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Shirley Hurt: “Problem Child”

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Shirley Hurt is the brand-new musical project from Toronto’s Sophie Katz, and “Problem Child” is her distinctive, playfully-charismatic and humane new single. Streaming links for it are right here. A self-titled, debut LP is released care of Telephone Explosion Records on December 2nd, and you can pre-order that now from Bandcamp.

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Jean Marie: “Apple Pipe”

Pastoral at sharp, unexpected and quixotic angles, “Apple Pipe” is a sweet, perennial, organic daydream and taken from Lighthouse, the newest LP from L.A.’s Jean Marie. You can find the digital version of the album and so much more of her wonderful music by visiting her Bandcamp page now.

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Almond Joy: “Oh Henry!”

Intelligence, charm and melody collide and burst into gorgeous bloom on “Oh Henry!”, the endearing, invigorating new single from San Francisco’s Almond Joy. This is the title track to the EP the band release on October 28th through Perennial Death and K Records. You can order the 7″-vinyl version of it from K’s webstore or from Bandcamp today.

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Pearla: “About Hunger, About Love”

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Pearla is the solo-musical project of Brooklyn’s Nicole Rodriguez, and “About Hunger, About Love” is her forthright, poetic and lyrically-generous brand-new single. Her debut album Oh Glistening Onion, The Nighttime Is Coming is out courtesy of Richmond, Virginia’s Spacebomb on February 10th, and you can pre-order gold-vinyl editions of that either from them or from Bandcamp right now.

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Sara Fjeldvær: “Don’t Come Around”

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A showstopper sung with poise on picturesque, cobbled sidestreets, “Don’t Come Around” is the intimate, cool and commanding closing track on Best Love, the new EP from Trondheim, Norway’s Sara Fjeldvær. You can find sundry streaming links for that here, and it’s on Bandcamp, too.

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Bleach Lab: “If You Only Feel It Once”

It dawns with a flanged and misty jangle which burns away as its meditative inner sun rises and warms. “If You Only Feel It Once” is a melancholic anthem and the towering brand-new single from South London’s Bleach Lab. This is the title track to the EP the band will release on November 4th, but you can stream this one now.

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June McDoom: “Stone After Stone”

A living, blossoming, lo-fi symphony, “Stone After Stone” is the exquisitely-edited, vividly-broadcast new single from New York City’s June McDoom. Her eponymously-titled debut EP is released by Temporary Residence Ltd. on October 28th. You can pre-order crystal-clear-with-green-mix-vinyl and black-vinyl versions of it either from them or from Bandcamp now.

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Katy Rea: “We Come Back”

With wistful drama and a compassionate sense of resolution “We Come Back” concludes The Urge That Saves You, the forthcoming debut LP from Brooklyn’s Katy Rea. You can find streaming links for this one right here, while the album arrives on November 11th.

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Blunt Chunks: “Wasted”

Plain spoken and quietly liberating, “Wasted” is the candid, piercing and relatable new single from Blunt Chunks, the musical project founded by Toronto’s Caitlin Woelfle-O’Brien. Out as part of Fire Talk Records’ Open Tab series, you can stream this on Apple Music or download it from Bandcamp right now.

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Ruth Radelet: “Stranger”

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Los Angeles-based musician and photographer Ruth Radelet has both shared her luxurious, melancholic, humane new single “Stranger” and announced the release of The Other Side, her debut solo EP. You can find streaming information for this lovely song here, while the five-song work arrives on October 7th.