Monday Music News

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  • Be prepared to swoon. Arctic Monkeys have shared a new song, “Why Do You Only Call Me When You’re High?” from their upcoming album, AM, due September 10 from Domino Records. Alex Turner’s simple, straightforward lyrics on this bluesy ballad about bad relationship communication are guaranteed to get stuck in your head. [CoS]

  • Producer RJD2, a.k.a. Ramble John Krohn, is getting ready to release his fifth studio album, More Is Than Isn’t, this fall. Today, we have the album’s lead single, “Her Majesty’s Socialist Request”, to feast on. The purely instrumental track bounces all over the place. There’s a bit of Middle Eastern influence and even crazy heavy metal guitar, but somehow it just works. [CoS]

  • When your music formula includes Jay Z’s hit “Bonnie & Clyde,” Tupac’s “Me and My Girlfriend,” and some well placed “na, na, na”s, you’re bound to have a hit. Swedish duo Icona Pop released their cohesive song “Girlfriend” a couple weeks ago, and now we have the official video. Watch as these two ladies celebrate their BFF status and dance across the country atop a freight train. [Pitchfork]

  • This summer The Polyphonic Spree will drop, Yes, It’s True, their first real LP in five years. Today, we have a little taste of the album in the form of the groovy track “Hold Yourself Up.” It’s a bubbly, pop-rock song that is as uplifting as its title suggests. [Stereogum]

  • Adult Swim continues to dish out some great songs as a part of their summer single series. This week it’s Mac Demarco‘s jam “Youngblood,” which was apparently inspired by the Patrick Swayze movie of the same name. The track is available for download today. [Pitchfork]

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