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VIDEO PREMIERE: CITY OF REPTILES (DIR. TEN-HEADED SKELETON)

July 1st, 2020

You already know Ten-Headed Skeleton even if you don’t think you know Ten-Headed Skeleton—that’s the recent alias-slash-identity-reinvention of L.A.’s Michael Nhat, the ferociously independent outsider artist/rapper/producer/and probably more, with recent musical output including the “Suffocate On Honey” 7″ and his earlier full-length Evil Doing. But…

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VIDEO PREMIERE: YUNG STUDENT LOANS “GMSIL (GET MY LIFE)”

May 31st, 2020

Sometimes listening to a song is like walking in on someone in the bathroom. It feels too intimate—something for an audience of one. That’s the energy of every song on Yung Student Loans' new album, I Stay Lonely (A True Romance), but never more present than on “GMSIL (Get My Life),” a slow-burn somber-trap jam for hard hearts.

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TRACK PREMIERE: SAFE JAZZ “GOOD VIBES”

May 22nd, 2020

Jesse Schuster is the kind of musician who moves in every direction at once—he performs, he produces, he makes sure the video is treated just as reverently as the song and when he finds both inspiration and the opportunity, he turns a genre inside out with his project Safe Jazz. His new single "Good Vibes" is like jazz in schematic—instruments and melodies bisected and disconnected to expose their inner mechanisms and space and clarity enough to see how everything fits together. (And of course sample snippets to remind you what we're building here: good vibes!)

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TRACK PREMIERE: HARMLESS “NOTICE ME”

May 11th, 2020

L.A.'s Harmless (Nacho Cano) has a lot of raw experience finding creativity within adversity—within agony, really, as he painstakingly put together January's Condiciones EP in the aftermath of an especially brutal car accident. (“I started recording many of the songs while I couldn’t use my legs. I waited to record most of the vocals because I had lost my front teeth," he told Remezcla.) His latest "Notice Me" (like so many new songs) is an invention born from the tension of quarantine and the sudden solitude that demands its own kind of relearning. The pain here thankfully isn't nearly as literal, but "Notice Me" is still a response to realizing the future you thought you'd have has been indefinitely postponed.

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TRACK PREMIERE: GIANNA GIANNA “SUFFER”

May 8th, 2020

This is the insomniac national anthem. Gianna Gianna’s latest ‘Suffer’ is a skittering, frenetic passion play in many acts, except you’re the one hung up in the end. It’s so intense listening to this during quarantine—its propulsive tempo and fortissimo power shake you out of your unwashed PJs. This is free-punk, rousing and potent and a sonic hookworm, pulling you close for a bite just before snatching itself away.