ALDOUS HARDING – Imagining My Man

Aukland, New Zealand singer-songwriter Aldous Harding is gearing up for the spring release of her sophomore lp Party, which also marks her debut with legendary label 4AD. The new album was produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey/Sparklehorse) and features guest vocals from Perfume Genius on two tracks. Watch the captivating video for the stellar new single “Imagining My Man”.

Party releases May 19 on 4AD.

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HEART YEARS – The Great Fades

New London dream pop artist Heart Years has shared his second single. Listen to the gorgeous, slow burning synth ballad “The Great Fades”.

The Great Fades is out now on Bandcamp.

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YOUNG GALAXY – Stay For Real

Young Galaxy return today with the one-off, independent single “Stay For Real”. The band were compelled by recent events such as the “refugee and U.S. election crises” to record and release the track and are “proud to be able to partner with Plus1 so all net proceeds from the sale of the song go to defending the rights of the marginalized through PIVOT (Canada), ACLU (USA), and W.A.V.E (EU).” The band release the following statement in conjunction with the single:

“We can no longer stand idly by and rely only on the people who shape the world for us culturally and politically. We must stay true to ourselves and feel the courage of our convictions in the face of polarizing political and personal views. But most of all, we must show empathy, compassion and love – even when faced with increasing existential threats, and fear and hostility. This song is a statement of intent, as we enter a new era, to hopefully serve as a reminder to ourselves of what our responsibilities are as artists in this troubled time.” -Young Galaxy

Stay For Real is available March 10.

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CHASTITY BELT – Different Now

Seattle band Chastity Belt are gearing up for the summer release of their third LP I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone. The great new single “Different Now” is the opening track from the forthcoming album and comes with an homage to classic Seattle band Temple of the Dog’s music video for “Hunger Strike“.

I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone is out June 2 on Hardly Art.

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MAX T – Terror, Bright

Montreal-based experimental pop artist Max T makes his debut with “Terror, Bright”, a blissful collage of found sounds and infectious harmonies that quickly conjure a very Animal Collective style and sensibility. With that said, this promising first single is hard to shake once it gets under your skin. “Terror, Bright” is taken from the new ep Palm Isle and will be released by the continually reliable indie label Winspear.

Palm Isle is out March 24 on Winspear.

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The Legends have long been a personal favorite of mine, ever since their debut Up Against the Legends back in 2003. Now, the Swedish band are prepping their 6th full length album Nightshift. New single “Cash” finds the band continuing further into a more electro synth-pop sound than that of their earlier years. Give it a spin!

Nightshift is out April 22 on Labrador Records.

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BLOND AMBITION – Stupid Boy / Girl

Blond Ambition has announced the spring release of his debut lp Slow All Over and with that announcement comes a brand new single, “Stupid Boy / Girl”.

“This song belongs to trans people. For someone to know who they truly are and not be able to be that person because of fear and hate is an epidemic level spiritual tragedy. I hope things get better, and I think they will.” – Brian Harding

We recently featured Blond Ambition in our On Repeat series.

Slow All Over is out May 19 on Swoon City Music.

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