Julia Bardo: "Please Don't Tell Me"

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Next month Manchester, England’s Julia Bardo releases her four-track Phase EP, from which you can hear the confident and Continental-feeling “Please Don’t Tell Me” above. The EP, her debut, arrives on March 6th courtesy of Wichita Recordings. You can pre-order digital and 12″-vinyl versions of it right now from her Bandcamp page, and it’s available from the label’s webstore, too.

Las Kellies: "Close Talker"

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Buenos Aires, Argentina’s Las Kellies have just unleashed “Close Talker” — svelte, snapping with Rock and Roll underground spirit and their sweltering latest single. The track is taken from their forthcoming Suck This Tangerine LP, their first since 2016. Released by Fire Records on March 27th, and you can pre-order vinyl and CD editions of it from their webstore right now.

Gordi: "Sandwiches"

An artfully-warm and outgoing homage, the soaring track was recorded in Canowindra, Australia, her late grandmother’s lifelong hometown. “Sandwiches” is the moving, lucidly-caught brand-new single from Sydney’s Sophie Payten, a.k.a. Gordi. You can find assorted streaming and download links for this track right here.

Alex Jayne: "90s Dream"

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Disarmingly direct, self-aware and sweet, “90s Dream” is the plush and pensive brand-new single from Alex Jayne. Its complementary, layered and pastel-hued new video meanwhile was directed by Laurie Barraclough. You can stream the just-released track along with her previous ones now on Apple Music.

Land of Talk: "Weight of That Weekend"

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Indistinct Conversations is the name of the next LP from Montréal’s Elizabeth Powell and her Land of Talk project, and its coruscant, just-released “Weight of That Weekend” brings a refined calm. The album is released by Saddle Creek on May 15th. You can pre-order three-color-vinyl, black-vinyl, CD and cassette editions of it from them now, and it’s available from her Bandcamp page as well.

Phoebe Bridgers: "Garden Song"

An associative set of reflections, its surreal foundation percolates, animating wild images in new dimensions. “Garden Song” is a languid, melodious haze and the hypnotic new single from Phoebe Bridgers. You can find streaming and download links for it right here, and her next and second album will be released later this year.

Mija: "IDEK"

Subtly textured honesty, “IDEK” is a lustrous confession and the vivid brand-new single from Mija. The track appears on her just-released Desert Trash LP. You can find streaming links for that right here, and you can find ticket information for her tour that begins in St. Paul, Minnesota tomorrow night on her website.

Clarice Jensen: "Metastable"

An impending unknown lurks in the faintly-purple ink. Its force and menace grow, muscled, and it moves on — you’re safe. “Metastable” is a drama looped and the steely new track from Juilliard-trained musician Clarice Jensen. It’s taken from The experience of repetition as death, the album she releases through FatCat’s 130701 imprint on April 3rd. You can pre-order vinyl, CD and digital versions of it from her Bandcamp page right now.