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May 09 2014

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Decades intersect on this exultant track from frequent M83-er Morgan Kibby (aka White Sea). Giddy disco bits crash into glistening synth-pop flourishes, culminating in a glass-shattering Mariah Carey moment toward the end.  MELISSA GIANNINI

Glasgow guitar-drums duo Honeyblood’s latest single off their forthcoming debut LP (due July 15 on FatCat) is as sweet and sour as their name, all sugary hooks and garage-y crunch. In other words, it’s a riot grrrl update we can so get behind. MG

Diana’s Carmen Elle lends her elastic vocals to fellow lo-fi electro Torontonians Beta Frontiers on this surprisingly balmy track that comes on more like a cool breeze. MG

I'm not gonna say "Good Kisser" is the best thing this Dallas-born singer-rapper-producer has given us since J. Biebs, but I will say the track has a funkytown feel that lets Usher's harmonies do the talking. ALEXA PEARCE

The latest single from Brooklyn's The Antlers takes its time gaining momentum, but Peter Silberman’s moody Jeff Buckley-conjuring falsetto propels the sleepy horns and drums through a satisfying muck. AP

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