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  1. "Jailbreak The Tesla" is an evocative title, one that can work as a mantra for the Phoenix hip-hop trio that created it. "That was kind of the idea of Injury Reserve," says Nathaniel Ritchie, the rapper also known as Ritchie With A T -- "taking this thing that's supposed to be this futuristic modern car,…
  2. Earlier this month, we made Saharan guitar protege Mdou Moctar an Artist To Watch. His upcoming album Ilana (The Creator) is out next Friday, but luckily we get to stream it today, a week in advance. The Tuareg guitarist and songwriter seamlessly blends his roots with influences spanning from ZZ Top to traditional Takamba celebration music…
  3. Bruce Hornsby has a new album, Absolute Zero, coming out next month, and it includes contributions from a handful of notables, including a track that was co-written with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon called "Cast-Off." That song is officially out today, and it also features members of Vernon's coterie of musicians, including Sean Carey and Brad…
  4. JW Ridley is back today with a new track called "Homesick (Out The Blue)." Last month, the South London-based musician released "Glass Eyes," a surreal melancholic ode to suburbia, along with a bizarrely Lynchian music video. Both tracks have been collaborations with producer Ali Chant, who has also worked with Perfume Genius, PJ Harvey, and Portishead.
  5. Ryan Pollie is releasing a new album later this year, his first since changing his name from Los Angeles Police Department and his first since a cancer diagnosis last year. That unfortunate turn of events hangs over the album's first single, "Aim Slow," which comes along with a music video that intercuts home video footage…