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  1. 1.
    Lana Del Rey: "Love"


    Lana Del Rey
    "Love" is the latest from Lana Del Rey, whose new album is due out in 2017.
  2. 2.
    Tinariwen: "Sastanaqqam"


    Bill DeVille chose "Sastanaqam" (pronounced sah-STON-ah-cahm) as his DJ Pick of the Week. He describes it as "[a] mesmerizing concoction of swirling guitars and hypnotic rhythms inspired by the gait of camels. This is the perfect music to just get lost in!"
    Read more about Bill's pick »
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    Spoon: "Can I Sit Next to You"

    "Can I Sit Next to You"

    Hot Thoughts
    "Can I Sit Next To You" itself has been a bit of a mystery until now. For the past several months, bits of the song have been used as background music in various clubs and venues. The house band for the Late Show With Stephen Colbert has performed it going into commercial breaks, and American Airlines has been using it as unidentified boarding music.
    Read more about "Can I Sit Next to You" »
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    Surfer Blood: "Matter of Time"

    "Matter of Time"

    Surfer Blood
    Today's Song of the Day is "Matter of Time" from Surfer Blood's new record, Snowdonia, out now. Download a free MP3.
  5. 5.
    Tennis: "My Emotions Are Blinding"

    "My Emotions Are Blinding"

    Yours Conditionally
    We can always count on Tennis -- led by husband and wife duo Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore -- for indie-pop gems that sound sweet but tackle serious issues. On the band's upcoming record, Yours Conditionally, Moore sings about everything from maintaining individuality within a marriage to the expectations placed on frontwomen.
  6. 6.
    Ride: "Charm Assault"

    "Charm Assault"

    Iconic shoegaze band Ride have performed reunion gigs over the past couple of years, and 2017 will see the release of their first new album in more than two decades.
  7. 7.
    BNQT: "Restart"


    Volume 1
    The supergroup comprised of members Band of Horses, Grandaddy, Franz Ferdinand, and Travis finally announced a release date for Volume 1, April 28. Read more about the project at Pitchfork.
  8. 8.
    Low Cut Connie: "Revolution Rock 'n' Roll"

    "Revolution Rock 'n' Roll"

    Low Cut Connie
    Dirty Pictures (Part 1)
    The Philadelphia rock and rollers who brought us "Boozophilia" are back to deliver another rollicking new track from their forthcoming album Dirty Pictures (Part 1), out this May. (Video is NSFW.)
  9. 9.
    Tash Sultana: "Jungle"


    Tash Sultana
    Notion EP
    Tash Sultana's carefully crafted, edgy, multi-instrumental pieces featuring beat boxing, unique guitar work and percussion styled finger tapping, has left sold out audiences in awe. This Melbourne-based artist is one to watch in 2017.
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    Dirty Projectors: "Up in Hudson"

    "Up in Hudson"

    Dirty Projectors
    Dirty Projectors
    David Longstreth calls Dirty Projectors a breakup album, a series of cathartic songs largely informed by his breakup with longtime band member and singer Amber Coffman. "Up in Hudson" is track three on the new record, which was prematurely released on Wednesday, Feb. 22.
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    Dams of the West: "Tell the Truth"

    "Tell the Truth"

    Dams of the West
    Youngish American
    While Vampire Weekend take a break from recording, drummer Chris Tomson is releasing his solo debut as Dams of the West. Youngish American, produced by Patrick Carney of the Black Keys, releases Feb. 24.
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    Minus the Bear: "Last Kiss"

    "Last Kiss"

    Minus the Bear
    On March 3, Minus the Bear will release VOIDS, their first album in nearly five years. The Current listeners can get a first taste with "Last Kiss."
  13. 13.
    Ibibio Sound Machine: "Give Me a Reason"

    "Give Me a Reason"

    Ibibio Sound Machine
    Eno Williams, the lead singer and spiritual force behind Ibibio Sound Machine, was born in London, but she relocated to her mother's native Nigeria as a girl. It's a move that, years, later, would make a profound impact on musical career. In 2014, Ibibio Sound Machine's eponymous debut album skillfully combined London electronic club music with Nigerian funk and pop, making for a compelling, ear-popping experience. The band's follow-up album, Uyai, strengthens and deepens that cross-cultural alchemy.
  14. 14.
    Skott: "Glitter and Gloss"

    "Glitter and Gloss"

    Rising Swedish native Skott blends electro-synths with compelling falsettos on the airy single "Glitter and Gloss."
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     Thievery Corporation: "Ghetto Matrix"

    "Ghetto Matrix"

    Thievery Corporation
    The Temple of I & I
    On Feb. 10, Thievery Corporation released The Temple of I & I, a 15-track album inspired by Jamaica's music and culture which they experienced during an extended stay in 2015.
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    PWR BTTM: "Big Beautiful Day"

    "Big Beautiful Day"

    With only an EP to their name, The Current welcomed PWR BTTM into the studio in 2016. We're excited for the glam punk duo to release their debut LP, Pageant, this May.

