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Download: Boy in Static "Young San Francisco"

Label: Fake Four

Simultaneously light-hearted and despondent, the first single off Boy in Static's Candy Cigarette makes for a palate of strings, pianos, and electro synths served over a hefty dose of electronic bleeps. Candy Cigarette is out April 17 on Fake Four 

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Average: 7 (49 votes)
 
 

Download: Lotus Plaza "Whiteout"

Label: kranky

If M83 and Bradford Cox taught a seminar on how to make shoegaze-influenced instrumental rock, then Deerhunter member Locklett Pundt's first full-length under his Lotus Plaza guise would be the resulting track. "Whiteout" is off The Floodlight Collective, due March 23. 

Average: 6.9 (18 votes)
 
 

Download: DJ Hell "The Angst Pt. 1"

Label: Gigolo

The word "teufelswerk"—which also happens to be the title of DJ Hell's forthcoming full-length—is German for "Devil's Work," so it's no surprise the lead single off the album is a rather ominous blend of brooding electronics and slow, steady guitar riffs. Tracks on the album take the theme of either night or day, and it’s not hard to tell which one this falls under. "The Angst" is out February 23.  

Average: 7.3 (67 votes)
 
 

Download: Abe Vigoda "Don't Lie"

Often heralded as makers of "tropical punk," Los Angeles-based four-piece Abe Vigoda moves into slightly darker territory on its latest release, the Reviver EP, into feedback-dominated post-punk territory. The Reviver EP is out February 17. Photo by Sarah Cass. 

Average: 5.8 (18 votes)
 
 

Download: Don Rimini "Ohow?"

Rave days of old meet B-more electro beats on this lazer-happy track from Paris-based DJ and producer Don Rimini. "Ohow?" is off the Kick and Run EP, out now. 

Average: 6.4 (17 votes)
 
 

Download: Puppetmastaz "So Scandalous Feat. Willee Nillee (Sirius Mo Remix)"

The cartoonish Puppetmastaz crew put this track in the hands of Sirius Mo, and from that collaboration comes this remix, a lively electro-meets-hip-hop number chock full of bouncy synths and ridiculous raps. Off the "Reservoir Foxin/So Scandalous" 12", out now on Discograph. 

Average: 6.7 (38 votes)
 
 

Download: Asa "Jailer"

Label: Downtown

Soothing to the ears and thoughtful food for the brain, "Jailer" is a socially conscious, reggae-tinged folk number that comes courtesy of France-born, Nigeria-raised songwriter Asa (pronounced Ah-shah) and her self-titled debut album. Asa is out now via Downtown Records. 

Average: 7.5 (28 votes)
 
 

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