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This Week’s Essential Releases: Jazz Fusion, Dreampop, Black Metal & More

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Welcome to Seven Essential Releases, our weekly roundup of the best music on Bandcamp. Each week, we’ll recommend six new albums that were released between last Friday and this Friday, plus pick an older LP from the stacks that you may have missed.

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Story of a Song: Them Are Us Too, “Angelene”

Cash Askew from Them Are Us Too. Photo by Kristin Cofer.

Cash Askew from Them Are Us Too. Photo by Kristin Cofer.

“Why won’t you speak to me, love?”

This is the simple question that drives “Angelene,” the devastating swan song from California dream-pop duo Them Are Us Too. The song was released last week via Oakland music collective Scream Queens in the wake of the sudden death of one-half of that duo, guitarist and sonic sorceress Cash Askew, in the Ghost Ship fire. In a strange twist of fate, a song that was never meant to be became the band’s final statement.

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