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“I Ain’t Got Nothing Left to Give You”: Dev Hynes’ “Do You See My Skin Through the Flames?” Is Compulsory Listening

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If you follow Dev Hynes, aka Blood Orange/Lightspeed Champion/one-third of Test Icicles, on Twitter, you’ll know that he’s had a great deal to say about the state of race relations in America of late, especially in the wake of the Charleston massacre. As of this weekend, he has put those thoughts to music and released them via his Soundcloud page, in the form of an extraordinary track entitled “Do You See My Skin Through the Flames?”
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20 Great Songs That You Might Have Missed in 2013

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Part of the pleasure of listening to music is tracking down the less obvious joys: obscure covers, remixes and deep cuts that didn’t get a whole lot of attention. There were plenty such songs kicking about in 2013, and it seems a shame not to draw attention to them just because they didn’t quite make it onto our albums of the year list — so here are 20 songs that you may or may not have read about elsewhere, and that your correspondent enjoyed greatly over the last 12 months.
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The 5 Best New Songs We Heard This Week: HTRK, Blood Orange

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As we wind down toward the end of the year, releases become fewer and further between, and abridged versions of our regular best-songs-of-the-week roundups become a more frequent occurrence. But hey, quality over quantity, no? And there’s definitely quality this week — in particular, there’s a killer HTRK remix by Finnish techno overlord Mika Vainio, along with an excellent new song from Blood Orange, a terrifying new song from Cult of Fire, a pleasantly blissed-out new song from Dum Dum Girls, and something rather wonderful to remember Lou Reed by. And a bonus surprise for Bowie fans. Click through to get listening!
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The 10 Best New Songs We Heard This Week: Kendrick Lamar, Juana Molina

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It’s Friday, which means that it’s time to look back at the best new music we’ve heard over the last few days. This week, there’s that Kendrick Lamar verse that the Internet has been going batshit about (rapper records good verse! A nation gasps!), along with the return of Juana Molina, the studio debut for Lee Ranaldo’s new band, Blood Orange doing his best Prince impression while covering Drake, Kitty Pryde actually singing (and doing a pretty decent job of it), new spaced-out electronic music from Oneohtrix Point Never, and more. All this is streaming for absolutely nothing after the jump, so click through and get listening!
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10 MP3s You Need to Download for Free This Week: Frank Ocean, Pissed Jeans

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It’s Friday, which means that we’re hungover as hell from our very own Silent Drape Runners’ Lil B party last night, and also that it’s time for our regular roundup of new music to get your hands on this week. Happily, the music industry is back in full swing after the holiday season, so much so that we’re back on the downloading kick from this week onwards. This week stuff you can get for free includes an Outkast reunion, sort of, along with new tracks from Lost Animal, Pissed Jeans and Junip, a bunch of antipodean indie pop, Blood Orange covering Kindness, and three entire albums (a new one from rising NYC rapper MaG, a rarities comp from Four Tet, and a new EP from Raekwon.) Get hold of all this action after the jump.
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