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Jun 11, 2021

McKinley Dixon - Mama's Home

"I try to show that jazz itself is a very vulnerable medium," Richmond, VA rapper McKinley Dixon tells Post-Trash. His latest album completes a trilogy of releases that mix introspective flow with baroque instrumentation, exploring Black identity and generational trauma. It's out on Spacebomb Records (Matthew E. White, Natalie Prass, Bedouine).

quickly, quickly - Everything is Different (To Me)

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Portland, Oregon's Graham Jonson, aka quickly, quickly, leaps from beat producer to psych-pop songwriter with his forthcoming LP on Ghostly. "What begins as a polished folktronica gradually unfurls into something contemporary and more ambitious," says The Fader covering this "gem of ear-catching entropy." (Disclosure: Dave works with Ghostly)

LOFT - Wish It Would Rain

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"This is dance music aimed squarely at the gut and tear ducts," declares Resident Advisor in their track review of "Wish It Would Rain," a Temptations-flipping cut from Aya Sinclair, aka AYA, returning to her LOFT alias for a release on 2 B Real Records. "Club catharsis at its finest."

TYSON - Red Handed

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Bandcamp points to Pisces Problems, the new EP from London's TYSON (daughter of musicians Neneh Cherry and Cameron McVey) featuring "crystal clear lyrics about jealousy and love and a compelling alt-R&B melody." It's out on Ladies Music Pub, the new label/collective she co-founded "for women, non-binary and gender variant people in music."

Squid - Narrator feat. Martha Skye Murphy

One of the most acclaimed debuts this year belongs to Brighton band Squid. Released on Warp, Bright Green Field pulls from krautrock, dub, post-punk, funk, and more to create a singular sonic space "that is full of both adventure and apocalypse," per Stereogum.

Coco Maria - Me Veo Volar

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Amsterdam-​based label Bongo Joe and Worldwide FM radio DJ Coco María present Club Coco, a collection of Latin and Afro-rooted music from artists who have been part of María's weekly shows.
Coco María compiles a rhythmic and relaxed hour of music from Latin America, the Caribbean, and beyond for the Life Classics mix series.

For Slate, Sofia Andrade on the Linda Lindas and the feminist origins of punk:

"Even if these names may not strike you as familiar, many of those who remember these earlier days of punk agree that, in large part, it was people of color, immigrants, and otherwise marginalized communities who gave birth to L.A. punk."

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