Thursday Music News

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  • Happy Valentine’s Day! This morning, we shared a some of our favorite V-Day videos with you, but here are some other new videos that you’re sure to love. First up, we have this clip for Passion Pit‘s “Carried Away” off their latest album, Gossamer. Sophia Bush and lead singer Michael Angelakos star in this whimsical portrait of a volatile relationship. Watch the video here:


  • This next video captures another troubled relationship that doesn’t have such a happy ending. Rolling Stone just premiered “Touch Tone Lovers,” the new video from Seattle’s own The Young Evils. There’s no phone sex in this clip, but there are plenty of phone calls, and a murder. Check out the video below, and pick up The Young Evils’ latest EP, Foreign Spells.

  • Few bands capture the feeling of being single on Valentine’s Day better than The Smiths. In this next video, Johnny Marr tells NME about the day he wrote the Smiths’ first song. Seymour Stein of Sire Records reportedly took the band out to coax them into signing to his label, and Marr requested a guitar in exchange. Once the guitar was in his hands, he played the chords for what would become “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now.”

  • Whether you love or love to hate Tyler, the Creator, he’ll be back this spring with a follow-up to 2010’s Goblin. The new album, Wolf, is due out April 2 on Odd Future Records, and the first video is slated to premiere tonight. Pitchfork has a full list of tour dates (though many of the venues are still TBA), along with photos of the album’s three covers, including this one from pop surrealist Mark Ryden:

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