Directed by SSION.

Too Bright is out September 22 on Matador.

The spiky, sparkly debut album from Glasgow’s Honeyblood is out this week on Fat Cat Records. It’s as assured as any first shot I’ve heard from a band in recent memory, with sugary vocals, salty lyrics, and seething riffs circling each other in what amounts to a musical Molotov cocktail. Intoxicating and explosive.

Above is the vivid video for their latest single. Take a look and then buy the rest.

If we ever have an apocalypse (or a tailgate party resembling one), I’m on Lykke Li's team.

I Never Learn is out now.

PSI

Feeling fairly enchanted by this new single from bedroom symph-popper Lydia Ainsworth. It comes from her debut album Right From Real, out September 30 on Arbutus.

Caribou Extended

An extended, even more spacious and gorgeous cut of one of the best songs of the year so far.

Our Love is out October 7 on Merge.

From Too Bright, the new album by the incomparable Perfume Genius, out September 22 on Matador

Another dazzling, dizzying taste of the new Shabazz Palaces album, out in just a couple of weeks…

Directed by Karen Collins

Are We There is out now via Jagjaguwar.

XCX x ASTR

The increasingly unstoppable Charli XCX is celebrating her 2014 ascent by embarking on a headline North American tour this fall. Hopefully we’ll hear some of the two albums worth of new material she’s been putting together. In the meantime, here’s a new remix of her new single “Boom Clap” courtesy of ASTR. Dates for the tour after the jump…

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Music for Touching

I’m already multiple listens into this new single from Cookies, aka former Mobius Bander Ben Sterling. It’s the title track from his debut album, out this September. Between the vocals and the insistent piano, I’m hooked. It almost sounds like Dirty Projectors attempting Elton John. Just stay with me and listen to how much that works…