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The South African trio known as Beatenberg released their debut album, The Hanging Gardens of Beatenberg, on August 8. Self-described as “a fresh new face in pop music,” the group is hoping to make waves in the U.S. as soon as their album is officially released here. Until then, steam the video below and grab the single “Pluto” via iTunes….

“Every Other Freckle” is the third official single from Alt-J’s upcoming sophomore album, This Is All Yours. Grab the track via an instant download with an iTunes pre-order. Download on iTunes Website // Facebook // Twitter

Tove Ebba Elsa Nilsson, better known by her stage name Tove Lo, released her debut EP Truth Serum back in March. Stream the Hippie Sabotage remix of “Habits (Stay High)” below. Download on iTunes Website // Facebook // Twitter

“I Got What You Need (Every Night)” is the latest single from Germany’s Lane 8. Stream the Bipolar Sunshine-featured track below. Download on iTunes SoundCloud // Facebook // Twitter

“Nothin On My Mind” is one of several outstanding tracks found on Astronomyy’s debut EP, There For U. Expect more great music from the UK-based singer/instrumentalist in the near future. Download on iTunes, or download for free via SoundCloud Website // Facebook // Twitter

Artist: Pep Love Song: Act Phenom Album: Ascension (2001) Download on iTunes Website // Facebook // Twitter Check out past Throwback Posts

The Trinidadian-born American rapper Theophilus London followed up 2011′s Lovers Holiday with a brand new EP, titled Lovers Holiday II. Download the EP for free via his website. Download for free via his website, or on iTunes Website // Facebook // Twitter

For the last two months, the up-and-coming Nashville-based trio known together as LANY have been releasing several quality singles via their SoundCloud page. “ILYSB” is one of the latest (and best) releases to date. Download on iTunes Website // Facebook // Twitter

“So Good” is the second track from the UK’s Nao with production help from A. K. Paul, brother of Jai Paul. Website // Facebook // Twitter

“The Moss” is the unique debut single by twenty-four year-old London-based multi-instrumentalist and producer Cosmo Sheldrake. Download on iTunes Website // Facebook // Twitter

Artist: Jurassic 5 Song: What’s Golden  Album: Power In Numbers (2002) Download on iTunes Website // Facebook // Twitter Check out past Throwback Posts

Released on May 26, In the Lonely Hour is the debut studio album by British singer/songwriter Sam Smith. Stream “Stay With Me” and “Lay Me Down” below. Bonus: Download on iTunes Website // Facebook // Twitter

Denmark’s Karen Marie Ørsted, or ‘MØ’ as she is professionally known, released her debut album, No Mythologies to Follow, on March 7. Stream “Don’t Wanna Dance” below. Download on iTunes Website // Facebook // Twitter

Amerigo Gazaway continues his “Soul Mates” series with the same theme of his previous work in creating collaborations that never were. According to Amerigo, Yasiin Gaye: The Departure unites Brooklyn rapper Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and soul legend Marvin Gaye for a dream collaboration aptly titled “Yasiin Gaye.” Building the album’s foundation from deconstructed samples of Gaye’s Motown classics, Gazaway re-purposes the instrumentation…

Following a string of excellent singles including “Certainty,” and the cover of Twin Shadow’s “Run My Heart,” Lincoln Jesser released another single late last month with “Wicked Son.” Download for free via SoundCloud, or download on iTunes Facebook // Twitter

¡MAYDAY! and MURS, together known as ¡MURSDAY!, released their debut self-titled LP on June 10. Stream “Here” and “Tabletops,” then grab the entire album via iTunes. Bonus: Download on iTunes Website // Facebook // Twitter


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