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Sep 26, 2019

wished bone - Hold Me

Posted by 7 sites • On Bandcamp • Also on: Spotify
Following her 2018 LP via Human Noise Records, LA-via-Ohio "dark twee" songwriter Ashley Rhodus shares the charming "Hold Me." Gorilla vs Bear praises her "gift for making the ordinary feel poignant and profound...effortlessly wry turns of phrase and low-key poetic non sequiturs, delivered warmly but matter-of-factly."

Kush Jones - I Was That Dude In 96'

Posted by 1 site • On SoundCloud • Also on: Spotify
Known for footwork and affiliations with the Juke Bounce Werk collective, Half Moon crew, and Papi Squad, Kush Jones sidesteps here, plugging "directly into the still-beating heart of late '80s and '90s New York house music," says Passion of the Weiss.

Rejoicer - Heavy Smoke feat. iogi

Posted by 4 sites • On Bandcamp • Also on: Apple Music
Stones Throw-signed producer Yuvi Havkin, aka Rejoicer, released an EP in April full of "feel good, head-nodding nuggets," per The Slow Music Movement. This one features vocals from fellow Tel Aviv musician Yogev Glusma aka iogi.

Jenny Hval - Ashes to Ashes

Posted by 11 sites • On Bandcamp • Also on: Spotify
Here's our annual reminder that Jenny Hval (Stack №38) continues to make excellent records; her seventh is her "most accessible work yet," says Bandcamp Daily. "It's difficult to make a very pretty album devoted to being unsettled by all forms of love, but Hval, a consummate artist, rises to the occasion once again."

SPAZA - Ice Squinchies: Waiting for you

Posted by 7 sites • On Bandcamp • Also on: Spotify
A rotating series of musicians from Johannesburg's jazz, afro-funk, and experimental electro scenes make up SPAZA. Their first album, recorded in one take, is "meditative and spiritual, says Twisted Soul, "seven beautiful free jams, created of the moment."

Amar Lal - Privilege (2015)

Gardening, a collection of ambient works from Big Ups guitarist Amar Lal.
Electronic group King Midas Sound make a Fader Mix comprised of cinematic drones and literary whisperings.

Kaitlyn Tiffany tells the story behind the best-known local jingle in America, for Vox:

"Nobody knows their best friend’s number but everybody can phone a used car dealership in their hometown."

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