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S&M-Tinged Love Affairs and Drug Busts: Watch the Jamaican Queens New Video, "Love Is Impossible"

We've been fans of Detroit-based three-piece Jamaican Queens since they first came by PAPER HQ to perform a set in our kitchen and, since then, the "self-proclaimed 'Detroit trap pop' group" has been busy… Read Full Story
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Australian Three-Piece Pearls Party In a Trippy K-Hole In "Pretend You're Mine"

Opening with a mix of synth-rock riffs and vocals that sounds like they could be the start of Edwyn Collins' "A Girl Like You," Pearls' "Pretend You're Mine" is a fun auditory jumble of… Read Full Story
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R&B Duo J*Davey Is Back With a New Jam

J*Davey's Jack Davey (left) and Brook D'Leau (right). [Photo by Anthony Williams]When they debuted on the music scene in the early 2000s, J*Davey's dark R&B sound was like almost nothing out there. Fast forward… Read Full Story
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Listen to Joywave's Cathartic New Track, "Destruction"

(Photo by David O'Donahue)Opening with what sounds like a '60s-era egghead scientist (who, it turns out, as actually a voice in the Disney classic, Fantasia) imploring the band to "kindly produce a sound. Go on.… Read Full Story
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Watch Singer-Songwriter Lail Arad's New Video, "Milo"

London-based singer-songwriter Lail Arad (who came by PAPER HQ to perform in our kitchen not too long ago), is gearing up for the release of her second album, The Onion, and we're excited to be… Read Full Story
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Listen to Alex Newell's Soaring Cover of Robin S's Dance Classic, "Show Me Love"

Singer Alex Newell, who first came to our attention with a scene-stealing role on Glee playing transgender student Unique Adams, is starting to build a promising post-Glee music career with features on tracks like… Read Full Story
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The Knocks Channel a Moody Bruce Springsteen In New Video, "Dancing With Myself"

NYC-based electro duo The Knocks have a moody new video for their track, "Dancing With Myself," which we're excited to be premiering here on PAPER. "Bruce Springsteen's 'Streets of Philadelphia' video was inspiration," band… Read Full Story
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Meet Rising Rapper, Leaf

"With this video, I'm really trying to combat all of the upbeat songs playing on the radio that are degrading to women," rap newcomer, Leaf, says of her brand new clip, "Slick." "You know,… Read Full Story
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Listen to a New Song By Timeflies and Angel Haze, "NSFW"

Raise your hand if you're having a rough morning, post-NYFW/SNL 40/All Star Weeked/President's Day pre-game! Rather than stay in bed all day, might we suggest you get a second wind with a new party… Read Full Story
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Ex Cops' Serenade a Teenage Pillow Fight In "White Noise" Video

Ex Cops, the Brooklyn-based duo comprised of Dane Amalie Bruun and North Carolina native Brian Harding, just released their sophomore LP, Daggers, and we're psyched to be premiering the video for one of our… Read Full Story
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Nightlife Queen/Rapper Contessa Stuto Rages In a Greasy Spoon

PAPER Nightlife Award Winner and metal-rap enchantress, Contessa Stuto, has a new video out that we're psyched to be premiering right here. Her clip for "Killing in Vain," produced by Unusual Magic and directed… Read Full Story
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Chicago MC Alex Wiley Is a Rapper You Need to Know

Photo by Andrew ZeiterAs Chicago continues to churn out talented young rappers like Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, Chief Keef and Lil Durk, it's becoming clear that the latest Windy City MC to take… Read Full Story
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Go Inside an Illuminati Gathering In Singer-Songwriter Liam Finn's New Video

New Zealand-bred singer-songwriter Liam Finn tapped Jay Z, Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus for his new video, "Helena Bonham Carter." Or, rather, their impersonators. A bunch of celebrity look-alikes both living and dead --… Read Full Story
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Leikeli47, Rap's Most Mysterious MC, Is Back With a New Video

Our favorite balaclava-clad mystery rapper, Leikeli47, is back with a new video, "Two Times a Charm," which we're excited to be premiering on PAPER. We still don't know much about her -- nor whether… Read Full Story
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Avan Lava's "Last Night" Is Your New Moody Dance Party Jam

New York electro-pop outfit Avan Lava puts on one hell of a show, accumulating over the years a cult-like following for their dramatic D.I.Y. spectacles full of glitz and glam. Their latest single, "Last… Read Full Story
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Singer Catey Shaw Made a Brooklyn Version of Katy Perry's "California Girls"

Remember Katy Perry's "California Girls" hit from a few years back? She told us all about Daisy Dukes, fooling around in a jeep overlooking the Pacific, and just how "fine, fresh, fierce" these sun-kissed… Read Full Story
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Mexican New Wave Band Rey Pila Is a "Blast"

Rey Pila may be a new name on the block in the music world, but the foursome hailing from Mexico City is backed by some of the fiercest names in contemporary indie rock. Signed to… Read Full Story
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Henri Brings Out the Hula Hoops For Her "It's Like This, It's Like That" Video

LA-by-way-of-London based singer/DJ/producer Henri has a new video out, "It's Like This, It's Like That," which we're excited to be exclusively premiering on Papermag. The clip, directed by Cole Rise, features a hirsute fella… Read Full Story
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A Charming Octogenarian Swimmer Stars In Grand Cousin's New Video, "Oxygen"

We're excited to be premiering a new video for "Oxygen" by up-and-coming 'alterna-pop' trio Grand Cousin. The New York-based threesome, comprised of Evan Low, Robert Caplan and Henry Hall (son of Julia Louis-Dreyfus and… Read Full Story
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Masked Mystery Rapper Leikeli47 Is Gonna "F*ck The Summer Up"

Since releasing her explosive mixtape Lk-47 Pt. II back in January, menacing masked rapper Leikeli47 (pronounced "lah-KAY-lee") has been generating well-deserved buzz for songs that often combine throbbing boom bap productions with bragaddocio-laced rhymes… Read Full Story