Monday Music News

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  • In an act of hometown pride, Aussie sweetheart Courtney Barnett performed INXS’ 1987 album Kick in its entirety. The performance was part of the “Summer Of Classic Albums” concert series initiated by Melbourne label Pure Pop Records. Watch the great stripped-down set below, and hear an exclusive KEXP session from Courtney on KEXP this Wednesday, July 9th at 11:00 AM PT. [Stereogum]


  • We’ve got a new Alt-J track to share! The second song from their sophomore release is a surprising psych-rocker. The album This Is All Yours will be out September 22nd via Warner Music, and the band will stop by The Paramount on Wednesday, October 15th. [Consequence of Sound]

  • We’ve been sharing quite a bit from the soundtrack to the upcoming Zach Braff film, Wish I Was Here, and today we’ve got the unlikely collaboration of Cat Power and Coldplay. Check it out at NPR Music. [NPR Music]
  • Jason Narducy, bassist for Superchunk and Bob Mould’s band, shares a new video from his project Split Single. Directed by Wes Tabayoyong, watch the moody clip for the track “Last Goodbye” below. Split Single will be in Seattle, playing Monday, August 18th at the Tractor Tavern, and will be LIVE on KEXP Tuesday, August 19th at 1:00 PM PT. [Stereogum]

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