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  1. James Blake's highly anticipated new album Assume Form is out tomorrow, and besides last year's "Don't Miss It," he hasn't shared any of the music ahead of time. That changes now. Just 12 hours before the rest of the album is set to drop, Blake has released "Mile High," the album's second song.
  2. The last Matmos album was made entirely out of washing machine sounds. For their next trick, the experimental Baltimore duo has made an album that exclusively uses the sounds of plastic objects. It's called Plastic Anniversary, which typically indicates the first year of marriage, though it's Matmos' 25th year as a band.
  3. Brooklyn band Active Bird Community specialize in punchy meat-and-potatoes indie rock powered by nervous tension. As with prior songs "Spend The Night" and "Dead Legs," new single "Somewhere" is a reminder of how satisfying a song like that can be.
  4. Huntly are a Melbourne trio making indie-pop in both senses of the phrase. By which I mean: "Low Grade Buzz," the title track from their upcoming debut album, exists in continuum with the many artists who've spent the past decade putting an artful spin on mainstream pop, but it's also operating on a twee wavelength…
  5. Santa Monica’s Natalie Mering records '70s-indebted psych-folk as Weyes Blood. Today, she shares her first new material since 2016's album Front Row Seat To Earth. A twangy slide guitar plays around a spaced-out synthscape on "Andromeda." It's a love song about finding a relationship that withstands modern distractions and unrealistic expectations. Mering sings, "Love is…