kyle Christopher]

Blanck Mass: The Lorentz Contraction: Summer 2011 Mix

Here's a hot, sticky, psychedelic mix from Blanck Mass, the nature-influenced side project of Fuck Buttons' Benjamin John Power. Considering the dense swarms of golden noise contained on BM's self-titled debut LP, it's not surprising...Show More Summary

Bridget Kelly: "Thinking About Forever"

Been digging R&B guy and Odd Future affiliate Frank Ocean's Playlisted new song "Thinking About You"? Well, did you know that he had previously written the song for R&B singer Bridget Kelly? Another fun fact about Kelly: she sang Alicia Keys' part on "Empire State of Mind" during Jay-Z's last tour. (via Life + Times) Stream:> Bridget Kelly: "Thinking About Forever"

Washed Out: "Eyes Be Closed" (Guardian Session)

Chillwave kingpins Washed Out bring the opening track to their BNM'd debut LP Within and Without to the studios of British newspaper The Guardian, proving that you indeed can play music and wear sunglasses indoors at the same time. (via The Guardian)

Erika Spring: "6 More Weeks"

"6 More Weeks" is the slinky, somewhat lonesome B-Side on a new split 7" Erika Spring (of Brooklyn synth-pop luminaries Au Revoir Simone) is set to share with Violens. It's out digitally right now and its vinyl incarnation will arrive August 2 courtesy of Friendly Fire. (via The Fader)

Comet Gain: "An Arcade From the Warm Rain That Falls"

UK indie rock veterans Comet Gain are gearing up for the stateside release of Howl of the Lonely Crowd, their latest full-length and one that includes the jangly sugars of "An Arcade from the Warm Rain That Falls". It's out October 4 via What's Your Rupture?. MP3: Comet Gain: "An Arcade From the Warm Rain That Falls"

Gauntlet Hair: "Top Bunk"

Following a slew of 7" releases, Denver noise-pop duo Gauntlet Hair have announced their self-titled debut full-length, due October 18 (and October 17 in the UK) via Dead Oceans. "Top Bunk" is the aqueous first listen. MP3: Gauntlet Hair: "Top Bunk"

Spank Rock: "DTF DADT"

Photo by Bryce Ward Early last month, Baltimore/Philly dance-rapper Naeem Juwan, aka Spank Rock, shared "Energy", the first single from his forthcoming full-length Everything Is Boring and Everyone Is a Fucking Liar, out September 26...Show More Summary

WU LYF: "Brooklyn Girls"

Photo by Loren Wohl "Brooklyn Girls" is a relatively gentle new song from Mancunian indie rock ruffians WU LYF, one they debuted as part of a live session following a very recent run of shows in New York. (via Abeano) Stream:> "Brooklyn Girls"

The Weeknd: Live at the Mod Club

Using the best available audio culled from a series of YouTube and Vimeo footage, Gert Jan of mixed this live document (only "Loft Music" and "Glass Table Girls" are absent) of R&B outfit the Weeknd's first official show at Toronto's Mod Club on July 24. Super pro.

Azari & III: "Manic" / "Manic (The Finger Prince Faded Sensation Dub)"

Toronto dance outfit Azari & III are set to release their new "Manic" 12" on August 2 via Turbo. Here are streams of the earworm original as well as the head-clearing Finger Prince Faded Sensation Dub. "Manic" "Manic (The Finger Prince Faded Sensation Dub)"

Roach Gigz: "F A Chorus"

Here's a new, Kreayshawn-directed visual for fellow Bay Area rapper Roach Gigz' "F A Chorus", a standout from his Bitch I'm A Player EP. (via The Fader)

Grimes: "Rasik" / Various Songs (Daytrotter Session)

Dazed & Confused has premiered this psychedelic new clip for "Rasik", a cut from from last year's Halifaxa. Elsewhere, Daytroytter's also posted audio of Grimes' recent visit to their Rock Island studios, a session that includes a pair...Show More Summary

Holy Other: "Know Where"

This appropriately spooky clip for "Know Where", a cut from Holy Other's excellent With U EP, was directed by the MFK. (via Gorilla vs. Bear)   

Neon Indian: "Fallout"

Era Extraña, the new album from chillwave wizard Neon Indian, arrives in September; it's coming September 13 from frontman Alan Palomo's own Static Tongues imprint, via Mom + Pop Music in North America. (It's also coming from Transgressive...Show More Summary

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