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Single: Damn Hands – Two in the Wave

Damn Hands deals with archaeological folk-rock, parachronisticly incongruous psych-surf, and downtrodden calypsocentric cave dwelling. They are also big Sam Neill fans. Damn Hands is Dan Martin and Kyle Rother, featuring Jason Rother and Patrick Kennedy on occassion.

The band description captures it all. Just listen to this nice lo-fi rock from Austin, TX.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Single: Ryan Jantz – Meg

bedroom fuzzy rock out of staten island ny

Another single I am sharing from Ryan. I like how much energy his songs have and I am jamming to them so much. I hope some label will pick up his music. It deserves to be released on cassettes.

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Single: Melis – Empty Space

Melis is a Singer, Songwriter and Producer based in Berlin.

Her unique sound encompasses multiple influences rooted in R’n’B, Alternative and Indie Pop.

On Empty Space, Melis sings about the inner proverbial void which our generation struggles to fill and softly conveys the topic of loneliness in the context of social media.

Short, but sweet indie R&B track with beautiful guitar parts and great beats. So good.

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Single: Boy Pablo – hey girl

Last weekend I danced to Boy Pablo and now I can do it once more.

The most interesting fact about Boy Pablo is that he is from Norway. I was really surprised by that.

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Single: Medium Soft – Waterfall

A new single from Medium Soft. Let’s dive into this yacht synth-pop together.

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Single: Constant Smiles – You’re On Your Own

A song from their upcoming album “Control” out on Living Waters Records and distributed through Sacred Bones Records. It reminds me a little bit of Good Good Blood music, but much polished. A really nice, atmospheric indie track with beautifully layered melodies.

“Writing, collaborating on and recording Control has been a process of personal transformation as an artist and a person,” Jones says. “During the past year I’ve reexamined everything in my life, and in the process learned to create music and an existence that is more sustainable, letting go of the things I can’t control. This ultimately leads to a deeper pool of creativity.”

You can find more music and support the artist on Bandcamp.

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Single: Sunbather – Wide Open

The first song written for their upcoming debut EP Brown Bread set for release on Friday 26th June, ‘Wide Open’ features lightly spatialised guitars, thoughtful vocal harmonies and gorgeous swells across the deeply introspective piece. “The song explores the sense of space that opens up in your soul when you can truly let someone go, without forgetting or devaluing them,” explains vocalist Sally Latter.

“I had a really simple chord progression and a draft melody to start, and Mike then came up with the lead guitar lines over the top. Mike then wrote the demo drumbeat on our terrible friend-of-a-friend’s drumkit and we recorded it with vocal mics. Despite all that, even with just the very rough bones of the song, we knew it would be one for the EP.”, Sally continues.

Indie pop / dream rock from Brisbane, Australia. I just wish they chose a better name because this one is pretty hard to search.

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Single: Bathe Alone – In Deep

“In Deep” is Bathe Alone’s 80’s inspired Dream Pop anthem that will be featured on her Debut Commercial LP “Last Looks”. Lyrically, the song is about a relationship that has been brought to fruition only to be deteriorated by self-sabotage and what that loss feels like as the non-offending party.

Another single I am sharing from this artist. A little bit of dream pop for your ears. Just good.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Single: Yot Club – Spiral Stairs

I have a hunch there will be a new wave of bands that will make music like Yot Club. Like Mac DeMarco or Tame Impala created.

I am so into Yot Club’s music. I love the vibe, sounds, vocals. So, so good. I need to have this on cassette.

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Single: Sorrell – Freefall

There are not too many bands from UK I am sharing on my blog. Maybe I am not looking in the right direction, but when I do share, it is always a great band. Sorrell have just two singles out but both of them are awesome. This new one is just great. Here some words about it:

New release Freefall delivers a reassuring warmth of downcast but perpetually hopeful thoughts, resounding with waves of twinkling guitar melodies interwoven with the softness of reverb-laden, pining lyricism. An emotionally-poignant release, drifting in the comfortable space between Deerhunter and Real Estate, the song narrates a loss of control that primary songwriter and vocalist Dylan Lee describes as “trying to come to your senses when your days feel suffocating and in disarray”.

