Today’s Sounds: William Hooker Quintet

The William Hooker Quintet as captured live in 2010, at New York City’s Roulette. PLUS an exclusive Beat Market remix of local electro-pop act le Couleur, ahead of tonight’s launch of a new local record label, Lisbon Lux. AND heartbreak, grace and magic realism collide in the new video by Phosphorescent.

Today’s Sounds: The $100 Guitar Project

A brokedown six-stringer gets passed around by Grade-A guitarists with ace results. A track by Cleveland’s Pleasure Leftists will thrill connoisseurs of tall-haired crooners and minor-chord urgency. A video for a bangin’ tune by Montreal son A-Trak sees his guest rappers rocking rhymes from the club to the dep — though we’re not sure that’s actually a dep.

Today’s Sounds: The Group

Lithuanian jazz label NoBusiness uncovers more black gold in the form of NYC’s the Group, PLUS a meaty psych-pop proposition by Ty Segall collaborator White Fence and a Three Loco video depicting an average day in Parc Ex, or a neighbourhood made to resemble it.