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Janice Headley

  • We've got more new music to share from the highly-anticipated new album from Telekinesis (aka Seattle's own Michael Benjamin Lerner): stream the track "Sleep In" below, a fantastic synth-pop ode to everyone's favorite activity. The song will appear on his fourth album, Ad Infinitum, out September 18th on Merge Records, which was recorded in the basement of his West Seattle home. Hear the songs live at Neumos on Saturday, November 7th. [Under the Radar]

  • Frontwoman Sarah P may have left the dreampop duo Keep Shelly in Athens, but the band are forging ahead with a new vocalist (known only as "Myrtha") and a new album titled Now I’m Ready, out October 6th via Friends of Friends. Check out the first single below, a collaboration with another duo named Ocean Hope. Shelly leaves Athens for a Saturday, November 21st show at The Sunset in Ballard. [Consequence of Sound]

  • Experimental electronic artist Julia Holter shares a new song today, too: stream the dreamy track "Sea Calls Me Home" below. Holter says in a press release the song is about, "moving away from things that trap you, the scary wonder in discovering freedom." The single will appear on her forthcoming full-length, Have You in My Wilderness, out September 25th through Domino. Check it out below, and check out her 2013 KEXP in-studio session here. [Consequence of Sound]

  • Northwest's own Unknown Mortal Orchestra stopped by Conan last night in support of their sophomore release Multi-Love. New Zealand-based artist Connan Mockasin joins them for the psych-groove of "Can’t Keep Checking My Phone"; watch below. [Spin]

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