Freefall follows their debut single Lampshade released earlier this year, exploring feelings of anxiety reflective of our current turbulent times.

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Single: Indigo Waves – Virtual Vacation

This song was inspired by the tropical beach green screen effect on zoom.

Indie rock band from Provo, Utah. A little bit of summerish tropical vibes.

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Single: frogi – waiting (i’m not ok)

The teenage-esque feelings that revolve around waiting for someone to reciprocate feelings is equal parts exciting and gut wrenching. frogi’s newest single, “waiting (i’m not ok),” captures that perplexing duality. Turning the dreadedwaiting game on its head, the self-produced track features a paradoxical mix of upbeat, sugary instrumentation intertwined with an anxious inner monologue, culminating in an acceptance that she may not be okay (and that’s okay).

“It’s about admitting our aloneness and anxiety, and in turn, becoming friends with it and laughing with it. Sometimes you’ve just got to accept that you’re scared and try to make peace with it.” – frogi

An n-th single from frogi I am sharing. Again a great one.

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Single: Derek Xu – Stars

Derek Xu is a Canadian singer, songwriter and producer. He tries to listen to as much music as possible and thus his music has a wide variety of influences. Some of his favourite genres are indie rock, dream pop, shoegaze and hip-hop.

“I wrote this song when I was on the bus and the reflections of headlights in the window reminded me of stars. It’s a love song about how unbelievable it is that you can find a soulmate even though the world is so large.”

If you are patient, at 1:13 you will hear a nice shift I really liked. A really enjoyable bedroom/dream pop. Another small artist I am really excited to share with you all.

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Single: Adam Awad – Not Only Me

Another new artist with just one song release. Fresh from the oven. A nice gentle, bedroom lo-fi pop.

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Single: Uneima – Version

Another single from french bedroom lofi pop band Uneima. a great one, I am so into their new music and I am so excited for the new album. Go and check out their music.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Single: Port Lucian – Full Control?

I am excited to share with your newest single by Port Lucian. This artist will be a part of our next seasonal compilation (also Fog Lake compilation) what makes this sharing even more exciting.

Just groove with me to this amazing indie lo-fi gem.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Single: The Sea The Sea – Parachute

This time a little bit bigger band. I love to keep variety on this blog.

THE SEA THE SEA (Chuck and Mira) is an Upstate New York based indie folk-pop duo-band

A beautiful mellow track that is getting into your soul. Great way to calm down in this crazy world.

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Single: Jaguar Sun – Those Days

Jaguar Sun is a solo project created by multi instrumentalist Chris Minielly. Weaving together inspiration from bands such as STRFKR, Youth Lagoon, and Panda Bear, Minielly creates dreamy, pop centric soundscapes with experimental flair. The Ontario based artist allows his instruments to speak equally to his voice urging listeners to get lost in richly layered guitar lines and deep droning synths. Minielly is currently set to release his debut LP “This Empty Town” in the summer of 2020. A collection of 8 songs speaking to the loss of relationships and home town nostalgia that solidifies his unique sound in the alt / dream pop world.

“‘Those Days’ is a bittersweet remembrance of old relationships and nostalgic summer trips. It’s a song about holding onto old memories just long enough before you let them go and move on.”

A very talented musician coming to you from Ontario, Canada. The instruments in this song are just magical.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Single: Simen Mitlid – Birds

I stopped counting how many songs I shared from Simen, but they are all great. This is a new one.

Birds is a an indie ballad about black metal, skateboarding, life, birthdays, dying and birds.

I am just in love with this.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Single: Ghost Fan Club – Passing Through

The third fresh band finding. Just one song is out. It always makes finding more special.

Tyler from Two Meters with his debut single for his new emo bedroom folk pop project. I am enjoying this very much.

You can find the artist on Spotify.

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Single: Colin Miller – Prodigy

Another fresh band discovery, a little bit of Alex G lo-fi vibe there. I am really digging this single and it is promising a great EP that should be out very soon.

