Other Lives — Tamer Animals
"Dark Horse" [MP3]
This beautiful and haunting song leads off this Oklahoma chamber-pop group's latest album, Tamer Animals. It sounds great leading off our playlist, too. Buy this album.
Daniel Rossen — Silent Hour/Golden Mile EP
"Golden Mile" [MP3]
Grizzly Bear guitarist and songwriter Daniel Rossen's first solo record, the Silent Hour/Golden Mile EP, is pretty much a perfect record. We've had it on repeat for months, so we can say this with confidence. Buy this album.
Bear in Heaven — I Love You It's Cool
"Cool Light" [MP3]
Despite all the use of modern production flourishes and synthesizers, Bear in Heaven makse pop songs that feel very organic and human. Buy this album.
Dive — Oshin
"How Long Have You Known" [MP3]
Yes, it's just an upbeat guitar-driven indie-rock track, but it's a really good one. Expect the complete Dive album to drop June 26.
Beach House — Bloom
Is there any band in the past five years with a better track record than Beach House? They just keep releasing classic albums every 18 months or so. This is the lead-off track on their latest stunner. Buy this album.
Kindness — World, You Need a Change of Mind
"Swingin' Party" [MP3]
Over the bare bones of a pulsing synthesizer and a four-on-the-floor drum machine is that beautiful and familiar melody. Kindness remakes this The Replacements' song to make it feel like you've never heard it before. Buy this album.
Daughn Gibson — All Hell
"Tiffany Lou" [MP3]
This is an odd one: Daughn Gibson mixes country crooning with an electronic piano ballad... and it surprisingly works. Buy this album.
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