Earbits has always been about discovering new and exciting music. There are lots of ways for you to find your next favorite artist, that next club banger, or the perfect playlist to suit your mood. Each week our music team works to expand these horizons even more, and we wanted to with you some of our faves with you every week. Take a listen, as our editors bring you yet another way to discover great music.

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iacon & nano神社 (✪㉨✪) – Spectre

Spectre is a series of hazy, narcotic vignettes about an out of body experience. Aptly titled in this way, it feels like slowly drifting between private spaces or intimate scenes (read: like a ghost), a sort of ambient sonic short film of hazy memories and introspection. A beautiful release from Chile’s No Problema Tapes.

It’s finally 2017, and the Earbits Music Team is back at it. Earbits has always been about discovering new and exciting music. There are lots of ways for you to find your next favorite artist, that next club banger, or the perfect playlist to suit your mood. Each week our music team works to expand these horizons even more, and we wanted to with you some of our faves with you every week. Take a listen, as our editors bring you yet another way to discover great music.

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Red Fang – Murder The Mountains

2016 has been a been a rollercoaster ride in the world of music. Some of the last century’s most influential musical minds have passed on. That being said, where there is music there is hope, and 2016 did provide a lot of really great new music. For the next 10 days you’ll be able to discover some of our favorite Earbits music from 2016– all over the app. Our editorial staff has all chimed in with their favorite records of the year for your enjoyment. So take a moment to savor these picks, we’ll be back in 2017 with even more amazing music. Happy New Year!

Earbits is all about discovery. There are lots of ways for you to find your next favorite artist, that next club banger, or the perfect playlist to suit your mood. Each week our music team works to expand these horizons even more, and we wanted to with you some of our faves with you every week. Take a listen, as our editors bring you yet another way to discover great music.


Ethos – Logan Richardson

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Eso Tre, one-half of the hip hop collective Substance Abuse (hear them on Earbits), reviewed the recent release from A Tribe Called Quest, called ‘We Got It From Here…Thank You for Your Service’. It’s a unique look into what is proving to be a huge album – from an artist’s perspective. Check out the review, and grab the album!

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Earbits is all about discovery. There are lots of ways for you to find your next favorite artist, that next club banger, or the perfect playlist to suit your mood. Each week our music team works to expand these horizons even more, and we wanted to with you some of our faves with you every week. Take a listen, as our editors bring you yet another way to discover great music.


Carry Me Back – Old Crow Medicine Show

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To commemorate a tremendous batch of new releases from ambient/drone label Stereoscenic Records, we’re not only letting them pretty much take over Album of the Week (as you may have already noticed), but you’ll also find a bunch of other music of theirs all over Earbits. Check our “New On” section for Wintergarden, an amazing 25:00 sound wash from Hilyard that’s makes a beautiful, sprawling complement to his Asleep in Amber release. Tomorrow, a Stereoscenic-only playlist in the Discovery section. Save it and have all of their latest releases in one list. And finally, if you find yourself having covered their catalog and want more, check our new “Serene” station in Mood & Activity, which music from Stereoscenic and a number of other great artists with a similar style and approach. 

Earbits is all about discovery. There are lots of ways for you to find your next favorite artist, that next club banger, or the perfect playlist to suit your mood. Each week our music team works to expand these horizons even more, and we wanted to with you some of our faves with you every week. Take a listen, as our editors bring you yet another way to discover great music.


Causers of This – Toro Y Moi

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Everyone at Earbits was crushed to hear that Sharon Jones passed over the weekend after a long, hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer.

Starting tomorrow, we’ll be sharing one record of hers each day for the next six days. She and her backing band, The Dap Kings, made some of the funkiest, most impeccably crafted Soul music since the genre even had a name. Her voice was deep and powerful, tinged with pain, joy and hope all at once; in other words, it was the embodiment of soul itself.

After losing so many musical giants this year, we can only hope that Sharon’s passing will be the last.

Over her almost 40 year musical career, Björk herself has tried (and done) almost everything. Her records range from the maximal to the minimal, from the grand, art-pop menagerie that was Post, to the stripped down, all-vocal Medulla, to the subtle, organic electronics on Biophilia. And what’s truly remarkable is not only that she’s done so much and done it with such precision, clarity, and raw emotion, but how exactly she’s made this happen over the years. The answer, to my mind, lies in the fact that her need to venture into new territory doesn’t stop at the music that comes out on her major releases.