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Single: 18PM – Control

18pm formed out of a long-time friendship between Zach Sulak and Ryan England. Formed on a beer-fueled late night, the duo created the repetitive, catchy track On the Floor. The morning after, a music video was shot for it. From there, the duo went on to make seven more tracks and release the EP “18PM!”

In a world with flashy and complex music production, 18pm sticks out as the antithesis to this. The music aims to sound no more than what it is: two guys with a laptop and some guitars, writing songs in hopes that the audience can sing along in their cars on their way to work. There isn’t any front put up for the band. Rather, honesty with the audience is the most aspect of the music and it should reflect that.

We’re nothing different from a listener or fan of our music, we’re just people.

Our new single Control is a simple and catchy summer tune. In light of the pandemic, we hope that we can spread some positivity.

And it does spread good vibes. Let’s jam to this together.

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Single: Attic Fowler – Neighbors

Attic Fowler is the project of Atlanta-based guitarist Chris Rutledge who crafts a brand of deep-fried indie psych pop, a recipe which features a crispy outer layer of intertwined guitars and driving percussion that encapsulate a creamy wandering bass line and reverberated vocal croon. The music draws influence from late 80s dream-pop, psych-tinged jangle, and southern folk-rock, a sound which can quickly transform from a punchy hook into an echoing sonic wave. Since the project began in 2011, Attic Fowler has setup camp in 5 U.S. states and put out 7 self-recorded releases which have seen praise from the likes of NME, Austin Town Hall, and Melted Magazine, with 2015’s “City Hall” (Fall Break Records) being featured in the Fan Spotlight section of Bandcamp. With the release of “Toothless” in 2019, Attic Fowler continues its aural evolution with its most accessible indie rock composition to date. Keep an eye out for upcoming performances in the southeast where Rutledge is joined by the talents of Taylor Fairey (drums), Jack Watterson (bass), and David Holtzer (guitar) to bring the Attic Fowler catalog to life.

“Neighbors” is the first single off of the forthcoming “Easier” EP which paints a picture of suburban America where the neighborhood small talk is often more square than the meticulously trimmed hedges.

A catchy dreamy lo-fi rock from my favorite city of Atlanta, home of orchid mantis. I have a hunch the new Attic Fowler’s EP is going to be great.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Single: Castilho – Lucky Ones

A little bit flashback to summer 2019. Another chill indie pop song by Portuguese artist Castliho.

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Video: Caleb Peters – Carousel

This new indie Spotify pop. I kind of like it and hate it. But this one is pretty gooood.

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Single: Edward Phillips – Adulterous Summer

Edward Phillips is a New Jersey-based indie rock, bedroom pop singer-songwriter. After three self-released lo-fi albums–Live Suicide (2012), Warped Grooves (2012), and House of Natural (2015), Phillips now lives on to produce his own breed of mid-fi, power slop on Kidokoro Records.

His debut single “Adulterous Summer” weaves together comic book panel-like imagery and glimmering guitars to mutter a tale about dark, personal collapse. “All of your strings are breakin’ / both of your hands are bound and tied / to all the the love they’re making / got drunk in your car and wept all night.”

His full-length album Student Driver is due out Summer 2020.

The guitar parts in this song are so nice. Love the sound. Kind of happy the artist is getting a new re-launch.

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Single: Jordana x MELVV – I’ll Take It Boring

We’ve got a new single, “I’ll Take It Boring” from Jordana, who re-released her debut record on Grand Jury earlier this year, and we’re using it to announce her upcoming EP. It’s the first full set of songs she’s done outside of her bedroom, working with the up-and-coming NY producer MELVV. The new songs still retain the transparency and candor that Jordana’s Classical Notions Of Happiness is full of but the sound is more refined, fleshed out and full. J’s guitar playing on these songs is incredible and the sound centers on what they were going for with “Crunch” – one of our standout singles from the last record that got some great coverage, from Pigeons & Planes’ artist you need to know, Stereogum’s 5 best songs of the week, MTV’s Bop Shop (thanks for that!), a bunch of love from The Fader and more.

