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“Jockeys of Love” — the new 6-track EP from Brooklyn-based indie duo, TOLEDO

This month, Brooklyn-based indie duo, TOLEDO have released their second EP, Jockeys of Love. We featured their lockdown surf-rock single, “FOMO” on the blog last summer but now the full 6-track EP is available. Although “FOMO” was released during lockdown, the track “Needer” was actually the first song written and recorded for the EP. “In…


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Crisp chillhop to cut through the mid-winter blues

Belgian producer Thomas Schillebeeckx (aka Poldoore) just released his new single, “Shade” on Stereofox Records. The track turns mid-winter melancholy on its head with an aura of chillhop inspiration. A collage of musicality and crisp hip hop vibes bring a…

Streams of Thought II, and Not

If you read the last similarly titled post on TNLF, you may remember it was taken from the name of a new album from an artist I follow closely: Black Thought. It was a rambling missive stringing together a few…

February 2021 Mixtape

This month’s mixtape features new music from Soulwax, Toro y Moi, Mindchatter, Babe Rainbow, Karl Zine, North Downs, GODTET, Matthew Halsall and so many more.   Check out the third album in GODTET’s audio triptych here: IIICompare Toro y Moi’s…



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“Music for Fifteen Emails” —– A new album inspired by the empty streets of coronavirus-stricken New York City

For the album, Hewitt set out to document his experience of lockdown in New York City. As New York became more and more deserted, he went out with a field recorder to report how the sounds of the city changed. And while the premise was rooted in documenting the present, the project was very heavily influenced by the minimalist Japanese kankyō ongaku movement from the 1980s.




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