Thursday Music News

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  • Beloved Northwest duo The Helio Sequence share a vibrant video for the track “Upward Mobility” off their upcoming self-titled full-length out May 19th on Sub Pop. The clip, directed by Emanuele Kabu, is a fun, animated experience. Watch below. The Helio Sequence will be LIVE on KEXP on Tuesday, May 19th at 1:00 PM PT. Not only will the boys be performing at this year’s Fisherman’s Village Music Festival in May, but you can also catch them on Saturday, July 11th at the Neptune Theatre. Pre-sale is today until 10:00 PM PT — use the password “KEXP” here. [Under the Radar]

  • The third album from L.A. duo Best Coast hits stores next week, but you can get an early listen to California Nights now, via Tumblr. In an interview with, frontwoman Bethany Cosentino explains, “This record, a lot of it is about my own inner chatter and realizing I’m kind of the creator of a lot of my own anxiety and a lot of my own insecurities. I think this record to me was almost therapeutic.” Listen: [Spin]
  • Jersey punk band Titus Andronicus have announced a move to Merge Records, kicking off with their July 28th album The Most Lamentable Tragedy. The 2xCD/3xLP set has a fictional narrative, described in a press release, concerning “an unnamed protagonist whom we meet in deep despair.” Sample the first single, “Dimed Out,” below: [Pitchfork]

  • Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Modest Mouse tore through two tracks from their sixth and latest release, Strangers To Ourselves. Watch them perform “Wicked Campaign” and “The Ground Walks, With Time in a Box” below, and check out the wicked flamingo shirt on frontman Isaac Brock. (Keep track of all these late night TV highlights with KEXP’s TV Eye column.) [Con]

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