“I’ll Take It Boring” is the first single from the new EP and it’s got me thinking a lot about how many times I ghosted social situations and have been grieving those times but I do not doubt that I’ll still do it on the other side of this. Jordana says that “”I’ll Take It Boring” is a song about my experience at a Halloween party which I regretted attending. It’s a song for all the introverts out there, for all the people who feel like blowing off their weekend plans and staying home.”

– a little bit of story for the song

I am enjoying to see Jordana grow so much. Still so happy we had her on the seasonal compilation.

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Single: Fehlt – Closure

Hypnotic Post punk band based in Leeds. They present a vivid amalgamation of discordant melodies, anxious guitars & krautrock rhythms. ‘Closure’ is the debut single from Fehlt, a new project from art student Ewan Barr, that influence of art + aesthetic is clear on the track.

I am so captivated by the guitars. So good. I had to re-listen it again and again…

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Single: Will Whiting – dazed

This song is a tribute to all those people looking for that right headspace, for those people who just feel like they’re “dazed.”

A little bit of chillwave for your ears.

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Single: Jordan Silver – Momentary Thrill

Honing into a more cinematic style, “Momentary Thrill” is the kind of song you want to listen to walking down the street, feeling your feels, as if you are the scorned protagonist in the movie of your life. Featuring strong indie-rock vibes, this single contains colors of early 2000’s alternative rock music combined with a modern indie sound, thanks in part to its music production by beach-goth duo, Toledo.
‘Momentary Thrill’ is about the inevitable decay of a relationship where two people jump in full speed ahead, feet first, but only one swims openly and fearlessly, eventually running into the impenetrable walls of their partner’s past emotional trauma.
I wrote this song a year ago when my self-worth was very much intertwined with the entirely unstable force of a volatile, hot-and-cold romantic relationship. I’ve since come to learn, along with the rest of the world, that even the things we think are the strongest pillars upholding our lives and identities can be completely fickle fixtures — whether it be our relationships, friendships, jobs, or even the very fabric of society itself. Placing too much value on what seems certain or expected is to dig your own grave — in relationships, and in life in general. But hey, hindsight is 20/20, and we all mistakenly place value on things we shouldn’t. ‘Momentary Thrill’ reflects on the unpredictable forces and events that cause us to question our identities. Though its original inspiration was a breakup, it has an even larger meaning to me now in this strange time where nothing feels certain, and I hope it might strike a chord with how others may be feeling, too.
“Most of my music is inspired by reflecting on heartbreak. There’s something almost magical about this existential hurt, and I try to convey that in my music. Even if those experiences can be unimaginably hard, I would hate for such a powerful feeling to go unheard, especially because it’s something we can all relate to from time to time.” – Jordan Silver <3

With a description like this, my words are useless. Just hit the play.

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Single: daniel b – life

So happy to finally share a musician from Slovakia. There are not that many I enjoy and would love to share here, but I am glad I can do it now.

A lo-fi acoustic bedroom pop. A gentle one. Excited to hear more from this new artist.

You can follow the artist on Bandcamp.

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Single: Drens – Can Barely See

Drens is a wild surf punk four-piece from Dortmund, Europe’s capital of mustache style!

I have been jamming to Drens’ music a lot. So fresh, so energetic, so catchy. Just dive deeper into their collection of music.

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Single: Mini Trees – Want Me To Stay

A mellow indie-pop track with beautiful vocals that is slowly getting into your head and heart. Another good fit for your slow warm days.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Single: parking lot – lately

Another song I am sharing from parking lot. A chill, dreamy bedroom pop. Perfect for your lazy warm days.

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Single: Moscow Apartment – Halfway

Moscow Apartment create lush, folk imbued indie rock that is interwoven with the timeless and perceptive writing of singer-songwriters Brighid Fry and Pascale Padilla. The harmonious teenage duo are slated to release their sophomore EP, Better Daughter, on June 26, 2020. The EP presents an evolution of their sound from acoustic beginnings to the freedom they now enjoy playing live in a full band, which is translated in Better Daughter’s layered arrangements.
2017 marked the release of Moscow Apartment’s acclaimed self-titled debut EP, followed by winning Slaight Music’s ‘It’s Your Shot’ songwriting contest and its $100,000 grand prize artist development contract in 2018. Fry and Padilla have spent the intervening years touring and developing their skills as producers and writers, receiving guidance from the likes of Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew and Grammy-winner Chin Injeti.
The duo produced Better Daughter in collaboration with Vance Powell and Guillermo Subauste, who assisted in bringing a poetic and multilayered collection of songs to life. Tackling subjects which range from internalized misogyny to the complicated nature of adolescence, the songs on this EP reflect Moscow Apartment’s development as guitarists, vocalists, and writers whose music transcends limitations.

