Thursday Music News

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  • Brooklyn eardrum-busters A Place To Bury Strangers share a new track today from their forthcoming fourth release, Transfixiation. Stream the track “Straight” below, and watch out for the dizzying edit of found VCR footage in the clip. Transfixiation will be out February 17th via Dead Oceans. [Stereogum]


  • Last night, the Northwest’s own The Decemberists stopped by Conan to perform the track “Make You Better,” from their upcoming release, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World. Watch their beautiful (not terrible) appearance below, and keep track of all these late-night musical moments with KEXP’s TV Eye column. What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World hits stores on January 20th via Capitol. [Pitchfork]

  • Wooden Shjips side project Moon Duo share a new track from their upcoming release, Shadows of the Sun. Stream the haunting track “Animal” below. In a press release, the band describes the new album by saying, “there are off-kilter dance rhythms, repetitive, grinding riffs, cosmic trucker boogies, and even an ecstatically pretty moment.” Shadows of the Sun is due out March 3rd via Sacred Bones Records. [Consequence of Sound]

  • Canadian duo Purity Ring haven’t officially announced any new albums, but they have shared a new track today. Stream the electro-pop delight “push pull” below, and get excited for their sophomore full-length, whenever it may come. [Under the Radar]

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