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Tuesday Music News

Brittany Howard, the powerhouse frontwoman of Alabama Shakes, has released a new album under the moniker Thunderbitch. The group, which has been around since 2012, includes members from the bands Clear Plastic Marks and Fly Golden Eagle. The album is a 10-track offering and is available to stream on their website and for purchase onRead more…

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Friday Music News

Today, Foals have dropped their new album, What Went Down, the follow up to 2013’s impressive Holy Fire. The 10-track collection was recorded in France and produced by James Ford, who’s worked with artist such as Florence and the Machine and the Arctic Monkeys. What Went Down can be streamed in its entirety below viaRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

British rockers Django Django shared the video for their Born Under Saturn song “Pause Repeat.” Bassist Jimmy Nixon and director Dan Brereton were able to create the artsy, stop motion effect with a cellphone. Born Under Saturn is available now. [Stereogum]

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Friday Music News

Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett has shared the video for her track “Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Wanna Go To The Party.” The visual is comprised of clips from an impromptu pop-up show in London’s Crowne Plaza. Her album Sometimes I Sit And Think, Sometimes I Just Sit is available now. [Stereogum]

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Tuesday Music News

On September 22, Bikini Kill are releasing a special reissue of their 1991 demo Revolution Girl Style Now!. The release will feature three unreleased tracks, one of which is called “Playground.” Listen to this gem of classic Pacific Northwest grunge, below. [Stereogum]

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Friday Music News

Surprise! UK artist FKA twigs has released an EP today via Young Turks titled M3LL155X. According to a press release, the EP was made with collaborators Boots, tic and Cy An, and along with the videos below, are “an aggressive statement conceptualising the process of feeling pregnant with pain, birthing creativity and liberation.” Stream theRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

We haven’t heard much from Shabazz Places this year. Thankfully, Seattle’s own hip-hop outfit have returned with a contribution to Adult Swim’s summer singles series. “The Mystery of Lonnie Don” is a fuzzy and haunting track that’s worth the wait, listen below. Here’s hoping we hear more from them soon. [CoS]

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Friday Music News

Ryan Adams announced that he will be covering Taylor Swift’s mega-hit album 1989 in its entirety. Although there’s no official release date, he’s been posting his progress on twitter. Below you can hear brief snippets of “All You Had To Do Was Stay” and “Out of the Woods.” Adam’s haunting vocals and Swifts’ songwriting talentsRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

The National’s Matt Berninger and Ramona Falls’ Brent Knopf have joined forces on a new LP under the name EL VY (pronounced like the plural of Elvis). They’ve shared the lyric video for the title track from their upcoming album Return to the Moon. The LP drops on October 30. [Pitchfork]

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Friday Music News

Mac DeMarco‘s mini-LP Another One (out August 7) is streaming over at NPR. He’s previewed several songs over the last few weeks, but now all 8-tracks are available for your listening pleasure. The album closer, “My House By The Water,” features DeMarco’s home address. According to DeMarco, anyone’s welcome to stop by and have aRead more…

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