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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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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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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.

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Girlpuppy: “Miniature Furniture”

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Its sunny heart mournful at the edges, “Miniature Furniture” is the thoughtful, conversational and comforting new single from Atlanta’s Becca Harvey and her Girlpuppy project. Her debut EP Swan will be released by Royal Mountain Records on August 20th, and you can pre-order the CD edition of it from them now.

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Samia: “As You Are”

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Pointed melancholia, “As You Are” is the focused, fluid latest single from New York City’s Samia. This Friday, July 23rd, she releases her Scout EP on Grand Jury Music, and you can order translucent-vinyl, black-vinyl and digital editions of it both from her webstore and from Bandcamp today.

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Julia Bardo: “No Feeling”

Serrated and stylish, “No Feeling” is the cool and cutting brand-new single from Manchester’s Julia Bardo. Her debut album Bauhaus, L’Appartamento is released by Wichita Recordings on September 10th, and you can pre-order red-vinyl, CD and digital versions of it from Bandcamp right now. Via DIY.

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Freedom Fry: “Smile”

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Laid back but crisply-pressed, refined and sweetly honest, “Smile” is the buoyant and bright newest single from L.A.’s always-wonderful Freedom Fry. Throughout the years the band have shared an impressive amount of excellent music, and you can find a bounty of it — this track included — on their Bandcamp page.

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NOGA: “Any Kind of Dream”

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New York City’s Noga Shefi, a.k.a. NOGA, has opened gently the fluttering curtain on “Any Kind of Dream”, a mellow comfort and her finely-drawn new single. You can find streaming and download links for it here, and her The Alchemist EP is released on July 30th.

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Abby Huston: “Apartment”

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“Apartment” — a whispered wisp — is the intimate and immediately-inviting new single from Richmond, Virginia’s Abby Huston. Out on their hometown’s Egghunt Records, you can find assorted streaming and download links for this right here.