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Nov 16, 2018
The new track from Dutch artist and Blood Orange collaborator BEA1991 "elicits chills and haunting future-Sade vibes," says Gorilla Vs. Bear. It's a standalone self-released single, though she does hint at a debut album in the works.

Ari Lennox - Grampa

With lines grooving between seductive and funny, Washington D.C. singer and Dreamville-signee Ari Lennox "offers up deep longing and throwback R&B," per Pitchfork, making the case for her lover to leave the video games behind.

Harvey Sutherland - Amethyst feat. Nubya Garcia

Posted by 7 sites • On Bandcamp • Also on: Apple Music
The Australian producer assembles a jazz/broken beat dream team—Nubya Garcia on sax, Kahlil Memphis on drums, Michael Shrimpling on bass—displaying the "pipeline of creativity that connects South London to Melbourne," says Clash Mag.

didi - haru

Posted by 3 sites • On Bandcamp • Also on: SpotifyApple Music
The noise-pop of Columbus, Ohio-based band didi recalls that of "college-rock heroes Sonic Youth and Pixies spiked with the intersectional perspective of a lineup that counts Japan, Colombia, and Mexico in its collective lineage," says Stereogum.

Helado Negro - Please Won't Please

Ecuadorian-American artist Roberto Carlos Lange (Stack №101) announces his sixth album and second for RVNG Intl. After his political 2016 LP, the songwriter turns inward here, capturing "a visceral postcard of his soul," says Cause=Time.
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Axis: Sova - New Disguise

Posted by 5 sites • On Bandcamp • Also on: SpotifyApple Music
Shampoo You, the new album from Chicago-based power-punk band Axis: Sova.

Sunken Cities, the debut album from Brooklyn-based electronic duo Odd Rumblings.

GOOD MIX
For XLR8R, Sutherland (above) mixes "some recent modal, jazz dance, and spiritual records that I’ve picked up in the last few months, and a couple of old favorites."
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Pitchfork on pop’s morose new normal:

"Aren’t pop songs generally meant to lift us up? Or at least make us forget, for a moment, how terrible everything else is?"

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