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A collection featuring new music discoveries from The Current.

First Listen: King Tuff, 'Black Moon Spell'

On his third album, the D.I.Y. glam-rocker re-brands himself as some sort of demonic teenager. But Black Moon Spell is, at heart, the sound of one guy making sure everyone around him has a good time.

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First Listen: Sondre Lerche, 'Please'

On the Norwegian singer-songwriter's seventh studio album, the ache and anger of divorce gets re-purposed into a loose, feisty, energetic record that finds Lerche sounding fully recharged.

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First Listen: Leonard Cohen, 'Popular Problems'

Cohen's 13th album creates a space for slow-moving reflection that expands with each listen. The tarpit-voiced raconteur's songs unfold like dirty canticles, with room for both jokes and profundities.

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First Listen: Delta Spirit, 'Into the Wide'

Delta Spirit's highly anticipated new record Into the Wide will be released September 9. The music is receiving early critical acclaim from Stereogum, who praises its "sleek, metropolitan roots rock," while Esquire notes the record contains, "some of the most stunning songs of their career to date," and Baeble Music furthers, "one of the freshest and most exciting folk rock records of the 2010s."

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First Listen: Interpol, 'El Pintor'

The New York post-punk band has aged into its polished sound nicely, maintaining its influences (Joy Division, Echo and the Bunnymen, et al) while sounding more distinct from them than ever.

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