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Lauran Hibberd: “You Never Looked So Cool”

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A laconic confession that showers listeners with soft, honey-colored sparks, “You Never Looked So Cool” is the charged and charming latest single from Lauran Hibberd. Her Goober EP was released today, and you can find streaming links for it here. A physical release is on its way, too.

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Anna Prior: “Thank You for Nothing”

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London’s Anna Prior is the drummer for Metronomy as well as a broadcaster on Soho Radio, and “Thank You for Nothing” is a bouquet of brocade rhythms and her beaming new solo single. Out now, you can find streaming links for it here, and it’s on Bandcamp as well. Via Les inRocks.

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MAITA: “Road Song”

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Its roomy dimensions full of thoughtful reflection and independence, “Road Song” is the subtly-grand, big-hearted new single from Portland’s MAITA. It’s out care of Kill Rock Stars, you can download it from Bandcamp, and you can learn more about the artist here.

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Ada Lea: “damn”

Bright and emotive, poignant and pretty, “damn” is the deep, dynamic new single from Montréal’s Ada Lea. Her next and second LP one hand on the steering wheel the other sewing a garden is released on September 24th, and you can pre-order “thunderstorm”-vinyl, “electric-lemonade”-vinyl, CD, cassette and bundled editions of it from Saddle Creek and Bandcamp today.

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Grouper: “Unclean Mind”

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Shade is the title of the next LP from Liz Harris’ Grouper, and from it she’s shared its “Unclean Mind” — a recurrent, radiant refraction. Out care of the one-and-only Kranky, you can download the track now from her Bandcamp page, where you can pre-order vinyl and digital versions of the album, too.

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Saint Etienne: “Pond House”

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Anyone who has followed TAR over these many years knows that Saint Etienne are our godhead and guide star. Today they’ve shared the immaculate new track “Pond House”, wistful and taken from their forthcoming LP I’ve Been Trying To Tell You. Photographer Alasdair McLellan meanwhile has directed an accompanying film for the release. Out from September 10th, you can pre-order clear-vinyl, black-vinyl, CD and digital versions of it from their webstore now.

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Buffalo Daughter: “ET (Densha)”

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A luscious apocalypse, “ET (Densha)” is the tough, textural and strangely-tuneful new single from Shibuya’s Buffalo Daughter. You can find sundry links for the track right here. On September 17th the band release We Are The Times — their first LP in seven years — on CD and digital formats, with the vinyl arriving on October 15th.

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Common Holly: “Preoccupy” and “The Moon”

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An unsettling, deceptively-simple hymn, “Preoccupy” reaches deep while “The Moon” lays its story bare with a riveting immediacy. Together they comprise the newest single from Montréal’s Common Holly, and it’s out today on Barsuk Records. You can find streaming links for it right here, and it’s on Bandcamp as well.

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Piroshka: “Loveable”

Today Piroshka — a band anchored by the chiming guitar playing, presence and unmistakable voice of legend Miki Berenyi — release their Love Drips and Gathers LP. Coruscant and calming, “Loveable” is an eternal, benevolent comfort and one of its nine tracks. Out through Bella Union, you can buy clear-vinyl, CD and digital editions of it from them now.

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Death Valley Girls: “I’m A Man Too” and “Sanitarium Blues”

In the coming weeks Suicide Squeeze Records will be re-issuing vinyl editions of albums from L.A.’s Death Valley Girls, and now’s your chance to familiarize yourselves with their excellent Street Venom and Glow In The Dark if you aren’t already. The first will be pressed on “Full Moon Fever Vinyl” and is available from July 23rd, while the latter arrives on “Little Ghost Vinyl” from August 20th.