Monday Music News

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  • For months now, we’ve been playing tracks from the new Temples album and just saying “out next year.” Now, we have an actual date to share! The LP Volcano will be out March 3rd, 2017 via Fat Possum, their first new album since their 2014 debut, Sun Structures. Via a press release, frontman James Bagshaw says, “If there’s a sense of scale. It was really just a result of implementing a load of things that we didn’t know about the first time around. We didn’t even have a subwoofer to listen back to things that we did on Sun Structures, so there was nothing below 50Hz on that record. We didn’t even know those frequencies were there!” Check out the video for the single “Certainty” below. [Under the Radar]


  • Northern neighbors Japandroids have a new album coming out early next year, too. Near to the Wild Heart of Life will hit stores via ANTI- Records. Check out a 37-second trailer below. The Canadian duo premiered a bunch of new songs in Vancouver earlier this month. [Consequence of Sound]

  • It’s Halloween! And last night, Mac DeMarco and his band all dressed up as the Saturday Night Live character MacGruber (a character by Will Forte). Check out a little bit of their performance at Tenacious D’s Festival Supreme in Los Angeles, below. [Pitchfork]


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  • The week may have just begun, but we’re already looking at this Friday’s new releases, like this one from veteran Nashville band Lambchop titled FLOTUS. Today, we share a somber clip for the track “NIV.” Director Elise Tyler takes a heartbreaking look at a homeless couple, living in a tent, with a baby on the way. FLOTUS is out this Friday via Merge/City Slang. [Stereogum]

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