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10 Albums to Stream: Dum Dum Girls, Quilt, Duck Sauce, Hospitality, MC Tree, and More

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Happy Thursday! Look what we got you: Links to stream new material by Dum Dum Girls, Quilt, Duck Sauce, Doug Tuttle, and more. Scroll down, plug in, and enjoy.

1) Dum Dum Girls, Too True. “[Dee Dee] Penny’s songs are no less quotable for their simplicity, whether she’s name-checking 19th-century poet Arthur Rimbaud (‘Rimbaud Eyes’), fitting the album’s title into the chorus of ‘Too True to Be Good’ or dispensing a perfect goth-pop mission statement in ‘Evil Blooms’: ‘Why be good? Be beautiful and sad.’ On Too True, Penny and Dum Dum Girls need barely 30 minutes to prove that a band can be all three at once.” (via NPR)

2) Quilt, Held in Splendor.Held in Splendor is the second album from this band of visual artists, who found each other at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Quilt crafted these songs in their record label’s basement studio over the course of a month; with that relative freedom and time to stretch out, its members expanded their sound, bringing on friends to add cello, violin, saxophone and steel guitar. The spirited and casual result makes a great first impression, of the kind that almost inevitably leads to many more.” (via NPR)

3) Hospitality, Trouble. “The single ‘Rockets and Jets’ conjures the sweet brooding of the Smiths and that band’s handsomely dour North England ’80s post-punk kin over a dark scrim of synthesizers and guitar shimmer. ‘Inauguration’ is also draped in synths, with [frontwoman Amber] Papini playing the sort of girl whose heart breaks hardest when she’s watching C-SPAN solo… The song, like much of the album, is about taking back her emotional agency.” (via NPR)

4) Doug Tuttle, Doug Tuttle. “This time last year, Doug Tuttle was a top-ranking member of the now-defunct psych-rock outfit MMOSS. But now, Tuttle is free to do his daytripping on his own. The six-string Cat’s Cradle found on ‘Turn This Love’ was only the beginning: Expand your consciousness by streaming his hazy, inspired self-titled debut.” (via SPIN)

5) Sleepy Sun, Maui Tears. “Last year, SPIN debuted Sleepy Sun’s ’11:32,’ a festering psych-garage single from the San Francisco outfit’s upcoming fourth album, Maui Tears. Now we’re streaming the entire nine-track LP before it officially drops on January 28 via Dine Alone Records. For a mind-melting trip that explores languid space-rock (‘Outside’), stoner-waltz delirium (‘Everywhere Waltz’), and more, press play.” (via SPIN)

6) Duck Sauce, Duck Droppings EP. “Duck Sauce, the dance production duo of A-Trak and Armand Van Helden, don’t release new tracks all that often, but when they do, those tracks have a way of becoming anthems. Today, they’ve given the world an all-new four-track EP with the lovely title Duck Droppings. All four songs are giddy, juicy, propulsive, disco-minded affairs.” — Stereogum (via SoundCloud)

7) MC Tree, Scion AV Presents: THE @MCTREEG EP. “For [MC Tree’s] third project he teamed up with Scion AV for a sample free EP that both highlights his diverse Chicago sound and voice, while further establishing himself and the ‘soul trap’ sound.” — Scion AV (via SoundCloud)

8) Young Thug and Bloody Jay, Black Portland. “Riveting Atlanta weirdos Young Thug and Bloody Jay have teamed-up for a collaborative mixtape called Black Portland… The 11-song project includes bubbling-up club hit ‘Danny Glover,’ a re-up of ‘Let’s Go Play,’ along with a lone feature spot from Thug’s new Freebandz boss, Future.” — Fader (via LiveMixtapes)

9) Ramesh Srivastava, The King. “In keeping with the style of its two lead singles, the 10-track effort bounds between Voxtrot-inspired pop and more lush, instrumentally-focused tracks. ‘1111’ balances the dissonance of blistering guitars with anthemic, life-affirming harmonies. Though comprised of little more than reverb-heavy piano, ‘Requiem’ feels larger-than-life thanks to the allure of Srivastava’s hushed croon.” — Consequence of Sound (via Bandcamp)

10) David Crosby, Croz. “It’s taken David Crosby over 20 years to record a follow-up to his 1993 solo album, Thousand Roads, but he wants his fans to know that his new album is worth the wait… [Says Croby:] ‘If there is a unifying theme, it’s that they’re all about human beings. When you get to the end of the album, you’ve really gone on an emotional voyage.'” (via Rolling Stone)