Thursday Music News

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  • Atlanta garage rockers Black Lips have shared the video for the song “Nightmare Field,” a bonus track from their new album, Underneath The Rainbow, out now on VICE Records. Hear an exclusive live session from the ‘Lips this Saturday, March 29th at 3:00 PM PT on KEXP, and catch them tomorrow night at Neumos. [Stereogum]


  • Seattle icons Sub Pop Records and Nordstrom are teaming up for a special event on April 9th. The legendary department store will be unveiling a Sub Pop window, and the Helio Sequence will perform from there! Stay tuned for more details.
  • New York psych-folk band Woods have shared another single from their upcoming eighth studio album, With Light and With Love. Stream the title track below. The album comes out April 15th on their own Woodsist Records. [Consequence of Sound]

  • Last night, London Grammar stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to perform the track “Strong” from their debut release, If You Wait, which just got a US release. Watch their performance below: [Under the Radar]

  • Jamie of The xx is wide awake: not only is he currently in the midst of a 25 show residency in New York, but today he’s shared the new single, “Sleep Sound.” The double A-side single comes out May 5th via Young Turks. [Stereogum]

  • Our friends at the Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival have announced that they’ll be moving the mainstage back from KeyArena to Memorial Stadium. As they explain in a press release, “The new layout — with the primary stage located on the north side of the field rather than the western end zone — is planned to allow for the venue to be open all day (e.g. no forced entry and exit times, except after the final act of the day) with minimal lines to enter, as well as provide better sight lines and increased safety. The venue will remain open continuously throughout each day of the Festival to allow attendees to “come whenever” and “leave whenever” and spend more time seeing their favorite acts in whichever venues they’d like. Additionally, a smaller, secondary stage will debut in the southwest corner that will be activated in between the Mainstage headliners.” The Bumbershoot music lineup will be revealed May 8th at Neumos, in a 21+ event hosted by Jeopardy champion and author Ken Jennings, with musical guests Pickwick and Naomi Wachira. [The Stranger's Line Out]
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