    PWR BTTM perform in The Current studio »
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    Preservation Hall Jazz Band: "Santiago"


    Preservation Hall Jazz Band
    So It Is
    Preservation Hall Jazz Band have announced the release of their new album, So It Is, the septet's second release featuring all-new original music, coming April 21 via Legacy Recordings. So It Is finds the classic PHJB sound invigorated by a number of fresh influences, not least among them the band's 2015 life-changing trip to Cuba.
  18. 18.
    Rhiannon Giddens: "We Could Fly"

    "We Could Fly"

    Rhiannon Giddens
    Freedom Highway
    On Freedom Highway, Rhiannon Giddens shows us that while America was never as innocent as some nostalgists want to believe, its young spirit still lives within, resistant to corruption, leading those who can hear its voice toward a better place down the road.
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    Colony House: "You Know It"

    "You Know It"

    Colony House
    Only the Lonely
    Nashville's Colony House do a pretty good California impression on their surf-rock infused album Only the Lonely that released late last year.
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    Imelda May: "Black Tears"

    "Black Tears"

    Imelda May
    Life Love Flesh Blood
    Imelda May teamed up with Jeff Beck on "Black Tears" off her forthcoming album, produced by T Bone Burnett. Life Love Flesh Blood is out April 7.
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    Chastity Brown: "Wake Up"

    "Wake Up"

    Chastity Brown
    Silhouette of Sirens
    The Current is thrilled to debut "Wake Up," the first single off Chastity Brown's Red House Records debut.
  22. 22.
    Maggie Rogers: "On + Off"

    "On + Off"

    Maggie Rogers
    Now That the Light Is Fading
    22-year-old Maggie Rogers has made Pharrell cry. Yep. Rogers just released her debut EP, and The Current is naming her an artist to watch in 2017.
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    Los Campesinos!: "5 Flucloxacillin"

    "5 Flucloxacillin"

    Los Campesinos!
    Sick Scenes
    "5 Flucloxacillin" is off Los Campesinos! sixth (yeah, sixth!) studio album Sick Scenes, out now. Download a free MP3.
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    Muddy Magnolias: "Devil's Teeth"

    "Devil's Teeth"

    Muddy Magnolias
    Broken People
    Musical soulmates Kallie North and Jessy Wilson formed Muddy Magnolias in Nashville after Wilson spent years of singing backup for Alicia Keys and John Legend.
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    Allan Rayman: "13"


    Allan Rayman
    Roadhouse 01
    Allan Rayman found solitude in a house in the woods and wrote a record as his alter ego, Mr. Roadhouse. His debut Roadhouse 01 released Friday via Communion.
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    Joe Goddard : "Music Is the Answer"

    "Music Is the Answer"

    Joe Goddard
    Electric Lines
    You may be familiar with Joe Goddard from Hot Chip. On April 21, he'll release his solo debut, Electric Lines, via Domino.
  27. 27.
    Grandaddy: "Evermore"


    Last Place
    It's been a while since we've gotten a new Grandaddy album – 11 years, in fact. Finally, on March 3, Last Place will see the light of day. "Evermore" proves Grandaddy are at the top of their game.
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    Dolly Parton: "The Story"

    "The Story"

    Dolly Parton
    Telling Stories
    Brandi Carlile's iconic 2007 album The Story is turning 10 and a slew of big names are contributing to a cover compilation to celebrate, including Adele, Pearl Jam and Dolly Parton.
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    Dispatch: "Only the Wild Ones"

    "Only the Wild Ones"

    Americana band Dispatch disbanded in 2004, and while they've played a few reunion gigs here and there since 2007, Dispatch didn't release new music until the announcement of a new album in 2017. "Only the Wild Ones" is the first single.
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    Jonny P: "It's Our Time"

    "It's Our Time"

    Jonny P
    Bronx-born Nashville singer-songwriter Jonny P will release a five-song EP on April 21. Between new music and side gigs, Jonny could become a household name in the year to come: He'll make his film debut on a forthcoming movie written by Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker).
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    Pokey LaFarge: "Riot in the Streets"

    "Riot in the Streets"

    Pokey LaFarge
    Manic Revelations
    Pokey LaFarge tries to make sense of trouble he's seen and trouble he's been in. This is the Great Why of his unending passion for songwriting. Each chord, each riff shades the stories he sets up in his lyrics, always in search of the purest truth within the 10 forlorn, haunting melodies on Manic Revelations. A musician, a storyteller, a narrator of the messy, unkempt American experience ... Pokey LaFarge sits, he watches, he writes. Everything that's worth happening happens in his songs. From the broad social narrative of "Riot in the Streets" to the internal tension of "Must Be a Reason" and "Bad Dreams" to the profound alienation of "Silent Movie," these Manic Revelations are questions, they are answers, they are an epoch for Pokey LaFarge. Manic Revelations releases May 19. Stream "Riot in the Streets" »
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    The Radio Dept.: "This Thing Was Bound to Happen"

    "This Thing Was Bound to Happen"

    The Radio Dept.
    Running Out of Love
    The Radio Dept. released Running Out of Love in late 2016. In addition to playing "This Thing Was Bound to Happen," "Swedish Guns" is The Current's Song of the Day. Download a free MP3.
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    Bleached: "Flipside"


    Can You Deal?
    After successfully releasing their debut album last year, Bleached are back in 2017 with a new EP, Can You Deal?, focusing on the trio's frustrations with gender defining their music and habitually being referred to as a "girl band." We're digging "Flipside."
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    London Grammar: "Big Picture"

    "Big Picture"

    London Grammar
    London Grammar are back with the first single off their sophomore album, title and release date TBA. Listening to "Big Picture," fans can hear a natural progression into new territory for the Nottingham trio.
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    Lorde: "Greenlight"


    Alert, alert! Lorde is back with a banger.

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