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The Marías

There are no Kinks in The Kinks, no Smiths in The Smiths, not a stroke in the The Strokes to be found. Perhaps then, to some surprise, front woman María of The Marías seems anything but out of place.

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It’s a Saturday night in the middle of nowhere. You’re driving down a dirt road (in a pickup truck, obviously) and passing cornfield after cornfield. Eventually you reach a massive bonfire where attractive young people are gathered. Tailgates are down. Speakers are turned up.

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“David died yesterday.”

This is the opening declaration of First Aid Kit’s single “Strange Beauty.” 

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DANGER

KEEP OUT

HAZARDOUS MUSIC

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Leave What’s Lost Behind, the upcoming album from the Nashville-native quartet Colony House, is lyrically fit to be a best-selling novel.

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The “What’s the Use?” music video was slated to shoot the day Mac Miller tragically died of a drug overdose in September

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“Music Talks” is a series where Daily Music Writers give their takes on the biggest releases in new music.

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Selena Gomez has seen it all. Lupus, a kidney transplant, publicized battles with anxiety and depression, an on-again, off-again ex-boyfriend who, you know, just happens to be Justin Bieber.

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Her music is the first techno-house hybrid that seems truly approachable to the layperson in our times, disregarding the proven commercial success of something like EDM or dubstep in lieu of her own unique musical sensibilities. It’s Gou’s individualism, interestingly enough, that makes the DJ’s mixes so integrated into her listener’s lives ― we can all see ourselves in her music, our heartbeats replicated by the BPM in her most popular songs, our footsteps slowly meshing with the pulsing bass as we walk along the street.