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SMALL BLACK – “LINES OF LATITUDE (FEAT. FRANKIE ROSE)”

The brand new track “Lines of Latitude” from Brooklyn’s Small Black is simply breathtaking. The degree of skilled musicianship is made explicit in this gorgeous new piece, albeit through much subtlety. The track is brilliantly soaked in an 80’s atmosphere of quietly soaring synths, gated reverb drums, delicate echoes, and soft, crystalline vocals that float about. The track can be found…

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INTERVIEW: SLAUGHTER BEACH

Slaughter Beach is the project of Nikolaj Westi, Hasse Mydtskov, and Mads Emil Aagaard; 3 friends from Odense, Denmark who skillfully crafts their own version of the contemporary shoegaze revival. Taking influences and aesthetics from the 60s, 70s, and 90s rock movements and blending them with more contemporary styles of indie rock/pop, the 3-piece band doles out saccharine-laden shoegaze filled with gleaming melodies…

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FLAMINGOSIS – “SURFACE”

Flamingosis (a.k.a. Aaron Velasquez) just dropped his self-titled full-length album today and in case you missed one of the teaser tracks, here it is—a track called”Surface”. A purveyor of the future funk movement, Flamingosis creates a brilliant and fresh flip of Sade’s “Sweetest Taboo”, taking vocal samples and injecting an intensely deep funk into its body. Be sure to pick…

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BLOOD CULTURES – “MERCURY CHILD”

New Jersey’s Blood Cultures just dropped this superbly catchy track called “Mercury Child” and it’s got us swaying to its upbeat, tropical-tinged vibes. The track sees a colorful and bright palette of synths blended with a chilled-out vocal melody that smoothly glides across the piece. It feels like summer again. Be sure to pick up the track over at Bandcamp.…

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YUMI ZOUMA – “THE BRAE”

New Zealand’s, Yumi Zouma just dropped their latest single “The Brae” via the brilliant Cascine and the track has already made quite an impression on us. There is absolutely no doubt that the track is a top contender for the dreamiest song of the year. Its breezy guitar melodies, airy synths, and silky vocals provide the contours for a piece…

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HEARING GOLD’S LPS OF 2013

Full-length albums take patience to sit through but some albums do not, rather they are the ones that could be left spinning until the very last track. Here’s our list of albums in alphabetical order that stayed with us from the time of their release to the end of the year. It was another great year of music and we’re…

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HEARING GOLD’S EPS OF 2013

This year has produced an abundance of amazing EPs. From upbeat, pop-driven tunes to slow-burning electronic soundscapes, 2013 has been nothing short of fruitful for the diverse music community. Here’s our list of EPs in alphabetical order that caught our attention and stuck with us on heavy rotation this year. Burial – Rival Dealer (released by Hyperdub 12/17/13) Charles Murdoch…

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HEARING GOLD’S TRACKS OF 2013

Short and fast—2013 was yet another fruitful year of musical exploration and imagination. Digging up a handful of tracks that stuck with us on frequent loop was all but a difficult task. Both new artists and returning favorites made our list and we’re quite satisfied with the turnout. Here are 20 tracks made this year that were kept on heavy…