Mid-summer is for experimentation: new routes to work, summer flings, new ways to hide your profuse sweating. Whatever you new venture might be this July, there’s a song for it on this playlist.

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Plaid Dracula, "Apologies to Gucci Mane" | Track Premiere

Brooklyn glam-trash band Plaid Dracula, are really sticking their necks out on their new song “Apologies to Gucci Mane.”

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STONE COLD FOX, "CONTAGION" | TRACK BY TRACK

Artwork by Colleen Tighe

Artwork by Colleen Tighe

The Brooklyn band's latest EP Tunnel Vision can turn any dull moment into a reflective and jet-powered dance session. Get acquainted with the EP and read about Stone Cold Fox's process and evolution in their own words.

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Portraits: Ryan Sambol, Cut Worms, Lomelda

Get that AC unit secured so it doesn’t kill someone on your street and celebrate the beginning of a season of sweat with these tracks. 

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Cut Worms | I'm Obsessed

Cut Worms is completely entrancing–live, recorded, and in theory. There's something stirring behind Max Clarke and I'm achingly curious to see what comes next. 

See Cut Worms tomorrow Tuesday, May 17 at Berlin with Ryan Sambol (of The Strange Boys) and Lomelda

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Butch Bastard | I'm Obsessed

Aside from the half-assed video attempt, Butch Bastard has soul. It's somewhere between cutie-pie-hardcore and meta-potty-mouth-bedroom-spunk.

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SATE SPEAKS AND SINGS HER INNER DEMONS | Interview

"I get on stage and I like to see how much more free I can be."

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WOLKOFF & BODEGA BAY AT READY FREDDY'S!? | Photos

Flip through photos from The Creators Collective event at Freddy's Bar.

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SOUND IN THE STATIC SHOWCASE AT THE GATEWAY | PHOTOS

One night, two crowd surfers, three too many drinks, and four great bands. Check out photos from SNS' first showcase.

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Andrea Schiavelli | Showcase Spotlight

If you were to put Cat Stevens in a room with TV On The Radio, you’d come up with something like Andrea Schiavelli/Eyes of Love.

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The World's Greatest Detective | Showcase Spotlight

Photo by: Ben Trivett

Photo by: Ben Trivett

Green-Wood Cemetery, Dirty Dancing, King Pizza Records...you could say The World's Greatest Detective knows how to do Brooklyn. 

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The Royal They | Showcase Spotlight

A few of their favorite things? Hot dogs from Crif Dogs and gorillas. Get to know Brooklyn band, The Royal They, before you see them live Thursday at The Gateway. 

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Gracie and Rachel | SHOWCASE SPOTLIGHT

Gracie and Rachel aren't your usual Brooklyn band–and that's why they're headlining my showcase April 14

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BRANDON LOCHER, "MEDIUM FREQUENCY" | I'm Obsessed

A new mind-warping ambient gem from Brandon Locher.  

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ANNOUNCING SOUND IN THE STATIC'S FIRST SHOWCASE CONCERT!

April 14 at 8PMThe Gateway will graciously open their doors and hand-glittered walls to us so we can properly introduce ourselves to the Brooklyn live music scene. 

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Fear not Jefferson Airplane nostalgics, Palace, Quilt’s latest album has excavated the piece of psych rock I first fell in love with.

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I'M OBSESSED | COMMUTED, PIZZAHUG, THE DADDYO'S+

This week I’m obsessed with lo-fi nostalgia rock and sad rap.

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I'm Obsessed | Al Berkowitz Runs From Madrid

In my new series about musical obsessions, Al Berkowitz's Ignacio Simón talks on disliking writing lyrics, loving Nick Drake, and running as far away as he can from Madrid. 

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Song Premiere: POPFILTER, "EMPIRE"

POPFILTER's first single "Empire" is a powerful ballad harvested, steeped, and filtered for a rich pop brew.

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CMJ Mood Ring: Playlists To Match Your Music Marathon Moods

The mood ring was invented in New York in 1975, so it's only natural to pair my favorite CMJ 2015 bands with a few moods you'll be feeling this week. Plus, a few illustrations to go with it. 

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PSYCH ROCK TO SAVE YOUR SOUL: TAME IMPALA AT RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL OCTOBER 6, 2015, REVIEW AND SETLIST

Photo by / Ross Procaccio

Photo by / Ross Procaccio

Tame Impala brought their psych-rock to NYC's Radio City for a sold out crowd.

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Interview: Coucheron and His Musical Playground

Norwegian electronic producer, Coucheron, talks 30-day grad parties, bulldogs, and collaborating with Mayer Hawthorne on his debut EP, Playground. 

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Foibles: Fourteen Years of Celebrating Eccentricities 

For fourteen years Phil Dumesnil recorded an extensive collection of work using enough coffee to kill a small rodent, a social anxiety disorder, and an 8-track. 

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Fresh Four: Songs Out Today You Should Be Listening To

Four songs out today to get you through tomorrow including Bedroom, BAIO and Mac DeMarco.

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Introducing: Lola Marsh, "You're Mine"

The Israeli duo effortlessly melts genres and Middle Eastern melodies to build instant pop classics or folk declarations.

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Introducing: The Mayberries, "Grown Men"

The Mayberries have created an effortlessly ethereal collection of work through gumption, focus and reinterpretation of classic folk. 

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Introducing: Palace, Chase The Light EP

Chase The Light causes fluttering of the heart, involuntary swaying and a surge of new ideas. 

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Sitting Bitch With Bailey Episode 5: Caddywhompus

In the season finale of Sitting Bitch With Bailey,

New Orleans band Caddywhompus drive around Fort Collins. We discuss why they hide themselves as a used book van, what's in a genre,  and stories of nudity.

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Sitting Bitch With Bailey Episode 4: Pizza Time

Bailey goes to Del Taco in Denver, Colorado with David Castillo of Burger Records band, Pizza Time. 

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Sitting Bitch With Bailey Episode 3: Panther Martin

Bailey drives around the Highlands of Denver, Colorado with Denver band, Panther Martin. 

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Sitting Bitch With Bailey Episode 2: Marti And The Dads

On episode two of Sitting Bitch With Bailey,

Bailey goes to the liquor store with Fort Collins, Colorado band, Marti And The Dads before their EP release show. 

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SXSW's 10 Most Memorable Acts

In a dizzying whirlwind of food, drinks and awesome bands,

seeing over 50 groups perform in four days can blend together, but these next ten bands played the most memorable sets I saw in my (too-short) time in Austin.

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Video Premiere: John June Year, "Hollywood"

John June Year premiere new music video for "Hollywood."

It begins somewhere in a two-dimensional world, or an impossibly foggy concert where only silhouettes are discernable. It's sophisticated and cool, but you're just dying to know who's behind the screen.

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Introducing: Various Eggs

When I came across art-rock, Virginia duo, Various Eggs, I was having one of those soul-sucking, horrifyingly melodramatic and supremely unmotivated days. 

And then the moment I started listening, I felt a change in me. Like the snap at the end of "Interstitial #1" from their EP Don't Expect Much From Others, it cracked my emotional spine back into place. 

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