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Tuesday Music News

The Decemberists shared an artsy, lyric video for their latest track, “The Wrong Year.” It’s a charming folk song, complete with descriptive lyrics and a stunning string section. Their upcoming album, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, will be out on January 20. Local band Dude York just premiered a new video forRead more…

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Friday Music News

Former Grandaddy frontman Jason Lytle shares a new live album today via Bandcamp. The release — appropriately titled House Show — was recorded back in May at his friend Stephan Bayley’s home in Portland. It’s an intimate, casual affair, with great in-between song banter left in the recording. Stream below: [Stereogum] House Show by JasonRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Georgia rock band Of Montreal will drop a brand new album called Aureate Gloom on March 3. The opening track “Bassem Sabry,” named after the late Egyptian journalist, serves as a perfectly funky jumping off point for the album. [Pitchfork]

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Friday Music News

Animal Collective added their voices to Shabazz Places‘ “#CAKE.” They’re calling this intensely chaotic remix the “Animal Collective Premature Deflirt Mix.” Special shout-out to I Want You magazine’s Christian Peterson for some exotic and trippy artwork. Shabazz Places perform this Saturday at The Showbox for SMooCH: Seattle Musicians for Children’s Hospital. [Pitchfork]

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Tuesday Music News

Portland natives The Decemberists debuted the lyric video for their new song “Lake Song.” The warm and stunning track will be featured on their forthcoming, seventh studio album What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World (out January 20.) [CoS]

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Tuesday Music News

Next year, HBO will broadcast a “fully authorized” Kurt Cobain documentary. Montage of Heck, named after a Cobain mixtape from the 80s, will feature great amounts of previously unheard material. According to a press release, filmmaker Brett Morgen has “no-holds-barred access to Kurt Cobain’s archives, home to his never-before-seen home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, journals,Read more…

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Friday Music News

Former frontman of The Walkmen, Hamilton Leithauser, may have release an album only a few months ago, but today he’s gifted us with a stunning, non-album track called “Room For Forgiveness”. It was previously only available as a 7″ single on his tour. [Stereogum]

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Tuesday Music News

Sleigh Bells have shared “That Did It,” a fearless collaboration with Chicago rapper Tink. The Brooklyn duo weren’t thrilled with the original demo last year but according to Derek Miller, Tink’s fierce style was exactly what it needed. In an interview with Rolling Stone Miller said, “Once Alexis and Tink started playing off of eachRead more…

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Friday Music News

English rock band Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will drop their upcoming album, Chasing Yesterday, on March 2. Luckily, they are offering their single “In The Heat of the Moment” on November 17 as a 7″ and digital release. Today, you can hear the single’s B-side, a powerful track called “Do The Damage.” [CoS]

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Tuesday Music News

YACHT‘s latest EP Where Does the Disco? drops today. Previously, they’ve shared a few of the album’s tracks and now we have the closing number. “Terminal Beach” describes a technological wasteland and serves as a shoutout to the band’s favorite science fiction writer J. G. Ballard. [Stereogum]

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