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Jan 6, 2016
On forthcoming third album Love Yes
Brooklyn band TEEN really find their sound, says BrooklynVegan
. "Somewhere between the quirky rhythms of their debut and the future R&B of their second... the result is complex pop, idiosyncratic but effortlessly catchy."
After first charming blogs in 2012, Louisville, Kentucky's Murals took their time completing a debut album (Violet City Lantern is finally out next month). But it's proving worth the wait, as evidenced by the languid chamber-psych/pop of the trio's latest single.
R&B hit-maker (see: Trey Songz, Beyonce, Usher) Rico Love follows his first studio LP in 2015 with this smooth Pusha T-featuring plea, striking an immediate chord with hip-hop minds (Nah Right, The Fader, etc).
Debuted today via i-D
and already pulsing in additional key places, the second track from this Norwegian duo "opens up a world of soft techno." They've appeared at a few Scandinavian festivals (like our fav, Roskilde) and are surely one to keep an eye on.
Having supported the likes of DIIV, Wolf Alice, and the Vaccines last year, dreamy NY three-piece Sunflower Bean ready their debut LP for Fat Possum. The new single is "light and romantic," says MOKB
, and several more sites are tipping them as a 2016 breakout.
Starting off the nü year, here's Decibel Magazine on the rise and fall of nü-metal:
“Emerging with Korn’s 'Blind' in 1994, and ending around the summer of 2003, when Limp Bizkit was forced from a stage in Chicago by an audience hurling garbage and chanting, 'Fuck Fred Durst,' nü-metal remains one of the most maligned and despised genres since the dawn of rock ‘n’ roll."
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