A nice story about the band making nice music.

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Single: Casey Mattson – Playboy

A whimsical tune about the mysteries of love, regeneration and the mistakes we make growing up. The 4th self-produced single from singer-songwriter Casey Mattson; writer/producer of Oliver Tree’s Gold hit “Alien Boy”. Created in his Los Angeles home, “Playboy” features nostalgic guitar riffs, lush indie-pop vocal melodies and magically buoyant xylophones against a futuristic rhythmic landscape.

A catchy indie-pop track for those who want to catch on new indie waves.

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Video: Pezzettino – Somewhere North of Pescadero

A beautiful mellow song allowing you to escape everyday routine and just forget about everything that is making sad or hurt. Just pure music.

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Single: ononehourphoto – CCV

I was listening to a lot of romanticas, The Cure and Johnny Goth at the time.

The second single I am sharing from this new artist. A good one. I am enjoying the Spanish a lot.

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Single: Trying – This Is Not a Disco Pt. 2

This song has been part of our Spring 2020 compilation and now it is officially out. It is the first single from the upcoming indie-pop album you can get on a cassette. Highly recommended. Just hit that play button and get hooked.

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Single: American Wolf – Tidal Waves

Synthwave bedroom pop from Chicago, IL. Dreamy chill waves coming to your ears.

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Single: Fair Genug – ISLA

“Slacker indie from a cottage opposite the kwik fit garage in truro.” – the best bio

I really like the choruses in this song. The guitar part is just great.

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Single & Video: Bolender – Derealize & Vanilla Beach

Two singles (+video) from indie lo-fi rocker Bolender from Indianapolis, Indiana. Derealize has amazing guitar intro and the video is kind of funny. Just listen & watch.

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Single: uneima – L’étreinte

I love sharing music from my internet pals. Jean has been part of our seasonal compilations and is also my twitter pal. He is from France and makes dreamy indie-pop. This new single is just beautiful and that French!

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Single: Zenii – Introvert Season

I made this song when i feel like the introvert season has hit us. During this time even the most outrovert would wanna stay home and do introvert stuff. It’s supposed to be an uplifting song for people in that mood. 🙂

I am so into this song, love how gentle this indie-pop track is. Excited to hear more from this artist in future.

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Single: Western Media – Scorpion

A gentle indie-folk (lo-fi rock) with great guitars. A chill laid back music for your Friday after work routines. My workday (week) has just ended and this feels good.

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Single: Occult X – Quarantine Dream

just a song about being lonely during quarantine

A catchy dreamy synth-pop track coming out of Nashville, Tennessee. So good. Let’s dance to this together…

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Single: Charlie Bennett – Cosy Comfort

Just a boi makin’ tunes in his bedroom.

Another single from Charlie. Charlie Bennett is a 19 year-old DIY/bedroom pop artist from the UK.

sunday morning
bring your coffee back to bed
there is so much we should do
why don’t we lay here instead?

I can relate to these lyrics very much.

This song reminds a lot of my fav UK bedroom pop artist pet cemetery from our label. A good stuff.

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Single: Multidimensional – Blind Beasts

“Multidimensional are Ismael González Trujillo and Francisco Pérez Liébana making psychedelic indie pop from London and Granada.”

The new single is so dreamy, so chill. An escape from your everyday reality.

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Single: Timmies – be someone to never lose

A perfect opening track. A perfect chill song. Just enjoy.

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Single: Drens – All My Friends Got Time

Another power single from Drens to start off your Friday. I just wish this was also available on Bandcamp…

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