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Friday Music News

LA based indie rockers Local Natives have been flying under the radar since their 2013 album Hummingbird. But today, they’re back with a luminous new song titled “Past Lives.” It’s a real stunner. Fingers crossed that this means there’s a full, studio album in the works. [CoS]

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Tuesday Music News

There’s a new super group in our midsts. Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan, and Screaming Trees’ Barrett Martin have joined forces to create Levee Walkers. Their website describes them as “a Seattle band to be sure, but their roots are firmly dug into the foundational music of blues, rock, and punk,Read more…

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Friday Music News

The crushing news of Prince‘s untimely death has rocked the music industry. Artists all over the world have been paying tribute to the icon. On Broadway, Jennifer Hudson and The Color Purple cast ended their show with a powerful cover of “Purple Rain,” and the cast of Hamilton had an impromptu dance party set toRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Twin Peaks have shared a brand new track from their upcoming album, Down in Heaven. The song, called “Holding Roses,” shows the Chicago garage rockers sunnier side. It may be a breakup song, but the bright melody strikes an interesting contrast. Down in Heaven drops on May 13. [SPIN]

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Tuesday Music News

Car Seat Headrest, lead by Seattle’s own Will Toledo, have shared the opening track from their upcoming album and Matador debut, Teens of Denial (out May 20). “Fill In The Blank” is a fuzzy piece of indie rock that has me very excited for the rest of the album. Check it out. [SPIN]

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Friday Music News

Tegan & Sara will drop their eighth studio album, Love You To Death, on June 8. Today, the Canadian sister duo have shared two new, addictive album tracks called “Boyfriend” and “U Turn.” Check them both out via Spotify below. [Pitchfork]

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Tuesday Music News

Fleet Foxes are getting back together. The Seattle indie band went on hiatus five years ago after they released their sophomore album, Helplessness Blues. At the time, frontman Robin Pecknold had decided to go back to Columbia University to earn his degree. Now it seems the hiatus is coming to an end. According to guitaristRead more…

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Friday Music News

Folk rockers The Mountain Goats have dropped a new song called “Going Back to California.” According to frontman John Darnielle, the song is ÔÇťabout about the plane crash that killed [Ozzy Osbourne guitarist] Randy Rhoads, which happened right in the middle of a tour.” The track belongs to a larger collection of songs the bandRead more…

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Friday Music News

Rostam Batmanglij, who announced his departure from Vampire Weekend in January, has shared a new solo single called “Gravity Don’t Pull Me.” He’s giving his name the Cher treatment and is releasing his music as Rostam. He’s also unveiled the song’s music video, which he directed along with Josh Goleman. [Pitchfork]

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Tuesday Music News

It’s with great sadness that KEXP reports the passing of Aaron Huffman from respiratory failure following a lengthy illness. Not only was Huffman the art director at The Stranger since 2006, but he was the bassist for Harvey Danger and The Weather (formerly Campfire OK). He was 43 years old. KEXP sends our love toRead more…

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